Senajit, Senājit: 6 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Senajit (सेनजित्):—Son of Kṛśāśva (son of Bahulāśva, who was the son of Nikumbha). He had a son named Yuvanāśva. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.25)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Senajit (सेनजित्).—A King who lived in the period of Mahābhārata. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 13 that the Pāṇḍavas had decided to send a letter of invitation to this King, for the battle of Bhārata.

2) Senajit (सेनजित्).—A King. He lived in tears because of the loss of his son. At last by the advice of a brahmin he got peace of mind. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapters 25 and 179).

3) Senajit (सेनजित्).—A King who was the son of King Viśada and the father of Rucirāśva. Besides Rucirāśva Senajit had three more sons named Dṛḍhahanus, Kāśya and Vatsa. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

This King is mentioned as the son of King Viśvajit in Viṣṇu Purāṇa and Vāyu Purāṇa and as the son of Aśvajit in Matsya Purāṇa. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 26, that this King had written a treatise on justice (duties of a King).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Senājit (सेनाजित्).—A son of Kṛśāśva and father of Yuvanāśva.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 25.

1b) A son of Viśada and father of Rucirāśva and three other sons.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 23.

1c) The Apsaras presiding over the month of Tapasya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 40.

1d) A Marut of the second gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 93; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 124.

1e) A Bṛhadratha, the reigning king when the purāṇa was written by the term sāmprata.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 113.

1f) A son of Aśvajit; (Viśvajit, Vāyu-purāṇa); father of four famous sons.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 49-50; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 172; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 35-6.

1g) A son of Bṛhadkarma ruled with Samprayāta for 50 years (had just passed away when this account was written);1 father of Śrutamjaya.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 271. 23.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 23. 5.

1h) A grāmaṇi with the sun in Śarat.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 14.

1i) (sāmprata); a great and bold warrior, ruled for 35 years.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 300-1.

1j) An Yakṣa, who resides in the sun's chariot during the Kārtika month.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 12.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Google Books: The True History and the Religion of India

Senajit (सेनजित्);—Senajit (850 BC) was the 7th king of the Brihadrath dynasty.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Senajit (सेनजित्).—[adjective] defeating armies; [masculine] [Name] of a son of Kṛṣṇa etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Senajit (सेनजित्):—[=sena-jit] [from sena > senā] mfn. vanquishing armies, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Viśva-jit, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Bṛhat-karman, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṛśāśva, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Viśada, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] ([Scholiast or Commentator])

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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