Shivajna, Śivajñā, Śivājñā, Shiva-jna: 6 definitions


Shivajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Śivajñā and Śivājñā can be transliterated into English as Sivajna or Shivajna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śivājñā (शिवाज्ञा) refers to the “bidding of Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.36. Accordingly, as Vīrabhadra said to Viṣṇu:—“[...] as Śiva, so you. As you, so Śiva. O Viṣṇu, thus speak the Vedas at the bidding of Śiva [viz., śivājñā]. O lord of Lakṣmī, all of us are the servants of Śiva. We work at the bidding of Śiva. Still due to respect we speak and argue thus”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śivajñā (शिवज्ञा).—a female devotee of the Śaiva sect.

Śivajñā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śiva and jñā (ज्ञा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śivajña (शिवज्ञ).—mfn.

(-jñaḥ-jñā-jñaṃ) 1. Knowing what is good or propitious. 2. Worshipping Siva. f.

(-jñā) A female devotee of the Saiva sect. E. śiva Siva, and jñā to know, aṅ and ṭāp affs.

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

1) Śivajña (शिवज्ञ):—[=śiva-jña] [from śiva] mfn. knowing what is fortunate or propitious, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] worshipping Śiva, [ib.]

3) Śivajñā (शिवज्ञा):—[=śiva-jñā] [from śiva-jña > śiva] f. a female devotee of the Śaiva sect, [ib.]

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

Śivajñā (शिवज्ञा):—[śiva-jñā] (jñā) 1. f. A female devotee to Shiva.

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Shivajna in German

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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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