Tapoyajna, Tapoyajña, Tapas-yajna: 5 definitions
Tapoyajna 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Tapoyajña (तपोयज्ञ) refers to the “sacrifice in the form of penance” and represents a type of karman (sacred rite), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.12:—“[...] no one shall transgress duties assigned to his caste. Charitable gifts (dāna) and sacred rites (karman) shall be performed to the extent of one’s capacity and affluence. The Tapoyajña (sacrifice in the form of penance) is far superior to thousands of Karmayajñas (ritualistic sacrifices). The Japayajña (sacrifice in the form of Japas) is far superior to thousands of Tapoyajñas (sacrifices in the form of penance)”.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
Tapoyajña (तपोयज्ञ) refers to “sacrifice of performing austerities”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Languages of India and abroad
Tapoyajña (तपोयज्ञ).—sacrificing by austerites; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 4.28.
Derivable forms: tapoyajñaḥ (तपोयज्ञः).
Tapoyajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tapas and yajña (यज्ञ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tapoyajña (तपोयज्ञ).—[adjective] having austerity as sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tapoyajña (तपोयज्ञ):—[=tapo-yajña] [from tapo > tap] mfn. sacrificing by austerities, [Bhagavad-gītā iv, 28.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Yajna, Tapo, Tapas.
Full-text: Japayajna, Karmayajna, Dravya.
Search found 8 books and stories containing Tapoyajna, Tapoyajña, Tapas-yajna, Tapas-yajña, Tapo-yajna, Tapo-yajña; (plurals include: Tapoyajnas, Tapoyajñas, yajnas, yajñas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Linga Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 75 - Monism of Śiva (śivādvaita) < [Section 1 - Uttarabhāga]
Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Verse 4.28 < [Chapter 4 - Brahma-yajna]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 22 - The compulsory and optional rites of Śaivite Scriptures < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 12 - Consideration of the essential and the non-essential in the worship < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 4.42 < [Chapter 4 - Jñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 4.29 < [Chapter 4 - Jñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Transcendental Knowledge)]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 23 - Bali, free from bonds, enters Sutala < [Book 8 - Eighth Skandha]
Laghu-yoga-vasistha (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
Part 1 - The Story of Śukra or Venus < [Chapter IV - Sthiti-prakaraṇa]
Part 10 - The Conclusion of this Prakaraṇa < [Chapter V - Upaṣānti-prakaraṇa]