Vajasaneya, Vājasaneya: 5 definitions

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Vajasaneya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vajasaneya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vājasaneya (वाजसनेय).—A religion or religious book (scripture). At the end of Kaliyuga, people will become thieves and lose all good qualities, and moreover fifteen branches of the Veda Vājasaneya alone will be accepted as Regulations of life. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 16).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajasaneya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vājasaneya (वाजसनेय).—Name of Yājñavalkya, the author of the Vājasaneyi Samhitā or the Śukla Yajurveda.

Derivable forms: vājasaneyaḥ (वाजसनेयः).

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

Vājasaneya (वाजसनेय).—[masculine] patron. of Yājñavalkya; [plural] [Name] of a Vedic school.

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

1) Vājasaneya (वाजसनेय):—[=vāja-saneya] [from vāja] a etc. See sub voce

2) [from vāja] b m. [patronymic] of Yājñavalkya (m. [plural] the school of V°), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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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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