Vajasaneyi, Vājasaneyi, Vājasaneyī: 3 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vājasaneyī (वाजसनेयी).—(VĀJASANEYAS). A group of Priests. Priest Yājñavalkya was one of the disciples of Yajur Veda-group of Vyāsa. Of the line of disciples, Yājñavalkya had fifteen disciples. They were called Vājasaneyins or Vājasaneyas.

The Yajus—collection received from the god Sun were divided into fifteen groups by Yājñavalkya and given to each of his disciples. From that day onwards, his disciples became famous by the name Vājasaneyas. (Br. U 7-3-7).

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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)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

The name Vajasaneyi is derived from Vajasaneya, patronymic of sage Yajnavalkya, an authority and according to tradition, founder of the Vajasaneyi branch.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajasaneyi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vājasaneyi (वाजसनेयि):—[from vāja] in [compound] for yin.

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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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