Vajina, Vājina: 9 definitions


Vajina 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)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vājina (वाजिन).—The sons of Bhadrā; of different colours and able to fly in the air; white, pink, red, black, green and grey for use by the devas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 73-4.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Vājina (वाजिन) refers to a food-preparation with curds, according to Brāhmaṇas literature, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Curds was widely used in Vedic period. Ṛgveda mentions a preparation in which the curds were mixed with Soma juice and barley meal. [...] A preparation of curds with boiled milk in which the solid part being known by the name āmikṣā while the liquid part was called vājina is referred to in Brāhmaṇa literature.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vājina (वाजिन).—

1) Strength, heroism, prowess (Ved.).

2) A conflict.

3) The scum of curdled milk.

Derivable forms: vājinam (वाजिनम्).

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

Vājina (वाजिन).—n.

(-naṃ) Curd of two milk whey, or the whey from which the curds have been separated. E. vaj to prepare, aff. inan .

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

Vājina (वाजिन).— i. e. vāja + in + a, n. The scum of curdled milk, Hemac. 3, 495 (= 831, Böhtl.).

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

Vājina (वाजिन).—[neuter] race, running, contest, manly strength.

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

1) Vājina (वाजिन):—[from vāja] mfn. belonging to the Vājins, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Ṛṣi, [Brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. race contest, emulation, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] curds or the scum of curdled milk, [Lāṭyāyana [Scholiast or Commentator]] (curds of two-milk whey or whey from which the curds have been separated, [Horace H. Wilson])

5) [v.s. ...] the ceremony performed with curds for the Vājins, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

Vājina (वाजिन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Curds.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vajina 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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