Vanijya, Vāṇijya, Vaṇijya, Vaṇijyā, Vāṇijyā: 9 definitions


Vanijya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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

Vāṇijya (वाणिज्य).—Trade as the profession of the Vaiśyas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 7. 162; Vāyu-purāṇa 79. 71; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 8. 30; V. 10. 26 and 29.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds

Vāṇijya (वाणिज्य, “trade ”) refers to a type of “civilized people who indulge in activities with attachment” (sāvadhyakarma-ārya), which itself is a division of karmārya: one of the classes of āryas without extraordinary powers (ṛddhi). These Ārya (civilized people) represent one of the two classes of human beings, according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.46. What is meant by trade (vāṇijya) activities? To develop expertise and perform activities like buying, storing and selling commodities such as food-grain, metals and other commodities are called trade (vāṇijya) activities.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāṇijya (वाणिज्य).—n S Traffic, trade, mercantile business.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vāṇijya (वाणिज्य).—n Traffic, trade.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṇijya (वणिज्य) or Vaṇijyā (वणिज्या).—Trade, traffic; कृषिर्वणिज्या पशुपालनं च (kṛṣirvaṇijyā paśupālanaṃ ca) Mb.12.63.1.

Derivable forms: vaṇijyam (वणिज्यम्).

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Vāṇijyā (वाणिज्या) or Vāṇijya (वाणिज्य).—Trade, traffic; धनमस्तीति वाणिज्यं किंचिदस्तीति कर्षणम् । सेवा न किंचिदस्तीति नाहमस्मीति साहसम् (dhanamastīti vāṇijyaṃ kiṃcidastīti karṣaṇam | sevā na kiṃcidastīti nāhamasmīti sāhasam) || Subhāṣ.

Derivable forms: , vāṇijyam (वाणिज्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vaṇijya (वणिज्य).—(nt.? seems blend of Sanskrit °jyā, f., and vāṇijya, nt.), commerce: -kṛṣi-°jya-prabhūtaś ca bhavet SP 102.4 (prose).

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

Vāṇijya (वाणिज्य).—n.

(-jyaṃ) Traffic, trade: see bāṇijya .

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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. 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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