Veshyajana, aka: Veśyajana, Veshya-jana, Veśyājana; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit terms Veśyajana and Veśyājana can be transliterated into English as Vesyajana or Veshyajana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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Veśyajana (वेश्यजन) refers to the “levy of dancing girls” and represents an official title designating one of the seventy-two officers (niyoga) of the Bāhattaraniyogādhipati circle, according to the Inscriptional glossary of Andhra Pradesh (Śāsana-śabdakośāmu). The bāhattaraniyoga-adhipati is the highest executive officer of this circle (including a Veśyajana). For example: During the reign of Gaṇapatideva, the area extending between Pānagal to Mārjavāḍi was entrusted to Gaṇḍapeṇḍāru Gangayasāhiṇi as Bāhattaraniyogādhipati. Later on, this office was entrusted to Kāyastha Jannigadeva.

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)
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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Veśyājana (वेश्याजन).—a harlot.

Derivable forms: veśyājanaḥ (वेश्याजनः).

Veśyājana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veśyā and jana (जन).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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