Yajata: 9 definitions
Yajata 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Yajata (यजत).—A Yajñakartā (Performer of Yajñas) celebrated in the Ṛgveda.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Holy, divine.
3) Dignified, sublime.
-taḥ 1 An officiating priest (at a sacrifice).
2) An epithet of Śiva.
3) The moon.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ) The officiating priest at a sacrifice. E. yaj to worship, atac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yajata (यजत).—[yaj + ata], m. An officiating priest at a sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yajata (यजत).—[adjective] venerable, holy.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Yajata (यजत):—[from yaj] mf(ā)n. worthy of worship, adorable, holy, sublime, [Ṛg-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] cf. [Zend] yazata
3) [v.s. ...] m. a priest (= ṛtv-ij), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] (with Ātreya) of a Ṛṣi (author of [Ṛg-veda v, 67, 68]), [Anukramaṇikā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yajata (यजत):—(taḥ) 1. m. Officiating priest.
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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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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 5.67.1 < [Sukta 67]
Rig Veda 7.2.1 < [Sukta 2]
Rig Veda 5.8.1 < [Sukta 8]
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
1. Ṛgveda (b): Rudra’s weapons < [Chapter 2 - Rudra-Śiva in the Saṃhitā Literature]
1. Ṛgveda (a): Physical appearance of Rudra < [Chapter 2 - Rudra-Śiva in the Saṃhitā Literature]
Vasistha Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)
The Agnistoma Somayaga in the Shukla Yajurveda (by Madan Haloi)
Part 2.1: Types of Somayāga (Introduction) < [Chapter 3 - The Somayāga]
Part 2.4: The Iṣṭi Sacrifice < [Chapter 2 - An Introduction to the Ritualistic Religion of the Vedas]
Part 2.5: The Pravargya rite < [Chapter 4 - The Agniṣṭoma Ritual]
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 2 - Sūrya (The God of Atmosphere) < [Chapter 2 - Salient Traits of the Solar Divinities in the Veda]