Yajnabhaga, Yajñabhāga, Yajna-bhaga: 7 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Yajnabhaga in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yajñabhāga (यज्ञभाग) refers to the “share of the sacrificial benefits”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.2 (“The Prayer of the gods).—Accordingly, as the Gods said to Śiva: “[...] The terrible Asuras take the entire share of the sacrificial benefits (yajñabhāga) to themselves. They have initiated evil activities. They have prevented the sages from performing their virtuous rites. Definitely the sons of Tāraka cannot be killed by any living being. Hence, O Śiva, they perform everything as they please. Let some policy be laid down for the protection of the universe lest the terrible Asuras, the denizens of the three cities, should destroy the world”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yajnabhaga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yajñabhāga (यज्ञभाग).—

1) a portion of a sacrifice, a share in the sacrificial offerings.

2) a god, deity. °ईश्वरः (īśvaraḥ) Name of Indra. °भुज् (bhuj) m. a god, deity.

Derivable forms: yajñabhāgaḥ (यज्ञभागः).

Yajñabhāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and bhāga (भाग).

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

Yajñabhāga (यज्ञभाग).—m. a deity, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 186.

Yajñabhāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and bhāga (भाग).

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

Yajñabhāga (यज्ञभाग).—1. [masculine] share of a sacrifice.

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Yajñabhāga (यज्ञभाग).—2. [adjective] having a share in a sacrifice.

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

1) Yajñabhāga (यज्ञभाग):—[=yajña-bhāga] [from yajña > yaj] 1. yajña-bhāga m. a share in a s°, [Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

2) [=yajña-bhāga] [from yajña > yaj] 2. yajña-bhāga mfn. having a share in a s°, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a god, in geśvara m. ‘lord of the gods’, Name of Indra, [Śakuntalā]

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Yajnabhaga 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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