Yajnadiksha, aka: Yajñadīkṣā, Yajna-diksha; 3 Definition(s)


Yajnadiksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Yajñadīkṣā can be transliterated into English as Yajnadiksa or Yajnadiksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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yajñadīkṣā (यज्ञदीक्षा).—f S Engagement in offering or performing sacrifice. As such engagement is signified by some badge, token, or sign, the word comes to be understood as meaning this badge, viz. a bracelet &c. put, at the commencement of the rite, around the arm of the yajamāna, and the bracelet &c. afterwards put, by the yajamāna, upon the arms of others. v ghē.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yajñadīkṣā (यज्ञदीक्षा).—f Engagement in performing a sacrifice.

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

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Yajñadīkṣā (यज्ञदीक्षा).—

1) admission or initiation to a sacrificial rite.

2) performance of a sacrifice; (jananam) तृतीयं यज्ञदीक्षायां द्विजस्य श्रुतिचोदनात् (tṛtīyaṃ yajñadīkṣāyāṃ dvijasya śruticodanāt) Ms.2.169.

Yajñadīkṣā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and dīkṣā (दीक्षा).

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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