Yajnakarman, Yajñakarman, Yajñakarma, Yajna-karman: 7 definitions

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Yajñakarman (यज्ञकर्मन्) or Yajñakarma refers to the “sacrificial rite”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.26. Accordingly as Śiva said to Nanda, after the latter cursed Dakṣa (and others):—“[...] I have not been cursed now. You please understand the factual position. O intelligent one, be calm, enlighten Sanaka and others. I am the sacrifice, the sacrificial rite (yajñakarman), the ancillary adjuncts of the sacrifice, the Self of sacrifice and one engrossed in sacrifice. I am out of sacrifice too”.

2) Yajñakarman (यज्ञकर्मन्) refers to the “performer of sacrifice”, and is used as an epithet for Viṣṇu, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.36. Accordingly, as the Sages prayed to Viṣṇu:—“[...] O lord of Lakṣmī, lord of Devas, O great lord, lord of everyone, save the sacrifice of Dakṣa. Undoubtedly you are the sacrifice, the performer of sacrifice (yajñakarman), the sacrifice embodied, ancillary to sacrifice and the protector of sacrifice. Please save, save the sacrifice. There is none else than you to protect it”.

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

Yajñakarman (यज्ञकर्मन्).—a. engaged in a sacrifice. (-n.) a sacrificial rite.

Yajñakarman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and karman (कर्मन्).

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

Yajñakarman (यज्ञकर्मन्).—1. [neuter] sacrificial act.

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Yajñakarman (यज्ञकर्मन्).—2. [adjective] performing a sacrifice.

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

1) Yajñakarman (यज्ञकर्मन्):—[=yajña-karman] [from yajña > yaj] mfn. engaged in a sacrifice, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. sacrificial rite or ceremony, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.

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

Yajñakarman (यज्ञकर्मन्):—[yajña-karman] (rmma) 5. n. Act of sacrifice.

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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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