Yajnashesha, aka: Yajñaśeṣa, Yajna-shesha; 1 Definition(s)

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Yajnashesha 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.

The Sanskrit term Yajñaśeṣa can be transliterated into English as Yajnasesa or Yajnashesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[Yajnashesha in Sanskrit glossary... letter Y]

Yajñaśeṣa (यज्ञशेष).—the remains of a sacrifice; यज्ञशिष्टाशिनः सन्तो मुच्यन्ते सर्वकिल्बिषैः (yajñaśiṣṭāśinaḥ santo mucyante sarvakilbiṣaiḥ) Bg.3.13; यज्ञशेषं तथामृतम् (yajñaśeṣaṃ tathāmṛtam) Ms.3.285.

Derivable forms: yajñaśeṣaḥ (यज्ञशेषः), yajñaśeṣam (यज्ञशेषम्).

Yajñaśeṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and śeṣa (शेष). See also (synonyms): yajñaśiṣṭa.

(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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