Yajvan: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yajvan (यज्वन्) refers to a Sacrificer, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.2 (“The Prayer of the gods).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “[...] O bull-bannered deity, among rocks you are Śālagrāma; among the forms of worship you are Narmadā Liṅga. Among animals, you are the bull Nandīśvara, O lord Śiva. Among Vedic texts you are in the form of Upaniṣads; Among the sacrificers (yajvan) you are the cool-rayed moon. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yajvan (यज्वन्).—A Pārāvata god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 15.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yajvan (यज्वन्).—a. (-yajvarī f.) [यज्-क्वनिप् (yaj-kvanip)] Sacrificing, worshipping, adoring &c. -m.

1) One who performs sacrifices in accordance with Vedic precepts, a performer of sacrifices; नीपान्वयः पार्थिव एष यज्वा (nīpānvayaḥ pārthiva eṣa yajvā) R.6.46; 1.4;3.39;11.12; Kumārasambhava 2.46; hence यज्वनां पतिः (yajvanāṃ patiḥ) = The moon.

2) Name of Viṣṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yajvan (यज्वन्).—m.

(-jvā) 1. A sacrificer in due form, or agreeably to the ritual of the Vedas. 2. Vishnu. f. (-jvarī) Sacrificing, worshipping. E. yaj to worship, vanip aff.

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

Yajvan (यज्वन्).—[yaj + van], m. A sacrificer, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 333.

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

Yajvan (यज्वन्).—[masculine] yajvarī [feminine] worshipper, sacrificer, pious man or woman; adj. sacrificial.

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

1) Yajvan (यज्वन्):—[from yaj] mf(arī; [according to] to [Pāṇini 4-1, 7], [vArttika] 1, [Patañjali])n. worshipping, a worshipper, sacrificer, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (yajvanām patiḥ, the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

2) [v.s. ...] mf(arī)n. sacrificial, sacred, [Ṛg-veda i, 3, 1]

3) [v.s. ...] m. an offerer, bestower, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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

Yajvan (यज्वन्):—(jvā) 5m. Sacrificer in due form.

[Sanskrit to German]

Yajvan 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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