Definition of yajna in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjʌdʒn(j)ə/
(also yagna)


A ritual sacrifice with a specific objective.
Example sentences
  • It is a common practice that the head of the family is the karta of major yajnas and rituals along with his wife.
  • Their traditional role in mythology was to wreck the sacred sacrifice, the yagna, and wreak havoc on figures of power and authority.
  • Hundreds of men, women and children participated in the yajna, performed pooja and offered prayers to Lord Indra to seek rain showers.


From Sanskrit yajña 'worship, sacrifice'.

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