Definition of yajna in English:

yajna

Syllabification: yaj·na
Pronunciation: /ˈyəgnə, -nyə
 
/
(also yagna)

noun

Hinduism
  • A ritual sacrifice with a specific objective.
    More 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.

Origin

from Sanskrit yajña 'worship, sacrifice'.

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