Share this entry
yajna Syllabification: yaj·na
Pronunciation: /ˌyəjn(y)ə/
(also yagna)

Definition of yajna in English:


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'.

Definition of yajna in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources