yajna

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit यज्ञ (yajñá).

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Noun[edit]

yajna (plural yajnas)

  1. (Hinduism) A ritual of sacrifice to the Devas.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 501:
      The visit to Pushkar is, however, a little more than the obligatory obeisance done at the site where Brahma carelessly dropped a lotus blossom as he was wondering where to perform a yagnya.