From Sanskrit यज्ञ (yajñá).
yajna (countable and uncountable, plural yajnas)
- (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.