It is called Jagaraataa also. Waking up the whole night. This is done in
many festivals to celebrate them. Devee Jagaraataa is very famous and
popular. On Shiv Raatri also people wake up whole night and sing Bhajan of Shiv Jee.
Puraan, 5/3, Shiv Jee said - "There are nine types of crimes in
Jaagaran - (1) Telling bad words about others; (2) being sad; (3) not
reading Shaastra; (4) without music; (5) not lighting lamp; (6) not
using worship materials according to one's capacity; (7) indifference;
(8) abusing somebody; and (9) quarreling. And there are 12 types of
qualities of a Jaagaran - (1) Saatwik dance; (2) music; (3) musical
instruments; (4) drum beat; (5) oil lamp; (6) Keertan; (7) feeling of
Bhakti; (8) happiness; (9) contentment; (10) community presence; (11)
Saatwik means of entertainment; and (12) Shaastra reading.
see also Phal for other
Rose-apple. A kind of small fruit of deep purple color. Its tree is very
large but not very strong.
Pronouncing something repeatedly. This pronouncing can be both loud or
quiet. Normally Jaap is done for Mantra. Again the Jaap may be with or
without counting. If it is done with counting then one has to use rosary
(Maalaa) of 108 beads. If any Mantra's Jaap is done for some purpose
then counting is necessary, because then one has to complete the
prescribed number of Jaap of that Mantra.
In astrology, astrologers call the questioner "Jaatak".
A collection of stories written in Paalee language describing Buddha's
life in the previous incarnations. It is a collection of folklore
consisting of over 500 stories and legends. Its primary purpose is to
shed light on the life and customs of India during the 100 years
following the death of Buddha.
(1) Race. (2) Species. (3) Caste - such as Braahman
(teachers and preachers), Kshatriya (soldiers, warriors, and rulers),
Vaishya (merchants and farmers) and Shoodra. This division of the
society is based on their Karm.
Who remembers his past life.
One of the 16 major Sanskaar immediately after the birth of a child, in
some cases before the umbilical cord. In this Sanskaar,
--the Gaayatree Mantra is recited asking God to grant intelligence and
wisdom to the newborn,
--a Mantra is recited praying for the long life of he child,
--chanting a Mantra praying for the child to grow up physically and morally strong,
--reciting a verse in praise of the mother of the newborn, and
--give the child a taste of honey.
It is followed by alms and charity. The ceremony, though desirable has
practically gone out of fashion.
(1) Stiff. (2) Stupid. (3) Senseless. (4) Root - of a
plant or tree.
Goddess Durgaa, means "who supports the world", or "who bears the
Lord of the world, Bhagavaan, or the Supreme God.
The Lord of the world. The Supreme God - Vishnu.
see Jaagaran above
Jain is a religion whose last Teerthankar was Mahaaveer Jee - a
contemporary of Gautam Buddha.
Offering water oblations to Pitar and Devtaa.
Which is born from Jal (water), means Kamal or Lotus.
A black or dark purple fruit - Rose Apple.
Short form of Durjanaardan - the annihilator of wicked people, means Shree Krishn.
(1) Father. (2) The family name of Seeradhwaj, the King of Mihilaa,
the father of Seetaa.
see also Creation
Creation is of two types - Sthaavar (immovable) and Jangam (movable).
Trees, mountains etc come under Sthaavar creation. Jangam creation is of
three types - (1) Swedaj - which are born from sweat, such as bedbugs etc, (2) Andaj - which
are born from eggs, such as chicks, birds etc, and (3) Jaraayuj - which
are born as a child, Naal attached to them, such as human beings, many animals etc.
Term is normally used to call the day Shree Krishn was born - Bhaadrapad
Krishn Ashtamee, c 1150 BC. On this day many Hindoo keep fast, do not eat
Ann (grains), celebrate the birth of Krishn at midnight, offer special
worship and break the fast.
see also Jaap
(1) Jap means repetition of holy words or prayer in low voice. It is the activity of doing the Jaap of a
There are four types of taking birth in this world, which are created according to one's Karm
(actions) - (1) Udbhij - which come out by bursting the land (trees,
plants etc)(2) Swedaj - which are born by sweat, such as insects, worms, small flies, bedbug
etc, (3) Andaj - which are born from eggs, such as chicks, birds, crocodiles etc, and
(4) Jaraayuj - which are born as a child such as human beings, many
animals like cow, buffalo, goat etc.
Matted locks of hair. Normally ascetics keep such hair, sometimes in
serpentine coils (Jataajoot).
Jathar means stomach; Agni means fire. The Fire which helps digesting food
in the stomach of beings.
(1) Victory, such as Jaya Hind means "Victory to India" or Jaya
Bhavaanee means "Victory to Bhavaanee Maa". (2)
Original name of MBH, which was very small book of 8,800 verses written
by Ved Vyaas Jee around 1100 BC. In the next 1,300 years, it expanded to
as many as 98,000 verses.
[Aangiras, p 139-140]
Jaya Maalaa is the garland which is put in the neck of the person when
he comes back after the victory in a battle against his enemy to show
him his people's honor and happiness. From the same concept it was used
to put in groom's neck also to show that the groom has won the bride and
bride has agreed to marry the groom.
(1) Living being. (2) Soul. The form of Aatmaa when he is attached to body. Thus
the same Aatmaa is Aatmaa until he takes up a body in this world. As soon as he
takes up the body, he is called Jeev - the part of Paramaatmaa that lives in all living beings.
He, in association with A-Vidyaa (ignorance), conceives itself to be limited.Jeev are
born in four ways - (1) Andaj - which are born through breaking eggs (chickens, birds, snakes
etc), (2) Jaraayuj - which are born from womb connected with Naal (birth cord) (animals, human beings,
4-legged animals etc),
(3) Udbhij - who are born by breaking Earth eg trees; and, (4) Swedaj - which are born from sweat (lower
species insects, worms, flies, bugs etc). All have Praan,
although they have different types of bodies.
And there are
three kinds of living beings by their habitat - who live in water, who
live on land, and who fly in sky.
Same as Aatmaa or soul. In fact when it comes in the world, it is called
Waft. Gust of wind.
(1) To yoke. (2) To till the field
Gambling. Dice game.
Glow worm. Shalabh.