The Joyous Meditation Teachings of Lorin Roche


Anjali-The mudra of the Palms Folded in Prayer


See mudra here (link to the Sanskrit section of this site, which links to the Monier-Williams)

añjali
añjalí [p= 11,1] [L=2298]
s.v. below.
añjalí [L=2321]
( √ añj) , the open hands placed side by side and slightly hollowed (as if by a beggar to receive food ; hence when raised to the forehead , a mark of supplication) , reverence , salutation , benediction

udakā*ñjali) VP. &c

kuava.
(H3) »
(H1) m.
[L=2322]a libation to the Manes (two hands full of water ,
[L=2323]a measure of corn , sufficient to fill both hands when placed side by side , equal to a


“anjali which shows 'the open hand placed side by side and slightly hollowed' (Monier- Williams. A Sanskrit-English Dictionary: Corrected Edition 2002, p. 754).”

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Sangeet natak: Volume 39
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Sangeet Natak Akademi - 2005 - Snippet view
I think the word should be anjali; for it is anjali which shows 'the open hand placed side by side and slightly hollowed' (Monier- Williams. A Sanskrit-English Dictionary: Corrected Edition 2002, p. 754). 2. ...
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A Sanskrit-English dictionary: etymologically and philologically ... - Page 705
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Sir Monier Monier-Williams - 2005 - 1333 pages - Preview
(proli. fr. pra + anjali, and — prdiljali) straight, Susr.; upright, honest, sincere, ApSr., Sch. ; level (as a road), Ksd. — ta, f. straightness, plainness (of meaning), Pancat. Praiijali, mfv?)n. joining and holding out the hollowed ...
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Authority and meaning in Indian religions: Hinduism and the case ... - Page 98
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Julia Leslie - 2003 - 241 pages - Preview
... he sits down on this ritual seat, his hands placed together reverently in the anjali gesture. ... 40) to the awkward (eg 'one whose soul is purified by meditating on the universal soul': Monier- Williams 1899: 755). ...
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Vedic ritual: the non-solemn rites: Volume 4, Part 1 - Page 67
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Jan Gonda - 1980 - 516 pages - Preview
1, 24, 13; 15 the guest receives the arghya water and the madhuparka with his anjali, ie in the cavity of his joined ... "joining the hands while repeating the Veda (= brahma)" or "...in token of homage to the Veda" (Monier-Williams). ...
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Vajrayoginī: her visualizations, rituals, & forms : a study of the ... - Page 142
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Elizabeth English - 2002 - 563 pages - Preview
"Jarudhana" also appears as Ydtudhdna (Monier- Williams 1899), a kind of evil spirit or demon responsible for sorcery or ... He makes the anjali, bowing before the lord before him. xxiii The Smaidnavidhi states that Taksaka is red (v . ...
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Ram Shankar Bhattacharya begs to differ about this meaning of anjali:

An introduction to the Yogasūtra
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Ram Shankar Bhattacharya - 1985 - 201 pages - Snippet view
Scholars should note that anjali does not primarily mean 'the open hands placed side by side and slightly hollowed (as if by a beggar to receive food)' (Sans. Eng. Die. by Sir Monier- YY'illiams, p. 11), for according to Sahara there is ...
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And The Spoken Sanskrit Dictionary












palms of the hand  [ in reverence ]


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together to form the aJjali salutation


produced in making the aJjali salutation
अञ्जलिaJjalim.
reverence

अञ्जलिaJjalim.
solutation

अञ्जलिaJjalim.
benediction

अञ्जलिaJjalim.
joining

अञ्जलिकाaJjalikAf.
young

अञ्जलीकृतaJjalIkRtaadj.
placed

अञ्जलिपुटaJjalipuTam.n.
cavity