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Words Starting with J

 

jaba (जब) – the coconut shell used as a pick for the sarod

 

jagad-guru (जगद्गुर) – “spiritual master of the universe”

 

Jagannātha (जगन्नाथ) – the Deity form of Lord Kṛṣṇa; Lord of the Universe

 

Jagannātha Miśra (जगन्नाथ मिश्र) – the father of Lord Caitanya

 

Jagannātha Purī (जगन्नाथ पुर) – the city in Orissa bearing the holy temple and Deity of Lord Jagannātha

 

Jaiva Dharma (जैव धर्म) – a novel by Bhaktivinoda Thākura about spiritual topics

 

jāla (जाल) – trap

 

jala (जल) – water

 

jala tarańga (जल तरङ्ग) – a xylophone-like instrument with several bowls filled with different amounts of water to give pitches

 

Jaladuta (जलदुत) – the cargo ship through which Srila Prabhupāda traveled to the United States in 1965

 

Jāmbavān (जाम्बवान) – (nom. Jāmbavanta) the king of bears, son of Brahmā who assisted Lord Rāma, minister of Sugrīva; father of Satyabhāmā, father-in-law of Lord Kṛṣṇa

 

Janaka (जनक) – foster-father of Sītā, father-in-law of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa, ascetic-king of the nation Videha

 

Jānakī (जानक) – “daughter of Janaka”, Sītā

 

Janamejaya (जनमेजय) – son of Parikit; conducted a major snake sacrifice; Vyāsadeva intervened and narrated the Mahābhārata to him

 

Janārdana (जनार्दन) – name of Lord Kṛṣṇa

 

Janasthāna (जनस्थान) – the forest Sītā, Rāma, and Lakṣmaṇa stayed at before their final forest pastimes ended

 

janma (जन्म) – birth

 

Janmāṣṭamī (जन्माष्टम) – (Kṛṣṇāṣṭamī) Appearance day of Lord Kṛṣṇa celebration

 

Jarā (जर) – the demoness who took two halves of the baby Jarāsandha together

 

Jarāsandha (जरासन्ध) – the tyrannical king of Magadha and Kaḿsa’s ally who imprisoned eighty-six kings; killed by Bhīma by Kṛṣṇa’s behest

 

Jaṭāyu (जटाय) – the great aged vulture who was killed by Rāvaṇa while trying to protect Sītā

 

jātī (जात) – 1) Hindi for “caste” 2) the classification scheme of rhythmic cycles based on the multiplicity resembling one of five classes 3) classification scheme of rāgas based on the number of notes used in both upward and downward scales

 

Jaya (जय) – 1) victory, glories 2) the gatekeeper of Vaikuṇṭha who was cursed with Vijaya to be born as demons for three births.

 

Jayadeva Gosvāmī (जयदेव गोस्वाम) – a twelfth century Vaiṇava poet who wrote the Gīta Govinda

 

Jayadratha (जयद्रथ) – husband of Duśalā; brother-in-law of Duryodhana; king of Sindhu territory

 

Jhampta (झम्प्त) – one of the seven original tālams

 

Jhaptāla (झपताल) – a common rhythmic cycle of ten mātrās

 

Jharakhaṇḍa (झरखण्ड) – the forest where Lord Caitanya attracted all of the forest animals in the ecstasy of hari-kirtana

 

Jhumra tāla (झुम्र ताल) – an uncommon fourteen beat cycle used in slow performances

 

jijρāsa (जिज्ञास) – inquiry

 

Jiṇu (जिष्ण) – one of the names of Arjuna

 

jīva (जीव) – (jīvātmā) spirit soul

 

Jīva Gosvāmī (जीव गोस्वाम) – one of the six Gosvāmīs of Vṛndāvana; author of the Gopāla Campu

 

jρāna (ज्ञान) – transcendental knowledge

 

jρāna yoga (ज्ञान योग) – the path of spiritual realization through a speculative philosophical search for truth

 

jρānī (ज्ञान) – one practicing jρāna yoga

 

UPDATED: July 4, 2009