Acyutayu, Acyutāyu: 1 definition


Acyutayu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Achyutayu.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Acyutayu in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Acyutāyu (अच्युतायु).—He was a heroic warrior on the Kaurava side. Śrutāyu was the brother of Acyutāyu. Both of them were killed by Arjuna in the Kaurava-Pāṇḍava battle. These heroes attacked Arjuna and Śrī Kṛṣṇa furiously with their arrows and Arjuna had some difficulty in killing them. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 93, Verses 7-42).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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