Ayodhana, Āyōdhana, Āyodhana: 12 definitions


Ayodhana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Ayodhana (अयोधन) is the name of an ancient king from Cāraṇayugala, according , according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.2 [Rāvaṇa’s expedition of conquest] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Muni Nārada said to Rāvaṇa: “There is a city here, Cāraṇayugala. Its king was Ayodhana and his wife’s name was Diti, and they had a beautiful daughter, Sulasā. Summoned by her father to her svayaṃvara, all the kings came and King Sagara was first among them. At Sagara’s command a woman door-keeper, named Mandodarī, went to King Ayodhana’s palace every day. One day Diti went into a plantain-house in the palace-garden with Sulasā and Mandodarī went also. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āyōdhana (आयोधन).—n S (Poetry.) Battle.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

āyōdhana (आयोधन).—n Battle.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āyodhana (आयोधन).—

1) A battle, fight, war; आयोधने कृष्णगतिं सहायम् (āyodhane kṛṣṇagatiṃ sahāyam) R.6.42; आयोधनाग्रसरतां त्वयि वीर याते (āyodhanāgrasaratāṃ tvayi vīra yāte) 5.71.

2) Battle-field; प्रविश्यायोधनं घोरं विचिन्वन्त्यो हतं पतिम् (praviśyāyodhanaṃ ghoraṃ vicinvantyo hataṃ patim) Rām.6.11.3. प्रययौ तूर्णमायोधनं प्रति (prayayau tūrṇamāyodhanaṃ prati) Mb. विचित्रमभिवर्तते भुवनभीममायोजनम् (vicitramabhivartate bhuvanabhīmamāyojanam) Uttararāmacarita 6.

3) Slaughter, killing.

Derivable forms: āyodhanam (आयोधनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āyodhana (आयोधन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. War, battle, slaughter. E. āṅ before yudha to make war, affix lyuṭ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āyodhana (आयोधन).—i. e. ā-yudh + ana, n. 1. Battle, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 71. 2. A field of battle, [Draupadīpramātha] 8, 30.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āyodhana (आयोधन).—[neuter] war, battle, battle-field.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Āyodhana (आयोधन):—[=ā-yodhana] [from ā-yudh] n. war, battle, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] battle-field, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] killing, slaughter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āyodhana (आयोधन):—[ā-yodhana] (naṃ) n. War; slaughter.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āyodhana (आयोधन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āohaṇa.

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Ayodhana in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āyōdhana (ಆಯೋಧನ):—[noun] a battle; a war; a combat.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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