Jauhar: 2 definitions


Jauhar means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Jauhar.—(IA 29), javhar (IA 6), Rājasthānī; funeral pile; commitment of suicide en masse; same as sākā or śākā. Note: jauhar is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Jauhar in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) valour; skill or skilful manipulation; a mediaeval Rajput custom wherein the women performed self-immolation to save their honour; —[dikhana] to prove one’s mettle/valour..—jauhar (जौहर) is alternatively transliterated as Jauhara.

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