Jayadhvaja; 2 Definition(s)


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Jayadhvaja (जयध्वज).—The fifth of the hundred sons of Kārtavīryārjuna. It is stated in Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 46 that, of the hundred sons of Kārtavīryārjuna, Śūra, Śūrasena, Dhiṣaṇa, Madhu and Jayadhvaja were the mightiest warriors. This Jayadhvaja was the father of Tālajaṅgha.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Jayadhvaja (जयध्वज).—A son of Kārtavīrya Arjuna and father of Tālajangha;1 a Mahāratha who reigned at Avanti;2 known also as Vaikarta.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 27-28; Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 50; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 21-22.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 41. 13; 47. 66; 69. 50.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 43. 46.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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