Jayadhvaja: 4 definitions


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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Jayadhvaja (जयध्वज).—[masculine] flag of victory.

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

1) Jayadhvaja (जयध्वज):—[=jaya-dhvaja] [from jaya] m. a flag of victory

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Arjuna Kārtavīrya, [Harivaṃśa 1893; Viṣṇu-purāṇa iv, 11, 5; Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 23, 26 f.; Bṛhan-nāradīya-purāṇa, 38 adhyāya xxxvii]

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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. 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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