Jayarava, Jayārava: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jayarava (जयरव) refers to “cries of victory”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.20. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] when Śiva who is sympathetic towards His devotees, desisted from killing me, all became fearless, happy and pleased. All of them bowed with stooping shoulders, and palms joined in reverence (sāñjali). They lauded Śiva with devotion. They shouted cries of victory with pleasure (jayarava)”.

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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 dictionary

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

Jayārava (जयारव).—m.

(-vaḥ) The Io or song of victory: see jayaśabda. E. jaya and ārava sound.

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

Jayārava (जयारव):—[from jaya] m. = ya-gkoṣa, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Jayārava (जयारव):—[jayā+rava] (vaḥ) a. Shout of victory.

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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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