Jayashva, aka: Jayāśva; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Jayāśva can be transliterated into English as Jayasva or Jayashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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1) Jayāśva (जयाश्व).—A son of King Drupada. It is mentioned in Mahā Bhārata, Droṇa Parva, Chapter 156, Stanza 181 that Jayāśva was killed by Aśvatthāmā in the battle of Bhārata.

2) Jayāśva (जयाश्व).—A brother of the King of Virāṭa. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 158, Stanza 42).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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