Jayastambha, Jaya-stambha: 7 definitions


Jayastambha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jayastambha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jayastambha (जयस्तम्भ) refers to the “column of victory”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.11 (“The Victory of Kumāra”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O sage, with great pleasure and observing the rules Skanda installed three phallic emblems of Śiva that quell all sins. The first is called Pratijñeśvara, the second Kapāleśvara and the last Kumāreśvara. The three are capable of conferring all the achievements. Thereafter Kumāra, the lord of all, joyously installed the phallic image Stambheśvara, near the column of victory (jayastambha). [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Jaya-stambha.—(EI 23, 30, 33; CII 4; SII 1, 11-1), a pillar of victory; cf. dharma-jaya-stambha (IA 19). Note: jaya-stambha 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jayastambha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jayastambha (जयस्तम्भ).—a trophy, a column erected to commemorate a victory, a triumphal column; निचखान जयस्तम्भान् गङ्गास्रोतोऽन्तरेषु सः (nicakhāna jayastambhān gaṅgāsroto'ntareṣu saḥ) R.4.36; यस्याद्यापि जयस्तम्भाः सन्ति ते पूर्ववारिधौ (yasyādyāpi jayastambhāḥ santi te pūrvavāridhau) Rāj. T.3. 479.

Derivable forms: jayastambhaḥ (जयस्तम्भः).

Jayastambha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jaya and stambha (स्तम्भ).

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

1) Jayastambha (जयस्तम्भ):—[=jaya-stambha] [from jaya] m. column of victory, [Raghuvaṃśa iv, 59; Kathāsaritsāgara xix; Rājataraṅgiṇī iii, 479]

2) [v.s. ...] a trophy, [Horace H. Wilson]

[Sanskrit to German]

Jayastambha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jayastambha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jayastaṃbha (ಜಯಸ್ತಂಭ):—[noun] a post (or an inscribed stone) set up as a mark of one’s victory.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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