Jyamagha, aka: Jyāmagha; 2 Definition(s)

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Jyāmagha (ज्यामघ).—A King born in the dynasty of Ikṣvāku. (Harivaṃśa, Chapter 36).

Five sons, who were equal to gods, named Sahasrada, Payoda, Kroṣṭā, Nīla and Ājika were born to Yadu of the family of Ikṣvāku. Several noble persons were born in the family of Kroṣṭā. A noble and broadminded son named Vṛjinīvān was born to Kroṣṭā. Śvāhi was born to Vṛjinīvān, Ruśeku to Śvāhi, Citraratha to Ruśeku and Śaśabindu to Citraratha. Thousand sons were born to Śaśabindu who was an emperor. Important among those thousand who were blessed with radiance, fame, wealth and beauty, were Pṛthuśravas, Pṛthuyaśas, Pṛthutejas, Pṛthubhava, Pṛthukīrti and Pṛthumati. Uśanas was the son of Pṛthuśravas, Śineyu was the son of Uśanas and Rukmakavaca the son of Śineyu. Rukmakavaca killed all the archers and conquered the countries and performing aśvamedha (horse sacrifice) gave away all the countries he conquered, as gift to Brāhmaṇas. Five sons were born to Rukmakavaca. Jyāmagha was one of them. His brothers were Rukmeṣu, Pṛthurukma, Parigha and Hari. Of them Parigha and Hari were made Kings of foreign countries. Rukmeṣu was given the country ruled by his father. Pṛthurukma served Rukmeṣu. They drove Jyāmagha away from the country. (See full article at Story of Jyāmagha from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Jyāmagha (ज्यामघ).—A son of Rucaka (Puravṛt, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) banished out of the land by his elder brothers who were kings; surrounded by Brahmans he lived in a fearful forest in peace; soon he set out with a chariot and a flag towards the kingdom on the Narmadā single-handed and reached the hill Ṛkṣavān; his wife was Saivya, but they had no son. In the battle he won victory, and soon got a daughter, whom he called Śnuṣā, (daughterin-law) adding to his wife that the son to be born would be her husband; the son was Vaiśa, the Vidarbha, who married Snuṣā, and got two sons, Kratha and Kauśika;1 his line.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 35-39. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 22. III. 70. 29-49; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 28-36. Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 144; 95. 28-36. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 11-36.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 36-47.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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