Suyajna, aka: Suyajña, Suyajñā; 3 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Suyajñā (सुयज्ञा).—Daughter of King Prasenajit of the Pūru dynasty. She was wedded to King Mahābhauma and King Ayutanāyī was their son. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Verse 20).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Suyajña (सुयज्ञ).—An avatār of Hari as son of Akūtī and Rucī: begot on Dakṣiṇā, gods called Suyamas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 2.

1b) A king of Uśīnaras, fell in battle. His relations and queens bemoaned his loss bitterly beating their breasts. At this Yama appeared before them in the form of a child and demonstrated the instability of life, comparable only to a dream. Even ages of mourning will not help the dead man to come back. Saying this he disappeared. This impressed them so much that they retired to forest after performing funeral obsequies.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 2. 28-59.

1c) The father of Nara.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 87.

1d) A son of Akṣara and father of Uśanas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 23.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Suyajñā (सुयज्ञा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Suyajñā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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