Suyajna, Suyajña, Suyajñā: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suyajña (सुयज्ञ).—1. [masculine] a good sacrifice.

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Suyajña (सुयज्ञ).—2. [adjective] performing or receiving a good sacrifice; [masculine] [Name] of [several] men.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Suyajña (सुयज्ञ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—an author. Quoted by Hemādri in Pariśeṣakhaṇḍa I, 1353.

2) Suyajña (सुयज्ञ):—an author. Quoted by Ānartīya on Śāṅkhāyanaśrautasūtra 1, 2, 18.

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

1) Suyajña (सुयज्ञ):—[=su-yajña] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. sacrificing well or successfully, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a good or right sacrifice, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a preceptor, [Gṛhya-sūtra]

4) [v.s. ...] of Utkala (son of Dhruva), [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Ruci and Ākūti (an incarnation of Viṣṇu), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vasiṣṭha (and counsellor of Daśa-ratha), [Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Antara, [Harivaṃśa]

8) [v.s. ...] of a king of the Uśīnaras, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] of an author, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

10) Suyajñā (सुयज्ञा):—[=su-yajñā] [from su-yajña > su > su-yaj] f. Name of the wife of Mahā-bhauma (a descendant of Prasenajit), [Mahābhārata]

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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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