Suyasha, Suyasa, Suyaśā, Suyāśā, Suyaśa, Suyasā: 6 definitions

Introduction

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The Sanskrit terms Suyaśā and Suyāśā and Suyaśa can be transliterated into English as Suyasa or Suyasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Suyaśā (सुयशा).—A daughter of King Bāhuda and wife of Parīkṣit, son of Anaśvā. The couple had a son called Bhīmasena. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Verse 41).

2) Suyaśā (सुयशा).—Consort of King Divodāsa of Kāśī. (For details see under Nikumbha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Suyaśa (सुयश).—A son of Aśokavardhana, and father of Sangata (Daśaratha, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 14; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 30.

2a) Suyāśā (सुयाशा).—A queen of Divodāsa who prayed at Nikumbha's temple for a son but did not get: so her husband got it destroyed.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 47-9; Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 44. 51.

2b) A Śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 72.

2c) A daughter of Gandharvas; husband Pracetas; sons Yakṣas and four daughters all Apsaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 10. 11, and 13.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Suyaśā (सुयशा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.44). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Suyaśā) 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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A palace occupied by Paduma Buddha before his renunciation. Bu.ix.17; but see BuA.146.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Suyaśā (सुयशा) is the mother of Anantanātha according to Śvetāmbara (but she is named Sarvayaśā according to Digambara), according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri). Anantanātha is the fourteenth of twenty-four Tīrthaṅkaras in Janism. A Tīrthaṅkara is an enlightened being who has conquered saṃsāra (cycle of birth and death), leaving behind him a path for others to follow.

The husband of Suyaśā is Siṃhasena. It is an ancient Jain practice to worship the Tīrthaṅkara’s parents in various rites, such as the pratiṣṭhāvidhi.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

1) Suyaśa (सुयश):—[=su-yaśa] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. = -yaśas below, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) Suyaśā (सुयशा):—[=su-yaśā] [from su-yaśa > su > su-yaj] f. Name of a wife of Parīkṣit, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] of an Apsaras, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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. 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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