Suyodhana, Su-yodhana: 11 definitions

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Suyodhana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Suyodhana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Suyodhana (सुयोधन).—A son of Kakutstha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 28.

1b) (see under Duryodhana);1 was the Lord of 11 akṣauhinis.2

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 35. 4.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 103. 3.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Suyodhana (सुयोधन) is the son of Kakutstha and grandson of Vikukṣi, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Vikukṣi was the son of Ikṣvāku. He had hundred sons of whom Kakutstha was the eldest. Kakutstha’s son was Suyodhana, whose son was Pṛthu.

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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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Suyodhana (सुयोधन) is the name of a Rākṣasa mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Suyodhana).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Suyodhana (सुयोधन).—an epithet of Duryodhana q. v.

Derivable forms: suyodhanaḥ (सुयोधनः).

Suyodhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and yodhana (योधन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Suyodhana (सुयोधन).—(1) name of a kiṃnara king: Kāraṇḍavvūha 3.5; (2) name of a rākṣasa king: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 18.1.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suyodhana (सुयोधन).—m.

(-naḥ) A name of Duryodhana, the chief of the Kuru family. E. su well, or with pleasure, yudh to combat, yuc aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suyodhana (सुयोधन).—i. e. su-yudh + ana, m. A name of Duryodhana (easy to be fought), [Hiḍimbavadha] 4, 58.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suyodhana (सुयोधन).—[masculine] older [Name] of Duryodhana.

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

Suyodhana (सुयोधन):—[=su-yodhana] [from su > su-yaj] m. ‘fighting well’, euphemistic Name of Dur-yodhana (q.v.), [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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