Uttamaujas: 4 definitions

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Uttamaujas means something in 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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Uttamaujas (उत्तमौजस्).—A warrior who fought in the great war on the Pāṇḍava side. He belonged to the Pāñcāla country.

It was Uttamaujas who guarded the right wheel of Arjuna’s chariot. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 15, Verse 19). He fought fiercely with Aṅgada (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 28, Verses 38-39). He fought Kṛtavarmā also. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 92, Verse 27-32). He was defeated in a fight with Duryodhana. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 130, Verses 30-43). Kṛtavarmā also defeated him. He killed Suṣeṇa, son of Karṇa. (Karṇa Parva, Chapter 75, Verse 13). This valiant warrior was killed by Aśvatthāmā. (Sauptika Parva, Chapter 8, Verses 35-36). His cremation is described in Verse 34, Chapter 26 of Strī Parva.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Uttamaujas (उत्तमौजस्).—A prince of Pāñcāla, and a valiant warrior during the Kurukṣetra battle. He was killed by Aśvatthāmā while in his bed during the last night of the Kurukṣetra war.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Uttamaujas was a Panchala prince, a great warrior, who fought on the Pandava side in the great Kurukshetra war. Along with his comrade Yudhamanyu, he was assigned the task of protecting the chariot wheels of Arjuna, which duty he discharged admirably. Although he took part in a few single combats in the war, for the most part, he is mentioned as accompanying and guarding Arjuna.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Uttamaujas (उत्तमौजस्).—m.

(-jāḥ) A proper name, one of the warriors of the Mahabharata. E. uttama and ojas strength.

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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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