Uttamaujas; 4 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
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.Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
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.Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
(-jāḥ) A proper name, one of the warriors of the Mahabharata. E. uttama and ojas strength.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Chapter 8 - Bhima Endeavors to Find Arjuna < [Drona Parva]
Chapter 1 - Ashvatthama Destroys the Pandava Army < [Sauptika Parva]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 1 - Description of the dissolution of the Universe (a) < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]