Yadavi, aka: Yādavī; 5 Definition(s)


Yadavi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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


Yādavī (यादवी).—The wife of Bāhu and mother of Sagara (s.v.)*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 130; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 131.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Yādavī (यादवी) is depicted as a sculpture on the third pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Lokeśvara.—The third sequence is that of Yādavī in the āśrama of Sage Cyavana. The sage is sitting to the right and the child Sagara is on the left lap of his mother. There is an attendant at the pavilion door.

(Source): Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Yādavī (यादवी) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) to which Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) assigned the alternative name of Atiśāyinī in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

(Source): Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

yādavī (यादवी).—f (From the tale of a drunken quarrel amongst the yādava) Intestine fight or dissension; a family-broil. v māja, uṭha, hō.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yādavī (यादवी).—f Intestine fight; family-dissension.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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