Yajnabahu, Yajñabāhu, Yajna-bahu: 6 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Yajnabahu in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Yajñabāhu (यज्ञबाहु).—An ancient sage who was the son of Priyavrata and grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu. Svāyambhuva Manu had two famous sons named Priyavrata and Uttānapāda. Of these, Priyavrata married Surūpā and Barhiṣmatī, the two daughters of Viśvakarmā. Yajñabāhu was the son of Priyavrata by Surūpā. The ten sons born to Priyavrata and Surūpā were:—Agnīdhra, Iddhmajihva, Yajñabāhu, Mahāvīra, Rukmaśukra, Ghṛtapṛṣṭha, Savana, Medhātithi, Vītihotra and Kavi. They had a daughter, Ūrjjasvatī. Bhāgavata, 8th Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yajñabāhu (यज्ञबाहु).—A son of Priyavrata, appointed lord of Śālmalidvīpa. He divided it among his seven sons after whose names the countries came to be known.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 1. 25 and 33; 20. 9.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Yajñabāhu (यज्ञबाहु).—Name of Agni.

Derivable forms: yajñabāhuḥ (यज्ञबाहुः).

Yajñabāhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and bāhu (बाहु).

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

1) Yajñabāhu (यज्ञबाहु):—[=yajña-bāhu] [from yajña > yaj] m. ‘arm of s°’, fire or Agni, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Priya-vrata, [ib.]

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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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