Yajnashatru, Yajñaśatru: 4 definitions


Yajnashatru 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.

The Sanskrit term Yajñaśatru can be transliterated into English as Yajnasatru or Yajnashatru, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Yajñaśatru (यज्ञशत्रु).—A Rākṣasa who fought against Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa in the forest. Khara, Dūṣaṇa and Triśiras were the three Rākṣasas who declared war on Śrī Rāma. Yajñaśatru was one of the twelve military commanders of Khara. Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, 26th Sarga, mentions that the twelve heroes who were Khara’s commanders were:— Śyenagāmī, Pṛthugrīva, Yajñaśatru, Vihaṅgama, Durjaya, Karavīrākṣa, Paruṣa. Kālakārmuka, Meghamālī, Mahāmālī, Sarpāsya and Rudhirāśana.

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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»] — Yajnashatru in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yajñaśatru (यज्ञशत्रु):—[=yajña-śatru] [from yajña > yaj] m. ‘enemy of s°’, Name of a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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Yajnashatru in German

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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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