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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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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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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Tiruvaymoli (Thiruvaimozhi): English translation (by S. Satyamurthi Ayyangar)
Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 44 - Angada’s Exploit < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 126 - Rama tells Sita of the Places over which they are passing < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 54 - Hanuman sets fire to Lanka < [Book 5 - Sundara-kanda]