Yajnavaha, Yajñavāha, Yajna-vaha: 5 definitions


Yajnavaha 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Yajñavāha (यज्ञवाह).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. There is a reference to him in Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 80.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Yajñavāha (यज्ञवाह) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Yajñavāha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yajñavāha (यज्ञवाह).—a. conducting a sacrifice.

Yajñavāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and vāha (वाह).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yajñavāha (यज्ञवाह).—[adjective] conducting the sacrifice, conveying it to the gods.

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

1) Yajñavaha (यज्ञवह):—[=yajña-vaha] [from yajña > yaj] m. [dual number] ‘conducting the s° to the gods’ Name of the two Aśvins, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Yajñavāha (यज्ञवाह):—[=yajña-vāha] [from yajña > yaj] mfn. conducting the s° to the gods, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of Skanda’s attendants, [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. 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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