Yajnavarman, Yajñavarman, Yajna-varman: 4 definitions

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Source: Epigraphia Indica Vol. 1: The Praśasti of Lakkhā Maṇḍal

Yajñavarman (यज्ञवर्मन्) is the name of a king belonging to the line of Yadu (the yādavas), according to the Praśasti (eulogy or panegyric) of the temple of Lakkhā Maṇḍal at Maḍhā in the Jaunsār Bāwar district on the Upper Jamnā. Accordingly, the yādava kings of the lunar race (candravaṃśa) had ruled over the Siṅghapura country “since the beginning of the Yuga”.

The father of Yajñavarman was named Jala, while his son was named Acalavarman (or Achalavarman) whose own son was named Divākaravarman. Accordingly, “His son was the king named the illustrious Yajñavarman, by whom the peacocks were ever made to cry aloud on account of the smoke-clouds (arising) from the sacrificial butter. His son was the illustrious royal sage called Achalavarman, who was constant in (following) the holy practices of the Kṛtayuga, because (his) virtues, firmness, and so forth, (were) the same (as those prevailing in the golden age)”.

The Praśasti (600-800 AD) was composed by Bhaṭṭa Vasudeva and incised in the stone by the mason Īśvaraṇāga. It records the dedication of a temple of Śiva by a princess, Īśvarā, who belonged to the royal race of Siṅghapura, for the spiritual welfare of her deceased husband. The latter, called Śrī-Candragupta, was the son of a king of Jālandhara. The greater part of the inscription is taken up by an account of the ancestors.

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

Yajñavarman (यज्ञवर्मन्):—[=yajña-varman] [from yajña > yaj] n. Name of a king, [Inscriptions]

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