Yaju; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1a) Yaju (यजु).—Imparted to Vaiśampāyana1 its history;2 Sūrya celebrated in;3 fruits of its repetition;4 arranged by Vyāsa; learnt by the Asuras;5 rearranged by Vaiśampāyana into four. It is Yajus by the action of yajana. It is caturhotra, divided into four parts, hence yajña; three versions —northern with syāmāyani, middle country with āsuri, and eastern with 86 Samhitas alambī;6 personified as present in Varuṇa's sacrifice;7 with Vṛttādhya, face in the shape of au and with sūkta, Brāhmaṇa and mantra; served as horse of Tripurāri's chariot;8 length of, including Śukriyas and Yājñavalkya portions;9 two mātras, īkārākṣara.10

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 4. 21; IV. 4. 32; X. 7. 14; 53. 12.
  • 2) Ib. XII. 6. 64-65.
  • 3) Ib. XII. 11. 47.
  • 4) Ib. XII. 12. 62.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 37; 35. 73; IV. 12. 17.
  • 6) Ib. II. 34. 14-22; 35. 11; Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 14, 17, 22; 61. 5-8.
  • 7) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 24; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 25.
  • 8) Matsya-purāṇa 93. 129; 133. 31.
  • 9) Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 33; 32. 2; 101. 346.
  • 10) Ib. 26. 20.

1b) One of the ten horses of the moon's chariot.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 56.

1c) The fifth son of Caidyoparicara, the Vasu and Girikā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 28.

1d) One of the Marutgaṇas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 129.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

yajū (यजू).—m (yajuḥ S) An observer of the yajurvēda. Applied revilingly or contemptuously.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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