Yajurveda, aka: Yajur-Veda, Yajus-veda; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Yajurveda (यजुर्वेद).—General. The Caturvedas are:—Ṛgveda, Yajurveda Sāmaveda and Atharvaveda. Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 3, Chapter 5, mentions that Vaiśampāyana, the disciple of Vedavyāsa, divided Yajurveda into twentyseven branches and taught them to his disciples. Among those disciples there was Yājñavalkya, the son of Brahmarāta. It was Vyāsa who divided the Vedas into four parts. After dīviding them, the sage Vyāsa taught Ṛgveda to Paila, Yajurveda to Vaiśampāyana, Sāmaveda to Jaimini and Atharvaveda to Sumantu.

The rules for Japa, Homa etc. of Yajurveda were taught to Vyāsa by Agnideva. If all the rules of Yajurveda are correctly observed, all desires will be fulfilled. There are special rules for the observance of homa for the fulfilment of particular desires. (See full article at Story of Yajurveda from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Yajurveda (यजुर्वेद).—See Yajus;1 divided into four parts from which originated yajña, performed by four orders of priests —adhvaryu to recite yajus, hota, the rks, and udgāta, the sāman, and Brahmā, the atharvamantras,2 its śākhas are 27; arranged by Vaiśampāyana, pupil of Vyāsa, and taught to his disciples including Yājñavalkya; the latter was made to vomit for his behaviour, all the texts, which the other disciples digested, in the form of partridges and hence this portion came to be known as Taittirīya; but Yājñavalkya prayed to the Sun-god who initiated him into the other portions of the Yajus in the form of a horse and hence called Vājaseneya;3 part of Viṣṇu.4

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 34. 14-18: Matsya-purāṇa 93. 129; 133. 31. Vāyu-purāṇa 26. 20. 60. 14, 17, 22; 61. 5-8; 65. 25.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 8-12.
  • 3) Ib. III. ch. 5 (whole).
  • 4) Ib. V. 1. 37.
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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Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

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Yajurveda (यजुर्वेद) is the name of a Sanskrit text partly dealing with the ancient Indian science of martial arts (dhanurveda).—Yajurveda highlights the importance of the science of archery and praises those who are well versed in it.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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yajurvēda (यजुर्वेद).—m (S) The name of the second of the four Vedas.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yajurvēda (यजुर्वेद).—m The name of the second Veda.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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