Yashasvan, Yaśasvān: 2 definitions

Introduction:

Yashasvan means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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 Yaśasvān can be transliterated into English as Yasasvan or Yashasvan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Yashasvan in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Yaśasvān (यशस्वान्) refers to a class of kimpuruṣa deities according to both the Digambara and the Śvetāmbara traditions. The kimpuruṣas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The kimpuruṣas are are golden in appearance according to Digambara, but white in complexion with very bright faces according to Śvetāmbara.

The deities such as the Yaśasvāns are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yashasvan in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yaśasvān (यशस्वान्).—a S See the commoner word yaśasvī.

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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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