Yashasvin, Yaśasvin, Yaśasvī, Yashasvi: 15 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Yaśasvin and Yaśasvī can be transliterated into English as Yasasvin or Yashasvin or Yasasvi or Yashasvi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Yashasvin in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Yaśasvin (यशस्विन्) (Cf. Yaśasvinī) refers to “one who is renowned”, according to the Kulakaulinīmata 5.88-99.—Accordingly, “The goddess (Tripurabhairavī) is red like vermillion and the Bandhūka flower. [...] A thousand petalled lotus is (above her) on the upper path. (It) rains down with a great current (of nectar) and is (red) like burning lac. One should flood everything with this supreme nectar. O renowned one [i.e., yaśasvinī], praised by the heroes, the adept who practices in this way, arouses the triple world, not in any other way”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Yaśasvin (यशस्विन्) is the name of a kulakara (law-giver) according to both Śvetāmbara and Digambara sources. He is also known by the name Yaśomān. His wife is named Surūpā according to Śvetāmbara, but Kāntamālā according to Digambara. The kulakaras (similair to the manus of the Brahmanical tradition) figure as important characters protecting and guiding humanity towards prosperity during ancient times of distress, whenever the kalpavṛkṣa (wishing tree) failed to provide the proper service.

These law-givers (e.g., Yaśasvin) are listed in various Jain sources, such as the Bhagavatīsūtra and Jambūdvīpaprajñapti in Śvetāmbara, or the Tiloyapaṇṇatti and Ādipurāṇa in the Digambara tradition.

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Yaśasvin (यशस्विन्) is the son of Candrakāntā and Cakṣuṣmat, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.


“[...] the last period of the life of Cakṣuṣmat and Candrakāntā having arrived, twins Yaśasvin and Surūpā were born.Having the (same) joints, figure and color (as their parents), a little shorter lived, they gradually attained growth, like strength and intellect. Always going together, seven hundred and fifty bows tall, the two had the appearance of pillars of an arch. [...] Then Yaśasvin, like his father, controlled all the twins easily for a long time, as a cow-herd controls cows. Then gradually the Hākāra was disregarded by the twins, like the elephant-goad by elephants whose internal-ichor is appearing. Yaśasvin made the Mākāra punishment to curb them.

[...] When their lives were almost ended, Yaśasvin and Surūpā had a girl and boy together like knowledge and humility. They named the son, as bright as the moon, Abhicandra, and the daughter who resembled the priyaṅgu-creeper, Pratirūpā. [...] When his life was completed, Yaśasvin was born among the Abdhikumāras; and at the same time Surūpā among the Nāgakumāras”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Yaśasvī (यशस्वी).—a (S) Renowned, celebrated, famous. 2 Lucky, fortunate, prosperous, of propitious or happy destiny. 3 Of which the possession, or with which connection, brings success and prosperity.

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

Yaśasvī (यशस्वी).—a Renowned. Lucky.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yashasvin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yaśasvin (यशस्विन्).—a. [yaśas-vini]

1) Famous, glorious, renowned; विप्राणां वेदविदुषां गृहस्थानां यशस्विनाम् (viprāṇāṃ vedaviduṣāṃ gṛhasthānāṃ yaśasvinām) Manusmṛti 1.334.

2) Excellent, best.

-nī The wild cotton tree.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yaśasvin (यशस्विन्).—mfn. (-svī-svinī-svi) Famed, renowned, celebrated. f. (-svinī) Wild-cotton. E. yaśas fame, vini aff.

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

Yaśasvin (यशस्विन्).—[adjective] the same.

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

1) Yaśasvin (यशस्विन्):—[=yaśas-vin] [from yaśas] mfn. beautiful, splendid, illustrious, famous, celebrated, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc. (superl. -vi-tama)

2) [v.s. ...] m. (with kavi) Name of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Yaśasvin (यशस्विन्):—[(svī-svinī-svi) a.] Famed, celebrated. f. Wild cotton.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Yaśasvin (यशस्विन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jasaṃsi, Jasassi.

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yashasvin in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yaśasvī (यशस्वी):—(a) celebrated; reputed, renowned; glorious; hence ~[svinī] feminine form.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yashasvin in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yaśasvi (ಯಶಸ್ವಿ):—

1) [adjective] achieving or having achieved success; successful.

2) [adjective] very good; most excellent.

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Yaśasvi (ಯಶಸ್ವಿ):—[noun] a successful man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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