Yashasvini, Yaśasvinī: 7 definitions

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Yashasvini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Yaśasvinī can be transliterated into English as Yasasvini or Yashasvini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Yashasvini in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Yaśasvinī (यशस्विनी):—Name of one of the goddesses to be worshipped during Āvaraṇapūjā (“Worship of the Circuit of Goddesses”), according to the Durgāpūjātattva (“The truth concerning Durgā’s ritual”). They should be worshipped with either the five upācāras or perfume and flowers.

Her mantra is as follows:

ह्रीं ओं यशस्विन्यै नमः
hrīṃ oṃ yaśasvinyai namaḥ

Source: Manblunder: Lalita Sahasranam 469-474

Yaśasvinī; यशस्विनी (nr. 474):—The most renowned. She is famous because of Her multitude of capabilities. Śiva, after creating Her, does not get involved with any of the activities of the universe. She administers the entire universe independently. Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣad (I.10) beautifully explains this situation. It says “No person ever grasped by his understanding the upward limit of this Paramātma, nor his limit across, nor his middle portion. His name is ‘great glory’.” Such is the type of Her greatness.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Yashasvini in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Yaśasvinī (यशस्विनी).—A woman follower of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 10).

2) Yaśasvinī (यशस्विनी).—A sister of Pāñcālī. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yaśasvinī (यशस्विनी).—A Durgā and Viśvarūpinī who got śūla from Śiva, cakra from Viṣṇu, śankha from Varuṇa, śakti from Agni, bow and arrow from Marut, Vajra from Indra, caṣaka from Kubera, daṇḍa and pāśa from Yama, kuṇṭika from Brahmā, khaḍga and keṭa from Mṛtyu, jewels from Viśvakarman.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 29. 80-8; 44. 90.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Yaśasvinī (यशस्विनी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.10). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Yaśasvinī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Yashasvini in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Yaśasvinī (यशस्विनी) is another name for Yavatiktā, a medicinal plant identified with Andrographis paniculata (creat or green chireta) from the Acanthaceae or “acanthus family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.76-78 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Yaśasvinī and Yavatiktā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Yaśasvinī (यशस्विनी) is also mentioned as a syonym for Tejovatī, a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī Celastrus paniculatus (black oil plant or intellect tree) from the Celastraceae or “staff vine” or “bittersweet family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.82. The Raj Nighantu reads Jyotiṣmatī and Tejovatī together while Bāpālāl identifies Tejovatī with Zanthoxylum budrunga (cape yellowwood or Indian ivy-rue) from the Rutaceae or “rue” or “citrus” family.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yashasvini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Yaśasvinī (यशस्विनी):—[=yaśas-vinī] [from yaśas-vin > yaśas] f. Name of an artery, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] of various plants (wild cotton = yava-tikta, = mahā-jyotiṣmatī etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

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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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