Yashobhadra, Yaśobhadra, Yaśobhadrā: 9 definitions

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Yashobhadra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 terms Yaśobhadra and Yaśobhadrā can be transliterated into English as Yasobhadra or Yashobhadra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Yaśobhadra (यशोभद्र).—A son of King Manobhadra. Padma-Purāṇa, Kriyākhaṇḍa mentions that Yaśobhadra happened to be born in a royal family because in his previous birth he had bathed in the Gaṅgā.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Yashobhadra in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Yaśobhadrā (यशोभद्रा) is the wife of the Brāhman Dharaṇījaṭa from Acalagrāma, according to chapter 5.1 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“Now there is a very wealthy village, named Acalagrāma, a head-village in the Magadhas in this Bharata. In it there was the crest-jewel of Brāhmans, named Dharaṇījaṭa, famous throughout the earth, knowing the four Vedas and their supplements. He had a wife, Yaśobhadrā, devoted to welfare, well-born, beautiful as a household Lakṣmī. In course of time she bore two sons, lights of the house; the elder, Nandibhūti and the younger, Śrībhūti. [...]”.

Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Yaśobhadra (यशोभद्र) refers to one of the 70 teachers mentioned in the Kharataragacchapaṭṭāvalī: a Sanskrit text listing the heads or pontiffs (sūri) of the Kharataragaccha, one of the most important Śvetāmbara monastic orders. The Kharatara-gaccha is especially rooted in Rajasthan. The text includes a narration of events in their lives (i.e., of Yaśobhadra), and can thus be called a Kharataragacchapaṭṭāvalī

Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

Yaśobhadra (यशोभद्र) or Yaśobhadrasūri is the name of a teacher mentioned in the Bṛhadgaccha-gurvāvalī (dealing with Jain lineages history) (in Sanskrit/Prakrit/Gujarati), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The information provided by the Bṛhadgacchagurvāvalī for the teachers [e.g., Yaśobhadra-sūri] includes their literary achievements, reference to installation of images, and, the case arising, their feats in debates with non-Jains. [...]

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yashobhadra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Yaśobhadra (यशोभद्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted in Jainendravyākaraṇa. Zachariae in Bezzenberger's Beitra7ge 5, 299.

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

1) Yaśobhadra (यशोभद्र):—[=yaśo-bhadra] [from yaśo > yaśas] m. (with Jainas) Name of one of the six Śruta-kevalins, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

2) Yāśobhadra (याशोभद्र):—m. ([from] yaśo-bhadra) Name of the fourth day of the civil month, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Yaśobhadra (यशोभद्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jasabhadda.

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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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