Yashodhana, Yaśōdhana, Yaśodhana, Yashas-dhana: 11 definitions


Yashodhana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 terms Yaśōdhana and Yaśodhana can be transliterated into English as Yasodhana or Yashodhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Yashodhana in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Yaśodhana (यशोधन) is the name of an ancient king from Kanakapura, according to the seventeenth story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 91. Accordingly, “... in it [Kanakapura] there was a king rightly named Yaśodhana, who, like a rocky coast, protected the earth against the sea of calamity. When Destiny (vidhi) framed him, she seemed to blend together the moon and the sun, for although he delighted the world, the heat of his valour was scorching, and the circle of his territory never waned. This king was unskilled in slandering his neighbour, but skilled in the meaning of the Śāstras, he showed poverty in crime, not in treasure and military force”.

The story of Yaśodhana is mentioned in the Vetālapañcaviṃśati (twenty-five tales of a vetāla) which is embedded in the twelfth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’). The main book is a famous Sanskrit epic detailing the exploits of prince Naravāhanadatta in his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The Kathā-sarit-sāgara is is explained to be an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā which consisted of 100,000 verses and in turn forms part of an even larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

yaśōdhana (यशोधन).—n (S yaśa & dhana) Fame or glory considered as an enriching fund or stock. 2 attrib. Whose fame or glory is his wealth; famous, renowned.

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

yaśōdhana (यशोधन).—n The stock of fame. Attrib. To whom fame is his wealth.

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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»] — Yashodhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yaśodhana (यशोधन).—a. or s. one whose wealth or valued treasure is fame, rich in fame, very renowned; अपि स्वदेहात् किमुतेन्द्रियार्थाद् यशो- धनानां हि यशो गरीयः (api svadehāt kimutendriyārthād yaśo- dhanānāṃ hi yaśo garīyaḥ) R.14.35;2.1.

Yaśodhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yaśas and dhana (धन).

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

Yaśodhana (यशोधन).—Adj. Rich in fame.

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

Yaśodhana (यशोधन).—[adjective] rich in glory or renown.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Yaśodhana (यशोधन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Dhanaṃjayavijaya vyāyoga.

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

1) Yaśodhana (यशोधन):—[=yaśo-dhana] [from yaśo > yaśas] n. a fund or stock of fame, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. whose wealth is fame, renowned, famous, [Inscriptions; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] of the author of the Dhanaṃjaya-vijaya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Yashodhana in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Yaśōdhana (ಯಶೋಧನ):—[noun] a man whose wealth is his good reputation; a man of repute.

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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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