Yatahara, Yatāhāra, Yata-ahara: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Yatahara 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: valmikiramayan.net: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Yatāhāra (यताहार) refers to “restricted food” (viz., to be satisfied with whatever is obtained), according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.28. Accordingly:—“[...] soothening with kind words to Sītā, when eyes were blemished with tears, the virtuous Rāma spoke again as follows, for the purpose of waking her turn back: ‘[...] Oh, Sītā the princess of Mithila! The dwellers of forest (vanacara) are to be satisfied with whatever is obtained there, the restricted food (yatāhāra). Hence, living in forest is a misery’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yatāhāra (यताहार).—a. moderate or temperate in eating, abstemious.

Yatāhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yata and āhāra (आहार).

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

Yatāhāra (यताहार).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Temperate, abstemious. E. yata, and āhāra food.

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

Yatāhāra (यताहार):—[from yata > yam] m. temperate in food, abstemious, [Rāmāyaṇa] ([varia lectio] yathāh).

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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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