Yatudhana, Yātudhāna, Yatu-dhana: 15 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Yātudhāna (यातुधान).—One of the sons of Kaśyapa and Surasā. All Rākṣasas who were born in this family are known as "Yātudhānas".

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yātudhāna (यातुधान) refers to a group of deities, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Going along, seated on the elephant Airāvata in the midst of his armies, Indra, the lord of god, shone well fully decorated in various ways. Many other sages enthusiastic about the marriage of Śiva shone well on their way. Śākinīs, Yātudhānas Vetālas, Brahmarākṣasas, Bhūtas, Pretas and Pramathas, Tumburu, Nārada, Hāhā, Hūhū, Gandharvas and Kinnaras went ahead playing on their musical instruments with great delight. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Yātudhāna (यातुधान).—The father of Jantudhāna; had ten sons, all Rākṣasas, and followers of the Śun god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 86-90; 8. 61; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 128; 75. 45.

1b) Evil spirits hurting children;1 rushed to devour Manu engaged in meditation;2 put to flight by Kṛṣṇa;3 freedom by association with the wise;4 one of the three Rākṣasa clans moving about in the day time and ruining the śrāddha.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 10. 39; VI. 8. 25; X. 6. 27; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 16; 52. 5; 66. 118.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 1. 17.
  • 3) Ib. X. 63. 10.
  • 4) Ib. XI. 12. 3.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 97; 8. 61; 11. 81.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Yātudhāna (यातुधान) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.6, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Yātudhāna) 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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Yātudhāna (यातुधान) in the Rigveda and later denotes a ‘sorcerer’, ‘wizard’, or ‘magician’. The sense of the Rigveda is clearly unfavourable to sorcery. The feminine, Yātudhānī, is also found in the Rigveda and later.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Google Books: Vajrayogini

Yātudhāna (यातुधान) is another name for Jātudhāna: protector deity of the south-western cremation ground.—Jātudhāna also appears as Yātudhāna, a kind of evil spirit or demon responsible for sorcery or withcraft (yātu). He is described in the Śmaśānavidhi 16 and Adbhutaśmaśānālaṃkāra as blue-black (nīla), standing on a corpse, holding sword and skull bowl, naked, with men’s skulls on his head as a chaplet.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Yātudhāna (यातुधान).—an evil spirit, a demon; निघातयिष्यन् युधि यातुधानान् (nighātayiṣyan yudhi yātudhānān) Bhaṭṭikāvya 2.21; R.12.45.

Derivable forms: yātudhānaḥ (यातुधानः).

Yātudhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yātu and dhāna (धान).

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

Yātudhāna (यातुधान).—m.

(-naḥ) A goblin, an evil spirit. E. yātu the same, dhā to have, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Yātudhāna (यातुधान).—[masculine] ī [feminine] a kind of demons or evil spirits.

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

Yātudhāna (यातुधान):—[=yātu-dhāna] [from yātu > yā] m. = yātu, a kind of evil spirit or demon (f(ī). ), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

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

Yātudhāna (यातुधान):—[yātu-dhāna] (naḥ) 1. m. A goblin.

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

Yātudhāna (यातुधान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jāuhāṇa.

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Yatudhana 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»] — Yatudhana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yātudhāna (ಯಾತುಧಾನ):—[noun] = ಯಾತು - [yatu -] 1, 3 & 5.

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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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