Yaudheya, aka: Yaudheyā; 9 Definition(s)
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1) Yaudheya (यौधेय).—A son of Dharmaputra. Mahābhārata. Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Verse 76, states that this prince was born to Dharmaputra by Devikādevī, daughter of Govāsana, king of Śibi land.
2) Yaudheya (यौधेय).—A native of Yaudheya country. Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 52, Verse 14, mentions, that the Yaudheyas had participated in Yudhiṣṭhira’s Rājasūya.
3) Yaudheya (यौधेय).—A king. According to Matsya Purāṇa, he was the son of Prativindhya.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Yaudheya (यौधेय) was the son of Yudhiṣṭhira by his wife Devikā, daughter of Govāsana of the Śaivya tribe.Source: Sacred Texts: The Vishnu Purana
1) Yaudheya (यौधेय).—A son of Yudhiṣṭhira by Devakī.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 56.
2) Yaudheyā (यौधेया).—The capital of Nṛga (Mṛga, Vāyu-purāṇa).*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 21.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Yaudheya.—A prominent and ancient people; mentioned in the tribute list (II.48.13). They are identified with the Jats clan Joiyas or Johiya of Bahawalpur and Multan Divisions (Pakistan) and Bikaner, Rajasthan (India). Yaudheyas were the rulers of South-Eastern Punjab and Rajasthan. Even today these areas are inhabited by the Johiyas.Source: JatLand: South Asia
India history and geogprahy
Yaudheya refers to one of the thirty-six Rajput clans, according to various inscriptions and literature. They are possible part Padmanabha list, who compiled the 15th-century Kanhadadeprabandha, a work describing the Muslim invasion of Gujarat of 1298 AD. The kingdom or dynasty of the Yaudheyas had their own princes and nobles and were further separated into sub-clans and families.
The Rajputs are a Hindu race claiming to be descendants of the ancient Kṣatriya-varṇa (warrior caste). Originally, the Rajputs consisted of two principal branches: the Sūryavaṃśa (solar race) and the Candravaṃśa (lunar race), to which later was added the Agnivaṃśa (fire-born race).Source: Wisdom Library: India History
Yaudheya.—These were known as a warlike race from the earliest times and are mentioned as warriors by Panini (V. iii. 117). Their habitat was the tract round the Bahawalpur State. Like the Malavas these appear to have had a democratic constitution. Several round copper coins bearing the legend ??? in Gupta characters of the 3rd cent. A.D. have been found in N. W. Provinces. Cunningham’s Coins of Anc. Ind.) This iribe is also mentioned as having been defeated by Samudragupta/ A fragmentary inscription of a Yaudheya King probably of the 3rd cent, is found at Bijayagadh in Bbaratpur State in Rajaputana (F. G. 1. No. 58).Source: archive.org: Selections From Sanskrit Inscription Vol. I, Part. II
Yaudheya (यौधेय) is the name of a tribe mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. These tribes (eg., the Yaudheyas) migrated to places other than their original settlemenets and gave their names to the janapadas they settled. They replaced the old Vedic tribes in Punjab and Rajasthan though some of them are deemed as offshoots of the main tribe..Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
Yaudheya (यौधेय).—The Yaudheyas seem to have been in existence from the time of Pāṇini, who speaks of them as an āyudha-jīvin Saṃgha. This expression is the same as śastr-ōpajīvin used by Kauṭalya. And both denote a tribal corporation “subsisting on arms”. Originally they seem to have been a tribal band of mercenaries and constituted one kind of a king’s army. In the time of Pāṇini they were an ēka-rāja Kṣatriya tribe which means that so far as their tribal constitution was concerned they were governed by one ruler, but exercised no political power.
B. C. Law suggests that as Yaudheya is given as one of the sons of Yudhiṣṭhira in Ādi-P., ch. 95, v. 76.Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Early Gupta Kings
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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