Yaugandharayana, Yaugandharāyaṇa: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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

Yaugandharāyaṇa (यौगन्धरायण) is the son of Yogandhara, the principal minister of King Śatānīka, and later king Udayana, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 9. Śatānīka was a King from the Pāṇḍava family and son of Janamejaya. In chapter 12, Yaugandharāyaṇa, together with Vasantaka, went to retrieve king Udayana who was captured by King Caṇḍamahāsena.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Yaugandharāyaṇa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Yaugandharāyaṇa (यौगन्धरायण).—Minister of Prince Udayana who is celebrated in the Purāṇas.

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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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