Yaugandharayana, aka: Yaugandharāyaṇa; 2 Definition(s)


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Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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