Yauvana: 14 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Yauvan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yauvana (यौवन) refers to the “stage of childhood”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.6. Accordingly, as Śiva said to Sandhyā:—“[...] O gentle lady Sandhyā, whatever you have asked I grant you entirely. I am delighted by this excellent penance of yours. (In all living beings) the first stage shall be infancy, the second childhood, the third youth (yauvana) and the fourth stage shall be old age. When the third stage in life is reached, the living beings shall become lustful. In some cases it shall be at the end of the second stage. This new limitation is imposed by me as a result of your penance. No living being shall be lustful at the time of its nativity”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Yauvana (यौवन) refers to “youth”, which is mentioned in verse 3.15 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Passionate (and) lovely women with exuberant thighs, breasts, and buttocks take away the cold, their body being hot with incense, saffron, and youth [viz., yauvana]. [...]”.

Note: The instrumental dvandvadhūpakuṅkumayauvanaiḥ”—“with incense, saffron, and youth” has been disconnected from its governing noun, separated into its three components, and converted by the requisite additions and alterations into a series of subject attributes: dhūpa (“incense”) becoming spos-kyis bdugs (“fumigated with incense”), kuṅkuma (“saffron”)—gur-gum-gyis byugs (“anointed with saffron”), and yauvana (“youth”)—gźon (“young”). At the same time, dhūpa and kuṅkuma have been interchanged, —sllos (for spos) in C and probably also bdug (for bdugs) in CD are xylographical errors.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Yauvana (यौवन) [or yuvan] refers to “adult (speaking of a stone) § 2.10.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yauvana (यौवन).—n S Youth or mature age; adolescence or puberty.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

yauvana (यौवन).—n Youth or mature age; puberty.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yauvana (यौवन).—a. (- f.) [यूनो भावः अण् (yūno bhāvaḥ aṇ)] Young, juvenile.

-nam 1 Youth; (fig. also), youthfulness, prime or bloom of youth, puberty; मुग्धत्वस्य च यौवनस्य च सखे मध्ये मधुश्रीः स्थिता (mugdhatvasya ca yauvanasya ca sakhe madhye madhuśrīḥ sthitā) V.2.7; यौवनेऽभ्यस्तविद्यानाम् (yauvane'bhyastavidyānām) R.1.8;6.5; दिन- यौवनोत्थान् (dina- yauvanotthān) 13.2.

2) Any youthful or juvenile act.

3) A number of young persons, especially women.

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

Yauvana (यौवन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Youth, manhood, prime of life, puberty. 2. An assemblage of young women. E. yuvan young, aṇ aff.; with kan yauvanaka .

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

Yauvana (यौवन).—i. e. yuvan + a, I. adj. Juvenile, [Cāṇakya] 49 in Berl. Monatsb. 1864, 410. Ii. n. 1. Youth, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 26; [Pañcatantra] 128, 2; manhood. 2. The age of marriageableness, Chr. 51, 4. 3. An assemblage of young women.

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

Yauvana (यौवन).—[neuter] youth.

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

1) Yauvana (यौवन):—n. ([from] yuvan) youth, youthfulness, adolescence, puberty, manhood (also [plural] = juvenile deeds or indiscretions; ifc. f(ā). ), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) a number of young people ([especially] of young women), [Pāṇini 4-2, 38]

3) Name of the third stage in the Śākta mysteries, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Yauvana (यौवन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Youth, manhood; assemblage of youth.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Yauvana (यौवन):—(von yuvan) m. (!) n. gaṇa ardharcādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 4, 31.]

1) n. Jugendalter, Jugendkraft, Jugendblüthe [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 1, 130.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 7, 19.] [Amarakoṣa 2, 6, 1, 40.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 339.] yau.a.e (yau va.e die Hdschrr.) jī.ānupapṛñca.ī ja.ā [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 18, 4, 50.] kaumāraṃ yauvanaṃ jarā [Bhagavadgītā 2, 13.] [Mahābhārata 5, 7421.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 9, 7. 39, 18. 4, 63, 14.] [Suśruta 1, 129, 4. 5] (vom 30ten bis zum 40ten Jahre). [343, 1.] śaiśava, yauvana, vārddhaka [Raghuvaṃśa 1, 8. 3, 32.] [Vikramorvaśī 26.] [KĀM. NĪTIS. 14, 58.] [Spr. 685. 815.] kaumāra, yauvana, sthāvira [1774.] bālya, yauvana [1969. 2577. 2637. 3435. 4178] (yauvane kāle v. l.) [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 74, 18. 78, 13. 96, 1. 7.] yauvanārūḍhā [Kathāsaritsāgara 18, 261. 277.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 22, 13.] [Pañcatantra 128, 2.] [Hitopadeśa 10, 19. 28, 14.] cañcala [Lassen’s Anthologie (III) 16, 15. 32, 9.] dinaiḥ katipayaiḥ saṃstham [35, 22.] [SARVADARŚANAS. 145, 14.] stha [Mahābhārata 3, 16641.] [Spr. 4924.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 43, 151.] [Pañcatantra 183, 25.] pl. : yauvanāni mahayasi jigyuṣāmiva dundubhiḥ [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 46.] [Meghadūta 26.] [Spr. 194. 2897.] yauvanaṃ navaṃ candramasaḥ [Harivaṃśa 4078.] am Ende eines adj. comp. f. āḥ prāptayauvanā [Mahābhārata 3, 2111.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 73, 423.] saṃprāpta [Mahābhārata 1, 3207. 5, 7411.] rūḍha [PAÑCAR. 3, 7, 37.] nava [Raghuvaṃśa.9,7.] [Ṛtusaṃhāra.4,12.] [Oxforder Handschriften 25,a,10.] [Spr. 1960.] pratyagra [Kathāsaritsāgara 27, 201.] gata [Spr. 975.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 16, 3.] saṃpūrṇa [Kathāsaritsāgara 47, 110.] sthira [Harivaṃśa 6977.] [Vikramorvaśī 109.] [PAÑCAR. 1, 10, 89.] [Mṛcchakaṭikā 18, 19.] sa [Ṛtusaṃhāra 1, 7.] [Sāhityadarpana 100.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 3, 433.] āpūrṇodakayauvanā vasumatī [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 27, 8.] —

2) n. eine Schaar junger Leute, insbes. Mädchen zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 38.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1415.] —

3) n. Bez. des dritten Grades in den Mysterien der Śākta [Oxforder Handschriften 91,b,41.] — Vgl. nitya .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Yauvana (यौवन):—n.

1) Jugendalter , -kraft , -blüthe. Auch Pl. am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. —

2) eine Schaar junger Leute , insbes. Mädchen.

3) Bez. des dritten Grades in den Mysterien der Śākta.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yauvana (यौवन) [Also spelled yauvan]:—(nm) youth, youthfulness; -[kāla] period of youth; -[darpa] pride of youth; -[prāpta] one who has attained puberty/youth.

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