Yayavara, Yāyāvara, Yayāvara: 10 definitions

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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Yāyāvara (यायावर).—This is the family name of Rājaśekhara. He is so called by Tilakamañjarī and Udayasundarīkathā. His father Dardūka was a high priest. His great grand-father was a great poet. He was married to Avantisundarī an accomplished Rājput princess. Rājaśekhara quotes her views on poetics with regard.

He calls himself as the spiritual teacher of Mahendrapāla and that he was patronized by his son and successori Mahipāla. He flourished during the period of 880-920 A.D. Rājaśekhara’s known works are Bālarāmāyaṇa, Bālabhārata, Viddhaśālabhañjikā, Karpūramañjarī and Kāvyamīmāṃsā.

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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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Yāyāvara (यायावर).—A particular section of Brahmins. Their special feature is that they wander about here and there, following the course of life of the sages. Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 13, mentions that the reputed sage Jaratkāru was a Yāyāvara.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Yāyāvara (यायावर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.34.12, I.41.16, I.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Yāyāvara) 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yayāvara (ययावर).—= यायावर (yāyāvara) q. v.

Derivable forms: yayāvaraḥ (ययावरः).

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Yāyāvara (यायावर).—a. Frequently going, vagrant, having no fixed abode.

-raḥ 1 A vagrant mendicant, saint; याया- वराः पुष्पफलेन चान्ये प्रानर्चुरर्च्या जगदर्चनीयम् (yāyā- varāḥ puṣpaphalena cānye prānarcurarcyā jagadarcanīyam) Bk.2.2; महा- भागस्तस्मिन्नयमजनि यायावरकुले (mahā- bhāgastasminnayamajani yāyāvarakule) B. R.1.13 (where yāyāvara is the name of a family).

2) A horse selected for a horsesacrifice.

3) Name of the sage जरत्कारु (jaratkāru).

4) Name of a family (to which Rajaśekhara belonged).

-ram The life of a vagrant mendicant.

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

Yāyāvara (यायावर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Going repeatedly. 2. Wandering, vagrant. m.

(-raḥ) 1. A horse fit for the Aśwamedha sacrifice. 2. The saint Jaratkaru. 3. A Brahmana who has preserved his householdfire. 4. A vagrant. E. to go, in the reiterative form, varac aff.

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

Yāyāvara (यायावर).—[adjective] wandering about, having no fixed abode; [masculine] a vagrant mendicant, [plural] [Name] of a race of Brahmans.

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

1) Yayāvara (ययावर):—[varia lectio] for yāyāvara.

2) Yāyāvara (यायावर):—[from ] a mfn. ([from] [Intensive]) going about, having no fixed or permanent abode, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. a vagrant mendicant, saint, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

4) [v.s. ...] a Brāhman who has preserved his household-fire (?), [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] ‘wandering at large’, a horse selected for a horse-sacrifice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] [plural] (also with gaṇāḥ) Name of a family of Brāhmans (to which Jarat-kāru belongs), [Mahābhārata] (sg. = jarat-kāru, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

7) [v.s. ...] n. the life of a vagrant mendicant, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

8) b yāyin See p. 850, col. 1.

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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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