Yuddha; 8 Definition(s)
Yuddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Yuddha (युद्ध).—(war) (i) In ancient times in India war was considered a "Rājadharma". A war declared under this law was known as "Dharmayuddha"
(ii) It is forbidden to use a weapon describing it falsely as another weapon. The use of arrows heated in fire, is also against Dharmayuddha.
(iii) It is also against the rules of Dharmayuddha to kill a person who gets down from the chariot, a eunuch, one with joined palms, one who squats on the ground, one who seeks refuge, one who is asleep, one who is naked, an unarmed person, one who has come to witness the fight, one who is fighting with another, one whose weapon is broken, one who is bereaved by the death of a son or other relative, one who is vanquished, one who flees from battle, and one who refuses to attack in return etc.
(iv) If a warrior fleeing from battlefield is killed by his enemy, he carries with him his master’s sins.
(v) All the grace earned by the young man who flees from battle, passes to his master.
(vi) The soldier himself may take all booty in the battle except chariots, horses, elephants, umbrellas, wealth, corn, cows, women, weapons, silver and gold.
(vii) All costly articles, seized in battle, such as gold, silver, jewels etc. are to be handed over to the King, according to the Vedas. (Manusmṛti, Chapter 7).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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)
Yuddha (युद्ध) is a Sanskrit word referring to “war”.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
yuddha : (nt.) fight; war; battle.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Yuddha, (nt.) (orig. pp. of yujjhati; cp. Vedic yuddha (pp.) and yudh (f.) the fight) war, battle, fight D. I, 6 (daṇḍa° fighting with sticks or weapons); J. III, 541 (id.); Sn. 442 (Dat. yuddhāya); J. VI, 222; Miln. 245 (kilesa°, as pp. : one who fights sin); Mhvs 10, 45 (°atthaṃ for the sake of fighting); 10, 69 (yuddhāya in order to fight); 25, 52 (yuddhāy’āgata); 32, 12 (yuddhaṃ yujjhati); 32, 13 (maccu° fight with death); 33, 42; DhA. II, 154 (malla° fist-fight).—The form yudhāya at Sn. 831 is to be taken as (archaic) Dat. of Vedic yudh (f.), used in sense of an inf. & equal to yuddhāya. Nd1 172 explains as “yuddh’atthāya. ”Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
yuddha (युद्ध).—n (S) Battling, warring, fighting; conflict or a conflict in general. kukkuṭayuddha, mēṣayuddha, gajayuddha Cock-fighting, ram-fighting, elephant-fighting; mallayuddha Wrestling or pugilistic contest; talātalayuddha Fight consisting in slapping of hands mutually against each other's breast; gadāyuddha, caraṇayuddha &c.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
yuddha (युद्ध).—n Fighting, battling; conflict.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Yuddha (युद्ध).—p. p.
1) Fought, encountered.
2) Conquered, subdued.
-ddham [yudh-bhāvādau kta]
1) War, battle, fight, engagement, contest, struggle, combat; वत्स केयं वार्ता युद्धं युद्धमिति (vatsa keyaṃ vārtā yuddhaṃ yuddhamiti) U.6.
2) (In astr.) The opposition or conflict of planets.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ddhaṃ) 1. War, battle, contest. 2. Conflict of the planets, (in astronomy.) E. yudh to fight, aff. kta .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Starts with (+18): Yuddhabhu, Yuddhabhumi, Yuddhacarya, Yuddhacharya, Yuddhadhyana, Yuddhadyuta, Yuddhagandharva, Yuddhaka, Yuddhakala, Yuddhakandana, Yuddhakandu, Yuddhakari, Yuddhakarin, Yuddhamada, Yuddhamalla, Yuddhamandala, Yuddhamarga, Yuddhaphali, Yuddharanga, Yuddhasara.
Ends with (+31): Adharmayuddha, Ajayuddha, Anandacem Yuddha, Anandacem-yuddha, Andolikaniyuddha, Assayuddha, Astrayuddha, Ayuddha, Bahuyuddha, Bharatayuddha, Chitrayuddha, Citrayuddha, Dandayuddha, Devasurayuddha, Dharmayuddha, Dimbayuddha, Dolayuddha, Dolikayuddha, Dosyuddha, Dvandvayuddha.
Full-text (+125): Vadayuddha, Yuddhonmatta, Mallayuddha, Dvandvayuddha, Yuddhasara, Yuddharanga, Astrayuddha, Mitrayuddha, Bahuyuddha, Grahayuddha, Mushtiyuddha, Yuddhaya, Jhunja, Prayuddha, Anandacem-yuddha, Suyuddha, Niyuddha, Yuddhakandana, Astra, Junja.
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 4.3.4 < [Part 3 - Chivalry (vīrya-rasa)]
Verse 4.3.2 < [Part 3 - Chivalry (vīrya-rasa)]
Verse 4.8.5 < [Part 8 - Compatible & Incompatible Mellows (maitrī-vaira-sthiti)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 59 - Vidala and Utpala are slain < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 35 - Śiva-sahasranāma: the thousand names of Śiva < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.73 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Verse 1.4.42 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
Verse 1.4.46 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)