Yudhamanyu, Yudhāmanyu: 6 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Yudhāmanyu (युधामन्यु).—A warrior who fought against the Kauravas from the side of the Pāṇḍavas. The following references are made to him in the Mahābhārata.

(i) Yudhāmanyu was a prince of the Pāñcāla royal family. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 17, Verse 5).

(ii) He took his position in the battle as the bodyguard of Arjuna. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 15, Verse 19).

(iii) Yudhāmanyu’s war-horse was a wonderful animal, both in spirit and shape. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 23, Verse 3).

(iv) In Bhārata Yuddha he fought against Kṛtavarmā, Duryodhana, Kṛpācārya, Citrasena the brother of Karṇa, and Aśvatthāmā. Kṛpācārya defeated him. He (Yudhāmanyu) killed Karṇa’s brother Citrasena. (Droṇa Parva, Chapters 92, 130; Karṇa Parva, Chapters 61, 83).

(v) Yudhāmanyu met with his death in his fight against Aśvatthāmā. (Mahābhārata Sauptika Parva, Chapter 8, Verse 38).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yudhāmanyu (युधामन्यु).—A partisan of Jarāsandha stationed by him at the western gate of Mathurā during its siege, and on the southern gate of Gomanta during its siege; went to Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 50. 11[5]; 52. 11[9]; 82. 26.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Yudhāmanyu (युधामन्यु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VIII.44.14, VIII.44.50) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Yudhāmanyu) 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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Yudhāmanyu (युधामन्यु).—A prince of Pāñcāla. He fought on the side of the Pāṇḍavas and was killed on the last night of the battle when Aśvatthāmā entered his tent severed his head.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Yudhamanyu was born in the Panchala royal family. He was a great warrior, who fought on the Pandava side during the great Kurukshetra war. His primary responsibility in that war was to protect Arjuna's flanks (specifically, to prevent the chariot wheels from being destroyed). While he did occasionally fight in single combat with warriors from the Kaurava side, he is almost always exclusively mentioned as accompanying Arjuna and protecting him. He was assisted by his comrade Uttamaujas in this duty.

He made through the eighteen days war unscathed, but he was killed by Ashwatthama in the despicable night-time ride on the Pandava camp after the war was over, along with the other prominent Panchalas.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Yudhāmanyu (युधामन्यु): A Panchala prince supporting the Pandavas, who was assigned the task of protecting the wheels of Arjuna's chariot along with Uttamauja. He was slain in his sleep by Ashvatthama.

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