Yugala: 16 definitions


Yugala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Yugala (युगल) or Yugalagītā refers to one of the sixty-four Gītās commonly referred to in Hindu scriptures.—Gītā is the name given to certain sacred writings in verse (often in the form of a dialogue) which are devoted to the exposition of particular religious and theosophical doctrines. Most of these Gītās [i.e., Yugala-gītā] originate from the Mahābhārata or the various Purāṇas.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Yugala (युगल) represents the number 2 (two) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 2—yugala] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yugala (युगल) refers to a “pair” (i.e., husband and wife), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.45 (“Śiva’s comely form and the Jubilation of the Citizens”).—Accordingly, after Menā spoke to Śiva: “Delighted on seeing Śiva and overwhelmed by affection they cherished the comely form in their hearts and spoke as follows:—[The ladies said:—] ‘[...] Pārvatī has accomplished everything inasmuch as she performed penance for Śiva. She is blessed, she is contented in securing Śiva as her husband. If Brahmā had not joined this pair (yugala), Śiva and Śivā, his endeavour of creation would have entirely become fruitless. [...]’”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Yugala.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘two’. Note: yugala is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yugala : (nt.) a pair or couple.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Yugala, & Yugaḷa (nt.) (Class. Sk. yugala; in relation to yuga the same as Lat. jugulum (“yoke-bone”) to jugum. Cp. also Gr. zeu/glh yoking strap) a pair, couple J. I, 12 (yugaḷa-yugaḷa-bhūtā in pairs), 500 (bāhu°); VI, 270 (thana° the 2 breasts); Vism. 219; VbhA. 51 (yugaḷato jointly, in pairs); the six “pairs of adaptabilities” or “words, ” Yog. 18—23, Mystic 30 sq.; cp. Dhs. 40 sq. Also used as adj. (like yuga) in phrase yugalaṃ karoti to couple, join, unite Dpvs. I, 77; VvA. 233. (Page 556)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yugala (युगल).—A pair, couple; बाहु°, हस्त°, चरण° (bāhu°, hasta°, caraṇa°) &c.

Derivable forms: yugalam (युगलम्).

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

Yugala (युगल).—n.

(-laṃ) A pair, a brace, a couple. E. yuga a pair, lac aff.

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

Yugala (युगल).—[yuga + la], n. A pair, [Pañcatantra] 184, 16.

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

Yugala (युगल).—[masculine] [neuter] pair, couple.

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

1) Yugala (युगल):—[from yuj] n. (rarely m.; ifc. f(ā). ) a pair, couple, brace, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa; Pañcatantra] etc. (lo-√bhū, to be yoked or united with)

2) [v.s. ...] ‘double prayer’, Name of a prayer to Lakṣmī and Nārāyaṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Yugala (युगल):—(laṃ) 1. n. A pair, a couple.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Yugala (युगल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Juala, Jugala.

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Yugala in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yugala (ಯುಗಲ):—

1) [noun] a set of two things regarded as one unit; a pair.

2) [noun] two children or animals brought forth at a birth; twins.

3) [noun] (math.) a symbol for the number two.

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Yugaḷa (ಯುಗಳ):—[noun] = ಯುಗಲ [yugala].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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