Yuvanashva, aka: Yuvanāśva; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Yuvanāśva can be transliterated into English as Yuvanasva or Yuvanashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

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Yuvanāśva (युवनाश्व) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.116.66, XIII.115) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Yuvanāśva) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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1) Yuvanāśva (युवनाश्व):—Son of Candra (son of Viśvagandhi). He had a son named Śrāvasta. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.20-21)

2) Yuvanāśva (युवनाश्व):—Son of Senajit (son of Kṛśāśva). At first, he had no sons, and thus he retired from family life and went to the forest with his one hundred wives. In the forest, he drank the sanctified water during a sacrifice and a son with the symptoms of a powerful king came forth from the lower right side of King Yuvanāśva's abdomen. This son was named Māndhātā. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.26-34)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Yuvanāśva (युवनाश्व).—A King of the Ikṣvāku dynasty. Genealogy. From Viṣṇu were descended in the following order:—Brahmā-Marīci-Kaśyapa-Vivasvān-Vaivasvata Manu-Ikṣvāku-Vikukṣi-Śaśāda-Kakutstha (Purañjaya)-Anenas-Pṛthulāśva-Prasenajit-Yuvanāśva. This Yuvanāśva was the father of Māndhātā. (See full article at Story of Yuvanāśva from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Yuvanāśva (युवनाश्व).—Another Yuvanāśva was the grandson of Viṣvagaśva of the Ikṣvāku dynasty and the son of Adri. This Yuvanāśva was the father of King Śrāva. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 202, Verse 3).

3) Yuvanāśva (युवनाश्व).—Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 234, Verse 15, refers to another Yuvanāśva who was the son of Vṛṣadarbha. He attained Heaven by offering gifts of jewels, women and dwelling houses.

4) Yuvanāśva (युवनाश्व).—A King of the Ikṣvāku dynasty who was the grandson of Māndhātā. There is reference to him in the Ṛgveda. (Ṛgveda, 10; 134).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Yuvanāśva (युवनाश्व).—A son of Candra, (Indu) and father of Śrāva.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 20-21; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 29.

1b) A righteous king and a son of (Pra) Senājit: Issueless though he had a hundred wives of whom Gaurī was one; went to the forest, where he got up the Aindra Iṣṭi, a sacrifice in honour of Indra. One night he felt thirsty and drank the consecrated water from the sacrificial pot. In due time a son was born splitting open the right side of his stomach. He lived for some time and went to Heaven. This son was the great Māndhāta (s.v.).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 25-32; 7. 1; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 66; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 65; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 48-63.

1c) An Angirasa and Mantrakṛt. By his curse half the Ganges came out.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 108; III. 66. 29; Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 99.

1d) A son of Andhra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 27; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 26.

1e) The son of Ambarīṣa, wife Narmadā, and son Sambhūta (Harita, Vāyu-purāṇa and Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 73; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 73; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 2-3.

1f) During his yajña, there were differences as to the division of paśu. Brahmā interfered and appeased while Śakti got angry.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 6. 59.

1g) A son of Raṇāśva and father of Mandhāta; a Mantrakṛt.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 34; 145. 102.

1h) A son of Śūli of the 24th dvāpara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 207.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Yuvanashva is a King of the Solar dynasty, the son of Dhundumara, and an ancestor of Rama. He is referred to as 'speediest charioteer' in [Rama:1.70.25]. His son is Mandhata.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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