Yuvaraja, aka: Yuvarāja, Yuvan-rajan, Yuvan-raja; 8 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Yuvarāja (युवराज).—The Crown Prince;1 his initiation against a King, an instance of antahkopa;2 the residence of, to consist of five wings as that of the Kings.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 219.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 223. 8.
  • 3) Ib. 254. 17.
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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Yuvarāja (युवराज) refers to the “crown-prince”, who should be represented with an ardhamukuṭa (small crown), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Providing masks is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Yuvarāja (युवराज, “heir apparent”).—Next to the king, Yuvarāja or heir apparent was an important officer. Texts on polity state that minister and Yuvarāja are two arms of the king. He seems to have taken active part in the administration.

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)
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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Yuvarāja.—(IE 8-2, CII 3, 4; HD; ASLV), designation of the heir-apparent or crown-prince. See Arthaśāstra, I. 12 (men- tioned among the 18 tīrthas); cf. CII, Vol. II, Part i, p. 40. Cf. Tamil Tuvarāśaṉ (EI 4), also Duvarāja. Cf. Mahāyuvarāja (EI 32), same as Yuvamahārāja (q. v.). APPENDIX I PRIVILEGES ATTACHED TO FREE HOLDINGS Note: yuvarāja is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

Marathi-English dictionary

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yuvarāja (युवराज).—m (S) pop. yuvarājā The heir apparent to a throne; or the Prince or other person raised by the reigning king to govern jointly with himself, and appointed to succeed him.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yuvarāja (युवराज) [-jā, -जा].—m The heir apparent to a throne.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Yuvarāja (युवराज).—an heir-apparent, a prince-royal, crown-prince; (asau) नृपेण चक्रे युवराजशब्दभाक् (nṛpeṇa cakre yuvarājaśabdabhāk) R.3.35.

Derivable forms: yuvarājaḥ (युवराजः).

Yuvarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yuvan and rāja (राज).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yuvarāja (युवराज).—m.

(-jaḥ) 1. A young prince, especially the heir apparent, associated to the throne. 2. One of the Jaina pontiffs. E. yuva young, rājan a prince, ṭac aff.

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