Yuyutsu; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Yuyutsu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Yuyutsu in Itihasa glossaries]

Yuyutsu (युयुत्सु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.2) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Yuyutsu) 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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Purana

[Yuyutsu in Purana glossaries]

Yuyutsu (युयुत्सु).—Survived the Kurukṣetra war: grieved at Kṛṣṇa's departure from Hāstinapura: received Vidura in joy.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 10. 9; 13. 3; X. 80.[4].
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purana book cover
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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)

[Yuyutsu in Hinduism glossaries]

Yuyutsu, also called Vikarna, was a son of King Dhritharashtra, born to a Vaishya wife of the King. Thus, he is the half brother of the Kauravas. He was famed for his sense of justice. He was one of the few who strenuously objected to the dishonoring of Draupadi in the assembly hall by the Kauravas. (See 'Draupadi Dishonored').

He was disgusted by the injustice done by his brothers, the Kauravas to the sons of Pandu and hence he joined the Pandava side in the great Kurkshetra war. He was the only son of Dhritharashtra to survive that bloody war.

(Source): Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Yuyutsu (युयुत्सू): A noble son of Dhritarashtra who bent his head in shame and sorrow when Yudhishthira lost Draupadi. He also disapproved of the unfair way in which Abhimanyu was killed.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

Yuyutsu (युयुत्सु).—A son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra by a Vaiśya wife. He took the side of the Pāṇḍavas during the Kurukṣetra war. He lived through the battle and performed the last funeral rites for the slain warriors on the side of Kurus.

(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Yuyutsu in Sanskrit glossaries]

Yuyutsu (युयुत्सु).—a.

1) Wishing to fight, hostile, bellicose; धर्मक्षेत्रे कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः (dharmakṣetre kurukṣetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ) Bg.1.1.

-tsuḥ A combatant.

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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