Yuyutsu; 7 Definition(s)
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Itihasa (narrative history)
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
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’).
1) Yuyutsu (युयुत्सु).—General. Son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra by a Vaiśya woman. He is not included in the 100 sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Yuyutsu is referred to by another name, "Karaṇa" in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 68, Verse 113. (See full article at Story of Yuyutsu from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)
2) Yuyutsu (युयुत्सु).—There is a reference to another Yuyutsu who was the son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra by his wife Gāndhārī in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 93.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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..
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
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
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
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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section CXVII < [Sambhava Parva]
Section CLXXXVIII < [Swayamvara Parva]
Section CXVI < [Sambhava Parva]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Chapter 2 - The First Day of Combat: Duryodhana Gains the Upper Hand < [Bhisma Parva]
Chapter 11 - Tuition for Drona < [Adi Parva]
Chapter 2 - The Fall of Duryodhana < [Salya Parva]
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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)