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    Ancient and Vedic Names "Y" - Hindu Mythology

    Yadavas

    The descendants of Yadu, who lived near the Yamuna river.

    Yadu

    A prince of the Chandra vansh. His descendants are called Yadavas. The epic Mahabharata and Puranas refer to Yadu as the eldest son of mythological King Yayati.

    Yaduvamsi

    Those of the clan of Yadu.

    Yajna

    A Vedic ritual or sacrifice performed to please the Gods or sometimes to the Supreme Spirit Brahman. Often it involves a fire, which represents the god Agni, in the centre of the stage and items are offered into the fire.

    Yaka

    Yaksha or Yakkha is the name of a broad class of nature-spirits or minor deities who appear in Hindu mythology. The feminine form of the word is yaki or yaki.

    Yama

    Yama, also known as Yamaraja is the lord of death. God of dharma, whose son was Yudhishthira.

    Yashoda

    Yahsoda was wife of Nanda and foster-mother of, Krishna, who was given to them by Vasudeva. Yashoda also was mother to Balarama and his sister Subhadra.

    Yavakrida

    Son of Sage Bharadwaja who was bent upon mastering the Vedas.

    Yayati

    Emperor of the Bharata race who rescued Devayani from the well into which she had been thrown by Sarmishtha. He later married both Devayani and Sarmishtha. One of the ancestors of the Pandavas who became prematurely old due to Sukracharya's curse.

    Yoga

    Spiritual practices performed primarily as a means to enlightenment. Traditionally, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Raja Yoga are considered the four main yogas. Hatha Yoga has asanas or exercises.

    Yogi

    One who practices yoga. Refer above for Yoga.

    Yudhamanyu

    A Panchala prince supporting the Pandavas, who was assigned the task of protecting the wheels of Arjuna's chariot along with Uttamauja. He was slain in his sleep by Ashvatthama.

    Yudhishthira

    Yudhisthira was the eldest son of King Pandu and Queen Kunti, King of Hastinapura and Indraprastha. He was the principal protagonist of the Kurukshetra War, and for his unblemished piety, known as Dharmaraja.

    Yuga

    In Hindu philosophy, the cycle of creation is divided into four yugas (ages or eras).

    Yuyudhana

    Another name of Satyaki, who was not killed in the warfare but in a mutual fight among Yadavas.

    Yuyutsu

    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.

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