Descendents of King Yayaati's eldest son, Yadu. His descendents extended
their empire far and wide into Bundelkhand region under the name of
Chedi and in Naagpur region under the name of Vidarbh. Historical
evidence is available to claim that various branches of Yaadav continued
to rule for 23 or more generations. The most illustrious Yaadav was
Shree Krishn who is also called Yaadav.
There are 7 main Yaamal Tantra - (1) Brahm Yaamal - available , (2) Vishnu
Yaamal, (3) Rudra Yaamal - available, (4) Aadi Yaamal, (5) Skand Yaamal,
(6) Koorm Yaamal and (7) Devee Yaamal - available.
(1) Traveling or travel. (2) Teerth Yaatraa
Yagya see also Yagya;
Yagya-2 - As a Vaidik ritual
Yagya-3 - Things needed to perform Yagya,
Yagya, the most effective remedy.
Names of some Yagya
Yagya means Hom or Havan and Shaalaa means place, so Yagya Shaalaa means
"the area of the site where the main priests sit to perform your Yagya".
It is a religion - Judaism or Jewish Faith. Judaism is perhaps the
second oldest faith coming after Hinduism. It was founded by Abraaham
about 1500 BC in the region now known as Syria and Israel. During the
14th century BC, a severe famine occurred in their homeland and there
was a mass movement to Egypt where they were enslaved. When they
dribbled out from Egypt, it was called Exodus.
Since Braahman's duties are study and teaching, doing Yagya for himself
and others, when they perform any ceremony for any Kshatriya or Vaishya
or Shoodra, those people are his Yajamaan. As the work is complete,
Yajamaan gives Dakshinaa to him.
A non-Aaryan tribe which inhabited India and Shree Lankaa along with
Raakshas and Naag tribes during the times of Shree Raam. Yaksh were
later considered a class of semi-Divine beings with Kuber as their head
because Yaksh were good people.
(1) Instrument. (2) Machine. (3) In astrology
Yantra is used
for various Devtaa to worship for achieving desired results, or to
fulfill desired wish. It is a diagram, a physical thing, carved on metal
or wood, or drawn on paper or anything, or say a geometrical figure drawn on a paper, engraved
on a metal (copper, silver, or gold etc) piece. These patters are different for every Devtaa or Devee.
They are energized by Pandit to be able to work in a desired way. Then
these are given to the person who wishes to worship them. They are
supposed to fulfill one's wish. But in all types of worship the main
thing is Mantra, Mantra is soul of Tantra. Tantra is the Body, and
Mantra is the soul. There is no Tantra or Yantra separate from Mantra
and vise versa.
(1) A Bhikshu, who subsists on alms.
(2) As a Bhramar dies after arresting himself in a lotus flower in the
evening because of its fragrance, in the same way a Yati is also
destroyed by eating food from one house because of taste.
Yava [Bhavishya Puraan, 1/3]
(2) Barley see also
Cereals for other grains
(3) 6 yellow mustard seeds see also
for other measures
The name of an Upanishad from
God's power for miracle.
The sleep of meditation. Personified delusion.
State of contemplation in half sleep with full exercise of mental powers.
When Vishnu sleeps in waters after destroying everything (after Pralaya time); or
when His night falls and He sleeps, that state is called Yog Nidraa.
Posture for meditation.
Who practices Yog.
(2) As Yog means being united with something, a
Yogee is he who unites himself with God.
Another name of Shree Krishn.
Another name of Shree Krishn.
One of the Maatrikaa, attendants of Kaalee.
The Yoginee are eight female demons attendant on Durgaa. Their names are
Maarjanee, Karpoor-Tilak, Malaya-gandhinee Kaumudikaa, Bherundaa,
Maatali, Naayakee, and Jaya or Shubhaachaar; Su-lakshanaa, Su-nandaa.
see also Distance-Measurement
Ancient measurement of distance in India.
1 Yojan = 4 Kos = 12 Kms = approx 9 miles
1 Kos = 2 and a 1/4 miles
Attached with. [eg, Horses are yoked to a vehicle]
(1) Female organ, the passage through which the child birth takes place
(2) Form of life.
(3) Species, for example, Manushya Yoni - human body; Dev Yoni - the body of
Devtaa; Tiryak Yoni - all living beings born in Tiryak Yoni are of very low species, such as,
worms, birds, creepers, animals, insects etc. Aasuree Yoni - it is the same as Tiryak Yoni.
Among all the Yoni, Manushya Yoni is Karm
Yoni and other Yoni are bhog Yoni because it is only Manushya who cannot
live without doing any Karm after taking birth, while other cannot do
any work (actions) by which they can uplift themselves.
see also Tadaag
When a tank is first dug out, a thick column or piece of wood is driven
into its center that is called Yoop or Naag Stambh.
Yogee. A Yogee who has just started practicing Yog, is called Yunjaan.
see also Zodiac
Scientifically, Zodiac is an imaginary belt, 16 degree wide, around the Earth, in which
12 Raashi (Signs) have been imagined. This means that the 12 equal
divisions named Mesh, Vrish etc Signs of that imaginary belt are also
all the more imaginary. Some scholars claim that the Babylonians have
invented the zodiac of 360 degrees around 700 BCE, perhaps even earlier
and India has got the knowledge of the zodiac from Babylonia or even
later from Greece. However, as old as the Rig Ved, the oldest Vedic
text, there are clear references to a Chakra or wheel of 360 spokes
placed in the sky. The number 360 and its related numbers like 12, 24,
36, 48, 60, 72, 108, 432 and 720 occur commonly in Vaidik symbolism. It
is in the hymns of the
(Rig Ved 1.140-164) that we have the clearest such references.
Zodiac Signs see also
There are 12 signs through which Sun transits
in one year - (1) Mesh (Aries), (2) Vrish or Vrishabh (Taurus), (3) Mithun (Gemini),
(4) Kark (Cancer), (5) Sinh (Leo), (6) Kanyaa (Virgo), (7) Tulaa (Libraa),
(8) Vrishchik (Scorpio), (9) Dhanu (Sagittarius) (10) Makar (Capricorn), (11) Kumbh (Aquarius),
(12) Meen (Pisces).