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Yojana

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Yojana yō′ja-na an Indian measure of distance, usually about five miles
    • Yojana Also Yō′jan
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Usage

In literature:

Going on from this to the south-east for three yojanas, they came to the great kingdom of Sha-che.
"Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hsien
Upwards it rises eleven thousand yojanas, and descends downwards as much.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
I know the present, the past, and the future of all kine living within ten Yojanas, and whose tale has been taken.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
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In news:

India's Janani Suraksha Yojana, a conditional cash transfer programme to increase births in health facilities: an impact evaluation.
India's Janani Suraksha Yojana, a conditional cash transfer programme to increase births in health facilities: an impact evaluation.
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In science:

According to the Arthaśāstra, one yojana equals 8,000 dhanus, whereas Āryabhaṭa took it to be 8,000 nṛ (height of man). Āryabhaṭa defines his nṛ to be equal to 96 a
Aryabhata's Mathematics
As he gives the diameter of earth to be 1,050 yojana, his estimate exceeds the modern value by 11 percent.
Aryabhata's Mathematics
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