Agnivamsha, Agnivaṃśa: 1 definition


Agnivamsha 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.

The Sanskrit term Agnivaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Agnivamsa or Agnivamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: JatLand: South Asia

Agnivaṃśa (अग्निवंश) (or, Agnivansha) is one of Kshatriya types, who claim descent from Agni. According to Agni Purana these Kshatriyas were born from the fire which resides in Mount Abu in Northwestern India after the “destruction of ancient Kshatriyas”.

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