Amshuman, Aṃśumān, Anshuman: 4 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Aṃśumān can be transliterated into English as Amsuman or Amshuman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Aṃśumān (अंशुमान्):—Son of Asamañjasa (one of the many sons of Sagara). He was always engaged in working for the good of Sagara Mahārāja, his grandfather. He had a son named Dilīpa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.8.14,9.9.1)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Aṃśumān (अंशुमान्).—Name of a King belonging to the Solar dynasty (Sūrya Vaṃśa). Genealogy. Aṃśumān was descended from Viṣṇu through Brahmā-Marīci-Kaśyapa-Vivasvān-Vaivasvatamanu-Ikṣvāku-Vikukṣi-Śaśāda-Purañjaya-Kakutstha-Anenas-Pṛthulāśva-Prasenajit-Yuvanāśva-Māndhātā-Purukutsa-Trasadasyu-Anaraṇya-Aryaśvan-Vasumanas-Sudhanvā-Traiyyāruṇa-Satyavrata-Triśaṅku-Hariścandra-Rohitāśva-Harita-Cuñcu-Sudeva-Bharuka-Bāhuka-Sagara-Asamañjas-Aṃśumān. Birth. Sagara, a king of the Sūrya vaṃśa, (mentioned above) had two wives, Sumati (Vaidarbhī) and Keśinī (Saibā) by name. Keśinī gave birth to a son named Asamañjas. Aṃśumān was the son of Asamañjas and the father of the famous Bhagīratha. (See under the title, BHAGĪRATHA). Some other details. Aṃśumān was one of the Kings who attended the Svayaṃvara of Pāñcālī. (Vide Śloka 11, Chapter 185 of Ādi Parva of the Mahābhārata). (See full article at Story of Aṃśumān from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Aṃśumān (अंशुमान्).—There is a reference to one Aṃśumān in the course of the description of the Viśvedevas.

3) Aṃśumān (अंशुमान्).—King of Bhoja who was killed by Droṇa in the war at Kurukṣetra (Vide Śloka 14, Chapter 6 of Karṇa Parva).

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

1) Aṃśumān (अंशुमान्) is the name of one of the twelve Ādityas: the offspring of Aditi, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa gave thirteen daughters to Kaśyapa. [...] Kaśyapa’s thirteen wives are [viz., Aditi]. Aditi gives birth to twelve Ādityas, [viz. Aṃśumān].

2) Aṃśumān (अंशुमान्) is the son of Sagara and grandson of Bāhu, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the Saurapurāṇa.—Accordingly, [...] Kuruka was born to Vijaya. Vṛka was born of Kuruka, and from Vṛka was born Bāhu. The illustrious king Sagara was the son of Bāhu and Aṃśumān was born from Sagara. Dilipa was the Son of Aṃśumān and Bhagiratha was born from Dilipa (Dilīpa?).

Aṃśumān is known as Aṃśumat in the Viṣṇupurāṇa chapter IV.4.

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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Amshuman was a king of the Solar dynasty, the son of Amshuman, and an ancestor of Rama. Dilipa is his son.

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