Angarajavamsha, aka: Aṅgarājavaṃśa, Angaraja-vamsha; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Aṅgarājavaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Angarajavamsa or Angarajavamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Aṅgarājavaṃśa (अङ्गराजवंश).—(THE DYNASTY OF AṄGA KINGS). Descended from Viṣṇu in the following order: Brahmā-Atri-Candra-Budha-Purūravas-Āyus-Nahuṣa-Yayāti. Yadu, Turvasu, Druhyu and Anudruhyu were the four sons of Yayāti. The Aṅga dynasty starts from Turvasu, one of the four. The following are the descendants of Turvasu. Varga was the son of Turvasu, Gobhānu, the son of Varga, Traiśāni the son of Gobhānu, Karandhama, the son of Traiśāni, Marutta, the son of Karandhama, Duṣyanta, the son of Marutta, Varūtha, the son of Duṣyanta, Gāṇḍira the son of Varūtha, and Gāndāra the son of Gāṇḍira. The five powerful peoples, the Gāndhāras, the Colas, the Keralas, the Pāṇḍyas and the Kolas have descended from Gāndhāra. (See full article at Story of Aṅgarāja-vaṃśa from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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