Arkavamsha, aka: Arkavaṃśa; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Arkavaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Arkavamsa or Arkavamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Arkavamsha in Purana glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Arkavaṃśa (अर्कवंश).—See sūryavaṃśa. Ila was common ancestor.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 14.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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