Dynasty: 1 definition
Dynasty 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.
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Dynasty (history) (in Sanskrit: vamshanucarita) refers to one of the Five characteristics of Puranas or Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—According to the Matsyapurana and the Vayupurana, there are five characteristic features of Puranas. These are—sarga, pratisarga, vamsha, manvantara and vamshanucarita.
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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Full-text (+1711): Candravamsha, Somavamsha, Kakutstha, Agnimitra, Ikshvaku, Calukya, Yadava, Raghava, Shishunaga, Rajavamsha, Suryavamsha, Vamshacaritra, Vrishni, Nagavanshi, Vamshanucarita, Sahi, Vicitravirya, Candragupta, Maru, Sudarshana.
Search found 164 books and stories containing Dynasty; (plurals include: Dynasties). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Egypt Through The Stereoscope (by James Henry Breasted)
Position 41 - Cliff Tombs Of The Lords Of Assiut—the King-makers Of 4,000 Years Ago < [Standpoints In Egypt]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2.1 - Dynasties of Pre-Mahābhārata war (Introduction) < [Chapter 3 - Historical aspects in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 2.2 - Dynasties of Post-Mahābhārata war (Introduction) < [Chapter 3 - Historical aspects in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 2 - Genealogy of Kings and Princes in the Matsyapurāṇa < [Chapter 3 - Historical aspects in the Matsyapurāṇa]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Introduction (Southern Kalinga) < [Chapter XIII - The Dynasties in South Kalinga]
Introduction (Kandravadi Dynasty) < [Chapter IX - The Kandravadis (A.D. 1130-1280)]
Introduction (Saluva dynasty) < [Chapter XVIII - The Saluvas]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 1 - Dynasties of the Kali Age < [Book 12 - Twelfth Skandha]
Chapter 23 - The History of the Dynasties of Anu, Druhyu, Turvasu and Yadu < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]
Chapter 22 - The Royal Dynasties of Pāñcāla, Magadha and Kuru < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]
Buddha-nature (as Depicted in the Lankavatara-sutra) (by Nguyen Dac Sy)
Introduction to Chinese Buddhism < [Chapter 6 - Further Development of the Thought of Buddha-nature in China]
1. The Daosheng’s Thought of Buddha-nature < [Chapter 6 - Further Development of the Thought of Buddha-nature in China]
Introduction to the Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra < [Introduction]
A Manual of Khshnoom (by Phiroz Nasarvanji Tavaria)
Chapter II < [Part II]
Chapter I < [Part II]
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