Huvishka, Huviṣka: 3 definitions

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Huvishka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Huviṣka can be transliterated into English as Huviska or Huvishka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: academia.edu: The Chronology of Ancient Gandhara and Bactria

King Huvishka (1090-1030 BCE).—Huvishka succeeded his father Kanishka. An inscription found in Wardak monastery at Kabul refers to the 51 st regnal year of Maharaja Rajatiraja Huvishka. Taranatha mentions that Kanishka’s son lived for 100 years. Evidently, Huvishka might have reigned for 60 years. Both Kanishka and Huvishka reigned for 100 years. Thus, the period from 1131 BCE to 1030 BCE was the golden era of Kushanas. An inscription of King Ashvaghosha found in Kaushambi refers to King Huvishka. Most probably, Kanishka or Huvishka conquered Pataliputra again after the death of King Nanda. Thus, Huvishka reigned over a vast empire from Bactria to Magadha.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Huviṣka (हुविष्क).—[masculine] names of kings.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Huviṣka (हुविष्क):—m. Name of a king, [Inscriptions]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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