Jahnuvamsha, Jahnuvaṃśa, Jahnu-vamsha: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Jahnuvaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Jahnuvamsa or Jahnuvamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jahnuvaṃśa (जह्नुवंश) refers to royal dynasty (vaṃśa) of kings (rājan) descended from the Candravaṃśa (lunar dynasty).—From Jahnu were descended-: Suratha—Viḍūratha—Sārvabhauma—Jayatsena—Ravaya—Bhāvuka—Cakroddhata—Devātithi—Ṛkṣa—Bhīma and Pratīci. Pratīci had three sons: Devāpi, Śantanu and Bālhīka. Śantanu was also called Mahābhiṣak. And, he had two wives, Gaṅgā and Satyavatī. From Gaṅgā was born Bhīṣma; of Satyavatī, before her marriage, was born Vyāsa by Parāśara. Satyavatī had two sons, Citrāṅgada and Vicitravīrya by Śantanu. From Vyāsa were born Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Pāṇḍu, and Vidura, and from Dhṛtarāṣṭra the Kauravas. Kunti and Mādrī, wives of Pāṇḍu, together got from the devas five sons, viz. Dharmaputra, Bhīma, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. Dharmaputra had two sons, Devaka and Prativindhya. To Bhīma was born of Hidimbi Ghaṭotkaca. Śatānīka was born of Reṇumatī to Nakula. Arjuna’s descendants were: Abhimanyu—Parīkṣit—Candrāpīḍa—Satyakarṇa Śvetakarṇa—Ajapārśva—Janamejaya—Śatānīka—Sahasrānīka—Aśvamedha—Aśvinīkṛṣṇa—Gupta—Citraratha—Śuciratha—Dhṛtimān—Suṣeṇa—Sunīta—Sucakṣus—Nala—Uparipalva—Medhāvī—Mṛtyuñjaya—Duṣya—Nimi—Bṛhadratha—Śatānīka—Durdama—Vibhīnara—Daṇḍapāṇi—Kṣemaka.

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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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