Kanvayana, Kaṇvāyana, Kāṇvāyaṇa, Kāṇvāyana: 3 definitions



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Kaṇvāyana (कण्वायन).—The predecessors of the Āndhra rulers; their reign of 4 kings lasted for 45 years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 158 & 159.

2) Kāṇvāyaṇa (काण्वायण).—The clan of Brāhmaṇas from Kaṇva, son of Ajamīḍha; a pravara of Aṅgiras.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 47; 196. 21.

3) Kāṇvāyana (काण्वायन).—A ruling dynasty: commencing with Vāsudeva, ruled the earth for 345 years;1 in number nine: called śurya bhṛtyas. These ruled from 40 to 45 years and were Brāhmaṇas. They had their own sāmantas.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 21.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 272. 33-7.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (K) next»] — Kanvayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kāṇvāyana (काण्वायन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Cāturāśramyadharma. Report. Ii. L. 2590.

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

1) Kāṇvāyana (काण्वायन):—[from kāṇva] m. a descendant of Kaṇva

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the descendants or followers of Kaṇva, [Ṛg-veda viii, 55, 4]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a dynasty, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa xii, 1, 19.]

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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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