Kukuravamsha, Kukuravaṃśa, Kukura-vamsha: 1 definition


Kukuravamsha 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.

The Sanskrit term Kukuravaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Kukuravamsa or Kukuravamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kukuravaṃśa (कुकुरवंश) refers to royal dynasty (vaṃśa) of kings (rājan) descended from the Candravaṃśa (lunar dynasty).—The descendants of Kukura were: Vahni—Viloman—Kapotaromā—Tumburudundubhi—Daridra—Vasu—Nāhuka—Āhuka. Āhuka had two sons: Ugrasena and Devaka. Kaṃsa was Ugrasena’s son and Devakī his daughter. Devaka had three sons: Devāpa, Upadeva and Sudeva. Devāpa had seven daughters, Śrutadevā, Śāntidevā, Upadevā, Śrīdevā, Devarakṣitā, Sahadevā and Devakī.

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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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