Marttikavana, Mārttikāvana: 1 definition
Marttikavana 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Mārttikāvana (मार्त्तिकावन).—An ancient country in Bhārata. During the time of the Pāṇḍavas this country was ruled by King Śalya. (Śloka 14, Chapter 16, Vana Parva). Paraśurāma killed all the Kṣatriyas of this country. (Śloka 12, Chapter 70, Droṇa Parva). Arjuna once made the son of Kṛtavarmā the King of this country. (Śloka 69, Chapter 77, Mausala Parva).
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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