Megasthenes; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Hinduism)
Megasthenes, Greek ambassador to the Mauryan court of Chandragupta at Pataliputra during the fourth century B.C. In his Indika, Megasthenes noted that “Heracles [Krishna] is held in especial honor by the Sourasenoi, an Indian tribe who possess two large sites, Methora and Cleisbora, and through whose country flows a navigable river called Iobares”.(Source): The Greek Myths, Vol.1: Atlas and Prometheus
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