Megasthenes: 1 definition
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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”.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Pataliputra, Peshas, Palibothra, Sushoma, Ganga, Rajjuka, Mathura, Arbuda, Vanaprastha, Shurasena, Pataliputta.
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Matangalila and Hastyayurveda (study) (by Chandrima Das)
Megasthenes’ account on Elephants < [Chapter 3]
Vaśālobha: The second technique < [Chapter 3]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Annadatri-carita (study) (by Sarannya V.)
1. The Chera Dynasty (Introducion) < [Chapter 2 - Depiction of King Utiyan Ceralatan in History and Literature]
Dipavamsa (study) (by Sibani Barman)
Pallava period (Social and Cultural History) (by S. Krishnamurthy)
Military personnel < [Chapter 3 - Socio-Religious Life]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Identification and origins of Pāṭaliputra < [Notes]
Appendix 1.4 - Sacred Prostitution < [Appendices]