Nilavamsha, Nīlavaṃśa, Nila-vamsha: 1 definition


Nilavamsha 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 Nīlavaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Nilavamsa or Nilavamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nilavamsha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nīlavaṃśa (नीलवंश) refers to royal dynasty (vaṃśa) of kings (rājan) descended from the Candravaṃśa (lunar dynasty).—Descended from Nīla were: Śānti—Suśānti—Puruja—Arka—Bharmyāśva and Pāñcāla. Pāñcāla had five sons: Mudgala, Yavīnara, Kāmpilya, Bṛhadiṣu and Sañjaya. Mudgala had two children: Divodāsa and Ahalyā. Gautama married Ahalyā. To Gautama was born Śatānanda, to Śatānanda Satyavratī and from Satyavratī was born Śaradvān. And from Divodāsa, brother of Ahalyā were descended: Mitrāyu—Puṣya—Sudāsa—Sahadeva—Somaka and Drupada. Drupada became King of Pāñcāla and to him were born Dhṛṣṭadyumna and Pāñcālī (Kṛṣṇā). Dhṛṣṭaketu and Dhṛtaketu were the sons of Dhṛṣṭadyumna.

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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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