Parakramabahu, Parākramabāhu: 2 definitions


Parakramabahu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

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[«previous next»] — Parakramabahu in India history glossary
Source: The Chronological History of Ancient Sri Lanka

1) The Kalyani inscriptions and the Polannaruwa inscription tell us that Siri Sanghabodhi Parakramabahu I was reigning in his 18th regnal year in the 1708th year of Buddha Varsha. Considering the epoch of Buddha Varsha in 1765 BCE, Parakramabahu I ascended the throne in the 1690th year of Buddha Varsha (75 BCE)

2) According to Attanagaluvamsa, Parakramabahu II ascended the throne in the 1824 of Buddha Varsha i.e. 59 CE. Pujavaliya tells us that Parakramabahu II reigned for 33 years. He repulsed two raids by Chandrabhanu, a Malaya and Java king. He had five sons, Vijayabahu, Bhuvanikabahu, Tilokamalla, Parakramabahu and Jayabahu. The eldest son Vijayabahu V succeeded him.

3) The Kelamya inscription records that Parakramabahu VI ascended the throne in the year 2051 of Buddha Varsha i.e. 286 CE.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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[«previous next»] — Parakramabahu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parākramabāhu (पराक्रमबाहु):—[=parākrama-bāhu] [from parā-krama > parā-kram] m. Name of various kings in Ceylon, [Buddhist literature]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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