Pravarasena, Pravarashena, Pravaraṣeṇa: 3 definitions

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Pravarasena 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.

The Sanskrit term Pravaraṣeṇa can be transliterated into English as Pravarasena or Pravarashena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pravarasena (प्रवरसेन).—A Sanskrit poet who lived in the sixth century A.D. He is the author of the book 'Setubandha' written in Prakrit language. The book is called 'Setukāvya' and 'Rāvaṇavadha' also.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Pravarasena II (r. c. 400 – c. 415 CE) was a king of the Vakataka dynasty of India. He was the son of Rudrasena II and Prabhavatigupta, the daughter of the Gupta emperor, Chandragupta II. His father's early death led to Prabhavatigupta ruling as regent for an extended period of time as their sons Divakarasena, Damodarasena, and Pravarasena II were all minors.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity

Pravaraṣeṇa I (r. 250-275 CE) or Pravira is a king from the Vākāṭaka dynasty of ancient India. During the rule of the Vākāṭakas (founded by Vindhyaśakti), there was a burst of patronage and creative energy directed at the Ajantā caves at West-Khandesh (West-Khaṇḍeśa, modern Jalgaon) that existed since the 3rd century BCE. During this time the region was ruled by kings (eg., Pravaraṣeṇa) and descendants of the Sātavāhana lineage. After, Pravaraṣeṇa I the Vākāṭaka dynasty split into two factions: The Nandivardhana branch (or the Eastern Vākāṭakas), founded by Rudraṣeṇa I (son of Gautamiputra I), and the Vatsagulma branch (or the Western Vākāṭakas), founded by Sarvaṣeṇa I (ca. 325–355 CE).

Pravaraṣeṇa II from the Eastern Vākāṭakas (Nandivardhana branch) reigned 420-455 CE, was preceeded by Dāmodaraṣeṇa and succeeded by Narendraṣeṇa.

Pravaraṣeṇa II from the Western Vākāṭakas (Vatsagulma branch) reigned 400-425 CE, was preceeded by Vindhyaṣeṇa and succeeded by Sarvaṣeṇa II.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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