Puruvamsha, Pūruvaṃśa, Puru-vamsha: 1 definition


Puruvamsha 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 Pūruvaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Puruvamsa or Puruvamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pūruvaṃśa (पूरुवंश) refers to royal dynasty (vaṃśa) of kings (rājan) descended from the Candravaṃśa (lunar dynasty).—Descended from Pūru were:—Janamejaya—Prācinvān—Pravīra—Namasyu—Vītabhaya—Śuṇḍu—Bahuvidha—Saṃyāti—Rahovādi and Raudrāśva. Raudrāśva married Miśrakeśī. They had ten sons, viz. Ṛkṣāyu—Kṛṣāyu—Sannatāyu—Ghṛtāyu—Citāyu—Sthaṇḍilāyu—Dharmāyu—Sammitāyu—Ṛtāyu and Matināra. Matināra begot two sons(a) Pratiratha and (b) Sindhuratha.

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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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