Rudrasena, Rudraṣeṇa, Rudrashena: 5 definitions


Rudrasena 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 Rudraṣeṇa can be transliterated into English as Rudrasena or Rudrashena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Rudrasena (रुद्रसेन).—A King who was the helper of Yudhiṣṭhira. Mention is made about this King in Mahābhārata, Droṇa Parva, Chapter 158, Stanza 39).

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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity

Rudraṣeṇa I (r. 335-355 CE), son of Gautamiputra I, is a king from the Eastern Vākāṭakas (Nandivardhana branch) 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 (e.g., Rudraṣeṇa) and descendants of the Sātavāhana lineage. Rudraṣeṇa I was preceded by Pravaraṣeṇa I and succeeded by Pṛthiviṣeṇa I.

Rudraṣeṇa II from the Eastern Vākāṭakas (Nandivardhana branch) reigned 385-395 CE, was preceeded by Pṛthiviṣeṇa I and succeeded by (Yuvarāja) Divākaraṣeṇa.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Rudrasena (रुद्रसेन):—[=rudra-sena] [from rudra > rud] m. Name of a warrior, [Mahābhārata]

2) Rudrasenā (रुद्रसेना):—[=rudra-senā] [from rudra-sena > rudra > rud] f. R°’s army, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra] ([plural])

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Rudrasena in German

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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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