Shodasharajaka, Ṣoḍaśarājaka: 1 definition


Shodasharajaka 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 Ṣoḍaśarājaka can be transliterated into English as Sodasarajaka or Shodasharajaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Ṣoḍaśarājaka (षोडशराजक).—The story of sixteen famous Kings related by Vyāsa to Yudhiṣṭhira who, after the death of Abhimanyu in the war became averse to fighting. The Kings were (1) Marutta (2) Suhotra (3) Paurava (4) Śibi (5) Śrī Rāma (6) Bhagīratha (7) Dilīpa (8) Māndhātā (9) Yayāti (10) Ambarīṣa (11) Śaśabindu (12) Gaya (13) Rantideva (14) Bharata (15) Pṛthu (16) Paraśurāma. (Droṇa Parva, 16 Chapters from 165).

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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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