Suryavamsha, aka: Surya-vamsha, Sūryavaṃśa; 7 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Sūryavaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Suryavamsa or Suryavamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sūryavaṃśa (सूर्यवंश).—An important dynasty of ancient Bhārata. It is stated in Devībhāgavata, Skandha 7, as follows about the origin of this Solar dynasty.

The Lord of creation Brahmā originated from the lotus in the navel of Viṣṇu. That Brahmā did penance for ten thousand years and pleased Parāśakti, the great goddess of power, and started creation. First of all he created seven mental sons. Of them Marīci became expert in creation. Prajāpati Kaśyapa the son of Marīci became a greater expert. The Sun is the son of Kaśyapa. Nine sons named Ikṣvāku, Nābhāga, Dhṛṣṭa, Śaryāti, Nariṣyanta, Prāṃśu, Nṛga, Diṣṭa, Karūṣa and Pṛṣadhra were born to the Sun. Of these Ikṣvāku became King. This line of Kings born from the Sun is called Sūryavaṃśa (Solar dynasty). (See the Genealogy).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Sūryavaṃśa (सूर्यवंश).—To be revived by Manu at the end of Kali.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 6.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Suryavamsha is one of the types of Kshatriyas. These Kshatriya communities claim descent from Surya. One of sons of Brahma was Mārīcha, whose grandson was Vivasvān, from whom started Suryavamsha. According to Thakur Deshraj the kshatriyas who followed Solar calender for the calculation of time were called Suryavamshi. Rama was born in Suryavamsha.

Source: JatLand: South Asia

Sūryavaṃśa (सूर्यवंश):—According to myth, one of the two great dynasties of ancient India, the counterpart to the Candravaṃśa or ‘Lunar Dynasty’. The descendants of Iḷa's eldest son, Ikṣvāku, including, notably, Rāma, belong to the Sūryavaṃśa.

Source: Oxford Reference: A Dictionary of Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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sūryavaṃśa (सूर्यवंश).—m (S) A race of kings descended from the sun. Their history is recorded in the Puran̤s.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sūryavaṃśa (सूर्यवंश).—A race of kings descended from the sun.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Sūryavaṃśa (सूर्यवंश).—the solar race of kings (who ruled at Ayodhyā).

Derivable forms: sūryavaṃśaḥ (सूर्यवंशः).

Sūryavaṃśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūrya and vaṃśa (वंश).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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