Turvasuvamsha, Turvasuvaṃśa, Turvasu-vamsha: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Turvasuvaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Turvasuvamsa or Turvasuvamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Turvasuvaṃśa (तुर्वसुवंश) refers to royal dynasty (vaṃśa) of kings (rājan) descended from the Candravaṃśa (lunar dynasty).—From Turvasu were descended in order: Vahni—Bharga—Bhānu—Tribhānu—Karandhama—Marutta. (As Marutta had no sons Duṣyanta was adopted; this Duṣyanta is not the famous Duṣyanta, husband of Śakuntalā). Duṣyanta—Varūtha—Gāṇḍīra. Gāṇḍīra had four sons, Gāndhāra, Kerala, Cola and Pāṇḍya. From Gāndhāra came in order, Kola, Druhyu, Babhrusetu, Purovasu—Gāndhārigharman—Ghṛta—Viduṣa—Pracetas. Pracetas had four sons-Aṇibhra, Sabhānara, Cākṣuṣa and Parameṣu. From Sabhānara came in order Kālanara—Sṛñjaya—Purañjaya—Janamejaya—Mahāsāla—Mahāmanas.

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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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