Vaikhanasas, Vaikhānasas: 1 definition
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vaikhānasas (वैखानसस्).—A group of hermits of the Vedic age. There were hundred hermits in this group. (Ṛgveda, 9: 66). They were born from the finger nail of Brahmā. (Taittirīya, 1, 23).
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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Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tirumukkudal < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Tirumukkudal < [Vira Rajendra]
Temples in Seramadevi < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 35 - Ravana visits the Demon Marica once more < [Book 3 - Aranya-kanda]
Chapter 43 - Searchers are sent to the Northern Region < [Book 4 - Kishkindha-kanda]
Chapter 40 - Sugriva sends his Monkeys to the East in search of Sita < [Book 4 - Kishkindha-kanda]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 283 - Greatness of Cyavaneśvara (Continued) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 1 - Nārada’s Vision of Yajñavarāha (Stationed on the Peak of Sumeru) < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 10 - The Story of Emperor Toṇḍamān < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
The Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Baudhayana Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)