Vamacandra, Vāmacandra, Vama-candra: 1 definition


Vamacandra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vamachandra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: WikiPedia: Puranas

Vāmacandra (Vamachandra) or Candramsha refers to one of the Naga-kings who ruled Vaidisha (the kingdom of Vidisha).—The Naga dynasty of Vidisha in central India is known from the Puranas, and probably ruled in the first century BCE. [...] According to the Puranas, the following Naga kings ruled Vaidisha (kingdom of Vidisha): [...] (2). Sada-chandra alias Chandramsha (Candrāṃśa) or Vama-chandra (Rama-chandra in the Vishnu Purana)—He is described as the second Nakhavant (according to one theory, this word is a variation of "Nakhapana", and refers to the Kshatrapa ruler Nahapana). [...] After mentioning these kings of Vidisha, the Puranas refer to the king Shishu-nandi (Śiśunandi) and his descendants, who ruled after the decline of the Shunga dynasty.

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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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