Vamshadhara, aka: Vaṃśadharā, Vaṃśadhāra, Vaṃśadhara, Vamsha-dhara; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Vaṃśadharā and Vaṃśadhāra and Vaṃśadhara can be transliterated into English as Vamsadhara or Vamshadhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vaṃśadharā (वंशधरा).—A river from Mahendra hills.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 37; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 106.
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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India history and geogprahy

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Vaṃśadhāra is the name of a major historic river of Āndhradeśa (Andhra country).—The evolution of Āndhra culture through the ages in its manifold facets succoured by its rivers presents a large diversity nevertheless wiih an all pervading underlying unity. The Brahmakuṇḍi or Guṇḍlakamma unlike several other larger rivers which are tributaries, has an independent course and falls into the Bay of Bengal. It had more in common with the larger rivers except in its length where it resembles the minor rivers (eg., Vaṃśadhāra). On either side of the holy river, flourished kingdoms of the Yādavas of Addanki and of the Reḍḍis subsequently. Centres of pilgrimage, eg., Kanuparti had their heyday. The region and the river are celebrated in the records and literature of the Reḍḍis and relics of bygone glory are seen even today.

Source: S.V.U.Oriental Journal, Vol. XI, Jan-Dec 1968, Parts 1&2
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vaṃśadhara (वंशधर).—a.

1) perpetuating a family; अन्तर्जले प्रसूतासि रघुवंशधरौ सुतौ (antarjale prasūtāsi raghuvaṃśadharau sutau) U.7.3.

2) supporting a family. (-raḥ) 1 the continuer of a family.

2) a descendant.

Vaṃśadhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaṃśa and dhara (धर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṃśadhara (वंशधर).—mfn. (-raḥ-rā-ra) 1. Who or what supports a family. 2. Carrying or holding a bamboo, &c. E. vaṃśa, and dhara what holds.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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