Vamshanucarita, Vaṃśānucarita, Vamsha-anucarita: 9 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Vaṃśānucarita can be transliterated into English as Vamsanucarita or Vamshanucarita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Vamshanucharita.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 38; Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8. 2 and 13.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 2. 22; 53. 65; Vāyu-purāṇa 4. 11.
Vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित) refers to “accounts of royals dynasties” and represents one of the various aspects of the Pañcalakṣaṇa definition of Purāṇas, according to Amarakoṣa: the famous Sanskrit lexicon of the 5th Century A.D.—Accordingly, the Purāṇas are supposed to contain theories about [viz., vaṃśānucarita (accounts of royals dynasties)].—While giving the definition of Vaṃśānucarita the Bhāgavatapurāṇa says “It is the history of the kings and their most distinguished descendants”.
The Saurapurāṇa 30.27-73 and chapter 31 descibes the vaṃśānucarita in an abridged form. It is stated that Aditi got from Kaśyapa, Bhāskara, the Sun-god. The Sun-god had four wives—Saṃjñā, Rājñī, Prabhā and Chāyā. Saṃjñā gave birth to Manu from the Sun-god in whose race were born the kings.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित).—n S A traditional practice or fashion. 2 A pedigree or genealogical list.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित).—the history of a dynasty or family.
Derivable forms: vaṃśānucaritam (वंशानुचरितम्).
Vaṃśānucarita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaṃśa and anucarita (अनुचरित).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taṃ) A pedigree, a genealogical list, or history. E. vaṃśa a family, anu implying succession, and carita proceeded.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित):—[from vaṃśa] n. the history of a family or dynasty, a genealogical list (one of five distinguishing marks of a Purāṇa), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 511.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित):—[vaṃśā+nucarita] (taṃ) 1. n. A pedigree; genealogical list, or history.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित):—n. sg. und pl. die Geschichte der verschiedenen Geschlechter als eines der fünf Lakṣaṇa eines Purāṇa [Viṣṇupurāṇa] bei [MUIR, Stenzler 4, 217.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 1, 4] (vaṃśyānu ed. Bomb.). [Oxforder Handschriften.7,b,1 v. u. 8,a,15.] [Weber’s Indische Studien.1,18,6.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित):—n. Sg. und Pl. die Geschichte der verschiedenen Geschlechter.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Ends with: Gangavamshanucarita.
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The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
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