Vamshanucarita, Vaṃśānucarita, Vamsha-anucarita: 6 definitions

Introduction

Vamshanucarita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (V) next»] — Vamshanucarita in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित).—One of the five characteristics of a purāṇa;1 also Vaṃśyānucaritam.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 38; Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8. 2 and 13.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 2. 22; 53. 65; Vāyu-purāṇa 4. 11.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (V) next»] — Vamshanucarita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित).—n S A traditional practice or fashion. 2 A pedigree or genealogical list.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (V) next»] — Vamshanucarita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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

Vaṃśānucarita (वंशानुचरित).—n.

(-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.]

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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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