Vikunja, Vikuñja: 2 definitions


Vikunja 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vikuñja (विकुञ्ज).—An ancient country in India. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 56, Stanza 9, that it was the warriors of this country who stood with the king Bṛhadbala on the left wing of the Garuḍa Vyūha of the army formed by Bhīṣma, in the battle of Bhārata.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vikuñja (विकुञ्ज) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.52.9) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vikuñja) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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