Vindhyasena, Vindhyaṣeṇa, Vindhyashena: 2 definitions

Introduction

Vindhyasena means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Vindhyaṣeṇa can be transliterated into English as Vindhyasena or Vindhyashena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vindhyasena (विन्ध्यसेन).—A son of Kṣemajit, ruled for 28 years.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 272. 8.
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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

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity

Vindhyaṣeṇa (r. 355-400 CE) or Vindhyaśakti II is a king from the Eastern Vākāṭakas (Nandivardhana branch) dynasty of ancient India. During the rule of the Vākāṭakas (founded by Vindhyaśakti), there was a burst of patronage and creative energy directed at the Ajantā caves at West-Khandesh (West-Khaṇḍeśa, modern Jalgaon) that existed since the 3rd century BCE. During this time the region was ruled by kings (eg., Vindhyaṣeṇa) and descendants of the Sātavāhana lineage. Vindhyaṣeṇa was preceded by Sarvaṣeṇa I and succeeded by Pravaraṣeṇa II.

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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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