Suryavansha

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The Ramayana was adopted by several Asian cultures. This Thai artwork shows the battle of Rama and Ravana.

Suryavansha (Suryavam(n)sham or Solar Dynasty) is a historical dynasty of ancient India. The term Suryavanshi refers to a person belonging to the Suryvansha dynasty. Raghuvanshi is an offshoot dynasty born out of the Suryavanshi clan.

Sources

The Puranas, particularly the Vishnu Purana, the Ramayana of Valmiki and the Mahabharata of Vyasa all contain accounts of this dynasty.

The Raghuvansha of Kalidasa also mentions the names of some of the kings of this dynasty.[1][2][3]

Frieze of King Sagar's great-great-grandson, Bhagiratha in penance, depicted in the monument of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu.

References

  1. ^ Pargiter, F. E. (1922). Ancient Indian Historical Tradition. Oxford University Press. pp. 90–91.
  2. ^ Bhagawan, Sathya Sai Baba (2002). Ramakatha Rasavahini. Prasanthi Nilayam: Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust. ISBN 81-7208-132-4.
  3. ^ Valmiki, translated by Arshia Sattar (1996). The Ramayana. New Delhi: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-029866-5.

External links

  • Historical Rama, website
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