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Vishvamitra
Brahmarshi Vishvamitra
Vishvamitra
(viśvā-mitra) is one of the most venerated rishis or sages of ancient India. He is also credited as the author of most of Mandala 3 of the Rigveda, including Gayatri Mantra. The Puranas
Puranas
mention that only 24 rishis since antiquity have understood the whole meaning of—and thus wielded the whole power of—Gayatri Mantra
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Kharoshthi
Egyptian hieroglyphs
Egyptian hieroglyphs
32 c. BCE Hieratic
Hieratic
32 c. BCEDemotic 7 c. BCEMeroitic 3 c. BCEProto-Sinaitic 19 c. BCEUgaritic 15 c. BCE Epigraphic South Arabian 9 c. BCEGe’ez 5–6 c. BCEPhoenician 12 c. BCEPaleo-Hebrew 10 c. BCESamaritan 6 c. BCE Libyco-Berber
Libyco-Berber
3 c. BCETifinaghPaleohispanic (semi-syllabic) 7 c. BCE Aramaic 8 c. BCE Kharoṣṭhī
Kharoṣṭhī
4 c. BCE Brāhmī 4 c. BCE Brahmic family
Brahmic family
(see)E.g. Tibetan 7 c. CE Devanagari
Devanagari
13 c. CECanadian syllabics 1840Hebrew 3 c. BCE Pahlavi 3 c. BCEAvestan 4 c. CEPalmyrene 2 c. BCE Syriac 2 c. BCENabataean 2 c. BCEArabic 4 c. CEN'Ko 1949 CESogdian 2 c. BCEOrkhon (old Turkic) 6 c. CEOld Hungarian c. 650 CEOld UyghurMongolian 1204 CEMandaic 2 c. CEGreek 8 c. BCEEtruscan 8 c. BCELatin 7 c
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Brahma
Brahma
Brahma
(/ˈbrəhmɑː/; Sanskrit: ब्रह्मा, IAST: Brahmā) is a creator god in Hinduism. His consort is the goddess Saraswati[4] and he is the father of the Prajapatis.[5]He is depicted in Hindu
Hindu
iconography with four faces[6] and is also known as Svayambhu (self-born)[7] and Vāgīśa (Lord of speech and the creator of the four Vedas, one from each of his mouths).[6][8] Brahma
Brahma
is sometimes identified with the Vedic god Prajapati, as well as linked to Kama
Kama
and Hiranyagarbha (the cosmic egg)[9][10]. He is more prominently mentioned in the post-Vedic Hindu
Hindu
epics and the mythologies in the Puranas
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Harivamsha
DivisionsSamhita Brahmana Aranyaka UpanishadsUpanishads Rig vedicAitareya KaushitakiSama vedicChandogya KenaYajur vedicBrihadaranyaka Isha Taittiriya Katha Shvetashvatara MaitriAtharva vedicMundaka Mandukya PrashnaOther scripturesBhagavad Gita AgamasRelated Hindu textsVedangasShiksha Chandas Vyakarana Nirukta Kalpa JyotishaPuranas Brahma puranasBrahma Brahmānda Brahmavaivarta Markandeya BhavishyaVaishnava puranasVishnu Bhagavata Naradiya Garuda Padma Vamana Kurma MatsyaShaiva puranasShiva Linga Skanda Vayu AgniItihasaRamayana MahabharataShastras and sutrasDharma Shastra Artha Śastra Kamasutra Brahma Sutras Samkhya Sutras Mimamsa Sutras Nyāya Sūtras Vaiśeṣika Sūtra Yoga Sutras
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Ikshvaku
Ikshvaku
Ikshvaku
(Sanskrit: इक्ष्वाकु, ikṣvāku, from Sanskrit ikṣu, meaning 'one who speaks sweetly'; Pali: Okkāka), one of the ten sons of Manu Vaivaswata, was the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty, known as Solar dynasty, and the Kingdom of Kosala
Kosala
in ancient India. Acoording to the Vishnu Purana, he had a hundred sons,[1] among whom the eldest was Vikukshi. Ikshvaku's another son, named Nimi, founded the Videha
Videha
dynasty.[2] See also[edit]Suryavansha Kamma KshatriyaReferences[edit]^ John Garrett (1975). A Classical Dictionary of India. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distri. p. 259. GGKEY:YTLNG1DG7JN. Retrieved 15 September 2017.  ^ Subodh Kapoor (2004). A Dictionary of Hinduism: Including Its Mythology, Religion, History, Literature, and Pantheon. New Delhi: Cosmo Publications. p. 171
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Satyavati
Satyavati
Satyavati
(Sanskrit: सत्यवती) (also spelled Satyawati or Setyawati in Indonesian) was the queen of the Kuru king, Shantanu
Shantanu
of Hastinapur
Hastinapur
and the great-grandmother of the Pandava
Pandava
and Kaurava princes (principal characters of the Hindu epic
Hindu epic
Mahabharata). She is also the mother of the seer Vyasa, author of the epic. Her story appears in the Mahabharata, the Harivamsa
Harivamsa
and the Devi Bhagavata Purana. Daughter of the Chedi king, Vasu (also known as Uparichara Vasu) and a cursed apsara (celestial nymph) who was turned into a fish called Adrika, Satyavati
Satyavati
was brought up as a commoner. She is the adopted daughter of a fisherman chieftain, Dusharaj (also a ferryman) on the banks of the river Yamuna
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Adi Parva
The Adi Parva
Adi Parva
or the Book of the Beginning is the first of eighteen books of the Mahabharata. आदि is a Sanskrit
Sanskrit
word that meant first Adi Parva
Adi Parva
has 19 sub-books and 236 adhyayas(chapters). The critical edition of Adi Parva
Adi Parva
has 19 sub-books and 225 chapters. Adi Parva
Adi Parva
describes how the epic came to be recited by Ugrasrava Sauti to the assembled rishis at the Naimisha Forest
Naimisha Forest
after first having been narrated at the sarpasatra of Janamejaya by Vaishampayana at Taxila. It includes an outline of contents from the eighteen books, along with the book's significance. The history of the Bhāratas and the Bhrigus are described
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Mahabharata
The Mahābhārata (US: /məhɑːˈbɑːrətə/,[1] UK: /ˌmɑːhəˈbɑːrətə/;[2] Sanskrit: महाभारतम्, Mahābhāratam, pronounced [mɐɦaːˈbʱaːɽɐtɐm]) is one of the two major Sanskrit
Sanskrit
epics of ancient India, the other being the Rāmāyaṇa.[3] It narrates the struggle between two groups of cousins in the Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra
War and the fates of the Kaurava
Kaurava
and the Pāṇḍava princes and their succession
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Charu
Charu is a Sanskrit
Sanskrit
word. It means something beautiful, graceful and pure in a spiritual sense. The word also means one who is radiant and graceful and is often used in the Ramayana
Ramayana
for praising Lord Rama. The word Charu is also used in a popular poem to describe the beauty of the moon- Charu chandra ki chanchal kirne khel rahi thi jal-thal mein. Charu is a popular name given to Hindu males and females - mostly females and means divinely good looking. It refers to the kind of beauty that is out of this materialistic world and is more often referred to praise Lord Rama
Rama
and other celestial body such as the full moon. In Sanskrit
Sanskrit
Charu is the name of a flower. Charu in a sweet porridge-like foodstuff offered as ahuti (offering) in Yajnas
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Sanskrit Language
A few attempts at revival have been reported in Indian and Nepalese newspapers. India: 14,135 Indians claimed Sanskrit
Sanskrit
to be their mother tongue in the 2001 Census of India:[2] Nepal: 1,669 Nepalis
Nepalis
in 2011
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Ancient India
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to ancient India: Ancient India
India
India
India
as it existed from pre-historic times to the start of Medieval India, which is typically dated (when the term is still used) to the end of the Gupta Empire.[1]Contents1 Geography of ancient India 2 General history of ancient India2.1 Periodisation of Indian history 2.2 Indian pre-history 2.3 Iron Age (c. 1200 – 272 BCE) 2.4 Second Urbanisation 2.5 Classical Age 2.6 Middle Ages (c
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Raja Ravi Varma
Raja
Raja
Ravi Varma[3][4] (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) was a celebrated Malayali
Malayali
Indian painter and artist. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art
Indian art
for a number of aesthetic and broader social reasons. Firstly, his works are held to be among the best examples of the fusion of European techniques with a purely Indian sensibility. While continuing the tradition and aesthetics of Indian art, his paintings employed the latest European academic art techniques of the day. Secondly, he was notable for making affordable lithographs of his paintings available to the public, which greatly enhanced his reach and influence as a painter and public figure. Indeed, his lithographs increased the involvement of common people with fine arts and defined artistic tastes among common people for several decades
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Ram Raksha Stotra
DivisionsSamhita Brahmana Aranyaka UpanishadsUpanishads Rig vedicAitareya KaushitakiSama vedicChandogya KenaYajur vedicBrihadaranyaka Isha Taittiriya Katha Shvetashvatara MaitriAtharva vedicMundaka Mandukya PrashnaOther scripturesBhagavad Gita AgamasRelated Hindu textsVedangasShiksha Chandas Vyakarana Nirukta Kalpa JyotishaPuranas Brahma puranasBrahma Brahmānda Brahmavaivarta Markandeya BhavishyaVaishnava puranasVishnu Bhagavata Naradiya Garuda Padma Vamana Kurma MatsyaShaiva puranasShiva Linga Skanda Vayu AgniItihasaRamayana MahabharataShastras and sutrasDharma Shastra Artha Śastra Kamasutra Brahma Sutras Samkhya Sutras Mimamsa Sutras Nyāya Sūtras Vaiśeṣika Sūtra
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Mitra
* Mitra
Mitra
is the reconstructed Proto-Indo-Iranian
Proto-Indo-Iranian
name of an Indo-Iranian divinity from which the names and some characteristics of Rigvedic Mitrá and
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Kannada Language
Vijayanagara: (Origin. Empire. Musicological nonet. Medieval city. Military. Haridasa. Battle of Raichur. Battle of Talikota) Sultanate:(Ahmadnagar. Berar. Bidar. Bijapur. Deccan. Golkonda) Kodagu:(History. Kodavas captivity. Kingdom of Coorg. Coorg State. Coorg War)People Kannadigas Tuluvas Kodavas Konkani Veerashaiva Kota Brahmins Komarpant Vokkaliga/Gowda Kodagu Gowda Tulu Gowda Kunchitiga Ethnic groups Lists:(Kannadigas. Tuluvas. Kodavas. Bangaloreans) Tulu Nadu state movement Belgaum border dispute Gokak agitationLanguages Kannada:(Language. Grammar. Prosody. Old Kannada) Byari Kodava Konkani Kurumba Sholaga Tulu Urdu Urali Dialects:(Kundagannada. Havigannada. Arebhashe)In cities:(Bangalore Kannada. Bangalori Urdu
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Malayalam Language
Malayalam
Malayalam
(/ˌmæləˈjɑːləm/;[5] മലയാളം, Malayāḷam ? [maləjaːɭəm]) is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala
Kerala
and the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry
Puducherry
(Mahé) by the Malayali
Malayali
people, and it is one of 22 scheduled languages of India. Malayalam
Malayalam
has official language status in the state of Kerala
Kerala
and in the union territories of Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep
and Puducherry
Puducherry
(Mahé)[6][7][8] and is spoken by 38 million people worldwide
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