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Solar and lunar lines in the Mahabharata

Brodbeck, Simon Pearse ORCID: 2012. Solar and lunar lines in the Mahabharata. Religions of South Asia 5 (1-2) , pp. 127-152. 10.1558/rosa.v5i1/2.127

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This paper discusses ancestral genealogies descending from the moon and the sun, as found in the Mahābhārata, the Harivaṃśa, and the Rāmāyaṇa. In particular, the paper explores changes in the way that the ancestry of the Bhārata kings was reckoned, and shows how certain narratives may be understood in terms of those changes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Uncontrolled Keywords: line; lunar; Mahābhārata; moon; putrikā; royal; solar; sun
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
ISSN: 1751-2689
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 08:52

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