Religions of South Asia, Vol 5, No 1/5.2 (2011)

Solar and Lunar Lines in the Mahābhārata

Simon Brodbeck
Issued Date: 23 May 2012


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.

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DOI: 10.1558/rosa.v5i1/2.127


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