Lunar Dynasty India Chandra Vamsa of Mahabharata List


Indian legends speak of two dynasties that ruled India, Surya, Solar and Chandra Vamsa, Lunar Dynasty.

Lord Rama belonged to Ikshvaku of Surya,Solar Dynasty while the Kauravas and Pandavas belonged to Lunar Dynasty or Chandra Vamsa.

However, Vivaswan, the father of Vaivaswatha Manu of Solar Dynasty has been identified as Surya Deva (The Sun).

Chandra is said to to be a son of Atri Maharshi, (a son of Brahma) or of the ocean (Ksheera Sagara Mathanam).

Chandra’s son Budha married Ila the daughter of Vaivaswata Manu and their son Pururavas inherited Pratishthanapura.

Both these dynasties are related.

The Tamil Dynasty of Cholas descended from the Solar Dynasty of Rama while Pandyas from the Chandra Vamsa, Lunar Dynasty.

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Chandra Vamsa , Lunar dynasty of India. Click to enlarge.

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9 thoughts on “Lunar Dynasty India Chandra Vamsa of Mahabharata List

  1. Smarth says:

    Sir,

    You must edit afer having written – “Lord Rama belonged to Ikshvaku of Surya or Lunar Dynasty while the Kauravas and Pandavas belonged to Lunar Dynasty or Chandra Vamsa.”

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