Posts in Kamboj History Category

  • Ashvakas
  • Ashvakas


    Sanskrit term ashva , Iranian languages|Iranian aspa and Prakrit assa means horse. The name Ashvaka or Assaka is said to be derived from Sanskrit Ashva or Prakrit Assa and it litterally denotes someone connected with the horses---hence: a horseman, or a cavalry|cavalryman. The Ashvakas were especially engaged in the occupation...


  • Kamboja Colonists of Sri Lanka
  • Kamboja Colonists of Sri Lanka


    The earliest colonists of Sri Lanka migrated from northern India but controversy exists as to the provenance of these early colonists; the traditions contain evidence for both the northwestern and the northeastern parts of the Indo-Gangetic plain. The first colonists probably hailed from the Saurashtra in Gujarat. Their...


  • Kambojas of Panini
  • Kambojas of Panini


    Panini was an ancient Sanskrit grammarian born in Shalatura, modern Lahur of North-West Frontier province of Pakistan. The place is situated at a distance of four miles from Ohind near Attock on the right bank of Indus River in the ancient Kamboja|Kambojan/Gandhara|Gandharan territory. Panini is believed to have flourished...



  • Ancient Kamboja Kings
  • Ancient Kamboja Kings


    A third branch of these Central Asian Kambojas seems to have migrated eastwards along the Himalayan foothills, hence their notice in the chronicles of Tibet (Kam-po-ji/Kam-po-ce) and Nepal (Kambojadesa). Fifth century CE [[Brahma Purana]] (53/16) mentions Kambojas with Pragjyotisas and Tamraliptikas. Sasanavamsa...


  • Kambhoji Raga
  • Kambhoji Raga


    Kambhoji or Kamboji or Kambodhi is a sublime classical raga or musical mode (anciently known as Kambhoja or Kamboja), which is very popular in Indian musical landscape It is known as Thakkesi pann in ancient Tamil music(3BCE) which is the oldest reference to this musical mode. Evidence exists that the ancient Kambojas...


  • Epic Kamboja, Iranian Kambujiya
  • Epic Kamboja, Iranian Kambujiya


    Ikshvaku king Kuvalashava was nicknamed Dhundumara since he is said to have killed in battle one powerful Asura/Daitya called Dhundhu. Interestingly, the Mahabharata points towards the desert region in the west (from Kosala) as the geographical place where Asura Dhundhu lived (MBH III.203, Markendeya Samasyaparva, Kisari...


  • Brahmanism of Ancient Kambojas
  • Brahmanism of Ancient Kambojas


    The Kambojas are a very ancient people of north-western parts of Indian sub-continent (Central Asia). They find frequent mention in the ancient Indian texts, although not in the Rig Veda. They spoke a language in the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Not only did they earn a...


  • Kambojas in Indian Literature
  • Kambojas in Indian Literature


    Panini (Ashtadhyayi 4.1.168-175) notes Kamboja as one of the fifteen prominent Kshatriya Janapadas in north-west. He also gives a rule for the derivative to denote the king of Kambojas. He attests that the word Kamboja denotes not only the Kamboja Kshatriya clan or the Kamboja country but also the ruler of the Kambojas...


  • Language and Ethnicity of Kambojas
  • Language and Ethnicity of Kambojas


    Kamboja was the ancient name of a country and the tribe settled therein. Buddhist Jatakas, Yaska's Nirukata, Herodotus (Book I.140), Avestan|Avestic texts and numerous Brahmanical literature indicate that Kamboja was the center of Iranian peoples|Iranian civilization. This is evident from the Zoroastrian|Mazdean religious...