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Śaṅkhapada, aka: Shankhapada; 1 Definition(s)

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Śaṅkhapada (शङ्खपद).—A son of Kardama Prajāpati and Śruti anointed king of the south;1 lord of the south direction;2 attained heaven by tapas;3 a Ṛṣika who became ṛṣi by satya.4

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 19; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 22. 12.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 8. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 27-29; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 22 and 33.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 143. 38.
  • 4) Ib. 145. 96.
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