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Alarka, 2 Definition(s)


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1a) Alarka (अलर्क).—A pupil of Dattātreya: a sage who realised the force of harimāyā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 11; II. 7. 44.

1b) A son of Dyumat, and father of Sannati. He retained his youth and ruled for 66,000 years. The br. purāṇa and the viṣṇu purāṇa make him the son respectively of Vatsa and Pratardana, and father of Sannati.1 A Rājaṛṣi of Kāśī; attained longevity through the grace of Lopāmudrā. Killed the Rākṣasa Kṣemaka and recovered his capital. Two ancient verses in his praise.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 69, 72; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 16-18; Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 6-8.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 180. 68-9; Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 66-8.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Alarka (अलर्क):—Son of Dyumān (son of Divodāsa). He reigned over the earth for sixty-six thousand years. His son was called Santati. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.8)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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