Apratiratha; 3 Definition(s)


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[Apratiratha in Purana glossaries]

Apratiratha (अप्रतिरथ):—One of the three sons of Rantināva (son of Ṛteyu). He had a son named Kaṇva. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.20.6)

(Source): Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Apratiratha (अप्रतिरथ).—The son of Rantibhāra (Antimāra, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and father of Kaṇva and Ailīna.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 20. 6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 4, 5, 8.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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