Auttamamanu, aka: Auttama-manu; 1 Definition(s)


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[Auttamamanu in Purana glossaries]

Auttamamanu (औत्तममनु).—The third Manu;1 father of ten sons; the devas of the epoch are Bhāvanas and there were also seven sages, Kaukuruṇḍi, etc., all engaged in yoga.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 3. 47.
  • 2) Ib. 9. 11.
(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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