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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dantadhvaja (दन्तध्वज).—The son of Manu Tāmasa. Once Daṇḍadhvaja gave as oblation his flesh and blood in fire, to get children. But it was of no use. So he put his hair of the body, of the head, his sinews, the marrow of the bo{??}es, and liver and sperm in the fire. When the sperm was put in the fire there was a voice 'Don't' and with that the king fell dead. And instantly seven luminous children came out from the fire. They began to cry aloud. Hearing their cry Brahmā came there and anointed them as the Maruts (wind gods). They were the maruts of Tāmasamanvantara. (Vāmana Purāṇa, Chapter 72).

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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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