Danuputra, aka: Danu-putra; 1 Definition(s)

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Purana

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Danuputra (दनुपुत्र).—The great Asuras, 100 in number, chief of them being Vipracitti; all resolute and bold; blessed after long and severe penance; truthful, powerful, cruel, magical; not performers of sacrifice; unbrahmanical; a list of the chief names; some of them took to human dharma.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 1-16.
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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