Gobhanu, aka: Gobhānu; 2 Definition(s)


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Gobhānu (गोभानु).—A King who was the grandson of Turvasu of the Pūru dynasty and son of King Varga. Gobhānu had a son named Traiśāni. (Chapter 277, Agni Purāṇa).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Gobhānu (गोभानु).—A son of Vanhi, and father of Trisānu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 1; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 1.

1b) A son of Garbha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 1.
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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