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Purāṇa

1a) Haihaya (हैहय).—One of the three sons of Śatajit (Sataji, Matsya-purāṇa) and father of Dharma. (Dharmanetra, Matsya-purāṇa). (Dharmatantra, Vāyu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 21, 22; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 69. 4. Matsya-purāṇa 43. 8-9; Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 4; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 7-8.

1b) (Arjuna s.v.); lost his kingdom through pride of power.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 73. 20.

1c) Attained yoga through the grace of Datta; were defeated by Sagara and destroyed by Paraśurāma;1 their king was Kārtavīrya and then his grandson Tālajangha. Five groups among them are distinguished; Vītihotras, Bhojas, Avantis, Tuṇḍikaras and Tālajanghas;2 24 kings contemporaneous with ten Śiśunāgas;3 28 in number;4 Tālajanghas of whom five clans are distinguished; these are Vītihotras, Śaryātas, Bhojas, Avantis and Kuṇḍikeras;5 country of, watered by Nalinī.6

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 4; IX. 8. 5; 15. 14.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 48. 13 and 22; 63. 120; 69. 52.
  • 3) Ib. III. 74. 136.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 272. 15.
  • 5) Ib. 43. 48.
  • 6) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 59.

1d) 100 kings after the Prativindhyas:*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 261-71; Vāyu-purāṇa 32. 50.

1e) A tribe;1 defeated Bāhu.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 122; 99. 323.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 26, 40-1.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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