Janapida, Janāpīḍa: 2 definitions



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

King Janāpīḍa (जनापीड) was a descendant of Turvasu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Janāpīḍa (जनापीड).—A son of Śarūtha; had four sons, Pāṇḍya, Kerala, Cola, and Kulya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 5-6.
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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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