Janhu: 1 definition
Janhu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Janhu (जन्हु).—A great king, son of Hotraka, (Suhotra, Vāyu-purāṇa.) and Keśinī (Kauśikā, Vāyu-purāṇa); while he was performing a sacrifice the Gangā flowed through his yajñavāṭa; enraged at it he drank the waters; so Gangā became his daughter and came to be known as Jāhnavī; married Kāverī, the grand-daughter of Yuvanāśva; and had a son Sunaha (Suhotra, Vāyu-purāṇa) by her; father Puru, Sumantu, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 3; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 25-30; Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 142; 91. 54-60; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 3-7.
1b) Eldest son of Somaka.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 1; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 72.
1c) A son (descendant?) of Kuru, and father of Suratha.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 4 and 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 217, 230; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 78; 20. 2.
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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Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 27 - An Account of Ila’s Family < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 32 - An Account of Riceyu’s Family < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXL - Description of the race of puru < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXXXIX - Genealogy of the princes of the lunar race < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)