Ketuman, Ketumān: 2 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Ketumān (केतुमान्):—One of the three sons of Ambarīṣa (son of Nābhāga). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.1)

2) Ketumān (केतुमान्):—Son of Dhanvantari (son of Rāṣṭra and an incarnation of Viṣṇu). He had a son called Bhīmaratha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.4)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Ketumān (केतुमान्).—Ketu the Asura (demon). (See under Ketu I).

2) Ketumān (केतुमान्).—A King who was a luminary in the council of Yudhiṣṭhira. He was a warrior on the side of the Kauravas and a friend of Śrutāyudha, the King of Kaliṅga. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 54, Stanza 77, that Bhīmasena killed this warrior in the battle of Bhārata.

3) Ketumān (केतुमान्).—In the Mahābhārata, another Ketumān who had fought on the side of Pāṇḍavas, is stated. Dhṛtarāṣṭra had praised the valour of this warrior. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 10, Stanza 44).

4) Ketumān (केतुमान्).—A palace in Dvārakā. It is mentioned in. Mahābhārata, Dākṣiṇātya-pāṭha, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 38, that Sudattā, the wife of Śrī Kṛṣṇa lived in this palace.

5) Ketumān (केतुमान्).—Antapāla (the guard of the boundary) of the west. At the beginning of the creation of the world Brahmā had appointed as guards of the boundaries, Sudhanvan in the east, Śaṅkhapāda in the south, Ketumān in the West and Hiraṇyaromaka in the North. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 19).

6) Ketumān (केतुमान्).—A King of the Puru dynasty. (See under Vaṃśāvalī).

7) Ketumān (केतुमान्).—In Bhāgavata we see a Ketumān who was the son of Dhanvantari, who gave Āyurveda to the world. "Who was the deva who made the Āyurveda in days of old? His son was Ketumān whose son was Bhīmaratha." (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

8) Ketumān (केतुमान्).—Son of Ekalavya. In Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva it is mentioned that this King of the forest tribes fought on the side of Duryodhana and was killed by Bhīma.

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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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