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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ompatu (ओम्पतु).—(Malayālam word for nine). Nine grahas (nine planets). Sun, Moon, Mars, Budha (Mercury), Guru (Jupiter), Śukra (Venus), Śani (Saturn), Rāhu and Ketu. Nine Doṣa. Gulika, Viṣṭi, Gaṇḍāntam, Viṣa, Uṣṇa, ekārgalam, Sarpaśiras, lāṭam and Vaidhṛtam. Nine Karmasākṣin(s). Sūrya, Candra, Yama, Kāla, Ākāśa, Vāyu, Agni, Jala and Bhūmi. Nine Rivers. Sarasvatī, Vaitaraṇī, Āpagā, Mandākinī, Madhusravā, Amlu, Kauśikī, Dṛṣadvatī and Hiraṇvatī. Nine Dūtī (s). Dūtī, Dāsī, Sakhī, Ceṭī, Dhātreyī, Prātiveśinī, Liṅginī, Śilpinī and Svastrī. Nine treasures (nidhis). Mahāpadma, Padma, Śaṅkha, Makara, Kacchapa, Mukunda, Kunda, Nīla and Kharva. Nine Prajāpatis. Bhṛgu, Marīci, Atri, Dakṣa, Kardama, Pulaha, Pulastya, Aṅgiras and Kratu. Nine Yogins. Kavi, Hari, Antarīkṣa. Prabuddha, Pippalāyana, Āvihotra, Dramiḍa, Camasa and Karabhājana. Nine Varṣa(s). (Sub continents). Bhāratavarṣa, Kimpuruṣavarṣa. Harivarṣa, Ilāvṛtavarṣa, Ramyakavarṣa, Hiraṇmayavarṣa, Kuruvarṣa, Bhadrāśvavarṣa and Ketumālavarṣa. Nine kinds of Rājās. Sārvabhauma, Adhirāja. Narendra, Pārṣṇika, Paṭṭadhṛk, Maṇḍaleśvara, Bhaṭṭabhāk, Prahāraka and Śrotragrāhī. Nine kinds of Angels. Bhaktijvālaka, Jñānādhikya, Bhadrāsana, Nāthakṛtya, Tattvaka, Balavad, Samādhānamukhya and Mukhyadevadūta. (See full article at Story of Ompatu from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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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