Prastota, aka: Prastotā; 2 Definition(s)


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Prastotā (प्रस्तोता).—The son of Udgātā, who was the son of Abhāva, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Abhāva was the son of Unnetā, whose ancestral lineage can be traced to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being. Prastotā had a son named Vibhu.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Prastotā (प्रस्तोता).—One of the 16 Ṛtviks for yajña; issued forth from Nārāyaṇa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 167. 8.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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