Purujit, aka: Puru-jit; 4 Definition(s)


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Purujit (पुरुजित्):—Son of Aja (son of Ūrjaketu, who was a son of Sanadvāja). He had a son named Ariṣṭanemi. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.22-23)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Purujit (पुरुजित्).—A king who was the son of Kuntibhoja and brother of Kuntī, mother of the Pāṇḍavas. He had a brother named Kuntibhoja. In the great battle he fought against Durmukha of the Kaurava army. When he died Purujit went to Yamaloka. (Chapter 14, Sabhā Parva; Chapter 6, Karṇa Parva, Chapter 23, Droṇa Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Purujit (पुरुजित्).—(Purajit Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa) the son of Aja and father of Ariṣṭanemi.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 22-23.

1b) A son of Rucaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 35.

1c) A son of Ānaka and Kankā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 41.

1d) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Jāmbavatī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 11.

1e) A vassal of Yudhiṣṭhira who went to Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 82. 25.
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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Purujit (पुरुजित्).—m.

1) an epithet of Viṣṇu.

2) Name of king Kuntibhoja of his brother.

Purujit is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puru and jit (जित्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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