Pururavasa, Purūravasa: 4 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Purūravasa (पुरूरवस).—m.

(-vāḥ) 1. The son of Budha and Ila and the second king of the lunar dynasty. He was a prince renowned for liberality, devotion, love of truth and personal beauty. He fell in love with Urvashi while she was descending from heaven. Urvashi returned his love and became his wife. The king passed many happy days in her company and had one son by her. After some days the nymph returned to her home leaving the king to mourn her loss; but she repeated her visits five times successively and bore five sons to the king. Pururavas was not however, satisfied and longed for an inseparable union with her. This he secured by, celebrating many sacrifices. The story has its origin in a passage in Haribansha where Urvashi is represented as going to live with Pururavas on certain conditions, the accidental violation of which made her leave the king. 2. A demigod, of the class of Viswadevas. E. puru much, ru to sound, Unadi aff. asi, form irr.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pururavasa (पुरुरवस):—[=puru-ravasa] [from puru] [wrong reading] for purū-r below, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) Purūravasa (पुरूरवस):—[=purū-ravasa] [from purū > puru] m. = [preceding] m., [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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