Riceyu, Ṛceyu: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Ṛceyu can be transliterated into English as Rceyu or Riceyu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Richeyu.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ṛceyu (ऋचेयु).—A king of the Pūru Dynasty. Genealogy. From Viṣṇu were descended in the following order:—Brahmā-Atri-Candra-Budha-Purūravas. Āyus-Nahuṣa. Yayāti-Pūru-Janamejaya-Prācinvān-Pravīra-Namasyu-Vītabhaya-Śuṇḍu-Bahuvidha-Saṃyāti-Rahovādī-Raudrāśva and Ṛceyu.

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(i) His mother, Miśrakeśī was a goddess. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 10).

(ii) He had two other names; Anvagbhānu and Anāvṛṣṭi. Matināra was the son of Ṛceyu. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva. Chapter 94, Verses 11-13). (See full article at Story of Ṛceyu 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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