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Suhotra, 2 Definition(s)

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Purāṇa

1a) Suhotra (सुहोत्र).—A son of Kṣatravṛddha, and father of Kāśya and two other sons—(Kāśyapa, Kāśa and Gṛtsamada, vāyu-purāṇa.).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 2-3; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 4-5.

1b) A son of Sudhanus and father of Cyavana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 5; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 79.

1c) A son of Sahadeva by Vijayā (Mādrī, Matsya-purāṇa), Vijayī, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 31; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 55; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 248. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 47.

1d) A Vānara chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 237.

1e) A son of Kāñcanaprabha (or Kāñcana) a brave king, married Keśinī and father of Janhu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 24; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 53; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 3.

1f) A son of Janhu and Kāverī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 60.

1g) A son of Bṛhadkṣatra, and father of Hastin.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 165; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 27-8.

1h) The wise, the son of Sudhanva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 218.

1i) A ṛtvik at Brahmā's yajña.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 106. 36.

1j) A son of Bhagīratha.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 36.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
context information

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

1) Suhotra (सुहोत्र):—Son of Kṣatravṛddha (son of Āyu). He had three sons named Kāśya, Kuśa and Gṛtsamada (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.1-3)

2) Suhotra (सुहोत्र):—Son of Sudhanu (one of the four sons of Kuru, king of Kurukṣetra). He had a son named Cyavana. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.4-5)

3) Suhotra (सुहोत्र):—Son of Sahadeva (one of the sons of Pāṇḍu) and his wife Vijayā. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.30-31)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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