Suhotra; 4 Definition(s)


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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: Bhagavata Purana

1) Suhotra (सुहोत्र).—A son of the hermit Jamadagni. Five sons named Rumaṇvān, Suhotra, Vasu, Viśvāvasu and Paraśurāma were born to Jamadagni by his wife Reṇukā (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 58). (See full article at Story of Suhotra from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Suhotra (सुहोत्र).—A son of emperor Bharata. (For genealogy, see under Bharata I).

2) Five sons were born to Bharata, the son of Duṣyanta. They were Suhotra, Suhotā, Gaya, Garbha and Suketu. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 278).

3) Suhotra (सुहोत्र).—General information. A king of the Candra dynasty. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 24, that he was the grandson of emperor Bharata and the son of the elder brother of Bhumanyu. Puṣkariṇī was the mother of this Suhotra. Other details.

(i) This Suhotra got suzerainty over the entire earth. After this he conducted horse-sacrifice and several other sacrifices. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 25).

(ii) Suhotra married Suvarṇā, a princess of the Ikṣvāku dynasty. Three sons, Ajamīḍha, Sumīḍha and Purumīḍha were born to them. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 30).

(iii) Suhotra was a generous king. (Mahābhārata Droṇa-Parva, Chapter 56).

(iv) Being pleased at his hospitality, Indra showered a rain of gold in the country for a year. Rivers were full of golden water. Indra showered golden fishes also in these rivers. But the king divided all this gold among Brahmins. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 29, Verse 25).

4) Suhotra (सुहोत्र).—Son of Sahadeva, one of the Pāṇḍavas. Sahadeva married Vijayā, daughter of Dyutimān, the king of Madra. The son Suhotra was born to them. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Verse 80).

5) Suhotra (सुहोत्र).—A hermit. This hermit honoured Yudhiṣṭhira to a great extent. (Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 26, Verse 24).

6) Suhotra (सुहोत्र).—A king of the Kuru dynasty. Once this king obstructed the way of Śibi, born in the family of King Uśīnara. He let Śibi go only after the intervention of Nārada. (See under Śibi).

7) Suhotra (सुहोत्र).—A giant. This giant was one of those kings who had ruled over the entire earth and had to leave the place due to fate. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva. Chapter 277, Verse 51).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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 Index

Suhotra (सुहोत्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.21) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Suhotra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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