Suratha, aka: Surathā; 2 Definition(s)


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1) Suratha (सुरथ):—Son of Raṇaka (son of Kṣudraka). He will be born in the future and become a king. He will have a son called Sumitra (who ends the Bṛhadbala dynasty). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.15)

2) Suratha (सुरथ):—Son of Jahnu (one of the four sons of Kuru). He had a son named Vidūratha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.9-10)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1a) Suratha (सुरथ).—The son of Raṇaka and father of Sumitra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 15.

1b) A son of Janhu and father of Vidūratha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 9-10; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 34; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 230; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 2-3.

1c) A son of Kulaka.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 271. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 230.

1d) A son of Janamejaya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 229.

1e) A son of Kuṇḍaka and father of Sumitra.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 22. 9-10.

2) Surathā (सुरथा).—A daughter of Dakṣa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 29.
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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