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Trishanku, aka: Triśaṅku; 2 Definition(s)

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Triśaṅku (त्रिशङ्कु):—Another name for Satyavrata (son of Tribandhana, who was the son of Prāruṇa). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.7.5-6)

Added: 01.Aug.2015 | Wisdom Library: Hinduism
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Trishanku was a King in the Solar dynasty, the son of Prithu. His original name was Satyavrata. His son was Dhundumara. Satyavrata committed three sins, and hence he got the name Trishanku. First, while a prince, he misbehaved in the kingdom and was temporarily exiled. Next, he killed the milch cow of his perceptor Vasishta. His third sin was that he used the unsanctified meat of his kill as food.

He wished to ascend to heaven in his mortal body, and asked his perceptor Vasishta to do the needful rights. Vasishta refused, for it was against the laws of nature. He then approached the sons of Vasishta. They were angry that the King had asked them, deeming it an insult to their father, so the cursed the King to become afflicted with a debilitating disease.

Added: 24.Jun.2012 | Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
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