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Ugrasena, aka: Ugrasenā; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purāṇa

1a) Ugrasena (उग्रसेन).—A son of Āhuka of the Kukura family, father of Kaṃsa and other eight sons. Father of five daughters who were all married to the younger brothers of Vasudeva.1 King of Sātvatas, Vṛṣṇis, Bhojas, and Dāśārhas.2 Hated by his son Kaṃsa who desired even to kill him and who eventually threw him into prison.3 Enthroned by Kṛṣṇa, after performing Kaṃsa's funeral rites;4 got helpful service from Kṛṣṇa and welcomed him to Dvārakā.5 In Kṛṣṇa's opinion Ugrasena was the proper person to wear the jewel Syamantaka; did not press it lest there should be a family feud.6 When Jarāsandha beseiged Mathurā, Kṛṣṇa stationed Ugrasena to defend the northern gate; was presented with spoils of war including jewels and ornaments. His part in defence against Jarāsandha's third attack on Mathurā. A member of the Yādava sabhā; was consulted by Kṛṣṇa as to failure of rains in Dvārakā.7 Vāyu fetched from Indra the hall Sudharmā for Ugrasena's use;8 attacked Pauṇḍraka and laughed at his message. Heard of Sāmba's imprisonment and urged war on the Kurus, order being communicated through Balarāma. According to the Kurus, a king only by sufferance.9 Ordered the musala born to Sāmba to be powdered and thrown into the sea.10 Sent to Dvārakā for defence after the rājasūya.11 Welcomed Balarāma on his return after a pilgrimage tour.12 Went to Syamantapañcaka for solar eclipse.13 Honoured Nanda.14 Heard of Vṛṣṇis killing one another and of the decease of Rāma and Kṛṣṇa and bemoaned their loss.15 Entered fire.16

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 21, 24-5; X. 1. 30; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 129-134, 212-3, 230; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 71-74; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 206; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 16-21.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 1. 29.
  • 3) Ib. X. 44. 33; 1. 69; 36. 34; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 15. 18; 18. 6.
  • 4) Ib. X. 45. 12; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 21. 9-12.
  • 5) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 2. 22; I. 11. 16; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 24. 7.
  • 6) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 13. 27-28, 107.
  • 7) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 50. 20[3] and 41; [50 (V) 32-33]; [51 (V) 25]; [52 (V) 15]; 57. 30[1].
  • 8) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 21. 13-17, 32.
  • 9) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 66 [3]; 68. 13, 21 and 34; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 35. 10. 14, 23.
  • 10) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 37. 11-12.
  • 11) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 76. 7[5].
  • 12) Ib. X. 79. 29.
  • 13) Ib. X. 82. 23.
  • 14) Ib. X. 84. 59 and 68.
  • 15) Ib. XI. 31. 15; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 37. 57.
  • 16) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 38. 4.

1b) A son of Parīkṣit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 35.

1c) A Gandharva, presiding over the month of nabhasya; āvaṇi and puraṭṭāśi (vā. p.)1 A Mauneya Gandharva;2 in the sun's chariot in the bhādrapada month.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 38; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 10.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 1; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 1.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 10.

2) Ugrasenā (उग्रसेना).—A wife of Akrūra, and mother of Devavān and Upadeva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 45. 31.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

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)

Ugrasena (उग्रसेन).—The King of the Yadus, and the father of Kaṃsa.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Ugrasena (उग्रसेन): one-time King of Yadavas; deposed by his son Kams. His wife was Pavanrekha. Krishna killed Kams and established Ugrasena on throne.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

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