Unneta, aka: Unnetā; 2 Definition(s)


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Unnetā (उन्नेता).—The son of Nikhāta, who was the son of Pratihartā, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Pratihartā was the son of Parameṣṭhī, whose ancestral lineage can be traced to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being. Unnetā had a son named Abhāva.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Unnetā (उन्नेता).—A son of Pratihartā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 66; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 56.
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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