Urdhvaketu, aka: Ūrdhvaketu; 1 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Ūrdhvaketu (ऊर्ध्वकेतु).—The son of Sanadvāja, and father of Aja.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 22.

2) Urdhvaketu (उर्ध्वकेतु).—One of the eleven Rudras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 69.
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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