Viravarma, Vīravarmā: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Viravarma in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vīravarmā (वीरवर्मा).—A child born to King Tāladhvaja by Nārada, when he assumed the form of an illusive woman of beauty. (For further details see under Tāladhvaja I).

2) Vīravarmā (वीरवर्मा).—A King who ruled over the city of Sārasvata. His chief queen was Mālinī, who was the daughter of a Yakṣa. Vīravarmā stopped the sacrificial horse of the Pāṇḍavas. When Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna got ready to fight with Vīravarmā to recover the horse, Vīravarmā, with the help of Yama fought with them. At last Kṛṣṇa entered into a treaty with Vīravarmā and got the horse back.

2) Vīravarmā had five sons named Subhāla, Sulabha, Lola, Kuvala and Sarasa. (Jaimini, Aśva: 47: 49).

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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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