The Vishnu Purana

by Horace Hayman Wilson | 1840 | 287,946 words | ISBN-10: 8171102127

The English translation of the Vishnu Purana. This is a primary sacred text of the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism. It is one of the eighteen greater Puranas, a branch of sacred Vedic literature which was first committed to writing during the first millennium of the common era. Like most of the other Puranas, this is a complete narrative from the cr...

Chapter XVII - Druhyu

THE son of Druhyu was Babhru; his son was Setu; his son was Āradwat[1]; his son was Gāndhāra[2]; his son was Dharma[3]; his son was Dhrita[4]; his son was Duryāman[5]; his son was Pracetas, who had a hundred sons, and they were the princes of the lawless Mlecchas or barbarians of the north[6].

Footnotes and references:


Also Āraddha in MSS., and Āraṭṭa, Matsya, which last seems to be the preferable reading. The Vāyu has Āruddha; the Brāhma, Aṅgārasetu; but Āraṭṭa is a northern country, contiguous to, or synonymous with, Gāndhāra.


Of Gāndhāra it is said in the Vāyu that it is a large country named after him, and is famous for its breed of horses: ###. The Matsya reads the beginning of the second line ###, shewing that Āraṭṭa and Gāndhāra are much the same. See p. 191. n. 83.


The Brāhma P. and Hari V., in opposition to all the rest, make Dharma and his successors the descendants of Anu.


Ghrita: Agni.


Durdama: Vāyu and Bhāgavata. The Matsya, Brāhma, and Agni insert a Vidupa, Duduha, or Vidula, before Pracetas.


So the Bhāgavata and Matsya. The Mahābhārata says the descendants of Druhya are the Vaibhojas, a people unacquainted with the use of cars or beasts of burden, and who travel on rafts: they have no kings.

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