Puranic encyclopaedia

by Vettam Mani | 1975 | 609,556 words | ISBN-10: 0842608222

This page describes the Story of Amanthu included the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani that was translated into English in 1975. The Puranas have for centuries profoundly influenced Indian life and Culture and are defined by their characteristic features (panca-lakshana, literally, ‘the five characteristics of a Purana’).

Story of Amanthu

A king of the family of Priyavrata.

Genealogy:

From Viṣṇu descended in this order: Brahmā-Svāyambhuva Manu-Priyavrata-Agīndhra-Nābhi-Ṛṣabha-Bharata-Sumati-Devatājit-Devadyumna-Parameṣṭi-Pratiha-Pratihartā-Bhūmā-Sīta-Prastoka-Vibhu-Pṛthuṣeṇa-Nakta-Gaya-Citraratha-Samrāṭ-Marīci-Vindumān-Madhu-Vīravrata-Amanthu. Vīravrata had two sons, Manthu and Amanthu.

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