Puranic encyclopaedia

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

This page describes the Story of Anenas 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 Anenas

A king of the Lunar dynasty (Candra Vaṃśa).


Descended from Viṣṇu in the following order: Brahmā-Atri-Candra-Budha-Purūravas-Āyus-Anenas.


Purūravas had by his wife Urvaśī six sons named Āyus, Śrutāyus, Satyāyus, Raya, Vijaya and Jaya. Of them, Āyus, the eldest, had five sons named Nahuṣa, Kṣatravṛddha, Rāji, Rambha and Anenas. Nahuṣa had a son named Yayāti to whom were born the sons Pūru, Yadu and others. The two dynasties of Yadu and Pūru (Yaduvaṃśa and Pūruvaṃśa) originate from them. To Anenas, brother of Nahuṣa, a son named Śuddha was born. Śuddha begot Śuci who begot Trikakup and a son named Śāntarayas was born to Trikakup.

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