Puranic encyclopaedia

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

This page describes the Story of Cedi 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 Cedi

A king of the Yaduvaṃśa.


Descending in order from Viṣṇu:—Brahmā-AtriCandraBudhaPurūravasĀyusNahuṣaYayātiYadu—Kroṣṭhā—Vrajīnavān—Śvāhi—Ruśeka—CitrarathaŚaśabinduPṛthuśravasDharmaRucaka-Jyāmagha-VidarbhaRomapāda—Bhadru—KṛtaUśikaCedi. The Cedi dynasty begins from Cedi and the land ruled over by Cedi came to be known as Cedirājya.

Other details regarding King Cedi.

1) Once Uparicaravasu conqueredt his land. (Śloka 2, Chapter 63, Ādi Parva).

2) Kareṇumatī, wife of Nakula, was a princess of Cedi rājya. (Śloka 79, Chapter 95, Ādi Parva).

3) Once Śiśupāla reigned over this country. After his death his son Dhṛṣṭaketu was crowned king. (Śloka 36, Chapter 45, Sabhā Parva).

4) During the period of Nala, Cedirājya was ruled by king Subāhu. Damayantī lived in his palace very comfortably. (Śloka 44, Chapter 65, Vana Parva).

5) Dhṛṣṭaketu, a king of Cedi, came to the help of the Pāṇḍavas with an akṣauhiṇī (an army of 21870 chariots, equal number of elephants, 65610 horses and 10930 infantry men.). (Śloka 7, Chapter 19, Udyoga Parva).

6) The Kṣatriya warriors of this state helped Śrī Kṛṣṇa in many ways. (Śloka 11, Chapter 28, Udyoga Parva).

7) Cedi was counted as one of the prominent kingdoms of ancient Bhārata. (Śloka 40, Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva).

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