Puranic encyclopaedia

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

This page describes the Story of Dhata 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 Dhātā

General information.

One of the twelve Ādityas. (See Dvādaśādityas and Āditya).

Other details:

(1) At the burning of Khāṇḍava forest among the gods who came against Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna, there was Dhātā also. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 266, Stanza 34).

(2) Dhātā gave Subrahmaṇya five followers named Kunda, Kusuma, Kumuda, Ḍaṃbara and Āḍaṃbara as gift. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45 Stanza 39).

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