Puranic encyclopaedia

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

This page describes the Story of Kakshasena 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 Kakṣasena

General information.

(i) A King who was the grandson of Avīkṣit and son of Parīkṣit. For genealogy see 'Parīkṣit'.

(ii) Ugrasena, Citrasena, Indrasena, Suṣeṇa and Bhīmasena were his brothers. (Chapter 94, Ādi Parva).

Other details.

(i) Kakṣasena was a member of the court of Yama. (Chapter 8, Sabhā Parva).

(ii) Kakṣasena was considered to be one among the pious souls, like Śibi, Pratardana, Rantideva, Ambarīṣa, Janamejaya, Vṛṣādarbhi, Paraśurāma, Śrī Rāma, Karandhama and Mitrasaha who had attained salvation by their charity and righteousness. Mahābhārata states that Kakṣasena the saintly king attained salvation by presenting gifts to the great Vasiṣṭha. (Śloka 14, Chapter 137, Anuśāsana Parva).

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