by Vettam Mani | 1975 | 609,556 words | ISBN-10: 0842608222
This page describes the Story of Kuntibhoja 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’).
A King of the Yadu dynasty; son of the sister of Śūrasena, who was the father of Vasudeva and grandfather of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (For genealogy see under Śrī Kṛṣṇa). Kuntibhoja was also the foster-father of Kuntī, the daughter of Śūrasena. (See Para 1, under Kuntī 1).
(v) It was Kuntibhoja who occupied the netrasthāna (eye-position) of the Krauñcavyūha set up by Dhṛṣṭadyumna. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 50, Verse 47).
(vii) He possessed a noble and high-bred horse. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 23, Verse 46).
(viii) In the great war he fought with Alambuṣa. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 16, Verse 183).
(ix) Ten of his children were killed by Aśvatthāmā. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 96, Verse 18).