by Vettam Mani | 1975 | 609,556 words | ISBN-10: 0842608222
This page describes the Story of Lomapada 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’).
Descending in order from Viṣṇu: Brahmā—Atri—Candra—Budha—Purūravas—Āyus—Nahuṣa—Yayāti—Turvasu Vahni—Bharga-Bhānu-Tribhānu—Karandhama—Marutta—(Marutta adopted Duṣyanta) Duṣyanta—Varūtha—Gāṇḍīra—Gāndhāra—Kerala—Cola—Pāṇḍya—Kola—Druhyu—Babhrusetu—Purovasu—Gharma—Kṛta—Vidūṣa—Pracetas—Sabhānara—Kālānala—Śṛñjaya—Purañjaya—Janamejaya—Mahāśāla—Mahāmanas—Uśīnara—Titikṣu—Ruṣadratha—Paila—Sutapas—Bali—Aṅga—Dadhivāhana—Dravīratha—Dharmaratha—Citraratha—Satyaratha—Lomapāda.
(ii) Once there was no rain in the country of Lomapāda. It was due to a curse from the brahmins and to remove the curse Lomapāda brought Ṛṣyaśṛṅga to his country. Śāntā, daughter of Daśaratha was living with Lomapāda as his adopted daughter at that time. Lomapāda gave her in marriage to Ṛṣyaśṛṅga and made him live in his country. The country got rains from that time onwards. (See under Ṛṣyaśṛṅga and Śāntā).
(iii) Lomapāda constructed a new hermitage for Ṛṣyaśṛṅga. (Śloka 9, Chapter 113, Vana Parva).