by Vettam Mani | 1975 | 609,556 words | ISBN-10: 0842608222
This page describes the Story of Shantanu 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’).
(ii) Married life. (See under Bhīṣma, Paras 2, 3).
(ii) He was called Śantanu as things touched by both his hands used to become youthful.
(iii) Śantanu became King as his elder brother Devāpi had, as an infant, renounced the throne and left for the forest. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 62; Chapter 95, Verse 45).
(vii) He is one of the Kings to be remembered both at dawn and dusk. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 165, Verse 58).
(viii) He was absolutely wedded to truth and he possessed great prowess. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 96, Verse 1).
(ix) He conducted thousand aśvamedhas and hundred rājasūyas. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 96, Verse 2).