purūravas पुरूरवस्

Definition: m. Name of an ancient king of the lunar race (the lover of urvaśī-[ see and kālidāsa-'s drama vikramorvaśī-] , son of budha- and iḷā-, father of āyus- and ancestor of puru- duṣyanta-, bharata-, kuru-, dhṛta-rāṣṭra- and pāṇḍu-, supposed to have instituted the 3 sacrificial fires[ ];according to he is one of the beings belonging to the middle region of the universe, and is possibly to be connected with the Sun as urvaśī- is with the Dawn; according to others a viśva-deva- or a pārvaṇa-śrāddha-deva-)


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: RV. x , 95, S3Br. xi , 5 , 1, VS. v , 2, Nir. x , 46, RV.,
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