A certain sage-king named Aṅga (Anga) has been mentioned in the Anuśāsanaparva (Anushasanparva) of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata). However, he has not been identified clearly enough. Once Aṅga decided that he would gift the entire Earth (pṛthivī; prithivi) to the brahmānas (brahmanas) as honorarium for a yajña (yajna). Worried and alarmed by the king’s decision, Prthivī relinquished his earthly form and fled to Brahmaloka. At that time, Prajāpati Kaśyapa (Prajapati Kashyapa) assumed the form of the earth and remains as such for thirty thousand years.