Garudapurana
  • Agastyakunda

    Agastyakuṇḍa (Agastyakunda) is a spring on Udyantaka Parvata (Udyantaka Hills). The spring is so called because sage Agastya had set up this mountain at this place. Eight sages, like Vyāsa (Vyasa) and Śuka (Shuka), had obtained salvation by performing tapasyā (tapasya) at this place. It is said that auspicious results may be obtained by one […]

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  • Angaraka – 1

    Dictionaries define it as another name for the planet Mars (Maṅgala; Mangala). The word aṅgāra (angara) refers to the scarlet or red colour. The planet Mars is known for its bright red hue. It has been mentioned in Sabhāparva (Sabhaparva) of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata) that Aṅgāraka (Angaraka) or Mars had earned a remarkable position in Brahmā’s (Brahma’s) court. Various Purāṇas […]

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  • Ekachakra

    Ekacakra (Ekachakra) is one of the sons born of the womb of Danu, and sired by  Kaśyapa (Kasyapa) Prajāpati (Prajapati; Ruler of the people). From the Aṁśāvataraṇa-parva (Amsavatarana-parva) of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata) it is known that Ekacakra was incarnated as King Prativindhya to be born in Martyaloka (the earthly abode) in Dvāparauga (Dwaparayuga; the epoch called Dwapara).

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  • Ekasapha

    The dictionary-meaning of the term ‘śapfa’ (sapha) is ‘hoof’. So, ‘Ekaśapha’ (Ekasapha) means some animal with one hoof. In Garuḍapurāṇa (Garudapurana) it is said that six kinds of animals such as Gardabha (Ass), Aśva (Aswa; horse), Gaura, Śarabha (Sarabha) and Camarī (Chamari; Yak) are known as Ekaśapha.

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  • Elapatra

    Elāpatra (Elapatra) is one of the Nāga(s) (Naga; Snake) born of the womb of Kadru, and sired by Kaśyapa (Kasyapa) Prajāpati (Prajapati). Elāpatra was one of the distinuished Nāga  living in Bhogavatīpurī (Bhogavatipuri, the city of Bhogavati), as mentioned by Nārada (Narada)to Mātali (Matali). When the gods wanted to know the way to stop Janamejaya’s […]

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  • Iravati – 2

    Several modern scholars think that there had been a river called Irāvatī (Iravati) in eastern India, too. It was not impossible that some river of eastern India was renamed as Irāvati(Iravati) during the Aryanisation of this region. According to scholars, Rāptī (Rapti) is the changed name of this Irāvati. This flows by Awadh or Ayodhyā […]

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  • Udaradhi

    King Udāradhī (Udaradhi) was born of the womb of Suvarcā (Suvarcha), and fathered by Prācīnagarbha (Prachinagarbha), in the lineage of Dhruva, son of Uttānapāda (Uttanapaa). It is said in the Purāṇa (Purana)that in his previous birth, he was Indra. Bhadrā (Bhadra) was the wife of Udāradhī. Udāradhī and Bhadrā gave birth to a son named […]

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  • Ugra – 4

    A son born of the womb of a Śūdra(Sudra) woman, and fathered by a Kṣatriya (Kshatriya) man is called Ugra. Such people are called Ugrakṣatriya in Vṛhaddharmapurāṇa (Vrihaddharmapurana). Perhaps they are the predecessors of the caste called Ugrakṣatriya.

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  • Unnata – 5

    Unnata is one of the among the seven varṣaparvata(s) (varshaparvata; a major mountain in a big area or varsha) of the mythical Śālmaladvīpa (Salmaladwipa; the island called Salmala).

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  • Upadanavi – 1

    Upadānavī (Upadanavi) is the daughter of Vṛṣaparvā (Vrishaparva; the demon-king), and the sister of Śarmiṣṭhā (Sarmishtha). In Garuḍapurāṇa (Garudapurana), the name reads as Aupadānavī (Aupadanavi)instead of Upadānavī .

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  • Urdhvavahu – 2

    Ūrdhvavāhu (Urdhvavahu) is one of the sons born of the womb of Ūrjjā (urjja), sired by Sage Vaśiṣṭha (Vasistha). In Raivata Manvantara, when Vibhu became Indra, Ūrdhvavāhu was one of the Saptarṣi (Saptarshi; the legendary seven sages hailed in ancient mythology).

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  • Urdhvavahu – 3

    In Garuḍapurāṇa (Garudapurana) it is said that Ūrdhvavāhu (Urdhvavahu) is one of the sons of Auttama Manu.

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  • Uru – 1

    Ūru(Uru) is one of the sons sired by Cākṣuṣa(Chakshusha) Manu, and born of the womb of Naḍvalā (Nadvala), daughter of Vairāja(Vairaja)  Prajāpati (Prajapati; Ruler of the people) Araṇya (Aranya). According to Viṣṇupurāṇa (Vishnupurana), Ūru is mentioned as one of the Saptarṣi (Saptarshi; the seven legendary sages) in Cākṣuṣa (Chakshusha) Manvantara.

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  • Uru – 2

    According to Garuḍapurāṇa (Garudapurana), Ūru (Uru) is one of the sons of the fourteenth Manu, namely, Bhautya. In Bhāgavatapurāṇa (Bhagavatapurana), however, Ūru is mentioned as one of the sons of the fourteenth Manu Indrasāvarṇi (Indrasavarni). Gambhīra, Buddhi are the brothers are Ūru.

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  • Utkura

    Utkura is one of the sons of the demon king Hiraṇyākṣa (Hiranyaksha).

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  • Uttarashada

    Uttarāṣāḍā (Uttarashada) is a nakṣatra (nakshatra; star).

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  • Uttarbhadrapada

    It is a particular star.

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  • Uttarphalguni

    It is a kind of a star.

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