Sivapurana
  • Adya – 2

    Ādya is one of the gaṇa ( classificatory genus) of the gods as per the classification existing in the Cākṣuṣa (Chakshusha) Manvantara.

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  • Ajagava

    Pināka (Pinaka), the bow of Śiva (Siva),  is also known as ‘Ājagava’ (Ajagava). This is called ‘Ajakava’, ‘Ajakāva'(Ajakava)  or ‘Ajagāva’. The way the word ‘Ajakava’ has been analysed in Śabdakalpadruma, seems to indicate that the ‘ka’ has been transformed into ‘ga’ through linuisic evolution. The Puraṅa-scholars  state that ‘aja’ refers to Viṣṇu (Visnu) who is […]

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  • Anala – 2

    Prajāpati (Prajapati) was Manu’s son, and Manu was Brahmā’s (Brahma’s) son. Anala was born of Prajāpati to Śāṇḍilī (Shandili). He was a luminous god. He was one of the eight Vasu. In some Purāṇas (Puranas) it is said that the eight Vasu were born of Kaśyapa (Kashyapa). In others, it is said that they were […]

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  • Angshumana – 1

    According to some Purāṇas (Puranas), all but four of the sixty thousand sons born of King Sagara’s first wife perished by the fire of Sage Kapila’s wrath. Pañcajana (Panchajana)(Pañcavana or Panchabana according to Vāyupurāṇa or Vayupurana) was one of the sons of King Sagara who survived. Śivapuraṇa (Shivapurana) states that Pañcajana became king after Sagara. Aṃśumāna (Angshuman) was Pañcajana’s […]

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  • Arishtanemi – 5

    In Agnipurāṇa (Agnipurana), Ariṣṭanemi(Arishtanemi) is a progenitor-father. Sixteen sons were born out of the wombs of his wives — ariṣṭanemi-patnīnām apatyanīha ṣoḍaśa. It may be so that Ariṣṭanemi here refers to Kaśyapa (Kasyapa). According to Devibhāgavata (Devibhagavata), Ariṣṭanemi himself had been the founder of a genealogical line. Dakṣa (Daksha) sired six daughters, who were born […]

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  • Aruni – 5

    In the fifteenth Dvāpara (Dvapara) in future, when Mahādeva (Mahadeva) will be known as Vedaśirā (Vedasira), the magnanimous Āruṇi(Aruni) will be Vyāsa(Vyasa) in that Dvāpara era.

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  • Aya – 4

    Aya is one of the Aṣṭavasu (Ashtavasu; the eight Vasus) , as per the list provided in  Śivapurana. In other Purāṇa(s) (Putana; Mythological Scriptures), he is referred to as Apa, Āpa and the like. [See Aṣṭavasu]

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  • Ekadanta

    Ekadanta is another name for Gaṇeśa (Ganesa), son of Pārvatī (Parvati). Gaṇeśa is elephant-headed, and the left tusk of the elephant-face was broken’ Hence he came to be known as Gajānana. In several Purāṇa, there are different versions of legends, describing how this tusk got broken. The most circulated legend is as follows — After […]

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  • Ekapada – 2

    The followers of God Śiva (Siva) were divided in several gaṇa(s). Ekapāda (Ekapada) was the leader of one of these gaṇa(s) (gana; sect).

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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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  • Urja – 10

    There was a gaṇa (gana; genus) of the ṛṣi(s) (rishi; sages) called Ūrja (Urja). They were the sons of Brahmā (Brahma). According to Śivapurāṇa (Sivapurana), they preached dharmaśāstra (dharmasastra; scriptures of righteous codes) during the time of Vaivasvata Manu.

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