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PURAJSA
618
verses.
The
six
Khandas
areSrstikhanda,
Bhumi-
khanda,Svargakhanda,
Patalakhanda,
Uttarakhanda
and
Kriyayogasara.
The
Uttarakhanda
describes
the
importance
of
all
months
and
also
the
lotus,
the
seat
of
Brahma.
This
contains
the
stories
of
Sakuntala
and
Sri
Rama
as
described
by
Kalidasa
in
his
works
Sakuntala
and
Raghuvarhsa
which
has
made
some
believe
that
this
Purana
was
written
after
Kalidasa.
If
this
Purana
is
given
as
gift
witha
cow
in
the
month
of
Jyestha
(June)
it
brings
prosperity.
(vi)
Varaha
Purana.
The
mode
of
narration
is
in
the
form
of
narrating
the
story
by
Varaha,
the
third
incar-
nation
of
Visnu.
The
theme
is
about
holy
places
and
mantras.
It
states
that
the
goddess
ofearth
prayed
to
Mahavisnu
and
that
prayer
took
the
form
of
a
goddess.
This
book
contains
fourteen
thousand
verses.
If
one
copies
down
this
Purana
and
gives
it
as
gift
alongwitha
golden
image
of
Garuda
on
the
full-moon
day
in
the
month
of
Caitra
(April)
one
will
attain
Visnuloka.
B.
Puranas
relating
to
Brahma.
(i)
Brahma
Purana.
This
is
in
the
form
of
teachings
by
Brahma
to
Daksa.
This
contains
twentyfive
thousand
verses.
This
is
called
Adi
Purana
also.
There
is
a
special
treatise
in
this
bookon
Orissa,
an
ancient
holy
region
ofBharata.
There
is
in
this
a
special
annexure
explain-
ing
the
intimacy
between
Siva
and
Surya
which
is
a
deviation
from
other
Puranas.
Brahma
Purana
states
about
a
suryaksetra
(sun-temple)
situated
at
a
place
called
Konarka
near
the
holy
placeof
Purl,
installed
there
in
the
year
1241
A.D.
If
this
Purana
along
with
Jaladhenu
is
given
as
a
gift
on
the
full-moon
day
in
the
month
of
Vaisakha
(May)
the
donor
will
attain
heaven,
(ii)
Brahmdnda
Purana.
This
deals
with
the
origin
of
the
universe
as
told
by
Brahma.
In
the
beginning
there
was
a
golden
egg
and
the
prapanca
(universe
with
its
activities)
was
formed
out
of
it.
Portions
of
Adh-
yatma
Ramayana,
references
to
Radha
and
Krsnaand
the
incarnation
of
ParaSurama
are
included
in
this.
This
book
contains
twelve
thousand
verses
and
it
is
believed
to
be
uttama
(best)to
give
this
book
as
a
gift
to
a
brahmin.
(iii)
Brahmavaivarta
Purana.
This
was
instructed
to
Savarnika
by
Narada.
The
theme
is
the
story
of
Rathantara.
There
arefour
kandas
in
this
Purana
called
Brahmakanda,
Prakrtikanda,
Ganes"akanda
and
Krsna-
janmakanda.
This
deals
with
Prapancasrsti
(creation
of
the
universe).
It
says
that
Prapanca
is
nothing
but
the
Vaivartta
(
transformation
)
of
Brahman.lt
is
considered
to
be
holy
to
give
this
book
containing
eighteen
thousand
verses
as
a
gift
on
the
full-moon
day
in
the
month
of
Magha
(February).
(iv)
Markandeya
Purana.
This
is
one
of
the
ancient
Puranas.
There
are
many
stories
regarding
Indra,
Surya
and
Agni
in
this.
This
includes
a
division
called
Devlmahatmya
containing
praises
about
the
goddess
Durga.
This
contains
nine
thousand
verses
and
it
is
considered
as
uttama
(best)
to
give
this
book
as
a
gift
to
a
brahmin
on
a
full-moon
day
in
the
month
of
Karttika
(November)
.
(v)
Bhavisya
Purana.
This
is
what
is
told
to
Manu
by
Surya
(Sun)
.
This
contains
statements
about
future
events.
The
book
praises
the
worship
of
Surya
(Sun),
Agni
(fire)
and
Naga
(serpent).
There
is
anannexure
dealing
with
the
several
holy
places
of
Bharata
and
the
rights
of
pilgrims.
The
book
contains
fourteen
thousand
verses
and
it
is
considered
to
be
uttama
(best)
to
give
this
book
alongwith
treacleas
a
gift
to
a
brahmin
on
the
full-moon
day
in
the
month
of
Pausa
(January)
.
(
vi
)
Vamana
Purana.
There
is
a
great
similarity
between
thecontentsof
this
Purana
and
that
of
Varaha
Purana.
Allthe
incarnations
of
Visnu
from
Vamana
downwards
are
described
in
this
Purana.
The
sceneof
Siva
marry-
ing
Parvati
is
vividly
described
in
this
book.
This
Purana
contains
ten
thousand
verses
and
it
is
considered
to
be
uttama
(
best
)
to
give
this
book
as
a
gift
in
the
autumn
season
or
at
the
time
of
Visuva
to
a
brahmin.
C.
Puranas
relating
to
Siva.
(i)
Vayu
Purana.
This
Purana
is
told
byVayu.
Bana-
bhatta
who
lived
in
the
seventh
century
A.D.
makes
references
to
this
Purana
in
his
works.
There
are
many
references
in
this
Purana
about
the
Gupta
Kings
who
ruled
Bharata
in
the
4th
century
A.D.So
itis
believed
that
this
Puranamust
havebeen
written
in
the
fifth
or
sixth
century
A.D
The
book
containsplenty
of
versesin
praise
of
Siva.
There
are
fourteen
thousand
verses
in
the
Vayu
Purana
and
itis
considered
to
be
best
to
give
this
book
as
a
gift
to
a
brahmin
on
the
full-moon
day
in
the
month
of
Sravana
(August
)
.
(ii)
Linga
Purana.
This
contains
instructions
of
Siva
on
Dharma
sittingin
the
form
of
liriga
(Phallus).
The
twentyeight
different
forms
ofSiva
aredescribed
in
this.
This
contains
twelve
thousand
verses
and
if
this
book
is
given
as
a
gift
to
a
brahmin
with
tiladhenu
on
the
full-moon
day
in
the
month
of
Phalguna
(
March)
the
donor
will
attain
Sivasayujya.
(iii)
Skdnda
Purana.
This
Purana
is
narrated
bySkanda.
The
theme
is
theslaughterofthe
demon
Tarakasura
bySkanda
(Subrahmanya).
There
is
a
great
similarity
between
this
Purana
and
the
Kumara-
sambhava
ofKalidasa.
There
areeightyfour
thousand
verses
in
this
Purana
and
giving
this
book
as
a
gift
is
thought
to
be
good.
(iv)
Agni
Purana.
This
Puranawas
instructed
to
the
sage
Vasistha
by
Agnideva.
There
are
several
refer-
ences
in
this
to
Sivalinga
and
Durgadevi.
The
incarna-
tions
of
Rama
andKrsna
are
also
dealt
with
in
this.
Distinct
from
other
Puranas
this
book
deals
with
arts
and
science
like
Kavyalankaranatakas
(Poems,
dramas,
figures
of
speech
)
,
Jyotiss
astra
(
Astronomy)
and
Silpa-
kala
(architecture).
This
Purana
contains
twelve
thousand
verses
and
is
capable
of
imparting
knowledge
on
all
arts
and
sciences.
(v)
Matsya
Purana.
This
Purana
was
taught
to
Manu
by
Matsya,
the
incarnation
ofVisnu,
The
incarnationof
Matsya
is
dealt
in
this.
Several
subjects
like
Jaina-
mata
(religion
of
Jainism),
Buddhamata
(Buddhism),Nafyas
astra
(histrionics)
and
Andhrarajavarhsa
(king-
dom
and
Kings
of
Andhra)
are
discussed
in
this
book.
The
book
contains
thirteen
thousand
verses
and
this
is
to
be
given
as
gift
along
with
a
golden
image
of
a
fish
at
the
time
of
Visuva.
(vi)
K
urma
Purana.
This
Purana
is
taught
by
Kurma-
murti
(incarnation
of
Visnu
as
Kurma
(tortoise)
while
narrating
the
story
of
Indradyumna
at
Patala.
Allthe
seven
islands
and
seven
oceans
are
described
in
this
book.
Bharata
is
situated
in
the
centre
of
all
these
and
is
called
Jambudvipa.
Though
itis
believed
that
there
were
four
sarhhitas
for
this,
only
the
Brahmasarhhita
is
available
now.
It
includes
1,'varaglta
and
Vyasagita,
 
PURANA
619
PURUMITRA
I
The
book
contains
eight
thousand
verses
and
is
to
be
given
as
gift
alongwitha
golden
image
of
tortoise.
3)
Upapurdnas.
There
areeighteen
minor
Puranas
besides
the
eighteen
major
ones.
They
are
:
(
1)
Sanatkumara
(2)
Narashhha
(3)
Naradiya
(4)
Siva
(5)
Durvasas
(6)
Kapila
(7)
Manava
(8)
USanas
(9)
Varuna
(10)
Kalika
(11)
Samba
(12)
Saura
(13)
Aditya
(14)
Mahesvara
(15)
Devlbhagavata
(16)
Vasistha(17)
Visnudharmottara
(18)
Nilamata
Purana.
The
two
Upapuranas
mentioned
lastly
are
associated
with
Kashmir.
The
first
is
about
the
Vaisnava
religion
there
and
the
second
about
the
wise
sayingof
a
Naga
King
of
the
place
called
Nlla.
(Puranas;
History
of
Sanskrit
Literature).
PURA?S
T
A.
An
ancient
sage.
He
was
one
among
the
rsis
who
visited
Bhisma
lying
on
his
bed
of
arrows.
(Sloka
12,
Chapter
47
Sand
Parva).
PURAVATI.
A
river
of
Bharata
of
Puranic
fame.
(
Sloka
24,
Chapter
9,
Bhisma
Parva)
.
PURAYA.
A
King
of
Vedic
times.
He
is
mentioned
in
thedanastutiof
Rgveda.
PURIKA.
A
city
in
ancient
Bharata.
This
city
was
ruled
by
a
King
named
Paurika.
(
Sloka
3,
Chapter
111,
Santi
Parva).
PURNA
I.
A
serpent
born
of
the
familyof
Vasuki.
It
was
burnt
to
death
at
the
Sarpasatra
of
Janamejaya.
_(
Sloka
2,
Chapter
57,
Adi
Parva)
.
PURNA
II.
A
Devagandharva
born
to
Kasyapa
ofhis
wife
Pradha.
(
Chapter
65,
Adi
Parva)
.
PURINA
III.
Thename
of
the
tithis
(lunar
days)
PancamT,
DaSaml
and
Pancada'I.
Yudhisthira
was
born
on
the
Paficaml
day
called
Purna.
(Sloka
6,
Chapter
122,
Adi
Parva).
PURNABHADRA
I.
A
celebratedserpent
of
the
family
of
Kasyapa.
(Sloka
12,
Chapter
35,
Adi
Parva).
PURNABHADRA
II.
The
son
of
a
Yaksa
called
Ratnabhadra
living
on
the
mountain
Gandhamadana.
He
had
a
son
named
HarikeSa
(Pingala).
Harikesa
was
a
devotee
ofSiva
and
so
Purnabhadra
who
was
adevotee
of
Kubera
sent
Harikesa
away
from
his
house.
HarikeSa
was
then
taken
care
of
by
Siva
and
made
one
ofhis
attendants.
(Matsya
Purana,
Chapter
18).
PURNAMUKHA.
A
serpent
born
of
the
race
ofDhrtarastra.
This
serpent
was
burnt
to
death
at
the
Sarpasatra
of
Janamejaya.
(Sloka
1
,
Chapter
57,
Adi
Parva).
PLTRNAJSlGADA.
A
serpent
born
of
the
family
of
Dhrtarastra.
This
serpent
was
burnt
to
death
at
the
Sarpasatra
of
Janamejaya.
(Sloka
16,
Chapter
57,
Adi
Parva)
.
PURI^AYUS.
A
Devagandharva
who
was
the
son
of
KaSyapa
of
his
wife
Pradha.
(Sloka
46,
Chapter
65,
Adi
Parva.
PUROCANA.
A
minister
of
Duryodhana.
It
was
under
the
guidance
of
this
minister
that
thelac-palace
was
constructed
and
set
fire
to
in
order
to
kill
the
Pandavas.
Purocana
was
also
burnt
to
death
when
the
lac-palace
was
destroyed
by
fire.
(See
under
Arakkilla).
PUROJAVA.
The
youngest
son
of
the
Vasu,
Prana,,
born
to
him
of
his
wife
Orjjasvatl.
(6th
Skandha,
Bhagavata).
PUROVASU.A
King
of
the
Anga
line
of
Kings.
He
was
the
son
of
Babhrusetu.
He
ruled
over
the
country
of
Gandhara.
(Chapter
270,
Agni
Purana)
.
PURU
I.
A
Ksatriya
King.
He
was
the
son
of
Manu.
Manu
had
eleven
sons
ofhis
wife
Nadvala.
PURU
II.
A
mountain.
(
Sloka
22,
Chapter
90,
Vana
Parva).
PURU
I.
A
celebrated
king
of
Candravarhsa.
1
)
Genealogy.
Descending
in
order
from
Visnu
are
Brahma-
Atri
Candra
Budha
Pururavas
Ayus
Nahusa
Yayati
Puru.
Yayati
had
two
wives
named
Sarmistha
and
Devayani.Sarmisthagave
birth
to
Druhyu,
Anu
and
Puru.
Deva-
yani
gave
birth
to
Yadu
and
Turvasu.
2)
Puru
becomes
king.
Yayati,
Puru's
father,
was
turned
into
an
old
man
by
a
curse
of
Sukracarya.
The
king
called
all
his
sons
to
his
side
and
requested
each
to
take
his
old
age
and
give
him
their
youth.
All
theelder
sonsrefused
to
do
it
but
Puru
agreed
to
do
so.
Taking
the
youth
of
Puru,
his
father,
Yayati
lived
a
sensuous
life
for
a
thousand
years.
Then
the
king
gave
back
Puru
his
youth
and
crowned
him
as
the
heir
apparent
tohis
kingdom.
(See
under
Devayani).
3)
Other
details.
(i)
Puru
got
of
his
wife
Kausalya
alias
PaustI
three
sons
named
Janamejaya
(Pravlra),
ISvara
and
Raudra-
sva.
(Chapter
94,
Adi
Parva).
(ii)
After
his
death
Puru
entered
the
courtof
Yama.
Sloka
8,
Chapter
8,
Sabha
Parva)
.
(iii)
Puru
along
with
Indra
in
the
latter's
Vimana
witnessed
the
war
between
Arjuna
and
the
Kauravas.
(Sloka
10,
Chapter
56,
VirataParva)
.
(iv)
A
king
called
Mandhata
once
defeated
Puru
in
a
battle.
(Sloka
10,
Chapter
62,
Drona
Parva).
PURU
II
Thename
of
the
charioteer
of
Arjuna.
(Sloka
30,
Chapter
33,
Sabha
Parva)
.
PURUCCHEPA.
(PARUCCHEPA).
A
sagepraised
in
the
Rgveda.
He
was
the
son
of
Divodasa.
(Mandala
1,
Rgveda).
PURUJIT.
A
king
who
was
the
son
of
Kuntibhoja
and
brother
of
Kunti,
mother
of
the
Pandavas.
He
had
a
brother
named
Kuntibhoja.
In
the
great
battle
he
fought
against
Durmukha
of
the
Kaurava
army.
When
he
died
Purujit
went
to
Yamaloka.
(Chapter
14,
Sabha
Parva;
Chapter
6,
Kama
Parva,
Chapter
23,
Drona
Parva
)
.
PURUKUTSA.
The
son
born
to
the
celebrated
king,
Mandhata
ofhis
wife
Bindumatl.
(See
under
Mandhata
for
Genealogy).Purukutsa
had
a
brother
namedMucu-
kunda.
Descending
in
order
from
Purukutsa
were
Aranya
Brhadasva
HaryasvaTridhanva
Aruna
Satyavrata
Tris
anku.
One
Purukutsa
is
praised
in
the
Rgveda.
It
is
not
known
whether
both
are
one
and
the
same
person.
Purukutsa
with
his
wife
Narmadadevi
went
to
the
for-
est
of
Kuruksetra
and
doing
penance
there
attained
moksa.
(Chapter
20,
Asramavasika
Parva).
PURUMlDHA.
A
king
ofPuruvam'a.
He
was
the
son
of
Brhatputra.
Brhatputra
had
two
more
sons
named
Ajamldhaand
Dvimldha.
Of
these
three
sons
the
most
valiant
Ajamldha
became
the
propagator
of
the
dynasty.
(
Chapter
278,'
Purana
)
.
PURUMITRA
I.
One
of
the
eleven
valiant
sons
of
Dhrtarastra.
In
the
great
battle
of
Mahabharata
Abhimanyu
wounded
this
soldier.
(Chapter
73,
Bhisma
Parva)
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PURUMITRA
II
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PURURAVAS
I
PURUMITRA.
II.
The
first
Mandala
oftheRgveda
mentions
a
Rajarsi
youth
Vimada
marrying
the
daughter
of
Purumitra.
PURUNlTHA.
See
under
Parunltha.
PURURAVAS.
I.
A
prominent
king
of
Candravarh
a
(lunar
race).
|}
Origin
of
Candravamsa
and
birth
of
Pururavas.
Descend-
ing
in
order
from
Brahma
came
Atri
Candra
Budha
Pururavas.
The
dynasty
which
came
from
Candra
was
called
the
Candravarhxa.
Though
Budha
was
the
first
kingof
CandravarhSa
it
was
Pururavas
who
became
celebrated.
The
story
of
the
birth
of
Pururavas
is
given
below
:
Brahma
in
the
beginning
deputed
the
sage
Atri
for
the
work
of
creation.
Atrimaharsi
started
the
penance
called
anuttara
to
acquire
sufficient
power
for
creation.
After
some
years
Saccidananda
brahma
with
an
aura
of
lustre
reflectedin
the
heart
of
that
pure
and
serene
soul.
In
sheer
ecstasy
tears
rolled
down
his
cheeks
and
the
glittering
flow
of
water
was
lustfully
drunkby
the
zones
takingthe
form
of
women
witha
view
to
produc-
ing
progenies.
They
became
pregnant
butwere
un-
able
to
bear
the
embryo
of
Atri
and
so
they
threw
them
away.
Brahma
took
them
all
and
made
them
into
one
armoured
youth
and
took
him
in
his
chariot
to
his
land.
Then
the
brahmarsis
requested
Brahma
to
make
him
their
lord.
When
the
rsis,
devas,
gandharvas
and
nymphs
praised
him
reciting
samaveda
the
majestic
lustre
of
the
youth
increased.
It
was
from
this
that
ausadhas
(medicines)
originated
and
that
is
why
Candra
is
considered
to
be
the
lord
ofmedicines,
dvija
and
Vedasvarupa.
The
Candramandala
is
full
of
chemicals.
It
increases
and
decreases
according
to
the
white
half
and
black
half
of
the
moon-based
month.
Daksa
gave
in
marriage
to
Candra
twentyseven
beauti-
ful
maidens.
Then
Candra
did
penance
meditating
on
Visnu
for
ten
thousand
Kalpas.
Visnu
pleased
by
his
penance
asked
him
to
name
a
boon
and
Candra
said
'
When
I
perform
a
yaga
in
svarga
all
the
devas
like
Brahma
should
come
in
person
to
my
yagasala
and
take
the
yagabhaga.
Sulapani
should
remain
as
a
watchman
at
my
RajasQya."
Accordinglywith
the
blessing
of
Visnu,
Candra
conducted
the
yaga
in
which
Atri,
Bhrgu,
Brahma,
Visnu,
Devas,
Vasus,
Maruts
and
ViSvadevas
took
part.
Candra
gave
as
yaga-
fees
to
Rtviks
all
the
three
worlds.
The
yaga
was
complete
and
when
Candra
rose
up
after
a
bath
nine
devls
fell
in
love
with
the
amorous
beauty
of
Candra.LaksmI,
wife
ofVisnu,
Sinivali,
wife
of
Kardama,
Dyuti,
wife
of
Vibhivasu,
Pus{i,
wife
of
Dhata,
Prabha,
wife
of
Siirya,
Kuhu,
wife
ofHavisman,
Klrti,
wife
of
Jayanta,
AnVumali
wife
of
Kasyapa
and
Dhrti
wife
of
Nanda,abandoned
their
husbands
and
went
with
Candra.
Candra
treated
them
all
as
his
own
wives
and
gave
them
erotic
pleasure
to
their
hearts'
content.
Those
who
saw
this
non-virtuous
act
stood
dumbfounded
un-
able
to
curse
Candra.
Attracted
by
the
dazzling
brilliance
of
Candra
Tara,
wife
of
Brhaspati,
went
with
him.
Enraged
at
this,
Brhas-
pati
joining
with
other
devas
prepared
for
a
fight
against
Candra.
Devas
took
sides
and
by
the
media-
tion
of
Indra
a
conference
of
both
the
parties
was
held
and
Tara
was
sent
back
to
Brhaspati.
Tara
was
pregnant
then
and
Tara
confessed
that
thechild
in
her
womb
was
that
of
Candra.
So
when
that
child
was
born
Candra
took
it
away
and
named
it
Budha.
Brahma
and
other
rsis
gave
Budha
a
seat
among
the
planets.
Budha
married
Ila
and
they
got
a
son
named
Pururavas.
^See
under
Ila).
After
that
Budha
performed
a
hundredAsvamedhayagas.
He
then
enjoyed
world
prosperity
aslord
of
Saptadvlpa
living
in
the
beautiful
Himadri-
srnga.
worshipping
Brahma.
(Chapter
12,
Bhaga
3,
Padma
Purana).
2)
Testing
Pururavas
and
the
curse.
Pururavas
by
his
bril-
liance
performed
a
hundred
Asvamedhayagasand
lived
in
glory
at
Himadrisrnga.Great
demons
like
Kesi
became
his
servants.
Urvasi
attracted
by
his
beauty
became
his
wife.
While
he
was
living
like
that
Dharma,
Artha
and
Kama
went
in
disguise
to
his
palace
to
test
him.
He
received
them
all
well
butpaid
more
attention
to
Dharma.
Artha
and
Kama
got
angry
and
cursed
him.
Artha
cursed
him
saying
that
he
would
be
ruined
by
his
greed
and
Kama
cursed
him
saying
he
would
go
mad
by
being
separated
from
UrvaSI.
Hearing
that
Dharma
blessed
him
thus
:
"You
will
live
long
lead-
inga
virtuous
life.
Your
race
will
increase
and
remain
in
glory
till
the
end
of
the
moon
and
the
stars.
The
insanity
caused
by
your
passion
for
Urvasi
would
end
by
the
end
of
sixty
years.
That
celestial
maidenwould
remain
then
with
you
for
one
Manvantara."
(Chapter
12,
Bhlga
3,
Padma
Purana).Pururavas
used
to
visit
Indra
daily.
One
day
while
he
was
going
through
air
wellarmed
with
a
bow
and
arrows
he
saw
a
demon
named
Kes!
carrying
away
by
force
Urvasi
and
Citralekha
and
after
defeating
Kes
I
in
a
fight
recovered
th"
nymphs
and
gave
them
back
to
Indra.
Indra
praised
Pururavas
and
in
his
honour
a
drama,
Laksmlsvayarhvara,
was
enacted
by
Urvasi,
Menaka
and
others.
Urvasi
taking
the
part
of
Laksmi
started
to
dance
but
seeing
Pururavas
before
her
she
became
lustful
and
made
wrong
steps.
Narada
who
was
present
at
the
function
got
angry
and
cursed
her
"You
will
forget
all
you
have
learnt.
Not
only
that,
you
will
live
as
a
creeper
separated
from
Pururavas
for
a
period
of
sixty
years."
(For
details
see
under
Urvas'i).
Padma
Purana
says
that
it
was
Bharata
who
cursedUrvasi.
This
story
is
slightly
different
from
that
found
in
the
other
Puranas.
3)
Sons
of
Pururavas.
Urvasi
got
eight
sons
of
Pururavas
named
Ayus,
Drdhayus,
Vasyayus,
Danayus,
Vrttiman,
Vasu,
Divijata
and
Suba.hu.
Of
these
Ayus
became
the
propagator
of
the
dynasty.
Of
the
sons
born
to
Ayus
five
sons,
Nahusa,
Vrddhar'arma,
Raji,
Dambha
and
Vipapma
became
celebrities.
A
hundred
sons
were
born
to
Raji.
They
were
called
Rajeyas.
(Chapter
12,
Bhaga
3,
Padma
Purana).
Some
Puranas
state
that
Pururavas
had
six
sons
while
some
state
that
he
had
seven
sons.
4)
Other
details.
The
following
references
are
made
about
him
in
the
Mahabharata.
(i)
Once
Pururavas
stole
the
wealth
of
some
brahmins.
The
brahmins
took
Sanatkumara
along
with
themand
made
representations
to
the
king.
Pururavas
did
not
give
back
their
wealth.
The
brahmins
cursed
him
and
as
a
result
the
prosperity
of
the
King
waned.
Then
Puru-
ravas
brought
down
from
svarga
three
Agnis
and
per-
formed
a
yaga
and
thus
regained
his
lost
splendour
and
prosperity.
(Chapter
75,
Adi
Parva).