[Advaita-l] Fw :Pourakutsa gotra abhivadya

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 04:43:00 CDT 2008

2008/8/20 Ramesh Krishnamurthy <rkmurthy at gmail.com>:
> trasadasyu, who figures in the pravara list of this gotra, was an
> ikShvAku king and purukutsa was his son.

A correction to what I wrote above. Actually, purukutsa was
trasadasyu's father.

As per the  purANa-s, narmadA was purukutsa's wife and trasadasyu was
their son. The nAga-s were being harassed by the gandharva-s and they
prayed to viShNu for help, whereupon viShNu, in the form of king
purukutsa, married the nAga princess narmadA and conquered the

Historically, it is probable that the river was named after king
purukutsa's wife.

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