This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 Excerpt: ...is said by Sayana on R.V. iv. 4% to be the rishi of that hymn (Purukutsasya putras Trasadasyuh rdjarshih.... atrdnukramanikd 'mama dvitd' dasa Trasadasyuh Paurukutsyah). In the 8th and 9th verses Trasadasyu is thus mentioned: Asmdkam atra pitaras te dsan sapta rishayo Daurgahe badhyamdne te a ayajanta Trasadasyum asydh Indram na vrittraturam arddhadevtm 9. Purukutsanl hi vam addsad havyebhir Indrd-varuna namobhih atha rdjdnam Trasadasyum asyah vrittrahanam dadathur arddhadevam 8. "These seven rishis were our fathers. When the son of Durgaha was bound they gained by sacrifice for her (Purukutsanl) a son Trasadasyu, a slayer of foes, like Indra, a demigod. 9. Purukutsanl worshipped you, o Indra and Varuna, with salutations and obeisances; then ye gave her king Trasadasyu, a slayer of enemies, a demigod." I give Sayana's note on these verses: "Purukutsasya mahishi Daurgahe bandhana-sthite patydv ardjakam drishtvd rdshtram putrasya lipsaya yadrichhayd samdydtdn saptarshm paryapdjayat te chaprltdhpunah prochur 'yajendrd-varunau bhrisam' sa chendra-varunav ishtva Trasadasyum ajtjanat itihdsam imam jdnann rishir brute richdv iha" atha asmakam atra asminn ardjake dese asydm prithivyam va pitarah pdlayitdrah utpddakds te asann abhavan ete saptarshayah prasiddhdh Daurgahe Durgahasya putre Purukutse badhyamdne dridham pasair yasmdd asyah asyai Purukutsdnyai Trasadasyum ayajanta prddur Indra-Varunayor anugrahdt "'The queen of Purukutsa, when her husband, the son of Durgaha, was imprisoned, seeing the kingdom to be destitute of a ruler, and desirous of a son, of her own accord paid honour to the seven rishis who had arrived. And they, again, being pleased told her to sacrifice to Indra and Varuna. Having done so she bore Trasadasyu. Knowing this...
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