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    Ancient and Vedic Names'"P" - Hindu Mythology

    Panchajanya

    Name of Krishna's conch.

    Palasa

    A tree, also called the "flame of the forest".

    Panchala

    Panchala corresponds to the geographical area between the Ganges River and Yamuna River around the city of Kanpur and Benares. Anciently, it was home to an Indian Kingdom, the Panchalas, one of the Mahajanapadas.

    Panchali

    Another name of Draupadi, Queen of the Pandavas and daughter of King Drupada.

    Panchalya

    A son of King Drupada who died in the war.

    Panchvati

    The place beside the river Godavari where Rama, Sita and Laxmana stayed in exile.

    Pandavas

    Pandavas are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu, by his two wives Kunti and Madri. They are Yudhishtira, Bhima, Arjuna and Nakula , Sahadeva.

    Pandu

    Second son of Vichitravirya and Ambalika who succeeded to the throne of Hastinapura on his father's death, as his elder brother Dhritarashtra was born blind, father of the Pandavas.

    Paramhamsa

    The supreme swan.

    Parasara

    A great sage, father of Veda Vyasa.

    Parashurama

    Sixth avatara of Vishnu, the son of Jamadagni. His name literally means Rama-with-the-axe. He received an axe after undertaking a terrible penance to please Shiva, from whom he learned the methods of warfare and other skills. Parashurama's creation was a mistake as his mother was given a concoction made to produce a Kshatriya child. Parashurama was of mixed varna.

    Partha

    Another name of Arjuna.

    Paravasu

    Son of Raibhva and elder brother of Arvavasu whose wife was violated by Yavakrida, who was killed with a spear by a friend for his sin.

    Parikshit

    Son of Abhimanyu and grandson of the Pandavas who was crowned King after the holocaust claimed the Kauravas and the Pandavas.

    Parada

    The name of a brahman who brought news of Nala to Damayanti.

    Parvati

    Goddess of love, the consort of Shiva and mother of Ganesha and Karthikeya.

    Pasupatastra

    Pasupatastra is the irresistible and most destructive personal weapon of Siva.

    Paurava

    A Kaurava hero.

    Pavanrekha

    Wife of Ugrasena, mother of Kamsa.

    Phalguna

    Arjuna.

    Pitamaha

    Literally means grandfather. Bhishma.

    Prabhasa

    The Vasu who seized Vasishtha's divine cow.

    Pradyumna

    Son of Krishna and Rukmani.

    Prahasta

    Means long-head, One of Ravana's generals slain by Nila.

    Prajapati

    Prajapatis are a group (or one) of creation gods, children of Brahma, including Daksha.

    Prasad

    Food or other offerings, considered to be sanctified, after being presented to God. Naivedhya.

    Pratikhami

    Duryodhana's charioteer.

    Prayag

    The holy place where Ganga and Jamuna meet.

    Pritha

    Mother of Karna and of the Pandavas; equvivalent Kunti.

    Pudarikaksha

    Krishna, the lotus-eyed one.

    Purochana

    An architect and friend of Duryodhana, who built a beautiful wax palace named "Sivam" in Varanavata.

    Purumitra

    A Kaurava warrior.

    Purushartha

    The four chief aims of human life. Arranged from lowest to highest, these goals are sensual pleasures ( kama), worldly status and security (artha), personal righteousness and social morality (dharma), and liberation from the cycle of reincarnation (moksha).

    Purushottama

    An epithet of Sri Krishna. It is one of the names of Vishnu and means the Supreme and ideal most amoung men.

    Pushkara

    The brother of Nala to whom nala lost his Kingdom and all that he possessed in gambling.

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