Pur (Vedic)

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The term Pur occurs approx. 30 times in the Rig Veda. It is often translated as city, castle or fortress.

In the Rig Veda, there are also purs made of metal (purās ayasīs in 10.101.8). In Aitareya Brahmana, there is copper/bronze, silver, and golden pur.


  • Rau Wilhelm 1976 The Meaning of pur in Vedic Literature; Mϋnchen, W Finck.
  • Vedic Index (1912), 2 vols 1995 edition, by A. A. Macdonell and A. B. Keith: M Banarsidass, Delhi.