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For the continent in theosophical belief, see Root race#The seventh root race.

In Hindu mythology Pushkara was the brother of Nala to whom Nala lost his kingdom and all that he possessed in gambling. Kali got very angry when Damayanti chose Nala in the swayamvar. Kali possessed Nala and was defeated by his brother Pushkara.


  • Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology