Virochana

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Virochana
Information
FamilyPrahlada (father)
ChildrenMahabali

Virochana, in Hindu mythology, was grandson of Hiranyakashipu, son of Prahlada and father of Bali. In the Atharvaveda (VIII.10.22) he was mentioned as the son of Prahlada.[1] According to the Chandogya Upanishad (VIII.7.2-8.5), he and Indra went to Prajapati to learn about the atman (self) and lived there, practising brahmacharya for thirty-two years. [2] The son of Virochana was Mahabali.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Griffith, Ralph T.H. (1895). "Hymns of the Atharva Veda, Book 8, Hymn 10". The Internet Sacred Text Archive website. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Chandogya Upanishad" (PDF). Maharishi University of Management website. pp. 151–2. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  3. ^ Gopal, Madan (1990). K.S. Gautam (ed.). India through the ages. Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. p. 75.
Preceded by
Prahalad
Daityas
unknown
Succeeded by
Mahabali