By Swami Harshananda
Purukutsa was the son of the famous king Māndhātṛ of the solar race. He was a forefather of Sri Rāma. He had married Narmada, a princess of the Nāga tribe. His grandson, Anaraṇya, at the time of his death in a duel with Rāvaṇa, cursed him that he would be killed by Śrī Rāma, a descendant of the Ikṣvāku or Solar race. The Rgveda mentions one Purukutsa who was saved by Indra. He was a sage.
- Rgveda 1.63.7
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore