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==Virocana as per Chāndogya Upaniṣad==
 
==Virocana as per Chāndogya Upaniṣad==
According to the Chāndogya Upaniṣad,<ref>Chāndogya Upaniṣad 8.7</ref> Virocana was the king of the Asuras<ref>Asuras are the antigods or demons</ref> who went to the teacher Prajāpati to get the knowledge of ātman.<ref>Ātman means the Self.</ref> He, with his limited intellect, understood that the physical body itself was the ātman and propagated the same to his flock. Consequently, the asuras became gross materialists.
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According to the Chāndogya Upaniṣad,<ref>Chāndogya Upaniṣad 8.7</ref> Virocana was the king of the [[Asuras]]<ref>[[Asuras]] are the antigods or demons</ref> who went to the teacher [[Prajāpati]] to get the knowledge of [[Ātman|ātman]].<ref>[[Ātman]] means the Self.</ref> He, with his limited intellect, understood that the physical body itself was the ātman and propagated the same to his flock. Consequently, the asuras became gross materialists.
  
 
==Virocana as per Mahābhārata==  
 
==Virocana as per Mahābhārata==  
As per the Mahābhārata,<ref>Udyogaparva 35</ref> Virocana was the son of Prahlāda and father of Bali. Once he had a dispute with a brāhmaṇa sage Sudhanva about the relative superiority of a brāhmaṇa and a kṣattriya, but lost it.
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As per the Mahā[[bhārata]],<ref>Udyogaparva 35</ref> Virocana was the son of [[Prahlāda]] and father of [[Bali]]. Once he had a dispute with a brāhmaṇa sage Sudhanva about the relative superiority of a brāhmaṇa and a kṣattriya, but lost it.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 06:33, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Virocana as per Chāndogya Upaniṣad

According to the Chāndogya Upaniṣad,[1] Virocana was the king of the Asuras[2] who went to the teacher Prajāpati to get the knowledge of ātman.[3] He, with his limited intellect, understood that the physical body itself was the ātman and propagated the same to his flock. Consequently, the asuras became gross materialists.

Virocana as per Mahābhārata

As per the Mahābhārata,[4] Virocana was the son of Prahlāda and father of Bali. Once he had a dispute with a brāhmaṇa sage Sudhanva about the relative superiority of a brāhmaṇa and a kṣattriya, but lost it.


References

  1. Chāndogya Upaniṣad 8.7
  2. Asuras are the antigods or demons
  3. Ātman means the Self.
  4. Udyogaparva 35
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore