bābhrava बाभ्रव

Definition: ‘Descendant of Babhru,’ is the patronymic of Vatsanapāt in the Brhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad.1 In the legend of śunahśepa the Kāpileyas and the Bābhravas are enumerated as the descendants of śunahśepa under his adoptive name of Devarāta Vaiśvāmitra. A Sāman, or Chant, of Babhru is mentioned in the Pañcavimśa Brāhmaṇa.


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