madra मद्र

Definition: Denotes a people who are mentioned in the Bṛhad- āranyaka Upaniṣad Kāpya Patañcala was then living among them. Their name appears elsewhere in Vedic literature, only in that of a branch, the Uttara Madras, the ‘northern Madras,’ who are referred to in the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa as living beyond the Himālaya (parena Himavantam) in the neigh­bourhood of the Uttara Kurus, probably, as Zimmer con­jectures, in the land of Kaśmīr. The Madras mentioned in the Upaniṣad were, like the Kurus, probably settled some­where in Kurukçetra in the Madhyadeáa or ‘Middle Land.’ Cf. Madrag-āra.

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