pūtanā पूतना

Definition: f. Name of a female demon (said to cause a particular disease in children, and to have offered her poisoned breast to the infant kṛṣṇa- who seized it and sucked away her life;regarded also as one of the mātṛ-s attending upon skanda-, and as a yoginī-)


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: MBh., Hariv., Ka1v., Pur.
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