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Ila married Budha and had a son Pururavas. The Satapatha-Brahmana represents Ida as arising from a sacrifice which Manu had performed for the purpose of obtaining offspring. http://www.experiencefestival.com/vaivasvata_manu Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary: iLA (not to be confounded with the inst. case of {iD} above) , refreshing draught , refreshment , animation , recreation , comfort , vital spirit offering , libation (especially a holy libation , offered between the Pra-yaga and Anu-yaga , and consisting of four preparations of milk , poured into a vessel containing water , and then partially drunk by the priest and sacrificers personified in the cow , the symbol of feeding , and nourishment) (metaphorically cf. {id}) , stream or flow of praise and worship (personified as the goddess of sacred speech and action , invoked together with Aditi and other deities , but especially in the Apri hymns together with Sarasvati and Mahi or Bharati) the earth , food a cow ; the goddess {iDA} or {iLA} (daughter of Manu or of man thinking on and worshipping the gods ; she is the wife of Budha and mother of Puru-ravas ; in another aspect she is called Maitravaruni as daughter of Mitra-Varuna , two gods who were objects of the highest and most spiritual devotion) ; N. of Durga ; of a daughter of Daksha and wife of Kasyapa ; of a wife of Vasudeva and of the Rudra Rita-dhvaja ; speech heaven earth a particular artery on the left side of the body a tubular vessel (one of the principal channels of the vital spirit , that which is on the right side of the body) 2 ila {ilA} see {iDa} , {iDA} , p. 164 , col. 2 , and {ilA} below. 3 ilA f. (closely connected with {iDA} and {irA} , qq.v.) flow speech the earth, ; see {iDA}. Cologne Sanskrit Dictinary Ila was king Sudyama before he was turned into a maiden for a year. One version claims this was because he saw Shiva as woman making love to Parvati. http://www.exoticindiaart.com/article/shakti In another version: In some versions it is said that Vasishtha erred in chanting the mantras and hence a girl was born. She was named Ila. But the King requested Vasishtha to transform her into a boy. Vasishtha did the same, and the boy thus obtained was named as Sudyumna. http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/mythology_from_india/85608
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