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Kuru http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Map_of_Vedic_India.png Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary: kuru {avas} m. pl.N. of a people of India and of their country (situated near the country of the Pancalas ; hence often connected with Pancala or Pancala [see {kuru-paJc-} below]: the {uttara-kuravaH} , or {uttarAHkuravaH} are the northern Kurus , the most northerly of the four Maha-dvipas or principal divisions of the known world [distinguished from the {dakSiNAHkuravaH} or southern Kurus MBh. i , 4346] , by other systems regarded as one of the nine divisions or Varshas of the same ; it was probably a country beyond the most northern range of the Himalaya , often described as a country of everlasting happiness [AitBr. MBh. &c.] , and considered by some to be the ancient home of the Aryan race) ; = {Rtvijas} (priests) Naigh. = {kartAras} ( doers , fr. 1. {kR}) Comm. on ChUp. ({us}) m. N. of the ancestor of the Kurus (son of Samvarana and Tapati daughter of the sun Kuru is the ancestor of both Pandu and Dhrita-rashtra , though the patronymic derived from his name is usually applied only to the sons of the latter , the sons and descendants of the former being called Pandavas) N. of a son of Agnidhra and grandson of Priya-vrata boiled rice the plant Solanum Jacquini (= kaNTakArikA}) {Us}) f. a princess of the Kuru race (cf. {kaurava} , &c.) Kuru Family Tree http://vahini.org/downloads/familytree.html
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