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Paṇḍu

1. Paṇḍu.– Ancestor of the Paṇḍava (Cv.lxiv.43). The name is also for those who claimed to belong to that dynasty — e.g., in the case of the kings of Madhurā. e.g., Mhv.vii.50. See also Paṇḍū, and Paṇḍurājā.

2. Paṇḍu.– A Sākyan, son of Amitodana; he was the father of Bhaddakaccānā and her six brothers. On learning from soothsayers of the impending destruction of the Sākyā by Viḍūḍabha, Paṇḍu left the Sākyan country and settled beyond the Gaṅgā. Mhv.viii.18 f; Dpv.x.i.

His wife was Susīmā. MT. 275.

3. Paṇḍu.– See Paṇḍuputta.

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