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पुष्पोत्कटा

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पुष्पोत्कटा  f. f.N. of a राक्षसी (the mother of रावण and कुम्भ-कर्ण), [MBh.]

पुष्पोत्कटा n.  एक अतिसुन्दरी राक्षसकन्या, जो सुमालि राक्षस की पुत्री थी । इसकी माता का नाम केतुमती था [वा.रा.उ.५.४०] । इसके पति का नाम विश्रवस् था, जिससे इसे रावण एवं कुंभकर्ण नामक पुत्र हुये थे । कुबेर ने इसे विश्रवस् की सेवा में नियुक्त किया था । यह गायन एवं नृत्य में निपुण थी [म.व.२५९.७]

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PUṢPOTKAṬĀ   Mother of Kubera.
1) Genealogy.
From Brahmā were born two demons Heti and Praheti. Heti married Bhayā, daughter of Kāla and to them was born a son named Vidyutkeśa. Vidyutkeśa married Sālakaṭaṅkā daughter of Sandhyā and to them was born a son named Sukeśa. They abandoned the child in a forest and went away. Śiva took care of the child Sukeśa who married Daivavatī daughter of the Gandharva called Maṇimaya and she delivered three sons named Mālyavān, Sumālī and Mālī and all the three started living in the crystal palace built at Laṅkā by Viśvakarmā. At that time a Gandharva woman called Narmadā delivered three daughters named Sundarī, Ketumatī and Vasudhā. When they came of age Sundarī was married to Mālyavān, Ketumatī to Sumālī and Vasudhā to Mālī. Mālyavān got of Sundarī seven demons named Vajrapuṣṭi, Virūpākṣa, Durmukha, Suptaghna, Yajñakeśa, Matta and Unmatta and a demoness of name Nalā. Sumālī got of Ketumatī ten sons named Prahasta, Akampana, Vikaṭa, Kālakāmukha, Dhūmrākṣa, Daṇḍa, Supārśva, Saṁhrāda, Prakvāta and Bhāsakarṇa and four daughters named Vekā, Puṣpotkaṭā, Kaikasī and Kumbhīnasī. Mālī got of Vasudhā four sons named Anala, Anila, Aha and Sampāti. Sumālī wandered in the forests with his daughters. He gave all the four daughters in marriage to Viśravas, son of Pulastya. Viśravas got of Kaikasī three sons named Rāvaṇa, Kumbhakarṇa and Vibhīṣaṇa and a daughter named Śūrpaṇakhā. Viśravas got of Puṣpotkaṭā a son named Vaiśravaṇa or Kubera. [Chapter 11, Agni Purāṇa];[ Chapter 275, Vana Parva, Uttara Rāmāyaṇa].

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