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ANU. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Son of King Yayati by his wife Sarmishtha, a Daitya princess.

He refused to exchange his youthful vigour for the curse of decrepitude passed upon his father, and in consequence his father cursed him that his posterity should not possess dominion.

Notwithstanding this, he had a long series of descendants, and among them were Anga, Banga, Kalinga, etc., who gave their names to the countries they dwelt in.   


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