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KURU. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A prince of the Lunar race, son of Samvarana by Tapati, a daughter of the sun. He ruled in the north-west of India over the country about Delhi. A people called Kurus, and dwelling aobut Kurukshetra in that part of India , are connected with him. He was ancestor both of Dhritarashtra and Pandu, but the patronymic Kaurava is generally applied to the sons of the former.

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