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PURU. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]

The sixth king of the Lunar race, youngest son of Yayati and Sarmishtha. He and his brother Yadu were founders of two great branches of the Lunar race.

The descendants of Puru were called Pauravas, and of this race came the Kauravas and Pandavas. Among the Yadavas or descendants of Yadu was Krishnu.

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