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SUDYUMNA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Son of the Manu Vaivaswata. At his birth he was a female, Ila, but was afterwards changed into a male and called Sudyumna. Under the curse of Siva he again became Ila, who married Budha or Mercury, and was mother of Pururavas. By favour of Vishnu the male form was again recovered, and Sudyumna became the father of three sons. This legend evidently has reference to the origin of the Lunar race of kings.

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