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TURVASA, TURVASU. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Son of Yayati by Devayani. He refused to bear the curse of premature decrepitude passed upon his father, and so his father cursed him that his posterity should "not possess dominion." His father gave him a part of his kingdom, but after some generations, his line merged into that of his brother Puru, who bore for a time the curse passed upon his father.

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