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YADU. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Son of King Yayati of the Lunar race, and founder of the line of the Yadavas in which Krishna was born. He refused to bear the curse of decrepitude passed upon his father by the sage Sukra, and in consequence he incurred the paternal curse, "Your posterity shall not possess dominion." Still he received from his father the souther districts of his kingdom, and his posterity prospered.

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