One Word Many Meanings

Kapila

- September 5, 2022


The word Kapila has several references in the Puranas. Here are some of them:

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1. A grandson of Brahma who was known to be a fierce sage. He is believed to be a form of Vishnu. It was Kapila who cursed the sons of Sagara to be burnt to ashes. His curse led to Bhagirath bringing Ganga down to earth!
 
2. Another name of Surya, which means “The red one”.
 
3. A serpent king who holds the earth in its position along with Dharma, Kama, Kala, Vasu, Vasuki and Ananta.

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