Maitra

- July 30, 2021


The word ‘Maitra’ has many references in the Puranic texts. Here are some of them.

  1. A muhurta, or auspicious time. In the Mahabharata, Krishna started his journey towards Hastinapura at Maitramuhurta
  2. Name of a tribe of demons. Sage Lomasha had once asked Yudhishthira to attack this tribe.
  3. Name of a constellation, or nakshatra. It was on the day of Maitra nakshatra that Kritavarma joined the Kaurava side of the army.

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