Jaratkaru, meaning

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#Jaratkaru, meaning

Jara, means “waste” Karu means “huge.”

The body of this Rishi was huge, but he reduced it by severe penances.

O Brahmana, because he thus reduced his body, he was called Jaratkaru.

The sister of Vasuki was called Jaratkaru for the same reason.

 

Maha-bharata, Adi Parva

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