Virasura

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Virasura (वीरासुर) or Vira Asura (वीर असुर) was a Suryavanshi King of the period of Mahabharata. It is one of names of Shiva.

Ancestry of Virasura

BrahmaMarichiKasyapa (+ Aditi) → DanayuVikshara + Vala + Vira + Vritra

Jat Gotras from Virasura

Varsir (वारसिर) Varsia (वरसिया) Varsiya (वरसिया) gotra started from their ancestral king Virasura (वीरासुर) or Vira Asura (वीर असुर) of Mahabharata period. [1]

In Mahabharata

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 65 mentions:

Marichi's son is Kasyapa, and from Kasyapa have sprung these creatures. Unto Daksha (one of the Prajapatis) were born thirteen daughters of great good fortune. The daughters of Daksha are, O tiger among men and prince of the Bharata race, Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kala, Danayu, Sinhika, Krodha, Pradha, Viswa, Vinata, Kapila, Muni, and Kadru.

And Danayu also had four sons who were bulls among the Asuras. They were Vikshara, Vala, Vira, and Vritra the great Asura.

References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998 p. 268

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