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Kapila

by Prasad Krishna
An incarnation of god Vishnu. He is the son of Kardama Prajapathi and Devahooti. Propounder of Sankhya system of philosophy.

On one occasion, when Kapila was performing penance in Patala-loka, the 60,000 sons of King Sagara went to Patala and insulted Kapila. They were burnt by the flames that emanated from Kapila's eyes.


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