Hindu - King of the gods. Son of Budha and Ida, some say. Husband of Urvasi. Father of Ayu and 7 others. He married the nymph Urvasi, whom he had rescued from a demon, but she disappeared when she saw him naked, an event engineered by the Gandharvas who lured him out at night by stealing his wife's pet lambs and then causing a lightning flash. After searching far and wide, Pururavas found his wife again and was allowed to visit her once a year for five years. On each occasion, it is said, she presented him with a son. They were later reunited and had three more sons. At times, referred to as Pururavas.

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