पृष्ठभागोऽयं यन्त्रेण केनचित् काले काले मार्जयित्वा यथास्रोतः परिवर्तयिष्यते। तेन मा भूदत्र शोधनसम्भ्रमः। सज्जनैः मूलमेव शोध्यताम्।
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पक्थ m. N. of a man protected by the अश्विन्s RV. ( थस्य सौभरस्यN. of 2 सामन्स्A1rshBr. )
पक्थ m. pl. N. of a people ib.
PAKTHA : A King of Vedic times who was a protege of the Aśvins. Indra was kind to this King. In the Dāśarājña battle Paktha fought against Sudās on the side of Trasadasyu. (Maṇḍala 7, Ṛgveda).
*4th word in right half of page 546 (+offset) in original book.
Vedic Index of Names and Subjects[सम्पाद्यताम्]
Paktha is the name of a people in the Rigveda, where they appear as one of the tribes that opposed the Tṛtsu-Bharatas in the Dāśarājña. or ‘battle of the ten kings.’ Zimmer compares them with the tribe of and their country , mentioned as in the north-west of India by Herodotus, and with the modern Pakhthūn in Eastern Afghanistan, holding that they were a northern tribe; this is probable, since the Bharatas seem to have occupied the Madhyadeśa, or ‘Middle Land.’ In three passages of the Rigveda a Paktha is referred to as a protégé of the Aśvins. The second connects him with Trasadasyu, whose tribe, the Pūrus, were aided by the Pakthas in their unsuccessful onslaught on Sudās. In the third passage he seems specified as Tūrvāyaṇa, and appears as an opponent of Cyavāna. Probably, therefore, Paktha in all cases denotes the king of the Paktha people.
- vii. 18. 7.
- Roth, Zur Litteratur und Geschichte des Weda, 95, thought that the Pakthas were allies of the Trtsus, but this view is certainly incorrect. Cf. Hopkins, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 15, 260.
- Altindisches Leben, 430, 431.
- vii. 65 ();
iii. 102 and iv. 44 ().
- viii. 22, 10;
x. 61, 1.
- Pischel, Vedische Studien, 1, 71-77.