In Mahabharat, Menaka on deputation from Indra to attract Vishwamitra unwittingly made themselves grand parents of a later brave Bharata King through Shakuntala..

So mythologically seen, the Kuru race and so entire Bharat has no fixed matrilineal progeny before Menaka?

Who are brothers of Dushyanta and their offspring?

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    Didn’t understand the question. No matrilineal descent? The male lineage has their respective wives. Male lineage goes : Puru—-> Raudrashwa—> Richeyu—-> Matinara——> (Tamsu + ilini[wife])—-> (Surodha + Upadanvi [wife]) ——> 4 sons - Dushyanta, Sushmanta, Pravira, Anagha. Names in Mahabharata are 5 : Dushyanta, Sura, Bhima, Pravasu and Vasu
    – Adiyarkku
    Jul 1 at 10:01
  • Thanks, that answers second part of my question in detail for the earthly royalty. . For the first part.. if we similarly trace upwards of Menaka's lineage, she has no identifiable parentage and so there is no unbroken ancestry of Kuru vamsa, except in the Indra Loka.
    – Narasimham
    Jul 1 at 12:59

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