purANa in chAndogyopanishad?

Michael Witzel witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Sat May 6 13:47:52 UTC 2000

>>In chAndogya upanishad 3.4.1&2, one finds mention of itihAsa and purANa
>There seems to have been an itihAsa-purANa tradition much older than the
>texts that are handed down to us. See Paul Horsch...

In this connection: some years ago I read in some late Vedic text (Sutra?)
a passage quoting the beginning of "the Purana":   Manur vai raajaassiid...
making Manu not only our ancestor but also the first king (of himself & his

But, I failed to take a note, and cannot find the pasage now in any of the
available indices.
(Vishva Bandhu's Sutra index is not complete). Has anyone seen this? Or am
I dreaming?

Any hint would be greatly appreciated.
Michael Witzel
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