(Last Updated on : 24/09/2009)
According to Vishnu Purana
, Pushkaravarttakas is a designation of the class of clouds, Pakshaja. Pakshaja were the clouds which were originally the wings of the mountains, and which were cut off by Indra
. Pakshaja were also termed as Pushkaravarttakas . They were the largest and the most frightening of all the clouds and were those, which, at the end of the Yugas and Kaspas, pour down the waters of the deluge. The shell of the egg of Brahma, or the universe, is formed of the primitive clouds.
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