References of Pragjyotisha in Mahabharata

References Of Pragjyotisha In Mahabharata

References of Pragjyotisha in Mahabharata

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King Bhagadatta of Pragjyotisha

  • Arjuna defeats Bhagadatta, the king of Pragjyotisha, during his military campaign to collect tribute for Pandava king Yudhisthira's Rajasuya sacrifice. (2,26)
  • An encounter took place between Bhagadatta and Arjuna for days together each desirous of victory over the other. Then Bhagadatta, who regarded Indra as his friend, made friendship with Arjuna. (5,168)
  • King Bhagadatta of Pragjyotisha accompanied by all Mlechcha tribes inhabiting the marshy regions on the sea-shore; and many mountain kings came to attend Yudhisthira's Rajasuya sacrifice. (2,33)
  • The great warrior king Bhagadatta, the brave ruler of Pragjyotisha and the mighty sovereign of the mlechchas, at the head of a large number of Yavanas came to the Rajasuya sacrifice. (2,50)
  • Bhagadatta was one of the main car-warrior in the Kaurava army for the Kurukshetra War. (5,55)
  • The ruler of Pragjyotisha, the brave Bhagadatta is the foremost of those holding the elephant hook (skilled in fighting from the neck of a war-elephant) and is skilled also in fighting from a car. (5,168)
  • Bhagadatta, the Pragyotisha king, fought in Kurukshetra War as a general under the Kaurava generallisimo Bhishma. (6-65,75,82,84,96,112,114,115,117)
  • He also fought under Drona another Kaurava generalissimo. (7-20,24,25,26,27).
  • He was slain by Arjuna. (7,27)


King Vajradatta of Pragjyotisha

  • After the Kurukshetra War, Arjuna fought a war with Bhagadatta's son Vajradatta, at Pragjyotisha, to collect tribute for......
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