WIKI.Virata




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  • Short Title WIKI.Virata 
    Author Wiki 
    Publisher Wikipedia 
    Call Number http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virata 
    Repository WIKI.EN 
    Source ID S35 
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  • Virata
    Mahabharata character
    Virata
    Virata in his court
    In-universe information
    FamilySahtanika (brother)
    SpouseSudeshna
    ChildrenUttara, Uttarā, Shveta, and Shankha

    Virata (Sanskrit: विराट, lit. huge), in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, was the king of Matsya Kingdom with its Virata Kingdom, in whose court the Pandavas spent a year in concealment during their exile. Virata was married to Queen Sudeshna and was the father of Prince Uttara and Princess Uttarā, who married Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna. Abhimanyu and Uttara's son Parikshit succeeded Yudhishthira to the throne of Hastinapura, after the war of Mahabharata.[1]

    On the 2nd day of war, he killed Shalya's son Madranjaya. He was killed by Drona on the 15th day of the war. In different version he was killed during a Kaurava attack in the Kurukshetra War along with his sons. After Virata's death, Arjuna became the king of Virata's former kingdom.

    Virat (विराट्) in Sanskrit means King, ruler; ruling far and wide; sovereign.

    See also

    References

    1. ^ Dowson, John (1888). A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature. Trubner & Co., London. p. 1.
    • Swami Ramsukhdas: Shrimad Bhagvadgita - Sadhaka-Sanjivani, translated into English by S.C. Vaishya, Gita Press Gorakhpur, ISBN 81-293-0063-X

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