Bhargava

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Bhargava (भार्गव) was a King of the period of Mahabharata.

Jat Gotras

Jat Gotras from Bhargava are:

Bhangiwall (भांगीवाल) Bhangiwal (भांगीवाल) gotra of Jats started from their ancestral person named Bhargava (भार्गव) of Mahabharata period. [1]

Mention by Panini

Bhargava (भार्गव), a Vatsa Bhrigu Pravara, is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [2]

In Mahabharata

Bhargava (भार्गव) is mentioned in Mahabharata (I.60.37), (I.61.70), (VI.10.49),(XIII.4.8), (XIV.8.20),


Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 60 gives genealogy of all the principal creatures. Bhargava (भार्गव) is mentioned in Mahabharata (I.60.37)[3]


Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 61 gives genealogy of the Danavas, Asuras, Kauravas, Pandavas, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Rakshasas. Bhargava (भार्गव) is mentioned in Mahabharata (I.61.70)[4]


Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 describes geography and provinces of Bharatavarsha. Province of Bhargavas (भार्गव) is mentioned in Mahabharata verse (VI.10.49).[5]


Anusasana Parva/Book XIII Chapter 4 gives ancestry of Viswamitra, a Kshatriya whose sons became progenitors of many races of Brahmanas and founders of many clans. Bhargava (भार्गव) is mentioned in Mahabharata verse (XIII.4.8) [6]


Aswamedha Parva, Mahabharata/Book 14 Chapter 8 mentions that there is a peak named Munjaban on the summits of the Himalaya mountains, where the adorable Lord of Uma (Mahadeva) is constantly engaged in austere devotional exercises. On all sides of that mountain, there exist mines of gold. The attendants of Kuvera protect these mines of gold from intruders. The names include Bhargava in verse (14.8.20). [7]

References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya etc, : Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998 p. 271
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.8
  3. 37 रुद्राणाम अपरः पक्षः साध्यानां मरुतां तथा, वसूनां भार्गवं विद्याद विश्वे देवांस तथैव च (I.60.37)
  4. जामदग्न्येन रामेण यः स सर्वविदां वरः, अयुध्यत महातेजा भार्गवेण महात्मना (I.61.70)
  5. मह्युत्तराः परावृषेया भार्गवाश च जनाधिप, पुण्ड्रा भार्गाः किराताश च सुदॊष्णाः परमुदास तदा (VI.10.49)
  6. तां वव्रे भार्गवः शरीमांश चयवनस्यात्मजः परभुः, ऋचीक इति विख्यातॊ विपुले तपसि सथितः (XIII.4.8)
  7. सरुव हस्ताय पतये धन्विने भार्गवाय च, अजाय कृष्ण नेत्राय विरूपाक्षाय चैव ह Mahabharata (XIV.8.20)

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