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Chandrapida (684-693 AD) (चंद्रापीड) was was a king of Kashmir for 8 years.[1] He was born in Cholistan, which was neighbouring state of Malwa Punjab. He was married in Shivi people of Udyana. [2]


Shiva's name

Chandrapida is also one of the names of Shiva mentioned the List of Shiva's thousand names.


In Rajatarangini

Rajatarangini [3] mentions ....Chandrapida: [p.64]: Durlabhavardhana's son Chandrapida, otherwise called Vajraditya, ascended the throne : he performed many good deeds, and was a very virtuous king. He equally possessed power and forgiveness, and similar opposite qualifications. He was rich without the concomitant vices ; he equally favored all, and did nothing that frightened his people , and was so modest that he felt ashamed when any one praised him for his good works. He held his ministers under due subjection ; and in disputes he always sacrificed his own interest lest he did wrong to others. He made many clear and just laws. Here must end the description of the virtues of the king for fear of prolonging my narrative.

ठाकुर देशराज

ठाकुर देशराज [4] ने लिखा है ....चंद्रापीड - यह पंजाब के मालवा देश के पड़ोसी चोलिस्तान के क्षेत्र के लोगों में पैदा हुए थे। संस्कृत के प्रसिद्ध ग्रंथ कादंबरी में इनका विस्तृत वर्णन दिया हुआ है। इनका विवाह उद्यान के शिव लोगों में ही हुआ था।

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