Dadhimukha

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Dadhimukha (दधिमुख) was a King of Nagavansh.

Jat Gotras from Dadhimukha

In Ramayana

Yuddha Kanda/Yuddha Kanda Sarga 30 in Ramayana tells us that Ravana dispatches Sardula the demon-spy to ascertain the strength of the army in the opposition-camp, Shardula the demon-spy acquaints his master with the important leaders of the monkeys. Dadhimukha has beem mentioned in Shloka 22 as under:

सुषेणः च अपि धर्म आत्मा पुत्रो धर्मस्य वीर्यवान् ।
सौम्यः सोम आत्मजः च अत्र राजन् दधि मुखः कपिः ॥६-३०-२२॥
Translation - 22. O, king! Here is Sushena the son of Yama the Lord of Death who is valiant and virtuous, as well as a monkey called Dadhimukha, the cool-minded, who is the son of moon.

Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 267 mentions about Dadhimukha as that foremost and illustrious of Vanaras named Dadhimukha of mighty energy who mustered a large army of Vanaras possessed of terrible prowess. The vanara army is planning to cross the sea. :

शरीमान दधिमुखॊ नाम हरिवृथ्धॊ ऽपि वीर्यवान
परचकर्ष महत सैन्यं हरीणां भीम तेजसाम (Mahabharata:III.267.7)

References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998 p.257
  2. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998 p.255

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