Dandadhara

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Dandadhara (दण्डधार) was an Asura King of the period of Mahabharata.

Jat Gotras from Dandadhara

Doonda (दून्दा) Dunda (दून्दा) Doondi (दून्दी) Dundi (दून्दी) Gotra of Jats get name from Raja Dandadhara (दण्डधार). [1]

In Mahabharata

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 67 gives us Genealogy of the Danavas and Asuras:

The great Asura who was known as Vritra became on earth the royal sage known by the name of Manimat. That Asura who was the younger brother of Vritra and known as Krodhahantri became noted on earth as king Danda. That other Asura who was known by the name Krodhavardhana became noted on earth as the monarch, Dandadhara. Dandadhara is mentioned in Mahabharata (1.67.44).
वृत्र इत्य अभिविख्यातॊ यस तु राजन महासुरः
मणिमान नाम राजर्षिः स बभूव नराधिपः Mahabharata (1.67.42)
करॊधहन्तेति यस तस्य बभूवावरजॊ ऽसुरः
दण्ड इत्य अभिविख्यातः स आसीन नृपतिः कषितौ Mahabharata (1.67.43)
करॊधवर्धन इत्य एव यस तव अन्यः परिकीर्तितः
दण्डधार इति खयातः सॊ ऽभवन मनुजेश्वरः Mahabharata (1.67.44)

Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 27 mentions that The son of Kunti, possessed of great strength, marched against Magadha. On his way he subjugated the monarchs known by the names of Danda and Dandadhara, And accompanied by those monarchs, the son of Pandu marched against Girivraja.

Dandadhara (दंडधार) is also mentioned in SECTION XXIII Drona Parva - Reference - http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m07/m07023.htm

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. 255

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