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Hotravahana (होत्रवाहन) was a Rajarshi of Mahabharata period.

Jat Gotras from Hotravahana

In Mahabharata

In Mahabharata Hotravahana is mentioned in various Parvas as under[2]:

  • Mahabharata (5.178.7924) - Bhishma continued, When those Brahmanas were thinking thus about her, there came into that forest that best of ascetics, the royal sage Hotravahana.
  • Mahabharata (5.178.7928) - Hearing her speak in that strain, and beholding her distressed, that royal sage of rigid austerities, viz, the high-souled Hotravahana, was filled with pity.
  • Mahabharata (5.178.7944) - Hearing this, that maiden, shedding tears all the while, saluted her maternal grandsire, Hotravahana, with a bend of her head and addressed him, saying, Go I will at thy command!
  • Mahabharata (5.178.7949) - Hotravahana said, O blessed maiden, thou wilt behold Jamadagni's son, Rama, who is devoted to truth and endued with great might and engaged in austere penances in the great forest.
  • Mahabharata (5.178.7960) - And after their discourse was over, that royal sage, the high-souled Hotravahana enquired of Akritavrana about Rama that foremost of great sages, saying, O thou of mighty arms, where, O Akritavrana, may that foremost of persons acquainted with the Vedas, viz, Jamadagni's son of great prowess be seen'
  • Mahabharata (5.179.8011) - And bearing also a sword and a battle-axe, that sinless one, O tiger among kings, approached the Srinjaya king Hotravahana in that forest.
  • Mahabharata (5.179.8016) - Then, O Bharata, Jamadagni's son and Hotravahana, seated thus together, began to discourse.
  • Mahabharata (5.179.8017) - And after their discourse was over, the sage Hotravahana opportunately said in a sweet voice these words of grave import unto that foremost one of Bhrigu's race, viz, Rama of mighty strength, O Rama, this is my daughter's daughter, O lord, being the daughter of the king of Kasi.


  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. 286

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