Kanchanaksha

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Kanchanaksha (कञ्चनाक्ष) or Kanchana (कञ्चन) was a King of Mahabharata period.

Jat Gotras from Kanchanaksha

In Mahabharata

Udyoga Parva

Udyoga Parva/Mahabharata Book V Chapter 19 has mentioned Kanchanas in the army of king Bhagadatta who fought for Pandawas:

"And in the same way king Bhagadatta, gladdening the heart of Dhritarashtra's son, gave an Akshauhini of troops to him. And the unassailable mass of his troops, crowded with Chhinas and Kiratas and Kanchanas, all looking like figures of gold, assumed a beauty like to that of a forest of Karnikara trees."
तदैव धार्तराष्ट्रस्य हर्षं समभिवर्धयन
भगदत्तॊ महीपालः सेनाम अक्षौहिणीं थथौ Mahabharata (5.19.14)
तस्य चीनैः किरातैश च काञ्चनैर इव संवृतम
बभौ बलम अनाधृष्यं कर्णिकारवनं यदा Mahabharata (5.19.15)

Shalya Parva

Shalya Parva

Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44 mentions that on the on the occasion of ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo:

"Meru, O Bharata, gave him two companions named Kanchana and Meghamalin"
काञ्चनं च महात्मानं मेघमालिनम एव च
थथाव आनुचरौ मेरुर अग्निपुत्राय भारत Mahabharata (9.44.43)

Mahabharata in Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44 mentions names of combatants armed with diverse weapons and clad in diverse kinds of robes and ornaments, All of them came to the ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo. Shalya Parva in Sanskrit mentions in shloka 53 Kapahi along with Kanchaps as under:

द्रॊण शरवाः कपिस्कन्धः काञ्चनाक्षॊ जलं धमः
अक्षसंतर्जनॊ राजन कुनदीकस तमॊ ऽभरकृत Mahabharata (9.44.53)

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. 231

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