Karna (कर्ण) was son of Kunti. Dhillons are called the descendants of Karna , the famed royal warrior mentioned in the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata and he was also the eldest son of Queen Kunti.
Srimad Bhgavatam tells us that While playing on the bank of the Ganges, Adhiratha found a baby wrapped up in a basket. The baby had been left by Kunti because he was born before she was married. Because Adhiratha had no sons, he raised this baby as his own. This son was later known as Karna. (SB9.23.13)
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Ancestry of Karna
Chitratha was also called Romapada. He had no son. Dasaratha (father of Rama) was his friend. He gave his daughter Santa to Romapada. Santa was married to Rishi Rishya Sringa. That Rishi made a Yajna for Romapada and he had a Son Chaturanga born to him.
Karna's son Vrishasena is described as a chief of the Angas (6,17)
The Dhillons from Karna
According to the family tree of Dhillons of Amritsar, Prince Dhillon was the grandson of Mahabharat famed Karna and son of Loh Sen . Karna the famed warrior mentioned in the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. Karna was killed at Kurukshetra. After Karna was killed at the Battle of Kurukshetra, his descendants first went to Rajasthan and then to Bhatinda in present-day Punjab. Even now, Dhillons are settled in large numbers in the areas of Bhatinda. They are also settled in the area of Moga, Sangrur, Ropar, Patiala and abroad.
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