Medashira

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Medashira ancestry

Medashira (मेदशिरा) (Medasira) was a Chandravanshi King in the line of Krishna in 16th generation of Krishna.

Jat Gotras from Medashira

In Bhagavata Purana

'A study of the Bhagavata Purana; or, Esoteric Hinduism' by Purnendu Narayana Sinha, pp 226-227 mentions that (10) ten kings of the Sunga dynasty shall reign for 112 years. These are:Pushyamitra → Agnimitra → Sujyestha → (Vasumitra + Bhadraka + Pulinda): Pulinda → Utghosha → Vajramitra → Bhagavata → Devabhuti


Vasudeva, the minister of Devabhuti, shall kill his master and become himself the king.

Vasudeva
Bhumitra
Narayana
Susarman

These four kings shall be called Kanvas. They shall reign for 345 years. Susarman shall be killed by his servant Balin, a King of the Andhra clan, who shall himself usurp the throne. Balin shall be succeeded by his brother Krishna.

BalinKrishna
Srisantakarna
Pournamasa
Lambodara
Chivilaka
Meghasvati
Atamana
Anishta Karman
Haleya
Talaka
Purishabhiru
Sunandana
Chakora
8 Bahuka or Bahus ending in Sivasvati
Gomati
Purimat
Medasiras
Sivaskanda
Yajnasri
Vijaya
Chandravijna
Salomadhi

[ 227 ]

These thirty kings of the Andhra dynasty shall rule the earth for 456 years.

In Srimad Bhagavatam

Srimad Bhagavatam 12.1.21-26 mentions about Medasira[2]:

krishna-namatha tad-bhrata

bhavita prithivi-patih

sri-santakarnas tat-putrah

paurnamasas tu tat-sutah

lambodaras tu tat-putras

tasmac cibilako nripah

meghasvatis cibilakad

atamanas tu tasya ca

anishtakarma haleyas

talakas tasya catma-jah

purishabhirus tat-putras

tato raja sunandanah

cakoro bahavo yatra

sivasvatir arin-damah

tasyapi gomati putrah

puriman bhavita tatah

medasirah sivaskando

yajnasris tat-sutas tatah

vijayas tat-suto bhavyas

candravijnah sa-lomadhih

ete trimsan nripatayas

catvary abda-satani ca

shat-pancasac ca prithivim

bhokshyanti kuru-nandana

Translation

The brother of Bali, named Krishna, will become the next ruler of the earth. His son will be Santakarna, and his son will be Paurnamasa. The son of Paurnamasa will be Lambodara, who will father Maharaja Cibilaka. From Cibilaka will come Meghasvati, whose son will be Atamana. The son of Atamana will be Anishtakarma. His son will be Haleya, and his son will be Talaka. The son of Talaka will be Purishabhiru, and following him Sunandana will become king. Sunandana will be followed by Chakora and the eight Bahus, among whom Sivasvati will be a great subduer of enemies. The son of Sivasvati will be Gomati. His son will be Puriman, whose son will be Medasira. His son will be Sivaskanda, and his son will be Yajnasri. The son of Yajnasri will be Vijaya, who will have two sons, Candravijna and Lomadhi. These thirty kings will enjoy sovereignty over the earth for a total of 456 years, O favorite son of the Kurus.

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. 275
  2. http://vedabase.net/sb/12/1/21-26/en1

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