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Vahuka (वाहुक) or Bahuka (बाहुक) was the changed name of Nala, a character of Hindu mythology, while he was a charioteer of Rituparna, the king of Ayodhya. He is mentioned in the story of Nala and Damayanti. [1]

His story is told in the Mahabharata, published around the 8th century BC.

Jat Gotras from Vahuka

Vaharwal (वहरवाल) - Vaharwal gotra of Jats started from their ancestral king Vahuka (वाहुक) of Nagavansh. [2]


  1. Myths and Legends of the Hindus & Buddhists, pp.363-366
  2. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998 p. 269

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