Vardhakshemi

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Vardhakshemi (वर्द्धक्षेमी) was King of of the Vrishni race mentioned in Mahabharata (I.177.8), (VII.22.28).

Jat Gotras

  • Badhala (बधाला) gotra of Jats originated after an ancient king named Vardhakshemi (वर्द्धक्षेमी). [1]

History

In Mahabharata

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 177 mentions Kshatriyas came on Swayamvara of Draupadi. Vardhakshemi in included in verse (I.177.8). " Virata with his two sons Shankha and Uttara, Vardhakshemi, Suvarcha, Senabindu, Parthiva..." [2]


Drona Parva, Mahabharata/Book VII Chapter 22 describes Vardhakshemi in verse (VII.22.28) ...."Plump and well-decked steeds of the hue of the (dried) paddy stalk bore Vardhakshemi of great activity to that dreadful battle." [3]

References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya etc,: Ādhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998 p. 266
  2. विराटः सह पुत्राभ्यां शङ्खेनैवॊत्तरेण च, वार्धक्षेमिः सुवर्चाश च सेना बिन्दुश च पार्थिवः (Mahabharata, I.177.8)
  3. पलाल काण्डवर्णास तु बार्धक्षेमिं तरस्विनम, ऊहुः सुतुमुले युद्धे हया हृष्टाः सवलंकृताः (VII.22.28)

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