Viduratha

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Ancestry of Viduratha as per Bhagavata Purana

Viduratha (विदुरथ) was a king of Mahabharata period. He was an enemy of Lord Krishna. Sarvabhauma is a descendant of Kuru and is a prince and the son of Viduratha.

Genealogy of Viduratha

Genealogy of Jahnu as per Bhagavata Purana[1] RikshaSamvarana (m. Tapati) → KuruJahnuSurathaVidurathaSaryabhaumaJaya SenaRadhikaAyutayuAkrodhanaDevatithiRikshaDilipaPratipaVahlikaSomadattaBhuri + Bhurisravas + Sala

Hukum Singh Panwar[2] has given the ancestry of Bharatpur rulers starting from 1. Yadu. Shini is at S.No. 38 and Krishna at S.No. 43 as under[3]:

34. Andhaka → 35. Bhajmana → 36. Viduratha → 37. Shura → 38. Shini → 39. Bhoja → 40. Hardika → 41. Devamidha → 42. Vasudeva → 43. Krishna → 44. Pradyumna → 45. Aniruddha → 46. Vajra

Jat Gotras descended from Viduratha

  • Shoora (शूरा) - Shoora (शूरा) gotra of Jats have originated from Maharaja Shoor (शूर) descendant of Maharaja Viduratha (विदूरथ). [4]

History

Harsha Charita[6] mentions ....The fate of a Yavana king was encompassed by the holder of his golden chowrie, who read the letters of a document reflected in his crest jewel. By slashes of drawn swords Viduratha's army minced the avaricious Mathura king Brihadratha while he was digging treasure at dead of night.

References

  1. A study of the Bhagavata Purana; or, Esoteric Hinduism by Purnendu Narayana Sinha, Benares,1901,p.212
  2. The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations/Appendices/Appendix No.1
  3. Yadu Vamsavali of Bharatpur given by Ganga Singh in his book 'Yadu Vamsa', Part 1, Bharatpur Rajvansa Ka Itihas (1637-1768), Bharatpur, 1967, pp. 19-21
  4. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 281
  5. Dr Vinita Naik:Agharia Kshatriya, p. 94-96
  6. The Harsha Charita of Bana/Chapter VI

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