Vilwateja

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Vilwateja (बिल्वतेज) (Bilvateja) was a Nagavansh King of the period of Mahabharata.[1]

Jats from Vilwateja

Baulya (बौल्या) Vaulya (वौल्या) is gotra of Jats started from their ancestral king Vilwateja (बिल्वतेज) of Nagavansh. [2]

In Mahabharata

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 57 tells us the names of all those Nagas that fell into the fire of this snake-sacrifice. Vilwateja (बिल्वतेज) is the Naga of the race of Takshaka.

तक्षकस्य कुले जातान परवक्ष्यामि निबॊध तान
पुच्छण्डकॊ मण्डलकः पिण्ड भेत्ता रभेणकः Mahabharata (1.57.7)
उच्छिखः सुरसॊ दरङ्गॊ बलहेडॊ विरॊहणः
शिली शल करॊ मूकः सुकुमारः परवेपनः Mahabharata (1.57.8)

References

  1. Mahabharata (1.57.7-8)
  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. 270

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