Ashwamedha was an ancient kingdom during Mahabharata times. The king of this kingdom was Rochamana.
During Mahabharata, the king of this kingdom was Rochamana. Rochamana was a Maharathi in warrior rank.
Bhima’s Military Campaign
During Bhima’s eastern military campaign for Yudhistira’s Rajasuya yagna, he defeated Rochamana and collected tribute.
Ashwamedha in the Kurukshetra War
Rochamana and the troops of Ashwamedha kingdom participated in the Kurukshetra War between the Pandavas and Kauravas. Although they had been defeated by Bhima earlier, Rochamana still chose the Pandava side. Rochamana was described as a Maharathi. Rochamana’s brother also participated. Him and his brother were killed by Dronacharya.
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