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Famous Kings

There were many great kings in Hindu mythology and they performed unsurpassed feats. Most kings were from the two main royal lineages: Chandravansha and Suryavansha.

Kartavirya Arjuna with 1000 arms holding different weapons

Kartavirya Arjuna

Kartavirya Arjuna was a great king. He was from the Haihaya dynasty, a branch of the Yadava dynasty. He ruled from Mahishmati on the banks of the Narmada river. Kartavirya Arjuna was also known as Sahasrabahu Arjuna. He ruled the entire Earth and was a great conqueror. He was a great worshiper of Bhagvati Amba. …

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Ugrayudha (Panchala)

Ugrayudha was a king of North Panchala during the Mahabharata period. He was like an uncle to Prishata and Somaka (father of Drupada). He was killed by Bhishma after Shantanu’s death when he proposed that he marry Satyavati. Family Father: Ashmaka Son: Durmukha Grandson: Janamejaya Obtaining a Chakra Ugrayudha of Panchala obtained a blazing chakra. …

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Ambarisha was a great king of the Suryavansha dynasty. He was a king of Ayodhya. But he had battled many other kings and conquered the world. He was the great-grandson of Vaivasvata Manu. His father was Nabhaga. Ambarisha was also a great devotee Vishnu and knew that worldly things weren’t important. He was humble and …

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Devaka was a king from the Yadu dynasty. He was the father of Devaki, the real mother of Krishna. All seven daughters of Devaka married Vasudeva. Family Father: Ahuka Brother: Ugrasena Sons: Devavana, Upadeva, Sudeva, Devavardhana Daughters: Dhrtadeva, Santideva, Upadeva, Srideva, Devaraksita, Sahadeva, Devaki


Karusha was a son of Vaivasvat Manu, the son of Surya deva. He was the founder of the Karusha kingdom. He was a king. His sons were the future rulers of Karusha kingdom. He started a lineage of rulers of Karusha kingdom. Family Father: Vaivasvat Manu Mother: Shraddha Brothers: Pramshu, Narishyant, Shayarti, Nriga, Dhristi, Prashadhra, …

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