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In the Mahabharata, Ghatotkacha is the son of Bhima and Hidimbi. He is killed by Karna in the great battle. His wife was Nag Kanya - Ahilawati. He fought bravely in the battle of Mahabharat and lost his life. He earned the boon for increasing his bodily size and at the time of death by increasing his size he fell down on force of kauravas. His son Barbareek has great influence in the battle of Mahabharat and later he got the name of Khatushyamji. The Mahabharata (Devanagari: महाभारत, phonetically Mahābhārata - see note), sometimes just called Bharata, is one of the two major ancient Sanskrit epics of India, the other being the Ramayana. ... Bold text In the Mahabharata, Bhima is a heroic warrior, son of Kunti by Vayu, but the acknowledged son of Pandu and the second eldest of the Pandava brothers (If Karna, son of Kunti by Surya is considered, then Bhima becomes the third eldest sun of Kunti). ... Hidimbi is a rakshashi, in the Mahabharata. ... Karna (written Karṇa in IAST transliteration) was the first son of Kunti, by Lord Surya, and was thus half brother to the Pandavas, and the eldest of them. ... The Mahabharata (Devanagari: महाभारत, phonetically Mahābhārata - see note), sometimes just called Bharata, is the great religious, philosophical and mythological epic of India. ... The term Kaurava is a Sanskrit term, that means the descendants of Kuru, a legendary king who is the ancestor of many of the characters of the Mahabharata. ... // Introduction The legend of Shyam Baba can be traced back to the medieval Mahabharata. ...


In more recent history, Ghatotkacha (c. 280-319 A.D.) was a pre-imperial Gupta king in northern India. His reign is considered insignificant and he is best known as the father of Chandragupta I, the first Gupta emperor. Events The Chinese Jin Dynasty under Emperor Wu of Jin China unifies China by conquering the Kingdom of Wu, ending the Period of the Three Kingdoms. ... Events Chandragupta I succeeds his father Ghatotkacha as ruler of the Gupta Empire Births Saint Bassiano, first Bishop of Lodi, Italy. ... Imperial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Silver coin of the Gupta King Kumara Gupta I (414-455 CE). ... A monarch is a type of ruler or head of state, whose titles and ascent are often inherited, not earned, and who represents a larger monarchical system which has established rules and customs regarding succession, duties, and powers. ... A Reign is a period of time a person serves as a monarch or pope. ... While his two ancestors were given the title of Maharaja, Chandra Gupta I is described in his inscriptions as Maharajadhiraja. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ...



Preceded by:
Maharaja Sri-Gupta
Gupta Ruler
(280-319 CE)
Succeeded by:
Chandragupta I

The Poona copper inscription of Prabhavati Gupta describes Sri Gupta (240 - 280) as the Adhiraja of the Gupta dynasty. ... Silver coin of the Gupta King Kumara Gupta I (414-455 CE). ... While his two ancestors were given the title of Maharaja, Chandra Gupta I is described in his inscriptions as Maharajadhiraja. ...

Sources

  • R. K. Mookerji, The Gupta Empire, 4th edition. Motilal Banarsidass, 1959.

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The Mahabharata, Book 7: Drona Parva: Ghatotkacha-badha Parva: Section CLV (4351 words)
Its edge was sharp as a razor, and it was resplendent as the rising sun.
Ghatotkacha, filled with rage, struck Drona's son in the chest with ten powerful shafts fierce as poison or fire.
Then Ghatotkacha, filled with rage, urged that vast Rakshasa force on, saying, 'Slay the son of Drona!' That command of Ghatotkacha was obeyed by those terrible Rakshasa of bright teeth, large faces, frightful aspects, gaping mouths, long tongues and eyes blazing with wrath.
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