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In Hindu mythology, Virata is the king in whose court the Pandavas spent a year in concealment during their exile. Virata is the father of Princess Uttara. The term Hindu mythology refers collectively to a large body of Indian literature (essentially, the mythology of Hinduism) that detail the lives and times of legendary personalities, deities and divine incarnations on earth interspersed with often large sections of philosophical and ethical discourse. ... The Pandavas were the five sons of the king Pandu. ... Uttara in Hindu mythology is the name of the son of King Virata who went into battle with Arjuna, in disguise, as his charioteer. ...

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The Mahabharata, Book 4: Virata Parva: Go-harana Parva: Section XXXIII (1430 words)
And the two brothers having severally slain Virata's two steeds and his charioteer, as also those soldiers that protected his rear, took him captive alive, when deprived of his car.
And when the powerful Virata, deprived of his car, was taken captive, the Matsyas, harrassed solely by the Trigartas, began to flee in fear in all directions.
And Virata's son also, exceedingly exasperated began to perform prodigious fears of valour.
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