Krishna Storms the Citadel of Naraka - showing Prince Bhagadatta and his grandmother offering prayers to Krishna.
Bhagadatta was the son of Naraka, king of the Pragjyotisha Kingdom and second in line of kings of Naraka dynasty. He was succeeded by his son Vajradatta.
In the Battle of Kurukshetra, Bhagadatta fought on the side of the Kauravas. He was very well known for his skill on his elephant. On the 12th day of the war, he was involved in a fierce battle with Arjuna on his elephant World Elephant Supratika, who was being attacked by Bhima. During the course of this battle, Bhagadatta fired an irresistible weapon called Vaishnavastra on Arjuna. But, Arjuna was saved from death by the timely intervention of Krishna. Krishna let himself to be cushion for that potent weapon, which turned into a garland and fell on Krishna. Finally, Bhagadatta was beheaded by a lethal arrow shot by Arjuna, while Bhima finished off Supratika.
In Kalika Purana, Harshacharita, Puranas and in other epics; Naraka said to have sons namely Bhagadatta, Mahasirsa, Madavan and Sumali. Vajradatta and Pushpadatta are sons of Bhagadatta.
- ^ a b Menon, Ramesh (2006) The Mahabharata: A Modern Rendering iUniverse, Inc., New York, page 231-232, ISBN 978-0-595-40187-1
- ^ "Bhagadatta - King of Pragjyotisha - Indian Mythology".
- ^ "The Mahābhārata, Book 6: Bhishma Parva: Bhagavat-Gita Parva: Section LXIV".
- ^ Gopal, Madan (1990). K.S. Gautam, ed. India through the ages. Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. p. 75.
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