He was also fond of hunting. Mahabharata is a large epic, composed by Vyas.It is divided into eighteen books, and a supplement called Harivansh. And Bhimasena married Kumari, the princess of Kekaya and begat upon her Pratisravas whose son was Pratipa. Therefore, the mighty son of Abhimanyu came to be called Parikshit (meaning born in an extinct line). "[6][note 1], Four copper-plate grant inscriptions purportedly issued during Janamejaya's reign were discovered in the 20th century, but were proved to be fake by historians. His son Parikshit Sahni is also an actor. Only one Parik­shit is men­tioned in Vedic lit­er­a­ture; how­ever, post-Vedic lit­er­a­ture (Ma­hab­harata and Pu­ranas) seems to in­di­cate the ex­is­tence of two kings by this name, one who lived be­fore the Ku­ruk­shetra War was an an­ces­tor to the Pan­davas, and one who lived later and was a de­scen­dant. Parikshit, died after Takshaka king of snakes bit him. But all sons of Pandavas were killed in that fire. His­to­rian H. C. Ray­chaud­h… One day, a Brahmana named Utanka (whose story is narrated here), came to his court. After the Mahabharata war, Drona’s son Aswathama tried to decimate the entire Pandava race to avenge the killing of the Kauravas by the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra war using the most powerful Narayana Astra. King Janamejaya the son of King Parikshit was the king of the Kurus, ruling from Hastinapura. [13], Only one Parikshit is mentioned in Vedic literature; however, post-Vedic literature (Mahabharata and Puranas) seems to indicate the existence of two kings by this name, one who lived before the Kurukshetra War was an ancestor to the Pandavas, and one who lived later and was a descendant. Parikshit (Sanskrit: परिक्षित्, Parikṣit [note 2]) was a Pandav king who reigned during the Middle Vedic period (12th or 11th century BCE). He is born only after the end of the war. [5], Only one Janamejaya is mentioned in Vedic literature; however, post-Vedic literature (Mahabharata and Puranas) seems to indicate the existence of two kings by this name, one who lived before the Kurukshetra War was an ancestor to the Pandavas, and one who lived later and was a descendant. [12] He was succeeded by his son Janamejaya. (listen to the praise) of Parikṣit! [1]His bodily existence ended due to the curse of a Brahmana, which used the Nāga king, Takshaka, the ruler of Taxila as the instrument of death. And of her was born a son named Parikshit, who took for his wife Suvasa, the daughter of the Vahudas, and begat upon her a son named Bhimasena. [14][note 3], There is no unanimity regarding the father of Parikshit among epics and Puranas. In this interpretation, Parikshit fathered a firstborn son with an unnamed putrika wife. [note 2], "Listen to the good praise of the King belonging to all people, who, (like) a god, is above men, It is said to date back to the time of Emperor Parikshit. According to the Vayu Purana and the Matsya Purana, there was a dispute between him and Vaishampayana. Lord Krishna stepped in and extended cover to save Uttara's womb and its fruit from the attack by Ashwatthama. King Parikshit allowed Kali Yuga to destroy the world from these 5 places on Earth! The Mahabharata, that is, the great Bharata, ... King Janamejaya, the son of Parikshit and grandson of the heroes of the epic, performed a great sacrifice (yajna). Michael Witzel dates the Pārikṣita Dy­nasty of the Kuru King­dom to the 12th-11th cen­turies BC. He was the grandson of Abhimanyu and the great-grandson of Arjuna, the valiant warrior hero of the Mahābhārata. He also stopped the massacre of the Nagas and ended all enmity with them (1,56). 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