Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] A son
of King Bhishmaka and king of Vidarbha, who offered his services to the
Pandavas and Kauravas in turn, but was rejected by both on account of
his extravagant boastings and pretensions. He was brother of Rukmini, with whom
Krishna eloped. Rukmin pursued the fugitives and overtook them, but his army
was defeated by Krishna, and he owed his life to the entreaties of his sister.
He founded the city of Bhojakata, and was eventually killed by Balarama.
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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