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SALYA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] King of the Madras, and brother of Madri, second wife of Pandu. In the great war he left the side of the Pandavas and went over to the Kauravas. He acted as charioteer of Karna in the great battle. At the death of Karna he succeeded him as general, and commanded the army of the last day of the battle, when he was slain by Yudhishthira.

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