Kartavirya Arjuna

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Kartavirya Arjuna also known as (Sahasrabahu Arjuna) was a legendary Abhira/Yadav[1][2][3]king of an ancient Haihayas kingdom with capital at Mahishmati which is on the banks of Narmada River in the current state of Madhya Pradesh. Kartavirya was son of Kritavirya, king of the Haihayas. This is his patronymic, by which he is best known; he is also referred to simply as Arjuna. He is described as having a thousand hands and a great devotee of god Dattatreya. One of the several such accounts states that Kartavirya Arjuna conquered Mahishmati city from Karkotaka Naga, a Naga chief and made it his fortress-capital

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  1. Nath, Moti Lal (1989). The Upper Chambal Basin: A Geographical Study in Rural Settlements. Northern Book Centre. ISBN 978-81-85119-59-5.
  2. Vaidya, Chintaman Vinayak (1921). History of Mediæval Hindu India: Circa 600-800 A.D. Oriental Book Supplying Agency. It is clear that the rule previous to that of the Gurjaras was that of the Traikutakas who claimed to be Haihayas by descent and whose capital Trikuta not yet well identified is mentioned even in the Rāmāyaṇa and in Kalidasa's Raghuvansha.
  3. The Numismatic Chronicle. Royal Numismatic Society. 1983.