MATSYA (VIRATA) KING OF VIRATA (deceased)

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About MATSYA (VIRATA) KING OF VIRATA

KING OF MATSYA WHERE PANDAVAS LIVED DURING 13 tH YEAR OF EXILE.

Matsya or Machcha (Sanskrit for fish), classically called the Mese(pron.: /ˈmiːziː/), was the name of a tribe and the state of the Vedic civilization of India. It lay to south of the kingdom of Kurus and west of the Yamuna which separated it from the kingdom of Panchalas. It roughly corresponded to former state ofJaipur in Rajasthan, and included the whole of Alwar with portions ofBharatpur. The capital of Matsya was at Viratanagara (modern Bairat) which is said to have been named after its founder king Virata. In Pāliliterature, the Matsya tribe is usually associated with the Surasena. The western Matsya was the hill tract on the north bank of Chambal. In early 6th century BCE, Matsya was one the solasa (sixteen) Mahajanapadas (great kingdoms) mentioned in the Buddhist text Anguttara Nikaya, but its political clout had greatly dwindled and had not much of political importance left by the time of Buddha. The Mahabharata (V.74.16) refers to a King Sahaja, who ruled over both the Chedis and the Matsyas which implicates that Matsya once formed a part of the Chedi Kingdom. Meenas are considered the brothers and kinsmen of Virata, the ruler of Virat Nagar. The descendents of Lav Rama's eldest son ruled this area (from Rajorgarh) led by powerful Bargujar Kings till 11th century CE.

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MATSYA (VIRATA) KING OF VIRATA's Timeline

-3068
-3068
India

A) PANDAVAS IN DISGUISE AT KING VIRATA'S PALACE.

PANDAVA --- CASTE --- ASSUMED NAME--- TYPE OF WORK

1) YUDHISTHIRA-- BRAHMANA-- KANKA--- COURTIER

2) BHIMA-- BALLAVA--- COOK

3) ARJUNA--- EUNUCH--- BRIHANNALA---- DANCE & MUSIC

4) NAKULA-- GRANTHIKA- -- LOOK AFTER HORSES

5) SAHADEVA--- CONTAMER-- TANTIPALA-- LOOK AFTER ROYAL HERD

6) DRAUPADI---- SAIRANDHRIS--- MAID TO QUEEN

B) HIDING WEAPONS

C) DRAUPADI'S PROBLEMS AT WORK PLACE, AND HOW BHIMA HELPS TO SOLVE THEM.

-3067
-3067
Dhaka, Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

King Virata was very happy to have won the war against Susharma and Duryodhana. He came to know that the five Brahmins who had helped him protect his kingdom were none other than the brave Pandavas. He was very grateful. He also came to know that for one year Arjuna had lived in palace as a servant where he taught music to his daughter, Uttara. He was overwhelmed with gratitude and said, "Brave Arjuna, please accept my daughter's hand in marriage." Arjuna replied, "I have been your daughter's teacher, I am like her father, I can't marry her. Instead of me marry her to my brave son, Abhimanyu." King Virata's joy had no bounds. Arjuna called for his son who was at that time in Dwarka. The wedding was celebrated with great splendour. Abhimanyu's mother, Subhadra; Abhimanyu's uncles, Krishna and Balarama; also graced the occasion.
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