From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Brhadbala, BRhadbala, Brrihadbala
- great strength; superlative power
- the son of King Subala of Gāndhāra and the brother of Śakuni (M. Bh.); a Solar Dynasty king of Kośala in the lineage of Rāma’s second son Kuśa, who was the last king of Kośala before the Bharata War and was killed by Abhimanyu in the war (Hv. Pur.); the son of Kańsa and Devabhagā who was the brother of Vasudeva (Hv. Pur.).