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One of the great heroes (atiratha) of Mahābhārata, Śalya was the son of Rtāyana, the king of Madradeśa. Mādrī, the second wife of Pāṇḍu and the mother of Nakula and Sahadeva, was his sister.
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He had two sons, Rukmāṅgada and Rukmaratha.
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Though he wanted to join the
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Pāṇḍavas in the Kurukṣetra war, the wily Duryodhana managed to get him on to his side. He served as the charioteer
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of Karṇa. After Karṇa’s death, he was appointed as the commander-in-chief of
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the Kaurava army. He was killed by
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Yudhiṣṭhira in the battle.
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== OLD CONTENT ==
 
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Revision as of 05:12, 15 November 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Salya, Zalya, shalya


Śalya

One of the great heroes (atiratha) of Mahābhārata, Śalya was the son of Rtāyana, the king of Madradeśa. Mādrī, the second wife of Pāṇḍu and the mother of Nakula and Sahadeva, was his sister.

He had two sons, Rukmāṅgada and Rukmaratha.

Though he wanted to join the

Pāṇḍavas in the Kurukṣetra war, the wily Duryodhana managed to get him on to his side. He served as the charioteer

of Karṇa. After Karṇa’s death, he was appointed as the commander-in-chief of

the Kaurava army. He was killed by

Yudhiṣṭhira in the battle.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

By Swami Harshananda

Śalya

One of the great heroes (atiratha) of Mahābhārata, Śalya was the son of Rtāyana, the king of Madradeśa. Mādrī, the second wife of Pāṇḍu and the mother of Nakula and Sahadeva, was his sister.

He had two sons, Rukmāṅgada and Rukmaratha.

Though he wanted to join the Pāṇḍavas in the Kurukṣetra war, the wily Duryodhana managed to get him on to his side. He served as the charioteer of Karṇa. After Karṇa’s death, he was appointed as the commander-in-chief of the Kaurava army. He was killed by Yudhiṣṭhira in the battle.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

Śalya One of the great heroes (atiratha) of Mahābhārata, Śalya was the son of Rtāyana, the king of Madradeśa. Mādrī, the second wife of Pāṇḍu and the mother of Nakula and Sahadeva, was his sister. He had two sons, Rukmāṅgada and Rukmaratha. Though he wanted to join the Pāṇḍavas in the Kurukṣetra war, the wily Duryodhana managed to get him on to his side. He served as the charioteer of Karṇa. After Karṇa’s death, he was appointed as the commander-in-chief of the Kaurava army. He was killed by Yudhiṣṭhira in the battle.