Bālhīka

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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Balhika, BAlhIka, Baalhika


  1. powerful; energetic
  2. a kingdom of the north-west and its native people
  3. a king of the Ahara dynasty (M. Bh.); a son of King Pratīpa and Sunandā (M.Bh.); the 3rd son of King Janamejaya I and the grandson of King Kuru (M. Bh.); the father of Rohiņī the wife of Vasudeva (Hari. Purāņa); the charioteer of Yudhişţhira (M.Bh.); the name of a gandharva (A. Kośa).