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By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Balhika, BAlhIka, Baalhika
- powerful; energetic
- a kingdom of the north-west and its native people
- 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).