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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Bhismaka, BhIsmaka, Bhishmaka

  1. terrifying; fearsome;
  2. fear-inducing; formidable
  3. the king of Vidarbha and father of prince Rukmi, and princess Rukmiņī, the chief consort of Kŗşņa (M. Bh.).