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Uttarā was the daughter of the king Virāṭa, the ruler of Matsyadeśa. She was taught the arts of music and dancing by Bṛhannalā.<ref>Bṛhannalā was actually Arjuna in the disguise of a eunuch during the ajñātavāsa, living incognito in the palace of Virāṭa.</ref> She later married to Abhimanyu, the son of Subhadrā and Arjuna. When Abhimanyu was killed in the Kurukṣetra war she was pregnant, carrying the future king Parīkṣit. Though Parīkṣit was killed by Aśvatthāma, Kṛṣṇa by his divine powers revived him.
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Uttarā was the daughter of the king [[Virāṭa]], the ruler of Matsyadeśa. She was taught the [[arts]] of [[music]] and dancing by [[Bṛhannalā]].<ref>[[Bṛhannalā]] was actually [[Arjuna]] in the disguise of a eunuch during the ajñātavāsa, living incognito in the palace of [[Virāṭa]].</ref> She later married to [[Abhimanyu]], the son of [[Subhadrā]] and [[Arjuna]]. When [[Abhimanyu]] was killed in the Kurukṣetra war she was pregnant, carrying the future king Parīkṣit. Though Parīkṣit was killed by Aśvatthāma, Kṛṣṇa by his divine powers revived him.
  
  
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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Latest revision as of 02:48, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Uttara, UttarA, Uttaraa


Uttarā was the daughter of the king Virāṭa, the ruler of Matsyadeśa. She was taught the arts of music and dancing by Bṛhannalā.[1] She later married to Abhimanyu, the son of Subhadrā and Arjuna. When Abhimanyu was killed in the Kurukṣetra war she was pregnant, carrying the future king Parīkṣit. Though Parīkṣit was killed by Aśvatthāma, Kṛṣṇa by his divine powers revived him.


References

  1. Bṛhannalā was actually Arjuna in the disguise of a eunuch during the ajñātavāsa, living incognito in the palace of Virāṭa.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore