HOME
The Info List - Abhiras


--- Advertisement ---



The Abhira kingdom in the Mahabharata
Mahabharata
is either of two kingdoms near the Sarasvati river. They were dominated by the Abhiras, sometimes referred to as Surabhira also, combining both Sura and Abhira kingdoms. Modern day Abhira territory lies within Northern areas of Gujarat
Gujarat
and Southern Rajasthan, India. King Sivadatta was probably the founder of the Abhira/ahira kingdom.[3][4] Reference of Abhiras in Mahabharat[edit] Abhiras are mentioned as warriors in support of Duryodhana
Duryodhana
in Mahabharta war.[5][6] The Gopas, whom Krishna
Krishna
had offered to Duryodhana
Duryodhana
to fight in his support when he himself joined Arjuna's side, were no other than the Yadavas
Yadavas
themselves, who were also the Abhiras.[7] Ramayana refers to Abhiras as Ugradarshana – Mlecchas and dasyus.[8][9] The Abhiras also have been described as Vratas. Panini mentions these Vratas as robbers. The Abhiras are said to have looted the train of Arjuna, the Pandava, when he was returning from Dwaraka being accompanied by some of the members of "Sri Krishna's family after the death of the latter. Abhiras are said to have waylaid Arjuna
Arjuna
and deprived him of remaining wealth from Dwarka
Dwarka
and women somewhere in Punjab."[10] Abhiras who looted Arjuna
Arjuna
were the supporters of the Kauravas, and in the Mahabharata,[11] Abhir, Gopa, Gopal[12] and Yadavas
Yadavas
are all synonyms.[13][14][15] They defeated the hero of Mahabharatha war, and did spare him when he disclosed the identity of the members of the family of Sri Krishna.[16] See also[edit]

Ahir Abhira tribe Yadav Kingdoms of Ancient India Sudra Kingdom Saraswati Yaduvanshi Ahirs

References[edit]

^ Sudhakar Chattopadhyaya (1974). Some Early Dynasties of South India. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. pp. 128–130. ISBN 978-81-208-2941-1. Retrieved 25 September 2017.  ^ B.H. Mehta. Gonds of the Central Indian Highlands Vol II. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 569–. GGKEY:DDRXNHQXYN8. Retrieved 26 September 2017.  ^ Numismatic Society of India
India
(1991). The Journal of the Numismatic Society of India. 53. ISSN 0029-6066. Retrieved 12 April 2015.  ^ The Journal of the Numismatic Society of India, Volume 53 ^ Man in India
India
– Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2011.  ^ Man in India, Volume 54-page-39 ^ Man in India
India
– Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 18 October 2011.  ^ Ethnic history of Gujarat
Gujarat
– Popatlal Govindlal Shah – Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2011.  ^ Ethnic history of Gujarat ^ Social movements and social transformation: a study of two backward classes movements in India ^ Ancient Nepal ^ Ancient Nepal – D. R. Regmi, Nepal Institute of Asian Studies – Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 1 December 1973. Retrieved 18 October 2011.  ^ Encyclopaedia of ancient Indian ... – Subodh Kapoor – Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 18 October 2011.  ^ Social movements and social ... – M. S. A. Rao – Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 14 December 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2011.  ^ Social movements and social ... – M. S. A. Rao – Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 14 December 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2011.  ^ Yadavas
Yadavas
through the ages, from ... – J. N. Singh Yadav
Yadav
– Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 

Kisari Mohan Ganguli, The Mahabharata
Mahabharata
of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose, 1883–1896.

v t e

Tribes and kingdoms mentioned in the Mahabharata

Abhira Andhra Anarta Anga Anupa Assaka Asmaka Avanti Ay Bahlika Bhārata Chedi Chera Chola Chinas Dakshina Kosala Dakshinatya Danda Dasarna Dasharna Dasherka Dwaraka Gandhāra Garga Gomanta Gopa Rashtra Hara Huna Heheya Himalaya Huna Kanchi Kasmira Kalakuta Kalinga Kamboja Karnata Karusha Kashi Kekeya Kerala Khasa Kikata Kirata Kishkindha Konkana Kosala Kuninda Kunti Kuru Lanka Madra Madraka Magadha Maha Chinas Mahisha Malla Malava Matsya Mekhalas Mleccha Mudgala Mushika Nasikya Nepa Niharas Nishada Odra Pallava Panchala Pandya Parada Parama Kamboja Parasika Parvartaka Parvata Paurava Pishacha Pragjyotisha Pratyagratha Prasthala Pundra Pulinda Saka Salva Salveya Salwa Saraswata Saurashtra Sauvira Shakya Sindhu Sinhala Sivi Sonita Sudra Suhma Surparaka Surasena Tangana Trigarta Tulu Tushara Ursa Uttara Kuru Uttara Madra Utkala Vanga Vatadhana Vatsa Videha Vidarbha Yavana Yaudheya

v t e

Mahabharata

Books (parvas)

Adi Sabha Vana Virata Udyoga Bhishma Drona Karna Shalya Sauptika Stri Shanti Anushasana Ashvamedhika Ashramavasika Mausala Mahaprasthanika Svargarohana Harivamsa

Kuru Kingdom

Shantanu Ganga Bhishma Satyavati Chitrāngada Vichitravirya Ambika Ambalika Vidura Dhritarashtra Gandhari Pandu Kunti Madri Pandavas

Yudhisthira Bhima Arjuna Nakula Sahadeva

Draupadi Kauravas

Duryodhana Dushasana Vikarna Yuyutsu Dushala

Hidimbi Ghatotkacha Ahilawati Subhadra Uttarā Ulupi Chitrāngadā Abhimanyu Iravan Babruvahana Barbarika Upapandavas Parikshit Janamejaya

Other characters

Amba Ashwatthama Balarama Bhagadatta Brihannala Chekitana Chitrasena Dhrishtadyumna Drona Drupada Durvasa Ekalavya Hidimba Jarasandha Jayadratha Kali (demon) Karna Kichaka Kindama Kripa Krishna Kritavarma Mayasura Sanjaya Satyaki Shakuni Shalya Shikhandi Shishupala Bahlika Sudeshna Uttara Kumara Virata Vrishasena Vyasa

Related articles

Avatars Hastinapur Indraprastha Kingdoms Kurukshetra War Bhagavad Gita Vedic-Puranic chronol

.