He appears to have been an ancient very powerful and renowned (vikhyaat) ruler of the Kambojas. He finds mention in the Adiparva section of the epic Mahābhārata, where he is stated to be an Asura or a demonic ruler  (Also See main entry Candra in Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary) .
In Brahmanical allegories, sons of Diti are called Maruts. They are all said to be great warriors. One Marut is stated to have even conquered the gods. Obviously, this Marut might have been the so-called Daitya Chandra, whom the epic styles as the foremost among the sons of Diti.
Since Chandravarma of Kambojas is described as an incarnation of this Daitya Chandra, it is also obvious that Kamboja Chandravarma may indeed have been an illustrious and mighty warrior.
The Kamboj/Kamboh community traditions claim one Chander Burman as a god, and the royal ancestor of the Kambojas. Kamboj traditions also claim that certain raja Sodakhsh was a descendant of god Chander Burman, and had sided with the Kauravas against the Pandavas, in the prolonged war of Kurukhetra. These facts were collected at the end of ninetieth century by one British ethnographer H. A. Rose.
The present Kamboj community claims to have descended from god Chander Burman.
God Chander Burman of the Kamboj traditions can easily be identified with Asura king Chandravarma, referenced in the Adiparava of Mahābhārata.
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- Candra.varmati vikhiyaatah Kambojanam.nra.dhipah. || 32 ||
- — (MBH, 1/67/31-32 Vulgate, Gorakhpore)
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