Mandhatri

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Mandhatri (Sanskrit: मान्धातृ, Māndhātṛ), in Hindu mythology, was an Ikshvaku dynasty king and son of Yuvanashva. He is the ancestor of the Maurya clan of Kshatriya and forefather of King Chandragupta Maurya[1] The hymn 134 of the tenth mandala of the Rigveda is attributed to him.[2] He married Bindumati Chaitrarathi, daughter of Yadava king Shashabindu and granddaughter of Chitraratha.[3] According to the Puranas, he had three sons, Purukutsa, Ambarisha and Muchukunda.[4]

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  1. ^ John Dowson (1870). A classical dictionary of Hindu mythology and religion, geography, history, and literature. Trübner & Co. pp. 197–8. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Pargiter, F.E. (1972) [1922]. Ancient Indian Historical Tradition, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, pp.102-4.
  3. ^ Pargiter, F.E. (1972) [1922]. Ancient Indian Historical Tradition, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, p.150.
  4. ^ Pargiter, F.E. (1972) [1922]. Ancient Indian Historical Tradition, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, p.93.