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Bahu was a Chandravanshi King in the ancestry of Krishna. He was son of Bahubal. Bahu was killed by a fall from his horse and he left one son Subahu.

Genealogy of Bahu

Hukum Singh Panwar[1] has given the ancestry of Bharatpur rulers starting from 1. Yadu. Shini is at S.No. 38, Krishna at S.No. 43 and Vajra at S.No. 46[2]. From Naba at S.No. 47 onward we follow James Tod[3] who has based on records of Brahman Sukhdharma of Mathura.

1. Yadu → → → → 34. Andhaka → 35. Bhajmana → 36. Viduratha → 37. Shura → 38. Shini → 39. Bhoja → 40. Hardika → 41. Devamidha → 42. Vasudeva → 43. Krishna → 44. Pradyumna → 45. Aniruddha → 46. Vajra

47. Naba → 48. Prithibahu → 49. Bahubal (w.Kamlavati Puar) → 50. Bahu → 51. Subahu → 52. Rijh → 53. Raja Gaj (founded Ghazni in Yudhishthira 3008= BC 93) → 54. Salivahana (S.72 = AD 16) → 55. Raja Baland

Mention by Panini

Bahu (बाहु) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Varapadi (वरापादि) ( group. [4]


James Tod[5] writes that Rukmani was the senior of the wives of Krishna ; and the eldest of her sons was Pradyumna, who was married to a princess of Vidarbha ; she bore him two sons, Aniruddha and Vajra, and from the latter the Bhattis claim descent. Vajra had two sons, Naba and Khira. [6]

When the Yadus were exterminated in the conflict at Dwarka, and Krishna had gone to heaven, Vajra was on his way from Mathura to see his father, but had only marched twenty coss (forty miles), when he received intelligence of that event, which had swept away his kindred. He died upon the spot, when Naba was elected king and returned to Mathura, but Khira pursued his journey to Dwarica. [7]

The thirty-six tribes of hitherto oppressed by the Yadus, who had long held universal dominion, now determined to be revenged. Naba was compelled to fly the holy city (Dwarica) ; he became prince of Marusthali in the west. [8]

Naba had issue Prithibahu.

Khira had two sons, Jhareja and Yadubhan.

Yadubhan was on a pilgrimage ; the goddess heard his vows ; she awoke him from his sleep, and promised whatever he desired. 'Give me land that I may inhabit' said the youth ; 'Rule in these hills' replied the goddess, and disappeared. When Jud-bhan awoke, and was yet pondering on the vision of the night, a confused noise assailed him ; and looking out, he discovered that the prince of the country had just died without issue, and they were disputing who should succeed him. The prime minister said, 'he dreamed that a descendant of Krishna had arrived at Behera and proposed to seek him out and invest him as their prince. All assented, and Jud-bhan was elected king. He became a great prince, had a numerous progeny, and the place of their abode was henceforth styled Jadu Ka Dang, 'the mountains of Jadu' [9]

Prithi-bahu (' the arm of the earth'), son of Naba, prince of Marusthali.[10]

Naba had a son

Bahubal, ('strong arm'), who espoused Kamlavati, daughter of Vijaya Singh", Prince of Malwa, who gave in dower (daeja) one thousand horses of Khorasan, one hundred elephants, pearls, gems, and gold innumerable, and five hundred handmaids, with chariots and bedsteads of gold. The Puar (Pramar) Kamlavati became the chief queen and bore her lord one son,

Bahu, killed by a fall from his horse ; he left one son,

Subahu, who was poisoned by his wife, a daughter of Mund Raja Chohan of Ajmer : he left a son,

Rijh, who reigned twelve years. He was married to Subhag Sundri, daughter of Ber Sing, prince of Malwa. Having, when pregnant, dreamed that she was delivered of a white elephant, the astrologers, who interpreted this as an indication of greatness, desired he might be named Guj. [11]

External links


  1. The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations/Appendices/Appendix No.1
  2. Yadu Vamsavali of Bharatpur given by Ganga Singh in his book 'Yadu Vamsa', Part 1, Bharatpur Rajvansa Ka Itihas (1637-1768), Bharatpur, 1967, pp. 19-21
  3. James Tod: Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume II, Annals of Jaisalmer, p.196-201
  4. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.506
  5. James Tod: Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume II, Annals of Jaisalmer, p.195-197
  6. James Tod:Annals of Jaisalmer, Vol.II, p.195
  7. James Tod:Annals of Jaisalmer, Vol.II, p.195
  8. James Tod:Annals of Jaisalmer, Vol.II, p.195
  9. James Tod:Annals of Jaisalmer, Vol.II, p.196
  10. James Tod:Annals of Jaisalmer, Vol.II, p.196
  11. James Tod:Annals of Jaisalmer, Vol.II, p.197

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