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Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)

Vatsabhumi (वत्सभूमि) was a kingdom mentioned in Mahabharata which was subjugated by Karna

Variants

Jat clan

Vats (वत्स) [1] is gotra of Jats found in District Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. [2] This gotra originated after an ancient kingdom named Vatsa (वत्स). [3]

History

In Mahabharata

Vatsabhumi (वत्सभूमि) Mahabharata (II.27.9), (3-255-10),


Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 27 mentions the countries subjugated by Bhimasena. Vatsabhumi (वत्सभूमि) is in Mahabharata (II.27.9).[4].... And the mighty son of Kunti then subjugated, by sheer force, the country called Vatsabhumi, and the king of the Bhargas, as also the ruler of the Nishadas and Manimat and numerous other kings.


Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 255 describes Karna's victory march and countries subjugated. Vatsabhumi (वत्सभूमि) is mentioned in Mahabharata (3-255-10). [5]....Having (thus) conquered the eastern quarter Karna then presented himself before Vatsabhumi (वत्सभूमि) (3-255-9a). And having taken Batsa-bhumi (3-255-10a), he reduced Kevala (केवल) (3-255-10a), and Mrittikavati (मृत्तिकावती) (3-255-10a), and Mohana (मोहन) (3-255-10b) and Pattana (पत्तन) (3-255-10b), and Tripuri (त्रिपुरी) (3-255-10b), and Kosala (कोसला) (3-255-10b),--and compelled all these to pay tribute.

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References

  1. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.59,s.n. 2268
  2. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter VIII,s.n. 22.p-585
  3. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Ādhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998 p. 266
  4. निवृत्य च महाबाहुर मथर्वीकं महीधरम, सॊपथेशं विनिर्जित्य परययाव उत्तरा मुखः, वत्सभूमिं च कौन्तेयॊ विजिग्ये बलवान बलात (II.27.9)
  5. वत्सभूमिं विनिर्जित्य केवलां मृत्तिकावतीम् (3-255-10a) मोहनं पत्तनं चैव त्रिपुरीं कोसलां तथा (3-255-10b)