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Author: Laxman Burdak IFS (R)

Chakravaka (चक्रवाक) is name of a River mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Ajirādi (अजिरादि) (6.3.119) group. [1] It is also mentioned in Mahabharata.


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In Mahabharata

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 60 mentions genealogy of all the principal creatures. Chakravaka (चक्रवाक) is mentioned in verse (I.60.56). [2]


  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.511
  2. धृतराष्ट्री तु हंसांश च कलहंसांश च सर्वशः, चक्रवाकांश च भद्रं ते परजज्ञे सा तु भामिनी (I.60.56)

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