|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 28 mentions Sahadeva's march towards south: kings and tribes defeated. Natakeya (नाटकेय) is mentioned in Mahabharata (II.28.10)/(2-32-13a)......After Avanti, the hero (Sahdeva) marched towards the town of Bhojakata and there, a fierce encounter took place between him and the king of that city for two whole days. But the son of Madri (Sahdeva), vanquishing the invincible Bhismaka, then defeated in battle the king of Kosala and the ruler of the territories lying on the banks of the Venwa, as also the Kantarakas and the kings of the eastern Kosalas. The hero (Sahdeva) then defeating both the Natakeyas and the Herambakas in battle, and subjugating the country of Marudha, reduced Ramyagrama by sheer strength.