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By Swami Harshanada

Haihaya is the name of an ancient dynasty with its capital at Māhiṣmatī. The most celebrated ruler of this dynasty was Kārtavīryārjuna,[1] who had ‘one thousand arms’. The southern Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh has been identified as the ancient Māhiṣmatī city.


  1. He was also known as Arjuna.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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