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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Uśīnara was a king of the Candra-vanśa.[1] He was ruling over the country called Bhoja. His wife was Mādhavī[2] Śibi, the famous king who was prepared to sacrifice his life to save that of a dove, was his son. Uśīnara was also the name of a country mentioned in the Mahāhhārata[3] conquered by Arjuna.


  1. Candra-vanśa means lunar dynasty.
  2. Mādhavī was the daughter of the king Yayāti.
  3. Karnaparva 5
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore