Kamatha Kamboja

Kamatha Kamboja

Sabhaparva section of Mahābhārata refers to a king of the Kambojas called Kamatha Kamboja. He is the second prince of the Kambojas referenced in the great epic.

After the colonization of "Khandavaprastha" by the Pandavas, a magnificent palace was raised by Danava "Maya", for the Pandava king Yudhishtra.

To celebtrate the occasion, Yudhishtra had sent invitations to all the principal Kshatriya princes, royal Achariyas and other salient personages of the time to grace the inauguration of the imperial palace.

In the list of salient royal Kshatriya (Kshatriya.shrestha) princes so referenced, is a reference to one: "Kaamboja.rajah.Kamatha" i.e Kamatha, the prince of the Kambojas.

:tathaa.eva.kshatriya.shresthaa.dharma.raajam.upaasate. ||20 |
:Kaamboja.rajah.kamatha.kampanaz.ca.mahaa.balah || 22 |
:— (MBH 2.4.20-22)

However, no further information on this prince is found at any place in the Mahābhārata after this reference.

ee also

*Epic Kamboja
*Chandravarma Kamboja
*Sudakshina Kamboja
*Prapaksha Kamboja

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