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PARIKSHIT. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Son of Abhimanyu by his wife Uttara, grandson of Arjuna, and father of Janamejaya.

He was killed by Aswatthaman in the womb of his mother and was born dead, but he was brought to life by Krishna, who blessed him and cursed Aswatthaman.

When Yudhishthira retired from the world, Parikshit succeeded him on the throne of Hastinapura.

He died from the bite of a serpent, and the Bhagavata Purana is represented as having been rehearsed to him in the interval between the bite and his death.

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