KAKSHASENA – A righteous king

King Kakshasena, praised as an examplar in the Mahabharata, was the son of King Parikshit and grandson of King Avikshit. Kakshasena achieved an honored place in Hindu mythology because of his generous support of the priesthood. The lists of such donors included great kings of the epic period: Shibi, Pratardana, Rantideva, Ambarisha, ParassuRama, (Sri Rama, and a few others. King Kakshasena was said to have attained heaven because of his generosity to the brah­min Vasishtha.

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