Hindu - A king of Maghadha. Son of Brihadratha. His father had two wives, each of which gave birth to half a baby and they were abandoned in the forest where they were found by the demoness, Jara, who joined the halves together and returned the boy to his father. He became very strong, his strength waxing and waning with the moon. He was at first in conflict with the Yadavas but sent two of his daughters as wives for Kansa, the demon who had taken the Yadava throne, hoping to make peace. After the death of Kansa at the hand of Krishna, a second conflict arose, this time with the Pandava brothers. One of these, Bhima, killed Jarasandha. In an earlier manifestation, he was one of the demons killed by Krishna. Also known as Jarasandha.

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