Hindu - A king. Son of Abhimanyu and Uttara. Father of Janamejaya. Ashvathaman killed Parikshit while he was still in his mother's womb and he was still-born but Krishna gave him life. When he insulted a hermit, the snake-king Takshaka was invoked by the hermit's son. With a group of nagas in the form of monks, Takshaka choked Parikshit to death and his followers destroyed and burnt the king's fortress which he had built in a lake. Janamejaya avenged his father's death. Also commonly identified as Parikshit.

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