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Title: Ahilawati  
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Subject: Chekitana, Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple, Samsaptakas, Malava Kingdom, Chitrāngada
Collection: Characters in the Mahabharata
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Ahilāvati was a female character in the famous epic Mahābhārata. She was a Nāga Kanyā meaning a snake-girl and was married to Bhima's son Ghatotkacha. Prior to her marriage she was referred to as Maurvi. She was won by Ghatotkacha after passing a difficult exam. She asked him various questions but he succeeded in answering all of them. She was the mother of Bārbarīka worshiped as Khātū Shyāma Jī. She taught the lesson to Bārbarīka to support the losers and because of that he got famous with name of 'Hāre Kā Sahārā'.

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