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Kritveerya was a king of Haihaya Vansh (Haihaya Dynasty).
According to Bhavishya Puraan, 4/15, he was living in Varaah Kalp, Vaivaswat Manvantar (the 6th Manvantar), Sat Yug. He had 100 sons, but all of them were burnt by Chyavan Muni's Shaap. Then he did lots of Tap and got a son from Shiv Jee, but he put a condition that Kritveerya had to do Saptamee Snapan Vrat to destroy all his old sins. When their son is born then leaving his birth Nakshatra day, he should arrange for Swasti Vaachan by Braahman. In the same way when this Vrat is done for a sick or old, or other persons their birth Nakshatra day should be left out. He named him Arjun. Because of being the son of Kritveerya, he became known as Kaartveerya Arjun.
There is a story about him in Bhavishya Puraan, 4/35 -- Krishn said - "There is a story famous about this. There lived a king named Kritveerya in Maahishmatee Nagaree. He had 1,000 queens but one queen was chief among all of them - her name was Sheeldhanaa. One day she asked Maitreyee to get a son. Maitreyee told her to do Anant Vrat and said, "Whoever does this Vrat his all wishes are fulfilled." Sheeldhanaa did this Vrat and got Arjun as her son. Because of being the son of Kritveerya, he was called Kaartveerya also. Arjun did severe Tap for Dattaatreya Jee. Dattaatreya Jee gave him Var - "You will be a Chakravartee king, and whoever will pronounce "Namo Astu Kaartveeryaaya", he will get the Punya of donating one Prasth (one Ser or 900 grams) sesame seed; and who will remember you their wealth will never be destroyed." His father never had any kind of problem with his son."
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 03/24/13