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Who was raktabahu the invader

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Asked by bimalanandan mahapatra, 22 Jun '12 12:49 pm
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In mythical times, king Raktabahu came to ransack the rich temple city of Puri in Orissa. Being a successful pirate he had a huge fleet of pirate ships. As he wanted to attack the city stealthily, he anchored the ships in deeper waters, where he could lie low undetected. But the sea gave him away for the waves carried in the refuse from the ships.

As soon the people got wind of his visit, they gathered all their precious articles and fled. When Raktabahu entered the city, he found it completely deserted. Furious with the sea, he ordered his people to attack it. To save itself the sea went into the sea bed. Then gathering its mighty strength, the sea surged back and drowned Rakabahus entire fleet and formed the Lake Chilika!!
Source: http://www.schools.indiawaterportal.org/?q=node/25
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 22 Jun '12 12:54 pm

 
  
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Know nothing about him.
Answered by Dare Devil, 22 Jun '12 01:09 pm

 
  
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Raktabahu was an invader who attacked Odisha during the tenure of King Subarnadev around 814AD .......... and During this invasion the deities were taken away to Gopali, a village in Sonepur and kept underground ...........
Answered by pradeep mishra, 22 Jun '12 01:08 pm

 
  
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