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In Indian mythology, Karkoṭaka (Sanskrit: कर्कोटक) was a Nāga King who lived in a forest near the Nishadha Kingdom. According to mythology, he bit Nala at the request of Indra, transforming Nala into a twisted and ugly shape. Karkoṭaka had deceived Nārada, who cursed him with the inability to move. Karkoṭaka was a friend of Nala and suggested Nala to go to Rituparṇa, king of Ayodhya and stay with him under the alias "Bāhuka". He is counted among the Eight Nāga Kings in Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist sources. The Karkota dynasty of Kashmir was a descendant of him

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  • In Indian mythology, Karkoṭaka (Sanskrit: कर्कोटक) was a Nāga King who lived in a forest near the Nishadha Kingdom. According to mythology, he bit Nala at the request of Indra, transforming Nala into a twisted and ugly shape. Karkoṭaka had deceived Nārada, who cursed him with the inability to move. Karkoṭaka was a friend of Nala and suggested Nala to go to Rituparṇa, king of Ayodhya and stay with him under the alias "Bāhuka". He is counted among the Eight Nāga Kings in Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist sources. The Karkota dynasty of Kashmir was a descendant of him
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  • In Indian mythology, Karkoṭaka (Sanskrit: कर्कोटक) was a Nāga King who lived in a forest near the Nishadha Kingdom. According to mythology, he bit Nala at the request of Indra, transforming Nala into a twisted and ugly shape. Karkoṭaka had deceived Nārada, who cursed him with the inability to move. Karkoṭaka was a friend of Nala and suggested Nala to go to Rituparṇa, king of Ayodhya and stay with him under the alias "Bāhuka". He is counted among the Eight Nāga Kings in Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist sources. The Karkota dynasty of Kashmir was a descendant of him
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