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Karttavirya is the son of Kritavirya and sovereign of the Kaikaya tribe. Karttavirya is said to have invaded Lanka and taken Ravana as the prisoner. The Vishnu Purana
narrates that Karttavirya pleased sage Dattatreya and in return he received blessing from him. Karttavirya received thousand arms, never acting unjustly, subjugation of the world by justice, and protecting it equitably, victory over his enemies and death by the hands of a person renowned in the three regions of the universe. With these means Dattatreya ruled over the earth with might and justice and offered ten thousand sacrifices. At the expiration of his long reign which lasted for eighty-five thousand years, then he was killed by Parasurama
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