According to the Karṇaparva (Karnaparva) of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata), Adriḍha (Adridha) was the eldest son of Jarāsandha (Jarasandha). Probably, after Jarāsandha’s death, his sons separated into different groups and orders according to their opinions and judgements. This fragmentation can be traced in the fact that although Sahadeva, the immediate successor of  Jarāsandha as the king of Magadha,  joined the Pāṇḍavas (Pandavas), Adriḍha and others are seen to participate in the Kaurava camp. Presumably, Adriḍha joined the opposite side of his brother Sahadeva out of his dissent in being denied the throne of Magadha, despite being the eldest son.