The ruler of the land of Mahottha. During Yudhiṣṭhira’s (Yudhisthira) Rājasuya yajña (Rajasuya yajna) Sahadeva made an expedition westward to secure revenues  by winning kindoms. He had a clash with Ākrośa (Akrosa), the king of Mahottha. Finally Nakula brought him under his power, and collected a huge amount of revenue from him. In the version maintained by Haridas Siddhantabagish, the name is given as Ākrodha (Akrodha) instead of Ākrośa.