In the genealogical line of Kṣatravṛddha (Kshatravridha), son of King Āyu (Ayu), belonging to Candravaṁśa (Chandravamsa; the Moon-clan), there is a mention of the name of one King Śala (Sala). Āṛṣṭisena(Arshtisena) is the son of this Śala. Leaving his kingdom, he went to the forest, performed tapasyā(tapasya; penance) and attained svarga (swarga;the heaven) through his achievement of the status of a Brāhmaṇa (Brahmana).