While describing the reigns of the notable rulers of the Kali era (kaliyuga), Bhāgavatpurāṇa (Bhagavatpurana) mentions that in kaliyuga the kngdom of Magadha would be ruled by a lowly-born (śūdra; sudra) king called Bali after the fall of the Śuṅga (Sunga) and Kaṇva (Kanwa) dynasties in Magadha. Aṭamān (Ataman) was a scion of this lineage, the son of Meghasvāti (Meghaswati) and father of Aniṣṭakarmā (Anishtakarma).