Ahilawati was a female character in the famous epic Mahabharata. She was a Nag Kanya meaning a snake girl and was married to Bhima's son Ghatotkacha. Prior to her marriage she was referred to as Maurvi. She was won by Ghatotkacha after passing a difficult exam. She asked him various questions but he succeeded in answering all of them. She was the mother of Barbareek who is better known as Khatushyamji. She taught the lesson to Barbareek to support the losers and because of that he got famous with name of Hare Ka Sahara.