It was made out of materials such as wax and twigs. Chitrasena was the King of the Gandharvas who prevented the Kauravas from putting up their camp near the pond where he himself had encamped. He was killed by Droṇa during the Kurukshetra War. Later Agni realised Svaha's love and married her. Vyasa was the author of epic Mahabharata. Later, Alambusha was killed by Bhima's son, Ghatotkacha. She was real mother of Shon. Kunti or Pritha was the daughter of Shurasena, and the foster daughter of his cousin Kuntibhoja. This led Drupada to performed a yajna from which Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna emerged. Virata was married to Queen Sudeshna and was the father of Prince Uttara and Princess Uttarā, who married Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna. He was killed by Bhima on the 2nd day of war along with many soldiers and two generals Satya and Satyadeva. Chitra and Chitrasena were brothers and the 2 kings of the Abhisara Kingdom. Pandu was responsible and a great warrior, who expanded his kingdom during his rule. Ghatotkacha was the son of the Pandava Bhima and Hidimbi. He is also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra, Haladhara and Halayudha. He was born as a boon of Lord Shiva. He was the son of Abhimanyu (Arjuna's son) and Uttarā. He had one illegitimate son named Yuyutsu, who was conceived through a maid during Gandhari's two year long pregnancy. However, Bhishma won the princesses for his brother. Before her marriage, she once fell in love with Brihaspati's son, Kacha. The goddess made peace between Kamakatankata and Krishna. During Kuruksetra war, Kritavarma fought for Kauravas along with Krishna's Narayani sena and was one of survivors of the war. He was a son of Karna. Later, he becomes King of Anga and Indraprastha. However, she promised him to return his son. The question what we should ask - did Arjuna really wanted to defeat Bhagadatta? He was second son of Shakuni. During the Kurukshetra War, he became strategist of Padavas and charioteer of Arjuna. She looked after Balaram in his childhood. Uluka was eldest son of Shakuni and Arshi. This king then ruled for more than 20 years. Later she left him and returned to heaven. He is son of Surya and Saranyu. In Mahabharata, Revati was daughter of King Kakudmi and consort of Balarama, the elder brother of Krishna. They both had a son Sarvaga, who became the King of Kashi after the Kurukshetra War. "Hw wh searched for the daughter of Janaka(JAnaki,Sita),abducted by the ten faced Demon(RavaNa), that RavaNa, who disregarded the (wise) counsel of the Good men "anagham pampateeirasangata- anjanEnabhOmaNi || "The sinless one , who met Anjeneya, at the banks of the pampA (river/Lake), the (supreme one from the race of the )Sun God! She was the paternal aunt of Krishna, Balarama, and Subhadra. 3. Sutsoma was the son of Bhima and Draupadi. Dushyanta was an ancestor of Shantanu and a king of Hastinapura. Vishoka was the charioteer of Pandava Bhima during the Kurukshetra War. Sometimes, he described to be Drupada's son and identified with Satyajit. Bhadra's children were Upanidhi, Gada, and others. During that time she wasn't married and had to abandon the child. Astika, son of Manasa, stopped the sacrifice. He wanted Arjuna to be trained by the king of the Gandharvas, Chitrasena. [37] She was very beautiful and intelligent and later married Pandu. Sukra's daughter Devyani fell in love with him. Then Bhagadatta, who regarded Indra as his friend, made friendship with Arjuna. Many believe that Subhadra was her reincarnation. Routledge. Not much is revealed about Laxman in the Mahabharata. She was also the grandmother of Babruvahana. As Krishna had killed Narakasur, Bhagadatta agreed to join the Kauravas. In his last life, Purochana had been Prahasta, Ravana's uncle and commander-in-chief of his army . On 14th day, Durmasena was brutally killed by Draupadi's sons, the Upapandavas, in revenge for Abhimanyu. During his temporary absence, Nahusha took his place as the king. Sudakshina (Sanskrit: सुदक्षिण) was a king of the Kambojas, and fought on the side of the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra War. Hence, she decided to resend Ambika to Vyasa. Ayu or Ayus was an ancestor of Shantanu. Krishna married her, when he defeated Jambavan to retrieve the stolen Syamantaka jewel.[31]. Epic Mythology, 1969, p 62, Edward Washburn Hopkins. Pururavas was the first king from the lunar dynasty (Shantanu's dynasty). Lord Krishna was the grandson of Ugrasena. Later, with the help of Arjuna, Droṇa took half of Drupada's kingdom. Before this, King Ugrasena was overthrown from power by his own son Kansa and was sentenced to prison along with his daughter Devaki and son in law Vasudeva to prison. They had a son Suhotra. In the Khandava-daha Parva, Agni in disguise approaches Krishna and Arjuna seeking sufficient food for gratification of his hunger and expressed his desire to consume the forest of Khandava protected by Indra for the sake of Takshaka, the chief of the Nagas. She is also the mother of the Vyasa, author of the epic, whom she called for Niyoga when Vichitravirya died without any heir. Benjamin Walker. From their union, a son was born, who was known as Pururava. In Kurukshetra war, Bhima alone killed 100 Kaurava brothers. This latter name derived as a patronym from "Kuru", is only used for the descendants of Dhritarashtra. The most important other characters include Bhishma, Karna, Dronacharya, Shakuni, Dhritrashtra, Gandhari and Kunti. Out of these children, Dushala is the only girl. He is popularly known as the father of the Pandavas, who were called so after him. Indra foresaw that Arjuna would have to spend one year at King Virata's palace as a eunuch, during which time he would need the knowledge of music and dance. He was killed by Sahadeva on 18th day of war before his father's death. Damayanti is a character in a love story found in the Vana Parva book of the Mahabharata. She was sent by Indra to fill Vishwamitra with lust and destroy his penance. Arjuna chose to use diplomacy to subdue Bhagadatta, rather than slaying him in battle. He married Tapati, daughter of Surya, and had a child named Kuru. Later, as a boon, Arjuna got all his weapons from Indra and also the bow, Gandiva, from Varuna. Out of which, 101 were his legitimate children from his wife Gandhari. The Chandravanshi (lunar dynasty) is named after him as he started it. As per the story, Agni visited the ashram of the seven Saptarshi and saw their wives. Eventually, he was the only son of Dhritarashtra who survived the Kurukshetra war. He was the son of Vasudev and Rohini. Bhadra and Madira were two wives of Vasudeva, the others. When the Pandavas and Draupadi went for heaven, he accompanied them by taking form of a dog and was only surviving left along with Yudhishthira. Madri, using the mantra, called the Ashwini and had two twins, Nakula and Sahadeva.[12]. "bright" or "silver" (cf. Samba was the husband of Lakshmanaa, Duryodhana's daughter. He was an ancestor of Duryodhana's wife Bhanumati. On the 18th of war, Sahadeva had killed Shakuni who was mainly responsible for the Kurukshetra War. Nahusha was a king from lunar dynasty and an ancestor of Shantanu. Takshaka was the king nagas. As a woman, she married Budha, son of Chandra, and had a son named Pururavas. Bhurishravas was the son of Somadatta and the grandson of Bahlika, hence making him the cousin of Dhritarashtra, Pandu, and Vidura. He gained a boon that only his mother could kill him. Her story was told by sage Narada to the Pandavas as he wanted to tell how a woman can led rivalry between brothers. Both of them sided with the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra War. They were born through Niyoga. Sahadeva was the son of powerful king Jarasandha. He was the son of the Yadava king Shurasena. Dharma, later in the epic, appears testing Yudhishthira by taking form of a Yaksha. The powerful son of Droṇa, Aśvatthāmā, though known as the part incarnate of Rudra, was really born of the four parts of … Her husband was King Chitravahana. 46-47. Menaka left Shakuntala and Vishwamitra again started to meditate. Because of this, he made a fierce rivalry with Arjuna. Rukmi was the ruler of Vidarbha. [55] When Arjuna came to heaven to meet Indra, she fell in love with him. Similarly, when Ambalika met Vyasa, she went pale leading to the birth of the pale Pandu. [50] After the Kurukshetra War, Vijaya and Suhotra lived in Madra, when Sahadeva was appointed as the king of Madra Kingdom. According to Yudhishthira, Bahlika's only wish was that there should be peace among the Bhāratas. During the Kurukshetra war, he took the indestructible armor and earrings from Karna and gave him a powerful weapon. He was the royal chief architect in Hastinapura. She is the wife of Nanda (head of Gokul) and foster mother of Lord Krishna and Balarama. He was the father of Bhanumati (not to be confused with Duryodhan's wife). Yuyudhana , better known as Satyaki, was a powerful warrior belonging to the Vrishni clan of the Yadavas, to which Krishna also belonged. However, he is killed by a Gandharva named Chitrāngada soon after that. After 10 days, during the night, Purochana set fire on the palace. Prativindhya was the son of Yudhisthir and Draupadi. The king entrusted the sage to Kunti's care and tasked Kunti with the responsibility of serving the sage and meeting all his needs during his stay with them. He was the most active warrior of entire war. Janapadi is an Apsara, who once roamed in the forests. Shukracharya is the son of sage Bhrigu and his wife Kavyamata. He married Mayawati, Prabhavati and Vidarbha princess Rukmavati, and had a son Aniruddha. Later, he realised who the monkey was and apologized. Panigrahi has traced the origin of this dynasty on the basis of the Pasupati temple inscription of Nepal. He either succeeded the throne of Panchala or was killed in the Kurukshetra War. She was a Nāga Kanyā (meaning snake-girl) and was married to Ghatotkacha. According to the Matsya Purana, Yaudheya is also the name of the son of Prativindhya, however he does not succeed Yudhishthira to the throne of Hastinapur as he inherits his maternal kingdom. He was killed by Bhima, who later married his sister. She was also a chaste woman of supreme order. Dhaumya sent Aruni to stop the water from entering the embankment. He served as Prime Minister of Gandhara because of his wisdom under Shakuni's rule. Astika was a rishi, and he was a son of Jaratkaru by the serpent goddess Manasa – a sister of the great serpent king Vasuki. Parashara was a sage. Jambavati is second of the Ashtabharya, the eight principal queen-consorts of Krishna. She had a twin brother named Laxman Kumara. This is where he hears the story of his great-grandfathers. She aided Krishna in defeating the demon Narakasura. It fell into a pot and Drona was born. Being a son of an asura (demon Narakasura, who was killed by Krishna) and thus the resulting enmity with Krishna also made his decision so inclined. According to the story, she was bathing in a river. He was removed from his position as the king because of his arrogance and cursed to a snake. Entry: "Pandava". In the Kurukshetra War, he fought from the Kaurava side. Her story is told in the Mahabharata and dramatized by many writers, the most famous adaption being Kalidasa's play Abhijñānaśākuntala (The Sign of Shakuntala). She had a son named Iravan. Shakuntala was left with sage Kanva. In the Vana Parva, sage Markandeya told the story of Agni's marriage. She directed the Daitya amazon that as she was to become the daughter-in-law of Krishna’s cousin Bhima, she ought to touch her future father-in-law’s feet. Vajradatta and Pushpadatta are sons of Bhagadatta. Dushasana was a Kaurava prince, the second son of the blind king Dhritarashtra and Gandhari and the younger brother of Duryodhana in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Yuyutsu was a son of Dhritarashtra with Dasi aka Sughada/Sauvali, his wife Gandhari's maid. He was also cruel like Kansa. He was also present inside the Chakra Vyuh on the thirteenth day of the war. His sister Kunti was married to Pandu. Yogmaya or Vindhyavasini is an incarnation of goddess Adi Parashakti. He sided with Kaurava in the Mahabharata war as he was an enemy of Lord Krishna. He was a master of advanced military arts, including the divine weapons or Astras. Little is revealed about Laxmanaa in the Mahabharata other than her marriage to Krishna's son Samba. In the epic, he is the spiritual father of Hanuman and the Pandava, Bhima. However, Kacha later refused to marry her. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. But Yayati developed an affair with Devayani's maid, Sharmishtha. [8] She was also the mother of Dhritarashtra and stepmother of Pandu and grandmother to the Kauravas.[9]. Pradyumna was the son of Sri Krishna and Rukmini. When Bhima slayed his father, Krishna declared him to be the new ruler of Magadha. He helped his father many times in the Kurukshetra war. Her sole goal in life becomes his destruction, to fulfill which she is reborn as Shikhandini/Shikhandi. [14] She is the wife of Duryodhana, the primary antagonist. The epic is a narrative of the Kurukshetra war but also contains much philosophical and devotional material. Hiḍimbī or Hiḍimbā was a Rakshasi in the Mahābhārata. The names of the 102 Kauravas are : He was the father of Ulupi and grandfather of Iravan. In the epic, Virata was the king of Matsya Kingdom with its Virata Kingdom, in whose court the Pandavas spent a year in concealment during their exile. He was the grandson of Maharishi Gautama. Most modern sources believe that Karna had two wives — Vrushali, his childhood friend, and Supriya, Duryodhana's wife's friend. He had 4 sons – Kshatradharman, Kshatravarman, Kshatranjaya, and Dhrishtaketu. In the epic, Karna was the spiritual son of Surya (the Sun deity) and son of princess Kunti (later the Pandu's queen). He was a friend of Vasudeva, spouse of Yashoda and the foster father of Krishna. The names and backstories appear in later texts and interpolation. Kokila was the wife of King Drupada and the mother of Shikhandini and Satyajit. According to the Mahabharata, the sage Vyasa was the son of Satyavati and Parashara. In the epic Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra is the King of Kuru Kingdom with its capital Hastinapur. [29] Hanuman taught battle-skills to Bheema for some time. He was also the grandfather of Babruvahana. Chandra is the moon god. In the epic, she appears as Kalindi. The Bhagadatta and Supratika duo looked like the Indra-Airavata duo. Chekitana was the son of Kekaya king Dhrishtaketu and Queen Shrutakirti, a Yadava. The Rishi's son saw it and cursed him to die by a snakebite. He was the son Budha, son of Chandra, and Ilā. After the Pandavas and Draupadi left for heaven, Takshaka killed Parikshit. Bhima got really mad. Satyabhama is the third consort of the God Krishna, the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu. He fathered two children, Laxman Kumara and Lakshmana. [33] He is appointed the king of Anga (Bengal) by Duryodhana. He was also blessed with the spiritual vision of second sight by a celestial Rishi as a boon. He had a sister named Bhanumati. On the 18th day of Kurukshetra War, Nakula had killed three sons of Karna. Lord Krishna is a Hindu deity. Sharmishtha was an Asura princess and a spouse of Yayati, an ancestor of Shantanu. Dhrishtadyumna was the son of Drupada and the brother of Draupadi, Shikhandi, and Satyajit in the epic Mahabharata. He was husband of Sudharma. A breach was formed in the embankment. But, Shalva rejected her and told her that he cannot marry her as she was won by Bhishma. She fell in love with Satyavan, a prince who is destined to die at very young age. Yaudheya was the son of Yudhishthira and Devika, and the grandson of Govasena, who was the king of Sivi Kingdom. Bhagadatta fought in the Kurukshetra war, and was killed by Arjuna's arrow. Shatanika was the son of Nakula and Draupadi. However, on the 8th day, in a battle of many illusions and magical powers, Iravan is beheaded by the demon Alambusha. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. He was killed by either Abhimanyu on the 13th day of Kurukshetra War or Arjun in the Virata War. He was the youngest and only remaining son of Shakuni. However, he survived and was raised by Mayawati (reincarnation of devi Rati). However they parted away but before leaving, Parashara restored Matsyagandha's virginity and gave her an enchanting scent. Her brothers Keturaja and Ketusena were killed by Drupada on the 11th day of the war. He was one of the best archers and one of the greatest warriors of his time and he was trained by Lord Parashurama. According to this inscription, Rajyamati, the queen of the Nepalese king Jayadeva, was the daughter of Harsavarman who belonged to a royal family, called Bhagadatta and conquered Gauda, Odra, Kalinga and Kosala. She accompanied Drupada when he went to sages to obtain a son who could defeat Dronacharya. Sörensen (1902) p. 345 indexes the name as Irāvat. Vyasa had a monk’s look and as a result, when Ambika met Vyasa, she closed her eyes tight and birthed a blind son named Dhritarashtra was born. The hero said to her gently, “O gentle lady, where is the daughter of Muru. Arjuna decides to challenge Bhagadatta. Markandeya was blessed by Lord Shiva to remain young till the end of Kali Yuga. She was very close to her sister-in-law, Gandhari. Uttara Kumar was the prince of Matsya Kingdom and the son of King Virata, at whose court the Pandavas spent one year in concealment during their exile. Dhrishtaketu was the ruler of Kekeya, and his wife was Shrutakirti, a Yadava who was the daughter of Shurasena. She along with her father, Dashraj, proposed the conditions which led Bhishma to take his vow. He was the son Ayu and Prabha. He was killed by Bhima when he tried to force himself on Draupadi. Duryodhana also is known as Suyodhana, is a major antagonist in Mahabharata and was the eldest of the Kauravas, the hundred sons of a blind king Dhritarashtra and Queen Gandhari. Sri Krishna frequently appears in Assam Mythology. He has a twin named Yami, the goddess of life. He was succeeded by his son, King Bhagadatta, who sent the first ambassadorial mission to China in 515. Shakuni was the prince of Gandhara Kingdom in present-day Gandhara, later to become the King after his father's death. Overcome with grief and rage, he slaughters most of the Pandava camp in a single night offensive. Satyavati was distraught with her daughter-in-laws. Vichitravirya (Sanskrit: विचित्रवीर्य, vicitravīrya) was a king in Indian Religious Texts. Later, he defeated Sambara and returned to Dwarka. However, Shantanu stopped her from drowning their eighth son, who was Bhishma, and asked her questions. He was very well known for his skill on his elephant. Ganesha is the god of beginnings. Shalya, a powerful Spear fighter and a formidable charioteer, was tricked by Duryodhana to fight the war on the side of the Kauravas. Arjuna was an Atimaharathi and was equal to 12 Maharathis. Chandra had an affair with Tara, Brihaspati's wife. Vikarna was third Kaurava, son of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari and a brother to the crown prince Duryodhana. Vrishasena was the son of Karna and Vrishali. In Kalika Purana, Harshacharita, Puranas and in other epics; Naraka is said to have sons namely Bhagadatta, Mahasirsa, Madavan and Sumali. Ganga's condition was broken and she left Shantanu. Karna's sons were Vrishasena, Vrishaketu, Banasena, Chitrasena, Satyasena, Sushena, Shatrunjaya, Dvipata and Prasena. He was the second god called by Kunti after her marriage using a mantra as her husband couldn't conceive due to a curse. With his brother Yudhamanyu, they fought a battle against Duryodhana. 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