Dhrishtaketu became the king of Chedi after his father's death and became an ally of the Pandavas. [38] When Kunti was a young girl, the sage Durvasa visited Kuntibhoja one day and sought his hospitality. Shon was the biological son of Adhiratha and Radha, who were the adoptive parents of Karna. He was removed from his position as the king because of his arrogance and cursed to a snake. [15] Bhanumati had 2 children with Duryodhana. Ulupi was daughter of Kauravya, the king of Nāgas, she was among the four wives of Arjuna. Her story is set long before the Kurukshetra War. He was the husband of Shakuntala and the father of the Emperor Bharata. Sudharma was mother of Shakuni and Gandhari. Shikhandi was born as a baby girl, named "Shikhandini," to Drupada, the king of Panchala, and his wife, Queen Kokila Devi. Arjuna is considered as chief protagonist in Mahabharata. According to the story, she was bathing in a river. But Arjuna's other wife Ulupi brought back his life with help of Nagmani. In the Mahabharata epic, Madri, also called Madhuri, was sister of Shalya, princess of the Madra Kingdom, second wife of Pandu and the mother of two sons: Nakula and Sahadeva. Sudakshina (Sanskrit: सुदक्षिण) was a king of the Kambojas, and fought on the side of the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra War. He had two wives, Devayani and Sharmishtha. Dharma, later in the epic, appears testing Yudhishthira by taking form of a Yaksha. On the 11th day he killed 10 generals of Pandava army in one attack of Sword. She fell in love with Satyavan, a prince who is destined to die at very young age. Her son Nakusha was Bodyguard of Drupada. 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. Iravan also is known as Aravan and Iravat[30] is a minor character in Mahabharata. On the 18th day of Kurukshetra War, Nakula had killed three sons of Karna. Dhrishtaketu and his brothers and sons participated in the Kurukshetra War, where they all were killed. Pandu was responsible and a great warrior, who expanded his kingdom during his rule. He is son of Aditi and Kashyapa. Nakula and his brother Sahadeva, are both called as Ashvineya(आश्विनेय), as they were born from Ashvinas. She married Dronacharya, who was poor at that time. Pradyumna was the son of Sri Krishna and Rukmini. Svaha was present there and was attracted to Agni, but he wasn't. Later, he becomes King of Anga and Indraprastha. Takshaka was the king nagas. 46-47. Vikarna is universally referred to as the third-most reputable of Kauravas. In the epic Mahabharata, King shalya was the brother of Madri (mother of Nakula and Sahadeva), as well as the ruler of the Madra kingdom. She accompanied Drupada when he went to sages to obtain a son who could defeat Dronacharya. As Krishna had killed Narakasur, Bhagadatta agreed to join the Kauravas. He was killed by 2nd Pandava Bhima. They had a son Suhotra. Purochana and his wife welcomed the Pandavas and Kunti grandly. Shukracharya is the son of sage Bhrigu and his wife Kavyamata. On the 18th of war, Sahadeva had killed Shakuni who was mainly responsible for the Kurukshetra War. Prabha, sometimes Indumati, was the daughter of Asura Svarbhanu, who later became Rahu and Ketu. Bakasura was a demon who was killed by Bhima near the city of Ekacakrā. Vrikaasur was master of sword fighting. He was the third brother among Upapandavas. * Arjuna was a man of Action. He was a great warrior just like his father Arjuna. Sughada was the maid of Gandhari and the mother of Yuyutsu. She was the princess of Avanti. During the exile of Pandavas, Arjuna came to meet him. The goddess made peace between Kamakatankata and Krishna. Arjuna decides to challenge Bhagadatta. He was succeeded by his son, King Bhagadatta, who sent the first ambassadorial mission to China in 515. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. When he was in his mother's womb, he was attacked and killed by Ashwatthama using Brahmastra. He was the brother of Sudeshna, queen of Matsya. With his brother Yudhamanyu, they fought a battle against Duryodhana. He was the youngest brother among Upapandavas. Laxman was killed by Abhimanyu in the Mahabharata war. A great cloud of dust rose from the field where this great elephant battle raged. However, Shantanu stopped her from drowning their eighth son, who was Bhishma, and asked her questions. Ashvatthama was appointed as the final commander-in-chief of the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra War. He was the most active warrior of entire war. Being the firstborn son of the blind king, he was the crown prince of Kuru Kingdom and its capital Hastinapura along with his cousin Yudhishtra who was older than him. On the 12th day of the war, he was involved in a fierce battle with Arjuna on his World Elephant Supratika, who was being attacked by Bhima. He finds mention in the Adiparva section of the epic Mahābhārata, where he is stated to be an Asura or a demonic ruler.[22][23][24]. Chitrasena was able to achieve this by narrating to her the story of the Pandavas and the bravery of Arjuna.[26]. Rukmi was the ruler of Vidarbha. He was sent by Devas to Sukracharya's ashram to learn about Mrita Sanjeevani mantra. Her husband was King Chitravahana. He was the one who asked Satyavati's heir to be the ruler of Hastinapura, due to which Bhishma took a vow of celibacy and a vow not to rule Hastinapura. Balarama was the elder brother of Krishna. He was the king of Mathura, a kingdom that was established by the powerful Vrishni tribes from Yaduvanshi clan. 2019. Yuyutsu was a son of Dhritarashtra with Dasi aka Sughada/Sauvali, his wife Gandhari's maid. The Ashvins or Ashwini is a pair of twin gods. Kuru is the name of the ancestor of the clan of the Kurus in the Mahabharata. The Chandravanshi (lunar dynasty) is named after him as he started it. Even gods like Indra are described to be enamoured of Tilottama. Abhimanyu's father Arjuna swore to kill Jayadratha and he fulfill his oath. Ganesha agreed but only on the condition that Vyasa recites the poem uninterrupted, that is, without pausing. However, on the 8th day, in a battle of many illusions and magical powers, Iravan is beheaded by the demon Alambusha. In the story, these names are given when Prince Uttara of Matsyaasks Arjuna to prove his identity. But, in spite of Bhagadatta’s support, Drona fails to capture Yudhistra alive. Lakshmana married Samba (Krishna's son) after the latter had abducted her. Dhritarashtra was born blind and became father to 100 sons and one daughter Dushala by his wife Gandhari (Gāndhārī), and another son Yuyutsu by Sughada, his wife's maid. She had five sons from each Pandava, who were collectively addressed as the Upapandavas. He was the king of Manipura and the father of Chitrangadaa. His story is set long before the Kurukshetra war. She did it out of curiosity and gave birth to Karna, who was born with indestructible armour and earings. Sanjaya was Dhritarashtra's advisor and also his charioteer. Dashraj, also known as Nishadraj and Kevatraj, was the chief fisherman of Hastinapura and the adoptive father of Satyavati. But Bhima spared Karna remembering Arjuna's oath of slaying Karna. He was younger brother of Shikhandini/Shikhandi and elder brother of Dhrishtadyumna and Draupadi. He sided with Kaurava in the Mahabharata war as he was an enemy of Lord Krishna. Chitra and Chitrasena were brothers and the 2 kings of the Abhisara Kingdom. She had a son named Iravan. His wife was Radha. He was King of Gandhar and later King-Father under Shakuni's rule. He was very fond of her. Ayu or Ayus was an ancestor of Shantanu. He was attracted towards them but none responded to him. He is described to be a protector of Arjuna. He wanted Arjuna to be trained by the king of the Gandharvas, Chitrasena. The epic is a narrative of the Kurukshetra war but also contains much philosophical and devotional material. He was the youngest and only remaining son of Shakuni. In the original Mahabharata, Gandhari mentions Karna's wife or wives but never states her name. Shakuni did a Yajna on Subala's order for obtaining a protector who can protect his eldest son Uluka and Kingdom Gandhara from dangers. Said to have established this dynasty, and his descendants Bhagadatta and Vajradatta are first mentioned in the epics Mahabharata and the Ramayana in the sections that were composed in the first few centuries though they place them variously in either northwestern or eastern India. At the end, he showed his true form to Yudhishthira. He was succeeded by his son Vajradatta. He was also present inside the Chakra Vyuh on the thirteenth day of the war. He was the incarnation of the great serpent God Seshnag. A request that this article title be changed to, List of characters appearing in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, The list tries to mention as many characters as possible, but is not complete. In the story, Bhima, Hanuman's celestial brother, performed a penance to gain more strength. He was a leader of great army of Kirat and Chinas were also joined with Kiratas. He was very powerful and feared by Virata and the citizens of the kingdom. He was the brother of Anjanaparvana. She is the daughter of Vasudeva and Rohini. She is one of lord Krishna's eight wives. He was the grandson of Bhima and Hidimbi. Amba was abducted by Kuru prince Bhishma and holds him responsible for her misfortune. These were some of his appearances in the epic. Many of Dhrishtaketu's sons participated in the Kurukshetra War, participating on both sides. [citation needed], In the Battle of Kurukshetra, Bhagadatta fought on the side of the Kauravas. He is called by Kunti after Dharmaraj and Vayu. … he who has no enemies) was the son of Nakula and his wife Karenumati.[50][51]. One is Laxman Kumara (son) and second one is Lakshmanaa (daughter). Routledge. He was slain by his cousin Krishna, at the great coronation ceremony of Yudhishthira in punishment for the opprobrious abuse made against his august personage. Shantanu was a Kuru king of Hastinapura in the epic Mahabharata. Prativindhya was the son of Yudhisthir and Draupadi. They had a son, Astika, who saved the serpents including Takshaka from Sarpa Satra organised by king Janamejaya to avenge his father's death.[48]. He was slain by Bhima on the 14th day of the war when it continued after sunset. "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! Muchukunda, son of King Mandhata, and brother of equally illustrious Ambarisha, was born in the Ikshvaku dynasty. Shakuni was the prince of Gandhara Kingdom in present-day Gandhara, later to become the King after his father's death. Sharmishtha was an Asura princess and a spouse of Yayati, an ancestor of Shantanu. Ghatotkatcha, the mighty son of Hidimba and Bheema, was a dreaded rakshaasa prince on the side of Pandavas. He married Prabha, an asura princess, and was succeeded by his son Nahusha. He was a son of Pandava prince Arjuna (one of the main heroes of the Mahabharata) and the Naga princess Ulupi, Iravan is the central deity of the cult of Kuttantavar which is also the name commonly given to him in that cult—and plays a major role in the cult of Draupadi. Pururavas was the first king from the lunar dynasty (Shantanu's dynasty). Overcome with grief and rage, he slaughters most of the Pandava camp in a single night offensive. But, Shalva rejected her and told her that he cannot marry her as she was won by Bhishma. Duryodhana was married to Bhanumati, daughter of Bhagadatta,king of the city Pragjyotisha. He was killed by Arjuna. Pururavas's Descendents founded the lunar dynasty. Chitrasena was also introduced in the epic in the Vana Parva, as a teacher of music by Indra. Hindus believe Subhadra to be a goddess named Yogmaya. Once she came in contact with the semen of Uparichara and impregnated herself. He was husband of Ganga and Satyavati. She was real mother of Shon. In the epic, she is the sister of Krishna and Balarama, wife of Arjuna and mother of Abhimanyu and grandmother of Parikshit. After 10 month, some fishermen caught her, cut open her womb and found two children — Matsyagandha and Matsya. Kokila was the wife of King Drupada and the mother of Shikhandini and Satyajit. His grandparents were Bhima and Hidimbā. Krishna counsels Arjuna to "fulfill his Kshatriya (warrior) duty to uphold the Dharma" through "selfless action". The sage agreed but found that to get any rest he needed to recite very complex passages so Ganesha would have to ask for clarifications. Chitrasena began his classes soon and the two also became good friends. But Arjuna refused her as he thought her as his mother. In the epic Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra is the King of Kuru Kingdom with its capital Hastinapur. During Kuruksetra war, Kritavarma fought for Kauravas along with Krishna's Narayani sena and was one of survivors of the war. She was a fisherwoman before her marriage with Shantanu. Lord Mahāvīra and his times, 1974, p 213, Kailash Chand Jain. When she met Shantanu for the first time, Shantanu asked her to become his wife. Bhagadatta was the king of Prajokiyatsa, modern day Burma. In the war, he defeated great Pandava warriors including Drishtadyumna, Drupada, Matsya king Virata, Bhima. Karna grows up to be an accomplished warrior, a gifted speaker and becomes a loyal friend of Duryodhana. He was always appreciated by Kansa. In the Mahabharata, Ganga was the first wife of Shantanu, and the mother of heroic warrior-patriarch, Bhishma. Vrishaketu is a figure in the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Devayani was the daughter of Shukra, the guru of the Asuras. Ganga drowned her seven sons as the Vasus requested her to do so. They got married in a self choice ceremony. Satyavati was distraught with her daughter-in-laws. Kripacharya was the son of Śaradvān and Jānapadī, born in a particularly extraordinary manner. He was killed by Bhima when he tried to force himself on Draupadi. According to the epic, Bharata was a Chakravartin. He was related to both the Pandavas and the Kauravas through his half-brother, Vichitravirya (Son of Satyavati). Satyaki was also student of Arjuna due to which he fought on Pandavas side. In the Mahabharata he was the younger son of queen Satyavati and king Shantanu and grandfather of the Pandavas and Kauravas. Sudeshna was the wife of King Virata, at whose court the Pandavas spent a year in concealment during their exile. Because of this, he made a fierce rivalry with Arjuna. His wife was Vishvahini. Adhiratha was the charioteer and poet profession working for king Dhritarashtra. He was killed by Sahadeva on 18th day of war before his father's death. During the Kurukshetra War, he fought from the side of Pandavas and was slayed by Shakuni. Bhima got really mad. Bhurishravas, in the Kurukshetra War, is known to have a rivalry with Yadava general Satyaki. Bharadwaja was passing by, then he saw her. For this plan to be successful, Duryodhana invites King Bhagadatta, son of the great asura Narakasura to fight against the Pandavas. She had a son named Babhruvahana with him. As Krishna had killed Narakasur, Bhagadatta agreed to join the Kauravas. Panigrahi has traced the origin of this dynasty on the basis of the Pasupati temple inscription of Nepal. He served as Prime Minister of Gandhara because of his wisdom under Shakuni's rule. 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. Krishna and Balarama spent their childhood with Yashoda and Nanda and the couple took care of them. She was born from a yajna organized by Panchala King Drupada and is described to be the most beautiful woman of her time. 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. Janapadi is an Apsara, who once roamed in the forests. In the epic Mahabharata, is the 2nd born of the Pandavas. Karenumati was the daughter of Chedi king Shishupala, and sister of his successor Dhrishtaketu. He was king of Nishada. He was killed by Droṇa during the Kurukshetra War. She was sent by Indra to fill Vishwamitra with lust and destroy his penance. [18][19][20][21] He appears to have been an ancient very powerful and renowned (vikhyaat) ruler of the Kambojas. Nakula was fourth of the five Pandava brothers. He is the god of dead and Dharma. Bharadwaja trained his son and Drupada. He killed numerous warriors in the war. After his failure, Takshaka vowed to end Arjuna's lineage. In the story, he tried to take Satyavan's soul, but Savitri tricked him. He was a descendant of sage Angiras. However, Bhishma won the princesses for his brother. He was the son of King of Anga Karna and his chief consort Maharani Padmavati and also third of Karna's nine sons. From their union, Tara became pregnant with Chandra's son, Budha. 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. Bhagadatta was the king of Prajokiyatsa, modern day Burma. [6], Ambalika is the daughter of Kashya, the King of Kashi, and wife of Vichitravirya, the King of Hastinapur. When they wanted a powerful son, they prayed to Shiva, and a son named Ashwathama was born. Nakula and Sahadeva were twins born to Madri, who had invoked the Ashwini Kumaras. He was a friend of Vasudeva, spouse of Yashoda and the foster father of Krishna. The eldest son of Draupadi and Yudhishthara. She was responsible for bringing about the mutual destruction of the Asuras, Sunda and Upasunda. In the Mahabharata, he is the elder son of Shantanu and Satyavati, ascending the throne of Hastinapura after his father's death. He was the son of rishi Bharadwaja and a descendant of sage Angirasa. He established his grandfather as the ruler of Mathura again after defeating his uncle, King Kamsa who was a wicked ruler. In the war, Abhimanyu killed warriors including Rukmartha, Brihadbala, Laksmana (Duryodhana's son), Dushmanara (Dushyasana's 2nd son), 7 foster brothers of Karna, sons of Shalya, etc. He is son of Surya and Saranyu. Vajradatta and Pushpadatta are sons of Bhagadatta. Chandra is the moon god. Ghatotkatcha instilled fear in the heart of the Kauravas camp and so did Bhagidatta with his army of caused havoc in the Pandavas camp. He was Kashi's Amba in previous birth. In the Vana Parva, sage Markandeya narrated her story to the Pandavas. Bhurishravas is eventually killed by Satyaki in the War. Kunti or Pritha was the daughter of Shurasena, and the foster daughter of his cousin Kuntibhoja. He did not fight the War, and hence, was the only alive son of Ghatotkacha. Bhagadatta was killed by a lethal arrow shot into his chest by Arjuna. Out of which, 101 were his legitimate children from his wife Gandhari. Lord Krishna is a Hindu deity. Some pivotal additional characters include Balarama, Subhadra, Vidura, Abhimanyu, Kripacharya, Pandu, Satyavati, Ashwatthama, and Amba. In Kalika Purana, Naraka said to have sons namely Bhagadatta, Mahasirsa, Madavan and Sumali and Vajradatta and Pushpadatta were sons of Bhagadatta. Bhima asked Karna to take his son's body to perform funerals and later fight with Arjuna.[13]. The first part of the question - Why couldn't Arjun defeat Bhagadatta ? Bhima defeated and killed fearsome warrior Jarasandha. She was the daughter of king Bhishmaka, sister of Rukmi and the princess of Vidarbha. In the Shanti Parva of the epic, Narada narrated that Chitrangada's daughter (Bhanumati) with Kaurava Duryodhana. When Bhima slayed his father, Krishna declared him to be the new ruler of Magadha. Adrika, as a fish, lived in the river Yamuna. Uluka was eldest son of Shakuni and Arshi. It is recorded in the Book of Liang that the king Pojiadaduo (婆伽達多, believed to be a Chinese transcription of Bhagadatta) sent his envoy Acheduo (阿撤多) to the court of Emperor Wu of Liang in 515 to present a memorial. In the epic Mahabharata, Uttamaujas was a powerful Panchala warrior. He sided with Kauravas in the Mahabharata war as the result of his defeat to Karna during Digvijay. Kauravas were the 102 sons of Dhritarashtra. The most important characters of Mahabharata can be said to include: Krishna; the Pandavas — Yudhishthira, Bheema, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva, along with their wife Draupadi; and the Kauravas (who were a hundred brothers), led by the eldest brother, Duryodhana. Vikarna was third Kaurava, son of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari and a brother to the crown prince Duryodhana. After 10 days, during the night, Purochana set fire on the palace. Ganga's condition was broken and she left Shantanu. He was the son Budha, son of Chandra, and Ilā. Jambavati is second of the Ashtabharya, the eight principal queen-consorts of Krishna. He was among the most loved sons of Pandavas.[1]. According to regional folklore, he married Yudhishthira and Draupadi's daughter, Suthanu and had a son named Vajra. So, Dhaumya went out to find Aruni. They were good friends of Duryodhana, and fought for his cause in the Kurukshetra War. Chitrāngadā was the warrior princess of Manipura. As a woman, she married Budha, son of Chandra, and had a son named Pururavas. Chitrāngada was the king of the Kalinga kingdom. He was the son Ayu and Prabha. He was a descendant of a king Brihadratha, the creator of the Barhadratha dynasty of Magadha. Her actual parents were Saradvan and Janapadi. Purochana called the palace Lakshagraha. His sister Karenumati was married to Nakula. Deities who play a significant role in the epic include Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, Ganga, Indra, Surya and Yama. Krishna and Yogmaya were born on the same day. She was Queen of Gandhar and later Queen-Mother under Shakuni's rule. She was also the grandmother of Babruvahana. Purochana was the builder of the Lakshagraha. Like Jarasandha, king Bhagadatta was another impediment for Yudhisthira’s Rajasuya sacrifice. 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. He was filled with desire and discharged his seed. He lived in a city named Takshasila, which was the new territory of Takshaka after his race was banished by Pandavas led by Arjuna from the Khandava Forest and Kurukshetra, where they built their new kingdom. All except for Vrishaktu were killed in the war. He was the son of Pandu and Kunti and spiritual son of Vayu. She is daughter of Surya and Saranyu as well as the twin of Yamraj. She is spouse of Brihaspati, a guru of gods. During his temporary absence, Nahusha took his place as the king. Out of these children, Dushala is the only girl. Chandravarma Kamboja is the first Kamboja king mentioned by name in the Mahābhārata. Bhima also slew krodhavanshas, demon Maniman, and Kichaka. Indonesian version of Mahabharata claims that Duryodhana' Chiefqueen, princess Banowati,(Bhanumati), was daughter of king Shalya, the ruler of Madra kingdom. for 18 days. The names of the 102 Kauravas are : He was the father of Ulupi and grandfather of Iravan. Uttarā or Anglicized as Uttaraa (उत्तरा) was daughter of King Virata, at whose court the Pandavas spent a year in concealment during their exile. On seeing Banasena, Bhima got angered as his own son Ghatotkacha and nephew Abhimanyu were killed by Karna. 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