Mahabharata Characters.txt

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Mahabharata Characters.txt
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  1. Abhimanyu अभिमन्यु
    Son of Arjuna, who died in the war
  2. Adhirath अधिरथ
    King Shantanu's sarathi, who found child Karna in a box flowed by Karna's mother Kunti. He named the boy Radhey and brought him up.
  3. Amba अंबा
    Daughter of Kashiraj (King of Kashi); sister of Ambika & Ambalika; wife of Shalva
  4. Ambika & Ambalika अंबिका, अंबालिका
    Daughter of Kashiraj (King of Kashi); sisters of Amba; wives of Vichitravirya
  5. Aniruddha अनिरुद्ध
    • Grandson of Krishna and Rukmani; Son of Pradyuman and Rukmavati

Arjuna अर्जुन
    • Fourth son of Kunti, sired by Indra; Inimitable archer
  6. Ashwatthama अश्वत्थामा
    • Son of Dronacharya and Krupi; defeated by Arjuna in the great battle of Mahabharata

Bhagiratha भगीरथ
    • King of solar dynasty who brought sacred river Ganga on earth
  7. Bhima भीम
    • Third son of Kunti, sired by wind God; Known for his food and strength; Father of
    • Ghatotkatcha
  8. Bhishma भीष्म
    Eighth son of Shantanu and Ganga; Counselor of Dhritarastra; celibate by vow; had a boon to choose the time of his death; aka Debvrata
  9. Brihaspati ब्रृहस्पति
    • Spiritual head of Deities; Father of Kach

Chitrangad चित्रांगद
    • Son of Shantanu & Satyavati; Brother of Vichitravirya

Devyani देवयानी
    • Sukracharya's daughter, who married to King Yayati

Dhristadhyumna धृष्टद्युम्न
    • Son of King Drupada; Brother of Draupadi; He was born of a sacrificial fire along with
    • Draupadi
  10. Dhritarastra धृतराष्ट्र
    Elder brother of Pandu; Father of hundered Kauravas (Duryodhan, Dushashan ..etc); husband of Gandhari
  11. Drona द्रोण
    Teacher who served dynasty of Hastinapur; Taught weaponry to both Pandavas and Kauravas but ended up fighting for Kaurvas; Son of Bhardwaj; He was married to Kripi and had a son named Aswatthama.
  12. Drupada द्रुपद
    Father of Draupadi and Dhristadhyumna; King of Panchal; father of Shikhandi; Childhood friend of Drona
  13. Draupadi द्रौपदी
    Wife of five pandavas; daughter of Kind Drupad; She was won in swayamvar (groom chosing) by Arjuna
  14. Duryodhana दुर्योधन
    First son of Gandhari and eldest of hundred Kauravas
  15. Dushashana दुःशासन
    Brother of Duryodhana and son of Gandhari; He humiliated and dragged Draupadi by hair
  16. Dushala दुःशला
    Daughter of Gandhari and Dhritarastra; Lone sister of hundred Kauravas
  17. Eklavya एकलव्य
    Inimitable archer and student of Drona who learned archery without direct teaching; he gave his thumb as Guru-dakshina
  18. Gandhari गांधारी
    Wife of Dhritarastra, who blindfold herself after the marriage; Mother of hundred Kauravas; Sister of Shakuni; Daughter of the King of Gandhar
  19. Ganga गंगा
    • Married to Shantanu; Mother of Bhishma; Goddess of the sacred river, Ganga who was brought to earth by Bhagirath

Ghatotkatcha घटोत्कच
    • Son of Bhima
  20. Jayadratha जयद्रथ
    Son-in-law of Dritarastra and King of Sindhu kingdom; Married to Dushala, sister of Kauravas
  21. Kach कच
    Son of Brihaspati, who went to Sukracharya's place to learn the art of immortality
  22. Kapil कपिल
    • Sage whose wrath killed sixty thousand sons of King Sagar

Karna कर्ण
    • Eldest son of Kunti, sired by sun God (hence surya-putra); Friend of Duryodhana; Raised by charioteer (hence sut-putra)
  23. Kripacharya कृपाचार्य
    Teacher of Pandavas and Kauravas but ended up fighting for kauravas
  24. Krishna कृष्ण
    Incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who delivered Bhagavad Gita; cousin of Kunti; Friend and Charioteer of Arjuna; Chief councelor for Pandavas in the war
  25. Kunti कुंती
    Wife of Pandu; Mother of Karna, Yudhisthir, Arjuna and Bhima
  26. Madri माद्री
    • Second wife of Pandu; Mother of Nakul and Sahdeva; daughter of King Shalya

Nakula नकुल
    • Son of Madri and Pandu, known for patience
  27. Pratip प्रतीप
    • Father of Shantanu & Father-in-law of Ganga

Pandu पाण्डु
    • Younger brother of Dhritarastra; husband of Kunti
  28. Sahdeva सहदेव
    Son of Madri and Pandu, known for wisdom; He could see future
  29. Sandipani सांदिपनी
    Teacher of Krishna and Sudama
  30. Satyavati सत्यवती
    • Daughter of a fisherman (Dasraj); wife of King Shantanu; mother of Chitrangad & Vichitravirya

Shalya शल्य
    • Madri's father
  31. Shakuni शकुनी
    Younger brother of Gandhari; maternal uncle of Duryodhana; An expert dice player
  32. Shakuntala शकुंतला
Raised by Sage Kanva; Wife of King Dushyant; Mother of Sarvadaman
  33. Shantanu शांतनु
    Married to Ganga and father of Bhishma; also married to Satyavati, daughter of a fisherman.
  34. Sharmistha शर्मिष्ठा
    Daughter of King Vrishparva; friend of Devyani
  35. Sukracharya शुक्राचार्य
    Spiritual head of Demons
  36. Ved Vyas वेद व्यास
    Son of Sage Parashar and Matsyagandha; creator of Mahabharat, Bhagavad Gita and many Puranas; Born on a dwip (island) so also known as 'Dwaipayan'
  37. Yayati ययाति
    • Son of King Nahush; Father of Puru; when Yayati became old because of a curse of Sukracharya, his son Puru gave him his youth

    • Yudhisthir युधिष्ठीर
    • Second son of Kunti, sired by Dharma
  38. Yuyutsu युयुत्सु
    Son of Dhritarastra from vaishya maid, who fought for Pandavas in Mahabharat war; He was installed as a king of Indraprastha by Yudhisthir
  39. Vaishampayan वैशंपायन
    Disciple of Ved Vyas, who gave discourse of Mahabharat to Janmejaya.
  40. Vaichitravirya विचित्रवीर्य
    Son of Shantanu & Satyavati; Brother of Chitrangad; he married to Ambika & Ambalika

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