Shakuntala in Mahabharata | Wife of Dushyanta, Mother of King Bharata

According to Mahabharata, Shakuntala is the wife of Dushyanta and the mother of the great king Bharata. Poet Kalidasa has also written a text on the life history of Mata Shakunthala. Rishi Kanva found her in the forest as a baby, and he took her to his ashram and looked after her in a proper […]

Drupada, Father of Draupadi in Mahabharata

Drupada was the father of Draupadi, and he was a noble person, as mentioned in Mahabharata.He was the king of Panchala, and he was the son of King Prishata. Drupada and Drona studied together under the holiness Sri Bhardwaja Maharishi, who was the father of Drona. They become close friends and Drupada promised Drona that […]

Mourvi | Wife of Ghatotkacha

Mourvi was the consort of Ghatotkacha and the mother of Sri Anjanaparvana, and her in-laws were Bhima and Hidimba. During the Kurukshetra War, her son Anjanaparvana was killed by Ashwatthama. Mourvi was a Naga Princess, and she was considered as a chaste, pious and a good natured woman, and she was mentioned in the Mahabharata.She […]

Uddhava, Friend of Sri Krishna & Compiler of Uddhava Gita (Hamsa Gita)

Uddhava is the friend of Lord Krishna. He was taught yoga and bhakti directly by Krishna. The discussions made between him, and Krishna is known as Uddhava Gita which is similar to that of Bhagavad Gita. Uddhava was a devotee and a dear friend of Krishna. Uddhava realized the bhakti of gopikas on Lord Krishna […]

Rishi Ayoda Daumya

Ayoda Daumya was a great sage who lived during the Dwapara Yuga. His main disciple was Aruni, who was a great sage, a learned scholar, and he contains very good qualities. Rishi Daumya was mentioned in Holy Vedas, and he is described as a powerful rishi. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu, and […]

Karna | Angaraja | Radheya | Vasusena

Karna is one of the major characters in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. He is the son of Surya and princess Kuntidevi. Kuntidevi who delivered Karna at an younger age and in an unmarried state, leaves him in Ganges river by putting him in a basket.Then he was adopted and raised by his foster parents named […]

Bhishma | Bhishma Janam Katha | Birth Story of Bhishma

In the epic Mahabharata, Bhishma was well known for his pledge of Celibacy. He was the eighth son of Kuru King Shantanu and the goddess Ganga. Bhishma was blessed with wish-long life and was related to both the Pandava and the Kaurava. He was an unparalleled archer and warrior of his time. He also handed […]

Jambavan | Jambavanta | King of Bears in Ramayana

Jambavan is a character popularly found in Ramyana. He is regarded as the King of Bears, and is having the power equivalent to that of lakhs of elephants and lions, and the capacity to win anyone.He is created specially by Lord Brahma for serving Sri Rama. He is known as Riksharaj (King of Bears). IMPORTANCE […]

Mandavya Rishi (Mandavya Muni)

Mandavya was an ancient sage, was once wrongly punished by the king believing him to be a thief, since, some robbers were hidden their stolen articles near his hermitage when he was in deep meditation, and he was wrongly assumed to have stolen the goods. He checked with Lord Yama about his karmic deeds. Yama […]

King Mahabhisha | Story of Shantanu’s Previous birth

Mahabhisha was a famous king of the Ikshvaku dynasty. After his death, he went to the Indra Loka, and on one occasion, when all the divine gods, demigods and goddesses are gathered at the court of Lord Indra, Mahabhisha was attracted with the divine beauty of Mata Ganga and deeply looked on her, and due […]

Kindama Rishi | Sage who cursed King Pandu

As per the great epic Mahabharata, Kindama was a rishi who lived in the dense forests. Kindama was a very holy sage and he lived in his hermitage along with his consort. Though he was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and got great meditative powers through his penance, he was interested in enjoying physical comforts, and […]

Rishi Dalabhya in Mahabharata

Dalabhya is an ancient Vedic Rishi and he is mentioned in Upanishads, Puranas and in other holy texts. He appears before the Pandavas during the Mahabharata war, and received blessings from the great Lord Krishna. His descendants contain the Dalabhya gotra and they are living in some parts of North India.During his period, he used […]

Kritavarma in Mahabharata

Kritavarma was one of the Yadava warriors and a ruler of a small kingdom, and he was also a relative of Lord Krishna. He was mentioned in Mahabharata, and in other sacred texts. According to ancient texts, he was born as a fearless person, and was considered as a pious and holy person among the […]

Shikhandi in Mahabharata

Shikhandi is a character in Mahabharata. She was the daughter of Drupada, the Panchala king. Shikhandi fought in the Kurukshetra war in the side of Pandavas along with her father Drupada and brother Dhrishtadyumna. Shikhandi was the princess of Kasi, and her name was Amba in her previous birth. Amba was forcefully taken by Bhishma […]

Chintrangada, Wife of Arjuna

Chitrangada is the Princess of Manipura, and the daughter of king Chitravahana and she was one of the consorts of Arjuna. Once Arjuna visited the kingdom of Manipura, and fell in love with Chitrangada, due to her braveness and kindness. He visited king Chitravahana, and expressed his desire to marry his beautiful daughter Chitrangada, and […]

Ulupi, Arjuna’s Wife

Ulupi is the daughter of Kauravya, the king of Nagas, and the consort of Arjuna. She was mentioned in the Mahabharata, Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata Purana. Ulupi was married to Arjuna when he was in exile, and they had a pious son Aravan. She also brought up Babruvahana, son of Arjuna and Chitrangada. She showed […]

Uruvi, Wife of Karna

Uruvi was a princess of Pukhiya kingdom, and she was a charming lady, and contains pleasing manners, and she had chosen Karna as her husband, during the Swayamvara. Even though, she spent her childhood days, along with Arjuna, she was very much impressed with the bravery and archery of Karna, and decided to marry him, […]

Uttanka Rishi | Who had Vishwaroopa Darshanam of Lord Krishna

Vishnu Vishwaroopam

Uttanka rishi was once lived in the Maru desert as per the great epic Mahabharata. Uttanka is the disciple of Gautama. He is a great scholar and contains good knowledge in Vedic subjects and was an expert in all kinds of art and contains wisdom, courage and spiritual powers. Uttanka has once met Lord Krishna, […]

King Pandu in Mahabharata | Father of Pandavas

According to the epic Mahabharata, Pandu was the king of Hastinapur, and the son of Vyasa, and his sons were called as the Pandavas. He was a great warrior, and expanded his kingdom during his rule. Pandu was efficient in archery, administration and was a learned scholar. Due to that, he has become an able […]

Virata in Mahabharata | King of Matsya Kingdom

According to Mahabharata, Virata was the king of the Matsya Kingdom, and Pandavas peacefully spent their remaining one year period of exile in his kingdom, with different names and different appearances.King Virata was married to Queen Sudeshna and he was the father of Prince Uttar and Princess Uttara, who was married with Abhimanyu, the son […]