Yaudheya | Son of Yudhishtira, Devika

Yaudheya was the son of Yudhishtira and Devika. He was the grandson of Govasena, who was the king of Sivi Kingdom. After the death of his grandfather in the Kurukshetra war, Yaudheya had become the king of the Sivi Kingdom. Similar to his father Yudhishthira, he contains very good qualities, and moved with his half-brothers, the Upapandavas in a cordial manner. Yaudheya was well trained in all kinds of arts, and he was an expert in handling weapons during the war. Rishi Veda Vyasa and Lord Krishna had taught divine subjects to him, and as a result he has become a big scholar.

He followed the path of dharma, and after becoming the king of Sivi Kingdom, he has given a golden rule. He kept friendly relationship with other kings and he was the affectionate son for all the Pandavas. He was also tested by his grandfather, Lord Yama Dharma, and had won in the tests. His grandfather Vidura liked him very much for his good character, and he taught various nice teachings to him. Even at the time of hunting, he used to hunt only certain kind of wild animals, and he didn’t cause any harm to other gentle animals. He learned the concepts of Bhagavat Gita from his uncle Arjuna, and he practically followed it in his life.

He highly respected the holy sages, and considered them as equivalent to god. He never disrespected others, and he acted as an example for others. When all the Pandavas went to heaven after their life time, he was very much worried about them, but finally consoled himself by remembering the teachings of Veda Vyasa and Lord Krishna on his mind, and he lived a disciplined life.After he attained old age, he had crowned his son as the king of Sivi Kingdom, and he and his wife left their kingdom, went to the holy Himalayas mountain ranges, performed severe penance on the almighty, and finally both of them were attained salvation.


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