Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
King Drupada. Acharya Drona was the teacher of the Pandavas and the Kauravas.
Drupada was Acharya Drona's Childhood Friend. He had insulted Drona when the latter went to him for financial help. Drona had his revenge when the Pandavas captured Drupada and brought him before Drona. Drupada vowed that he would beget a son who would kill Drona.
Yashoda. Yashoda was Lord Krishna's foster mother; she was Nanda's wife. They were from the Yadava dynasty. Nanda was a great friend of Vasudeva who was Krishna's father. Fearing that Kamsa would harm Krishna, Vasudeva exchanged his son for Nanda's daughter.
Krishna's Uncle. Kamsa (also spelled Kansa) was King Ugrasena's son, Lord Krishna's maternal uncle, and Devaki's brother. He was married to the twin daughters of King Jarasandha (the ruler of Magadha). He tormented Vasudeva, Devaki and Ugrasena and was later killed by Lord Krishna.
Radheya. Karna was Kunti's eldest born through Surya, the sun god. Without realising the consequences, Kunti playfully tried Sage Duruvasa's mantra when she was still unmarried. Karna was thus born. She had placed him in a wooden box and set it afloat on a river. A charioteer, Adhiratha, found the baby and called it by the pet name Radheya, meaning "son of Radha". (Radha was Karna's foster mother.)
Sage Duruvasa. Sage Duruvasa was short in stature but incomparable in learning.He was a very short-tempered man. Kunti was a great devotee of his and hence he gave her the boon.
Dushala. Dushala was the sister of the Kauravas. She later married Jayadrata.
The brother of Gandhari. Shakuni, the expert at the game of dice was the brother of Gandhari and hence was King Ditharashtra's brother-in-law. He was the maternal uncle of the Kauravas.
Veda Vyaasa. In the absence of a king a noble brahmin was allowed to give an heir to the throne. Queen Ambika closed her eyes when she saw the brahmin; hence Dirtharashtra was born blind. Queen Ambaalika became pale and weak when she saw the bhramin, and hence Pandu was born anaemic.A charya Vidura was born to Queen Ambika's maid through Veda Vyaasa.
Princess Amba. Princess Amba was reborn as Shikandi. She had vowed to kill Bishma as the latter refused to marry her. Her sisters Ambika and Ambaalika married King Vichtraveerya.
King Shantanu. King Shantanu was one of the first few kings of the Kuru house. He had two wives, Ganga( the river goddess) and Satyavati (who was a fisherwoman). Bishma was King Shantanu's son through his first wife Ganga. Chitrangada and Vichitraveerya were Bishma's step brothers.
Drupada. Drishtadyumna and Drishtaketu were Atirathis while Shikhandi was a Rathi.
True. Indeed Acharya Drona was one of the greatest Maharathis. Warriors on Chariot were classified as Rathi, Atirathi or Maharathi ,depending on their skill and valour.
Bheeshma. Bheeshma was the first Commander in Chief , Drona was the second, Karna was the third, and Ashvathama the last Commander in chief of the Kaurava army.
Lord Krishna's Vishwaroopa or divine form. Lord Krishna bestowed special eyesight upon Arjuna and he was shown the Lord's Vishwaroopa or Divine Form, encompassing of all possible matter in the universe.
7. Each elephant was decked with ornaments and carried seven warriors and their weapons.
Sanjaya. Maharishi Ved Vyasa bestowed divine vision upon Sanjaya to narrate the happenings of the war to the king.
Bheemasena. Bheema accomplished his vow in the great battle of the kurus which followed.
Gambling. Gambling was a major weakness of Yudhishtra. Shakuni and Duryodhana exploited this.
Urvashi. Urvashi, the apsara, wanted to marry Arjuna. Arjuna declined as the immortal apsara had been married to one of Arjuna's ancestors. Urvashi cursed Arjuna that he would have to spend a part of his life as a eunuch.
Krishna's father-in-law. King Beeshmaka was the father of Prince Rukmi and Princess Rukmini.Princess Rukmini later married Lord Krishna.
Jarasandha. Jarasandha the emperor who ruled from Magadha was killed by Bheema in order to enable Yudhistra to perform the Rajasuya Yagna. It was said Jarasandha would die only if his body was spilt into two pieces and if the pieces were thrown in opposite directions.
plough. Balarama's weapon was the plough. He is the god of wine. He was the brother of Lord Krishna.
Kamapilya. Kamapilya was the capital of Panchala. It was Drupada's Kingdom.Drupada's daughter - Draupadi or Panchali was the wife of the Pandavas.
Bakasura. Bakasura was killed by Bheema at Ekachakra. The Pandavas took shelter in the house of a poor Bhramin. Bakasura lived just outside the city. The villagers had an agreement with Bakasura that if he left the them undisturbed they would send a cart load of food with a human being for him to eat every week. Bheema took the Bhramin's place and killed Bakasura.
Bheema and Hidimbaa. Bheema and Hidimbaa were Gatotkacha's parents. Bheema killed Hidimbasura, Hidimbaa's brother.
Purochana. Purochana, the architect built the "house of lac" in Varnavata. It was plot to kill the Pandavas hatched by Duryodhana and Shakuni. Acharya Vidura saved the Pandavas.
Duryodhana and Karna. Karna and Duryodhana were the thickest of friends.Karna gave his life in the end for his friend. It was Duryodhana who made Karna the king of Anga.
His right thumb. This was one of the most cruel acts that Drona committed and he paid for it on the Kurukshetra battlefield.
A cook. Bhim had a huge body, so he needed a lot of food. He therefore decided to be a cook in the royal kitchen. This was originally Nakul's joke! He used the name Ballava.
Dronacharya. Bhishma was attacked by Arjun and he was very weak, so Dronacharya was made the new commander.
Abhimanyu. Abhimanyu was the son of Arjun. When he attacked, Bhishma put down the flag of his chariot.