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The Pandavas were the five sons of the king Pandu. They are among the main protagonists of the Mahabharata. Pandu inherited his father's kingdom, despite being the younger of the two brothers, because his elder brother Dhritarashtra was born blind. In the Mahabharata epic, Pandu is the son of Vichitravirya and his second wife, Ambalika from Vyasa. ... The Mahabharata (Devanagari: महाभारत, phonetically Mahābhārata - see note), sometimes just called Bharata, is one of the two major ancient Sanskrit epics of India, the other being the Ramayana. ... In Mahabharata Dhritarashtra was the son bore by Vichitraviryas first wife Ambika from Vyasa. ...


Pandu took two wives: Kunti and Madri. Kunti, originally named Pritha, was the sister of Vasudeva who was the father of Krishna. She was informally adopted by her paternal uncle Kuntibhoja, whereupon she was renamed Kunti. Madri was a princess of the Matsya kingdom. In Hinduism, Princess Kunti is the mother of the Pandavas. ... In the Mahabharata epic, Madri was a princess of the Madra kingdom and the second wife of Pandu. ... In Hinduism, Vasudeva is the father of Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra. ... Lord Krishna Krishna (कृष्ण, Sanskrit for black. Also said to mean All Attractive), is, according to common Hindu tradition, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. ...


Pandu accidentally killed a deer who was in the very act of copulation. The deer, who was actually a rishi, laid a curse upon Pandu to the effect that he, Pandu, would fall dead should he ever again approach a woman. This curse caused Pandu to retire to the forest with his two wives, there to lead a chaste life, leaving the kingdom to the blind Drithrashtra. In the Mahabharata epic, Pandu is the son of Vichitravirya and his second wife, Ambalika from Vyasa. ... Genera About 15 in 4 subfamilies. ... In Hinduism, the Rishis are sages and/or seers who heard the hymns of the Devas; and then wrote them down as Vedic scriptures. ... In the Mahabharata epic, Pandu is the son of Vichitravirya and his second wife, Ambalika from Vyasa. ... In the Mahabharata epic, Pandu is the son of Vichitravirya and his second wife, Ambalika from Vyasa. ...


In her younger days, Kunti had been taught a powerful mantra or invocation by the rishi Durvasa. By using that mantra, she could summon any deity of her choice, who would beget a son by her. Pandu asked Kunti to use this boon so that she need not remain childless due to the curse on him. Kunti invoked in turn Yama Dharma Raj, the god of justice and death; Vayu, (the god of wind); and Indra, (the king of the gods) and gave birth to Yudhisthira, Bhima and Arjun respectively by them. She also imparted the mantra to Madri, who invoked the Ashwini twins and give birth to the twins Nakula and Sahadeva. In Hinduism, Princess Kunti is the mother of the Pandavas. ... In Hinduism, the Rishis are sages and/or seers who heard the hymns of the Devas; and then wrote them down as Vedic scriptures. ... Tibetan Dharmapala at the Field Museum in Chicago Yama is the lord of death whose first recorded appearance is in the Vedas. ... Yama is the Hindu Lord of death whose first recorded appearance is in the Vedas. ... In Hinduism, Vayu is a very early wind god, father of Bhima and Hanuman. ... Indra (इन्द्र), god of weather and war, and Lord of Heaven or Swargaloka, was the supreme deva of Hinduism during the early Vedic period. ... Yudhisthira was the son of King Pandu and Queen Kunti. ... Bold text In the Mahabharata, Bhima is a heroic warrior, son of Kunti by Vayu, but the acknowledged son of Pandu and the second eldest of the Pandava brothers (If Karna, son of Kunti by Surya is considered, then Bhima becomes the third eldest sun of Kunti). ... Arjun is rather like a tank, huge, wot. ... Nakula was the son of King Pandu and Queen Madri. ... Sahadeva is a character in the Mahabharata. ...


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Pandava - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (222 words)
In the Mahabharata, the Pandava are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu, by his two wives Kunti and Madri.
As Pandu is cursed with death if he ever has intercourse with his wives, the actual fatherhood of the children is traditionally attributed to various gods, by the boon that was given to Kunti by Durvasa.
The Pandavas engaged in the Mahabharata war with their one hundred cousins, the Kauravas.
Pandava Sena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (484 words)
Pandava Sena started in January 1994 with a campaign to save Bhaktivedanta Manor (the Hare Krishna temple in Watford, UK).
Pandava Sena entered the battle near its climax.
The Pandava Sena began organising and creating festivals, retreats, music, dramas, discussions, presentations, debates etc to carry a simple and relevant message to the youth.
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