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Yuyutsu (also known as Vikarna), in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, was the son of King Dhritarashtra and one of the palace maidservants. He was a half-brother to Duryodhana and the other Kauravas. Disguted by the treatment of the Pandavas by the Kauravas, he joined the side of the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra war and was the only son of Dhritarashtra to survive the war. Hinduism {Sanskrit/Hindi - Hindū Dharma, also known as Sanātana (eternal) Dharma, and Vaidika (of the Vedas) Dharma} is a religion originating in the Indian subcontinent, based on the Vedas and the beliefs of other people of India. ... 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. ... In the Mahabharata, Duryodhana (or Dhuryodhana) is the eldest son of the blind king Dhritarashtra by Queen Gandhari, and the eldest of the one hundred Kaurava brothers, and the chief antagonist of the Pandavas. ... The term Kaurava is a Sanskrit term, that means the descendants of Kuru, a legendary king who is the ancestor of many of the characters of the Mahabharata. ... The Pandavas were the five sons of the king Pandu. ... The Pandavas were the five sons of the king Pandu. ... The Kurukshetra war was perhaps one of the most important battles fought in ancient India and forms an essential component of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. ...

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Santanu | Ganga | Bhishma | Satyavati | Vyasa | Chitrangad | Vichitravirya | Amba | Ambika | Ambalika | Vidura | Dhritarashtra | Gandhari | Shakuni | Pandu | Kunti | Madri | Shalya | Adhiratha | Karna | Yudhisthira | Bhima | Arjuna | Nakula | Sahadeva | Duryodhana | Dushasana | Yuyutsu | Dushala | Jayadratha | Krishna | Balarama | Drupada | Draupadi | Shikhandi | Dhristadyumna | Hidimbi | Hidimba | Ghatotkacha | Ahilawati | Barbarika | Chitrangada | Babruvahana | Uloopi | Iravan | Subhadra | Abhimanyu | Uttarā | Parikshita | Uttara | Virata | Kripa | Drona | Ashwatthama | Ekalavya | Kritavarma | Jarasandha | Satyaki | Mayasura | Durvasa | Sanjaya | Janamejaya
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Pandava | Kaurava | Hastinapura | Indraprastha | Kurukshetra war | Bhagavad Gita

 
 

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