Aruna

Aruna or Arun is the charioteer of Surya deva. Everyday Surya deva travels through the sky in a chariot driven by Aruna. Aruna lives in Suryaloka along with Surya deva and many others. Family Father: Kashyapa Mother: Vinata Brother: Garuda Wife: Syeni Sons: Sampati, Jatayu, Vali (from feminine form), Sugreeva (from feminine form) Wives: Indra …

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Odra Kingdom

Odra was an eastern kingdom in ancient India. The tribe which lived in Odra was called the Odras. Geography Odra was situated in east India near the Vaitarani and Brahmani rivers. To the south of Odra was Kalinga and then the Bay of Bengal. To the direct north was the kingdom of Atavi. To the …

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Sonita Kingdom

Sonita was a kingdom in ancient India. It was an eastern kingdom being ruled by the Asura king Banasura. The capital of the kingdom was Sonitapur (Sonitpur). Geography Sonita kingdom was on the banks of the Lauhitya river. To the southwest of Sonita was the Pragjyotisha kingdom and to the northeast was Lauhitya kingdom and …

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Chitragupta

Chitragupta is the god assigned to the task of keeping track of the good & bad deeds and actions of all living organisms living on Earth. He is an important assistant of Yama, the god of death. He helps Yama decide the fate of all living organisms after their death. Chitragupta is also the deity …

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Budha

Budha is the god of merchandise and he is also the protector of merchants. Budha is also one of the Navagrahas. He is the god of the planet Mercury. Along with that, he is the god of Budhvara which is Wednesday. Family Father: Chandra Mother: Tara Wife: the female form of Ila Son: Pururavas Birth …

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Sauvira Kingdom

Sauvira was a kingdom in ancient India. It was founded by King Suvira. During the Mahabharata war, Sauvira was under Jayadratha and was a tribe that sided with the Kauravas in the Mahabharata War. The tribe that lived in Sauvira are called Sauviras or Sauvirakas. Geography Sauvira kingdom is on the banks of the Sindhu …

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Pandava Army Layout

The Pandava had 9 graded ranks of officers in the Mahabharata war. They had 7 ranks of units of army that made up there entire army. Pandavas grouped all there forces under seven Akshaunis. Pandava Army Layout Smallest unit for the Pandava army was a Sena, or in modern equivalent a platoon. A Sena consisted …

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Shitala

Shitala (Sheetala) devi is the goddess of smallpox, diseases, sores, ghouls,  pustules, sicknesses and smallpox. She is an aspect of goddess Katayayani, a form of Durga. Her mount is a donkey. Shitala and Jvarasura Shitala was created by Brahma deva. Brahma promised her that she will be worshipped on Earth, but she should carry the …

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Ashvins

The Ashvins or Ashwini Kumaras are twin brothers who are physicians or doctors to the devas. They are divine horsemen. The name of the first twin is Nastaya and the other’s name is Dasra. They are sons of Vivasvata (Suryadeva). They know lots about Ayurvedic medicine and relieve men of sickness. They have the responsibility …

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