A picture showing the fighting of the vast armies in the Mahabharata War with the devas watching from above

Tribes in the Mahabharata War

The Kurukshetra war was the huge war of the epic Mahabharata. Most of the kingdoms of India participated in this 18-day war. Kingdoms from outside India like China and Iran also participated in the war. Tribes which Participated Pandava’s Side Panchala- Their king Drupada was the Pandavas’ most important ally. They joined the Pandavas because …

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The ganas were attendants and military troops of the gods. Many gods had ganas of their own. Gods and their Ganas 1) Shiva Ganas Leader: Ganesha Co-leaders: Nandi, Veerbhadra, Bhringi, Chandesvara 2) Vishnu Ganas Leader: Vishvaksena 3) Kubera Ganas Leader: Manibhadra 4) Deva Ganas Leader: Kartikeya Co-leader: Indra

Kartikeya mounted on his peacock


Kartikeya is the Hindu god of war and the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. He is the commander-in-chief of the army of the devas. His brother is the elephant-headed Ganesha. He is also commonly known as Murugan, Skanda, Kumara, and Subhramanya. Family Father: Shiva Mother: Parvati Brothers: Ganesha Wives: Valli and Devasena Background An …

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Yama is the god of death. Whenever someone is destined to die, Yama sends his Yamaduttas to take that persons’ soul to Yamapuri. Yamapuri is the abode of Yama. Then, at Yamapuri it is decided where to send this soul. Holy souls go to places like Swarga, Vaikuntha, and other lokas, while sinful souls go …

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Kubera is the god of wealth and money. He is also the king of the Yakshas. He is the guardian (lokapala) of the north direction. His mantra is ‘Om Sham Kuberaya Namaha’. He lives in the city of Alaka. Shiva is his good friend. Kubera is sometimes called Vaishravana or Ailavila because of his parents. …

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Indra Sabha

The court of Indra is called Indra sabha. It is a beautiful court with many members. Members There are many members of Indra’s royal court. There are rishis and devtas. There are also many supernatural beings. This is a complete list of members of Indra Sabha. The members of the Indra Sabha are Parasara Rishi, …

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Asravya is a sage who is a member of Indra‘s court.


Devahavya is a sage (rishi) who is a member of Indra‘s assembly. He is a very great and intelligent sage. He has many magical and supernatural powers. Devahavya studied all 4 Vedas, the Upanishads, Puranas, Upa-Puranas, Brahmanas, Shastras, and many other advanced texts. He is very knowledgable and helps Indra make decisions.


Devaka was a king from the Yadu dynasty. He was the father of Devaki, the real mother of Krishna. All seven daughters of Devaka married Vasudeva. Family Father: Ahuka Brother: Ugrasena Sons: Devavana, Upadeva, Sudeva, Devavardhana Daughters: Dhrtadeva, Santideva, Upadeva, Srideva, Devaraksita, Sahadeva, Devaki


Vayu deva is the god of winds. He lives in Gandhavati, the city of Vayu. He was the father of Bhima the Pandava and Hanuman. His mount is the gazelle which symbolizes swiftness. He is the lokpala (dikpala) of the northwest direction. He is also known as Pavana deva. Family Sons: Makanaka, Gandhavayu, Mahabhra, Kuvara, …

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