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Mahabharata

The Mahabharata is a very complex Hindu epic of two sets of brothers fighting for the throne. It is the longest poem ever written, with 200000 verses. With hundreds of characters, each with their own story, and a span of many years, this epic involves the entire Bharat and is filled with depth.

Yuyutsu

Yuyutsu: The Kaurava Who Fought for the Pandavas

From all of Dhritarashtra’s wicked sons, one of them was righteous. His name was Yuyutsu, the son of Dhritarashtra and a Vaishya woman. He was the only Kaurava who fought for the Pandavas in the Mahabharata War. He was also one of the only survivors of the war.

Krishna, Balarama, and the Yadavas fighting each other with sticks

Samba: The Boy who Ended a Dynasty

Samba was the son of Krishna. From birthing an iron rod to kidnapping Duryodhana’s daughter, Samba’s life was full of adventure and inadvertently caused the Yadava destruction.

Shakuni holding his magical dice

Shakuni: The Master Conspirator

The story of the Mahabharata is a story of death. The entire epic poem is filled with bloodshed and death. But along with death, this epic is also filled with deceit. The Mahabharata is filled with conspiracy to defeat the opponent. But a large portion of the deceit and conspiracy of the Mahabharata were designed …

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A representation of a Gandharva playing a string instrument

Chitrangada: Killed by his Namesake

Chitrangada was the eldest son of Shantanu and Satyavati in the Mahabharata. He was a brave and strong king. His brief reign was ended by a fight with a Gandharva of the same name, in which he died.

Maya

Maya is a Danava. He is a great architect of the Danavas, Daityas, and sometimes even devas. He is one of the kings of Danavas. During the Mahabharata, Maya built the Indraprastha sabha for the Pandavas and Krishna. He has a lot of mystic powers. He is known as the acharya of all the mayavis. …

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Drona wielding a bow and arrow

Drona: The Teacher of Heroes

Drona, respected as “Dronacharya”, was the preceptor of heroes. He taught renowned Mahabharata heroes such as Arjuna and Karna. An avatar of Brihaspati and a student of Parshuram, Drona was a true master of arms. However, amidst all of this glory, Drona was obliged to choose the side of unrighteousness. He fought in the Mahabharata …

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Chekitana

Chekitana was a minor character in the Mahabharata. He was from the kingdom of Kekeya and fought for the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra War. He was killed by Duryodhana in the war. Chekitana was never the king of Kekeya; his cousin Vrihatkshatra was made the king of Kekeya. Family Father: Chikitana Mother: Malavi Brothers: Kichaka …

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Dantavakra attacks Krishna with a mace

Dantavakra: The Last Incarnation of Vijaya

Dantavakra was an evil king who was the last incarnation of Vishnu’s gatekeeper Vijaya. He lived during the Mahabharata and ruled over Karusha. Being an ally of Jarasandha, he developed a great enmity with Lord Krishna. Ultimately, in a foolish attempt to attack Dwarka, he was slain by Krishna.

Abhimanyu is holding a bow shooting arrows with a war scene in the background

Abhimanyu

Abhimanyu was the son of Arjuna and Subhadra in the Mahabharata. He is famous for his destruction of the Kaurava chakravyuha on the thirteenth day of the Kurukshetra War. Abhimanyu was able to kill thousands of warriors. In the end, he was surrounded and brutally slaughtered by the Kaurava maharathis. He was also the father …

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Ghatotkacha jumps towards Karna's chariot, Karna draws his bow to release the Shakti

Ghatotkacha: The Giant Rakshasa

Ghatotkacha was the Rakshasa son of Bhima and the Rakshasi Hidimba in the Mahabharata. With the ability to grow to the size of mountains, Ghatotkacha was an invincible warrior and sorcerer. He was eventually killed by Karna using the Vasavi Shakti weapon.