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Characters of Mahabharat

Abhimanyu अभिमन्यु
Son of Arjuna, who died in the war
Adhirath अधिरथ
King Shantanu's sarathi, who found child Karna in a box flowed by Karna's mother Kunti. He named the boy Radhey and brought him up.
Amba अंबा
Daughter of Kashiraj (King of Kashi); sister of Ambika & Ambalika; wife of Shalva
Ambika & Ambalika अंबिका, अंबालिका
Daughter of Kashiraj (King of Kashi); sisters of Amba; wives of Vichitravirya
Aniruddha अनिरुद्ध
Grandson of Krishna and Rukmani; Son of Pradyuman and Rukmavati
Arjuna अर्जुन
Fourth son of Kunti, sired by Indra; Inimitable archer
Ashwatthama अश्वत्थामा
Son of Dronacharya and Krupi; defeated by Arjuna in the great battle of Mahabharata
Bhagiratha भगीरथ
King of solar dynasty who brought sacred river Ganga on earth
Bhima भीम
Third son of Kunti, sired by wind God; Known for his food and strength; Father of Ghatotkatcha
Bhishma भीष्म
Eighth son of Shantanu and Ganga; Counselor of Dhritarastra; celibate by vow; had a boon to choose the time of his death; aka Debvrata
Brihaspati ब्रृहस्पति
Spiritual head of Deities; Father of Kach
Chitrangad चित्रांगद
Son of Shantanu & Satyavati; Brother of Vichitravirya
Devyani देवयानी
Sukracharya's daughter, who married to King Yayati
Dhristadhyumna धृष्टद्युम्न
Son of King Drupada; Brother of Draupadi; He was born of a sacrificial fire along with Draupadi
Dhritarastra धृतराष्ट्र
Elder brother of Pandu; Father of hundered Kauravas (Duryodhan, Dushashan ..etc); husband of Gandhari
Drona द्रोण
Teacher who served dynasty of Hastinapur; Taught weaponry to both Pandavas and Kauravas but ended up fighting for Kaurvas; Son of Bhardwaj; He was married to Kripi and had a son named Aswatthama.
Drupada द्रुपद
Father of Draupadi and Dhristadhyumna; King of Panchal; father of Shikhandi; Childhood friend of Drona
Draupadi द्रौपदी
Wife of five pandavas; daughter of Kind Drupad; She was won in swayamvar (groom chosing) by Arjuna
Duryodhana दुर्योधन
First son of Gandhari and eldest of hundred Kauravas
Dushashana दुःशासन
Brother of Duryodhana and son of Gandhari; He humiliated and dragged Draupadi by hair
Dushala दुःशला
Daughter of Gandhari and Dhritarastra; Lone sister of hundred Kauravas
Eklavya एकलव्य
Inimitable archer and student of Drona who learned archery without direct teaching; he gave his thumb as Guru-dakshina
Gandhari गांधारी
Wife of Dhritarastra, who blindfold herself after the marriage; Mother of hundred Kauravas; Sister of Shakuni; Daughter of the King of Gandhar
Ganga गंगा
Married to Shantanu; Mother of Bhishma; Goddess of the sacred river, Ganga who was brought to earth by Bhagirath
Ghatotkatcha घटोत्कच
Son of Bhima
Jayadratha जयद्रथ
Son-in-law of Dritarastra and King of Sindhu kingdom; Married to Dushala, sister of Kauravas
Kach कच
Son of Brihaspati, who went to Sukracharya's place to learn the art of immortality
Kapil कपिल
Sage whose wrath killed sixty thousand sons of King Sagar
Karna कर्ण
Eldest son of Kunti, sired by sun God (hence surya-putra); Friend of Duryodhana; Raised by charioteer (hence sut-putra)
Kripacharya कृपाचार्य
Teacher of Pandavas and Kauravas but ended up fighting for kauravas
Krishna कृष्ण
Incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who delivered Bhagavad Gita; cousin of Kunti; Friend and Charioteer of Arjuna; Chief councelor for Pandavas in the war
Kunti कुंती
Wife of Pandu; Mother of Karna, Yudhisthir, Arjuna and Bhima
Madri माद्री
Second wife of Pandu; Mother of Nakul and Sahdeva; daughter of King Shalya
Nakula नकुल
Son of Madri and Pandu, known for patience
Pratip प्रतीप
Father of Shantanu & Father-in-law of Ganga
Pandu पाण्डु
Younger brother of Dhritarastra; husband of Kunti
Sahdeva सहदेव
Son of Madri and Pandu, known for wisdom; He could see future
Sandipani सांदिपनी
Teacher of Krishna and Sudama
Satyavati सत्यवती
Daughter of a fisherman (Dasraj); wife of King Shantanu; mother of Chitrangad & Vichitravirya
Shalya शल्य
Madri's father
Shakuni शकुनी
Younger brother of Gandhari; maternal uncle of Duryodhana; An expert dice player
Shakuntala शकुंतला
Raised by Sage Kanva; Wife of King Dushyant; Mother of Sarvadaman
Shantanu शांतनु
Married to Ganga and father of Bhishma; also married to Satyavati, daughter of a fisherman.
Sharmistha शर्मिष्ठा
Daughter of King Vrishparva; friend of Devyani
Sukracharya शुक्राचार्य
Spiritual head of Demons
Ved Vyas वेद व्यास
Son of Sage Parashar and Matsyagandha; creator of Mahabharat, Bhagavad Gita and many Puranas; Born on a dwip (island) so also known as 'Dwaipayan'
Yayati ययाति
Son of King Nahush; Father of Puru; when Yayati became old because of a curse of Sukracharya, his son Puru gave him his youth
Yudhisthir युधिष्ठीर
Second son of Kunti, sired by Dharma
Yuyutsu युयुत्सु
Son of Dhritarastra from vaishya maid, who fought for Pandavas in Mahabharat war; He was installed as a king of Indraprastha by Yudhisthir
Vaishampayan वैशंपायन
Disciple of Ved Vyas, who gave discourse of Mahabharat to Janmejaya.
Vaichitravirya विचित्रवीर्य
Son of Shantanu & Satyavati; Brother of Chitrangad; he married to Ambika & Ambalika

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