Birth of Kauravas and their early life

Birth of Kauravas and their early life One of the most famous character of Mahabharata epic is Gandhari, mother of 100 sons (Kauravas) who hails from Gandhara kingdom (modern day northern parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan). She is the only daughter of King Subala, who too had 100 sons including Shakuni. Gandhari was one of the […]

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Birth of Pandavas and Pandu’s death

Birth of Pandavas and Pandu’s death Bhishma’s stepbrother Vichitravirya died at a very early age due to tuberculosis. Due to the untimely death of Vichitravirya, the throne of Hastinapur was left without an heir. Bhishma was unable to ascend the throne as he was bound with a vow and Bahlika (elder brother Santanu) was not […]

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Early life of Kunti

Early life of Kunti Shurasena was a Yadava ruler of Mathura (a city in Uttar Pradesh), (Yadava’s claim themselves as descended of Yadu (eldest son of king Yayati and Devayani), they were cowherds by profession). Shurasena married a Naga princess called Marisha who happened to be the granddaughter of Naga chief Aryaka, who belonged to […]

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SukaMuni and King Janaka

SukaMuni and King Janaka Shuka Muni was the son of Veda Vyasa. To read more about the Shukamuni early life (click here). Shuka is also known as Sukadeva, Shukadeva, Suka, Sukadev, Sukadeva Gosvami. Shuka was said to have been knowledgeable right from the time he was in his mother’s womb. Shuka is often, portrayed as […]

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Three Kashi princess Amba, Ambika and Ambalika

Three Kashi princess Amba, Ambika and Ambalika King Shantanu and Satyavati had two sons, Chitrangada and Vichitravirya. Chitrangada became king of Hastinapura after the death of Shantanu. Once Gandharvas king came to challenge Chitrangada. A fierce battle took place between the two warriors war lasted for three years. In the end, Gandharvas defeated Chitrangada and killed […]

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Nahusha’s eternal questions to Yudhishtira

Nahusha‘s eternal questions to Yudhishtira Nahusha was king of Pratishthana. For more details on Nahusha please read the story of Nahusha in link given below. https://animatedwater.com/2020/09/27/sage-agastyas-curse-transformed-nahusha-into-snake/ After sage Agastya cursed Nahusha to become a python, he wandered in bhuloka as a python for thousands of years. As foretold, he was waiting for Yudhishtira, the one who would relieve […]

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Sage Agastya’s curse transformed Nahusha into snake

Sage Agastya‘s curse transformed Nahusha into snake Nahusha was a famous king of the Chandravansha (lunar dynasty). Nahusha ascended the throne after his father Ayu and became the king of Pratishthana. He married Ashokasundari, the daughter of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Nahusha was a powerful king and his kingdom was very prosperous. Nahusha performed a […]

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Nahusha and Ashoka Sundari

Nahusha and Ashoka Sundari Pururavas was the first king of the Lunar Dynasty. He and his wife Urvashi (celestial nymph) had 6 sons. Ayu or Ayus was the firstborn, Ayu succeeded the throne after Pururavas and became the king of Pratishthana. Ayu married Prabha. Prabha is also called Indumati, she was the daughter of Asura […]

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