Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi, is counted among the prominent Indian festivals, celebrated all over the world with unspeakable merriment. The festival rejoices the impeccable bond shared by a brother and sister; it speaks volumes about this loving relationship that cultivates, evolves and uplifts overtime.
Bhimsen was the son of Pandu (the valiant king of Hastinapur) and Kunti. Mighty Bhima was the second eldest son of the Pandavas after Yudhishthir. Once, King Pandu was hunting in the forest. There, a Sage named Kimidem was with his wife, both of whom
Dhristadyumna was the son of the Panchal King Drupad and the brother of Draupadi and Shikhandi. The king of Panchal, Drupad, undertook a Putrakami Yagna, a sacrifice to please the gods and obtain offspring by their blessing. Drupad wanted a son who could kill Drona,
Draupadi was the daughter of Drupad, King of Panchal and wife of the five Pandavas. Draupadi and her brother Dhristadyumna emerged together from a sacrificial fire that the king had lit to gain revenge on Drona, to whom he had lost half his kingdom. It
Drupad was the prince of Panchal. His father King Prushata sent him to the hermitage of Sage Agnivesh for his education. There, Drupad got acquainted with a Brahmin, Drona, Son of Sage Bharadwaj. In a moment of camaraderie Drupad swore that they would equally share
King Dhritrashtra of Kuru Vansh (a family name) had a hundred sons. Duryodhan was the eldest of these. He was an avatar of the demon Kali who had bewitched the soul of Nal (King of Nishadh kingdom and husband of Damyanti), forcing him to gamble
Dushasan was one of the hundred sons of Dhritrashtra and was very cruel by nature. At the same time, he was egoistic, a boaster, merciless and possessed all bad habits. Dushasan was also an advisor to his elder brother Duryodhan. At the same time, he
Jaydrath was the King of the Sindhu region (present day Pakistan). He was married to Dhritrashtra’s daughter Dushala. The time when the Pandavas were living at Saint Dhammya’s Ashram during their Vanvas (residing in the forest as exile), Jaydrath passed by the ashram with his
Karna was the son of Surya Dev (Sun God) born to Kunti. Sage Durvasa gave Kunti a mantra (secret word) with the help of which she called Surya Dev and gave birth to Karna before her marriage. Due to regards for public opinion, Kunti let
Kaishya Raj’s son and the brother-in-law of Viraat (the King of Matsya), Kichak was a powerful and valiant warrior of his time. But Kichak was also an erotic (desirous) person. He was infamous because of his libidinousness.