How many son did Karna have? Is Sudama one of his sons not present in Mahabharat war? Did he die before the war? If so who killed him and why?

  • I studied Mrityunjaya by Shivaji Sawant in college days..that mention about Karna's son who was killed by Arjuna in Draupadi-Svayamvar..Not sure if that can be considered as a valid source here..
    – YDS
    Feb 5, 2018 at 15:47
  • @YDS You can post here. Feb 7, 2018 at 17:47

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In an answer at quora here it is said no such character was ever present.

It states

"No such son is either mentioned or killed at Draupadi’s Swayamvar in Vyas’ epic. This character was in all probabilities an invention of Shivaji Sawant in his legendary mythological fiction ‘Mrityunjay’."

And the same asserts wikipedia

Karna have other sons Vrishasena and Vrishakethu, Sushena and Satyasena.


The two protectors of Karna's car wheels, viz., his two invincible sons, O sire, that were named Sushena and Satyasena, began to fight, reckless of their very lives. The eldest son of Karna, viz., the mighty car-warrior Vrishasena, himself protected his father's rear.

The Mahabharata, Book 8: Karna Parva: Section 48

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    Don't you think by this way, we ll make Hinduism SE as replica of Quora..
    – YDS
    Feb 5, 2018 at 16:27
  • @YDS i thought that that's why i cited wikipedia too i think you did'nt saw it :) Feb 7, 2018 at 8:38

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