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Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva, five brothers who are the heroes of theMahbharata, named after their adopted father Pandu.

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Pandavas - Excellent Trekkers

Pandava Trekking Can we conclude saying Pandava were excellent trekkers?
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Is there any text detailing Kunti's life?

I'm trying to find more information on Kunti's life. Specifically, these are the questions I'm trying to find answers for: What was she skilled in? What were the kinds of things she was exceptional ...
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Was Mahabharata entirely just and fair?

I have some queries regarding the Mahabharata epic. Though I have not read the Mahabharata epic , I have heard it from my grandparents and watched The Mahabharata by B R Chopra. 1.Was Kunti a just ...
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Question on Mahabaharta

Dyuta Parva—Section 57—KMG Para 1—"King Yudhishthira the just having said this unto Vidura, commanded that preparations for his journey might be made without loss of time. And the next day, the ...
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Why didn't Lord Krishna help Draupadi when she asks if he can bring her sons back to life?

After the Kurukshetra war, Ashwatthama attacked the Pandavas' tent and killed their five sons. Ashwatthama had actually wanted to take revenge and kill the Pandavas but by mistake he killed their sons....
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Why did Krishna try to negotiate with the Kauravas if the Pandavas had sworn revenge on them?

In the aftermath of Draupadi's disrobing (vastraharan), Bhima takes an oath: "Ye lords of earth, if having spoken these words I do not accomplish them hereafter, let me not obtain the region of ...
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Where is the story of Draupadi and her five husbands written in Mahabharata?

Where is the story of Draupadi and her five husbands written in the sanskrit version of Mahabharata? Can you give me the chapter, or paragraph? What does the following picture depict in the story?
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Why did the Pandavas suffer so much in spite of having Lord Krishna besides them?

They were on the path dharma and had to suffer so much whereas kamsa lived so lavishly for life?
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Was Mahabharata war fought for honour of Draupadi or Kingdom?

Commonly, it is said that Mahabharata war happened for the sake of honour of Draupadi. Pandavas wanted to take revenge from Kauravas for insulting her and Lord Krishna helped them. But then we see ...
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Is there any communication between families of Kamsa and the Pandavas or they ever talk about each-other?

The following is the first paragraph about Krishna in THE RIDDLE OF RAMA AND KRISHNA by Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Now about Krishna. He is the hero of the Mahabharata. Really speaking the ...
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Who performed the funeral rites of Pandavs? Are their souls still "stuck" on Earth?

In Mahabharat, what happened to the dead bodies of Pandavs & Draupadi? I think towards the end while climbing some mountain one after the other they all get tired, fall to the ground and die. Did ...
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Three sacrifices by Pandavas

When Arjuna was born, the incorporeal voice said "...This mighty hero, vanquishing all the effeminate monarchs of the earth, will, with his brothers perform three great sacrifices." Pandavas ...
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What happened to the wives of Pandavas except Draupadi in the end of Mahabharat?

Pandavas and Draupadi except Yudhisthira fall during their journey but in the end, what happened to the wives of other Pandavas?
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Where did the children of Pandavas live while they were in exile for 13 years?

When Pandavas 13 year period of exile started, some of their children were already born whereas some were born in the woods (Upapandavas). The Upapandavas were born in the woods and were raised in ...
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Is Yudhishtira's justification of polyandry in accordance with dharma?

In the Mahabharata, Yudhishthira justifies his polyandrous relationship with Draupadi with two reasons: it has historic precedent, and because his mother ordered the Pandavas to share Draupadi: "...
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What did the Pandavas have to do before reaching heaven?

Popular TV shows describe Yudhishthira's journey to heaven after each of the other Pandavas fell (or fail). He was accompanied by Yama Raj in the disguise of a dog. He had to undergo a series of tests ...
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Why Pandavas did not kill Shakuni in the first day [closed]

Why did the Pandavas delay killing of Shakuni? Specifically, I think if Shakuni was killed in the first day itself ( which I think was easy), the Mahabharata war would have greatly reduced in ...
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Why didn't Krishna kill only the Kauravas instead of allowing the death of many innocent people?

If Krishna was ready to break all rules and promises why didn't he just kill only Kauravas? He was ready to fight against Bhishma and was ready to break promise by lifting a wheel. But why didn't he ...
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How can Yuddhistirha be son of Yamraj ji if Yamraj Ji himself incarnated as Vidura [duplicate]

I have recently learned that Vidura Ji is the incarnation of Yamraj ji because of the curse given by Rishi Mandavya. But it is known that Pandu and Kunti ask Yamraj ji for a son (Yuddhistira).So I am ...
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Was Kunti right to beget a child from both father(Surya) and son(Yama)?

Namaskaram. I have a humble doubt regarding the relationship between Karna and Yuddhistra and Kunti and Surya and Yama. Surya and Yama are father and son respectively. So their sons through Kunti ...
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Who are the Pandavas? [duplicate]

This question was asked by many political speakers in TN, just writing it here, if one could answer. None of Kunti's sons are born for Pandu. Karna was born to Sun, Yudishtra was born to Dharm, and so ...
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Are the Pandavas the sons of Gods, or Gods themselves?

I am currently reading the Mahabharata, (Adi Parva) by Bibek Debroy, and it has a Chapter called the Vaivahik Parva, which explains how the Pandavas came to be. The relevant section has been explained ...
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King who sacrificed for pre-war Kurukshetra

Before the Mahabharata war, a Kshatriya with a flawless body had to be sacrificed. In the Pandavas camp, only Krishna and Arjuna had flawless bodies but they couldn't be sacrificed. So Aravan came ...
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Why did drona help the kauravas

Since Drona is the teacher of both the Kauravas and the Pandavas, why did Drona help the Kauravas by fighting with the Kauravas? In stories, it shows that he is fighting on the Kauravas side. Why? ...
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Were all sons of Pandavas killed?

Were all sons of Pandavas (from Draupadi and other wives) killed?
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Are the Kauravas considered Sinners while the Pandavas not?

Are the Sinners found in both sides (Kauravas and Pandavas) or the Kauravas alone were antidharma? I mean: why when the Pandavas king Yudhishthira ascended to heaven he saw Kauravas smiling and in a ...
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Why Vrishketu not ascended the throne of Hastinapur

Karna was elder brother of Pandavas. As per the ancient Indian monarchial system, eldest son has a right over throne of his father. Vrishketu was the only son of Karna survived after Mahabharat war ...
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What was the reaction of pandavas after knowing that Karna was their brother

I want to know that what is written in mahabharat about the reaction of pandavas after knowing that they killed their brother Karna.
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The question is about the timeline of the Mahabharata war in which Krishna summons Vishwakarma...?

The question I have is about the timeline in which Krishna summons Vishwakarma to make the city of Indraprastha for the Pandavas; so, did this occur after the Mahabharata war? Or did that take place ...
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How Sanjay heard Bhagwad Gita?

As we all know that Bhagwad Gita was told to Arjuna by Krishna in kurushetra. At that time, many people were also present there. Many scholars/people explain that Krishna paused the time when he ...
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Who supported Kauravas and Pandavas from south India?

Who ruled South India during Mahabharata time? Please tell me who supported Kauravas and Pandavas from south India? With reference
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If Sahadev was a big astrologer who knew the results of the war before hand why couldn't he save his sons? [duplicate]

If Sahadev was a big astrologer who knew the results of war before hand why couldn't he save his sons and may be his brother's son ? Please don't tell me Krishna cursed him not to reveal. He can't ...
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Did Vasudeva send Kasyapa to perform rituals to newly born Pandavas

Is it true according to Vyasa Mahabharata that Vasudeva, the father of lord Krishna, sent Kasyapa, from Dwaraka, as purohit to perform all samskaras to newly born Pandavas?
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Sanskrit shloka regarding pandavas

Consider the following excerpt from Mahabharata "O king, after all the children were born the Rishis dwelling on the mountain of a hundred peaks uttering blessings on them and affectionately ...
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Why did the Pandavas have so many wives?

Why did the Pandavas have so many wives? I know they had multiple wives each, but why did they have so many wives? Was it just for pleasure? Or did they want lots of male lineages for political ...
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Is there any written evidence in Mahabharata why Krishna supported Pandavas in war? [duplicate]

In serials, discussions about duet sabha results also showed that both Pandavas and Kauravas did adharm that day. I guess similar discussions would be part of Mahabharata. But still Krishna supported ...
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Did Pandavas really complete their ajnatavasa?

Did the Pandavas really complete the terms of their ajnatavasa (living in concealment)? Or were their hidden identities revealed before its completion and hence it was adharma to fight against the ...
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Did Pandavas ever participate in sex only for sensual pleasure?

This question contains only for those who want to perform brahmacharya vrat. But I never heard or read that Pandavas are askalitha Brahmachari as Krishna. Did Pandavas ever do sex just for the sake ...
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Why is there a Bheem temple in Gorakhnath Mandir ,Gorakhpur?

There is a temple of Bheem also known as Bhimsena or Mahabali Bhim in the premises of Gorakhnath math in Gorakhpur. What is the importance of this temple? Give references from scriptures to validate ...
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Who committed more acts of Adharma in the Mahabharata war? [closed]

The killing of Abhimanyu was purely Dharmic - but even accepting Krishna's word for it as he addressed the defeated Duryodhana - http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m09/m09061.htm "'Vasudeva said, "...
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How do the Sanskrit epics mark a turning point to Hinduism?

How do events in the epics relate to a gradual change in Hinduism, eg the game of dice, Yalsha's riddles, the war etc? Does it mark the introduction of buddhism at all?
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Why was Parikshit chosen as the successor of Yudhishthira?

It is true that 3 sons of Arjuna, 2 sons of Bhima and 1 son of Nakula, Sahadeva and Yudhishthira died. But as I know, Bhima, Yudhishthira, Nakula and Sahadeva had more children who did not participate ...
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Which rules are not applicable for Ganga river?

Somewhere in Mahabharata Pandavas tell to Gandharvas that Ganga river can get served at any time and there are no rules for Ganga to get service like other rivers. Please give those reference and the ...
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Conversation between the Krishna and Karna

Krishna had given many offers to Karna for coming to Pandava's side. Like... If Karna would come into the Pandava's side then Krishna would make him king of Hastinapura after winning the battle of ...
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Is it true that in the battle of Mahabharata, the Son of Lord Krishna fought from the Kaurava side? [duplicate]

I had a discussion with a teacher of mine and he told me that back in his college days, while they were watching Mahabharata, a friend of him said that The son of Lord Krishna also fought in the ...
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Were the Pandavas's of submissive nature?

In some incidents of Mahabaratha, most of the Pandavas except Bheema reacts less than expected. Were they submissive? Are there any slokas explicitly saying about the submissive behavior of most of ...
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Why did Krishna punish Yudhishthira for lying after telling him to lie?

Drona was an exceptional fighter in the Mahabharata war and was unkillable on the battlefield. So to kill him, Krishna told the Pandavas to lie that Drona's son, Ashvattama, was killed, so that Drona ...
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Did Kunti explicitly tell Pandavas to marry Draupadi?

Consider the following excerpt from The Mahabharata: SECTION CLXLIII (Swayamvara Parva continued) Vaisampayana continued, Hearing these words of Drupada, the virtuous king ...
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Are there any unhealthy situations for Pandavas or Krishna in Mahabaratha?

Are there any situations in Mahabaratha where either Krishna or any Pandava is/are affected with disease or faced unhealthy situation ? If there are no such instances, are there any slokas saying ...
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How was Pandava deceit sanctioned?

Throughout the Mahabharata the Pandavas are praised for their devotion to religion. But, on more than one occasion they remain safe because they dress as, and pretend to be, Brahmins. They did this ...
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