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

In the Mahabharata, the Pandavas are the five adopted sons of Pandu, being the soms of his wives Kunti and Madri with five different gods. Their names are Yudhisthira, Arjuna, Bhima, Nakula and Sahadeva, and they are the sons of Yama the god of death, Indra king of the gods, Vayu the wind god, and the two Ashwini Kumaras respectively. All the Pandavas were married to the same woman, Draupadi. The Pandavas fought the Battle of Kurukshetra against their cousins the Kauravas with the help of Lord Krishna.