He was killed by Krishna [SB C10-44]. Sherinskumar@gmail.com. A deceived Brishaspati refused to perform any yagna for the gods .King Bharata ruled with great skill, and treated his subjects like a father treats a child. But finally he thought of all this as an impediment to spiritual advancement, and therefore he ceased from enjoying it. One of the sons of Budh, Pururava fell in love with the celestial nymph. Most of the but his wives were fit to bear a child, then a hermit or a god. son was named Devavrata and for the knowledge and military prowess he possessed SAHADEVA: The youngest Pândava. What is not here is nowhere in the world! ... knowing that by watering the “root” of a tree you thereby nourish the entire tree. had taken the vow of celibacy which he would not give up even for the cosmos. resemble him, or perhaps, were not as capable as him to inherit his throne. and Ambalika. Drona killed him in the battle. After my years of understanding the epic, I decided to summarize it. A powerful mahâratha, he fought for the Pândavas at Kurukshetra, surviving both the war and subsequent massacre of sleeping soldiers by As'vatthâmâ. Due to his strong friendship with Sishupala, whom Krishna killed, he became Krishna's enemy. Bharata was born from the union of King Dushyanta and the daughter of Kanva Rishi, named Shakuntala. Her origin is described in various Vedic texts, including Bhâgavata Purâna (see SB, Canto 5, Ch. After the great war he was installed by Yudhisthhira as crown prince. NÂRADA: A celestial sage also known as Devarshi, or the rishi among the gods [see for example: SB - Canto 1 : Ch. DURVASA: A powerful rishi famous for his quick temper. The king arrested and punished him by having him pierced by a lance. [see also: Krishna Bhajan: Jagannâtha Swâmi]. DHRITARÂSTRA: The blind son of Vyâsadeva, born of Ambikâ after the death of her husband, Vichitravirya. In the fourth century BC, emperor Mahapadma Nanda of the Nanda Dynasty forced Sumitra to leave Ayodhya. He died at Prabhasa during the fratricidal battle among the Yadus. ULUPÎ: Daughter of the Naga king Kauravya, who became Arjuna's wife. 44]. Details of his life are found in the Bhâgavata Purâna. woman following an accident when she entered a forest where Shiva had cast a spell. The main story of the Mahabharata revolves around a giant rivalry between two parties of cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, over their ancestral kingdom. Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Bharata family tree. He was slain in the battle of Kurukshetra when just sixteen. Sri Suryavamsha family tree was first started by svayam Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu / Srimann Narayana. with pen on a chart paper. [SB, C10-3] Details of his life and previous births are given in the Bhâgavata Purâna. capable and allowed, did his job earlier than Pandu. The earth planet has been named after him, and it was common during the Mahâbhârata era to call his descendents by his name. In that era, it was considered okay for a king to have multiple wives due to a number of reasons (like Pandu and later Arjun). I have two points. Hence, both Budh and Ila complemented each other. She married Abhimanyu and their son was named Parîkchit. DHAUMYA: An ascetic rishi who became the Pândavas' guru and guide. Due to this terrible oath that he took for his father, he was named "Bheeshm". Thanks a lot.. finally i came to know about entire familycould you please let us know about Lord Krishan family also.. You're welcome! Bhîshma abducted her from her swayamyara to be his brother's bride. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. MARKENDEYA: An ancient rishi said to have lived through thousands of ages. [BG:1]. b: Pandu and Dhritarashtra were fathered […] According to this concept, if the man of the family line was impotent, sterile or dead The Ramayana is the testimony of the greatness of Lord Rama.From being the obedient and dutiful son of King Dashrath and Queen Kaushalya to the model brother for his siblings – Lakshman, Bharata, and Shatrughan, the fearless warrior who defeated the mighty warrior Ravana, Lord Rama did it all.But what about his role as a husband and a father? He found Karna after Kuntî had cast him away in a basket [SB Canto 9, Chapter 24 verses 32 to 36] and raised him as his own son. It will make more sense watching the Mahabharata series on TV. They were found and brought to Shantanu, who was later told of their origin by Saradvan. :P Please share your email though in case you are interested. She was named Prithâ at birth, but became better known as Kuntî after being raised by Kuntibhoja. Sent.2. 44], VIDURA: Son of Vyâsadeva and a palace maidservant. The sage Bharadvaja once caught sight of the Apsara Ghrtachi and, as a result, semen fell from his body, which he caught in a pot. Devavrata happily gave away the throne for his father’s And the author is also a actor (Vyas) in this epic. A Rakshashi named Jara later found the two halves and joined them together, whereupon the body came to life. The Krishna-'Bible', spoken by S'ukadeva Gosvâmî, the son of Vyâsadeva, who laid down the story of Krishna. The Bhâgavata Purâna describes the history of his inimical relationship with Krishna. 8b]. Although I have referred plenty of sources before summarizing this, there can be variations that occur from different narrations and interpolations of the epic over the generations. I tried Photoshop, MS Word, Excel, Paint; a And since i had watched all the 4 seasons and waiting for the next season, was looking for something similar to watch came across this wonderful book and now i have nothing in mind other than this subject. The Family Tree Green boxes – Pandavas Yellow boxes – Kauravas Female – red border Male – blue border a: Shantanu was a king of the Kuru dynasty or kingdom, and was some generations removed from any ancestor called Kuru. He explained that this material world is like a great forest in which one becomes entangled due to association with material life. Parikshit's son was Janamejaya...His son will be Aswamedhadatta (a son given by the gods in reward for the sacrifice of a horse ); his son will be Asíma-krishńa ; his son will be Nichakra , who will remove the capital to Kauśámbí, in consequence of Hastinápura being washed away by the Ganges; his son will be Ushńa ; his son will be Chitraratha; his son will be Vrishńimat ; his son will be Susheńa; his son will be Sunítha ; his son will be Richa ; his son will be Nrichakshu ; his son will be Sukhíhala ; his son will be Pariplava; his son will be Sunaya ; his son will be Medhávin; his son will be Nripanjaya ; his son will be Mridu ; his son will be Tigma ; his son will be Vrihadratha; his son will be Vasudána ; and his son will be another Śatáníka; his son will be Udayana ; his son will be Ahínara ; his son will be Khańd́apáni ; his son will be Niramitra ; his son will be Kshemaka : of him this verse is recited; "The race which gave origin to Brahmans and Kshatriyas, and which was purified by regal sages, terminated with Kshemaka; in the Kali age. Although, I got lost in the "Family Web" long time back, I would love to have the full size version of the Family Tree. However, characters that appear in the epic before and after In the Bhâgavata Purâna it is said that, after practicing yoga, he achieved liberation, merging into the Supreme Brahman at the end of his life [SB : Canto 1, Ch. BHARATA: A king in the dynasty of the moon-god (all kshatriyas are descendents either of Candra, the moon-god, or Sûrya, the sun-god) who ruled the earth for thousands of years. An expert in the Vedic military arts, he was the martial teacher of Bhîshma, Drona and Karna. the widows of Vichitraveerya, they had little options left but Niyog. over the city of Hastinapur. Budh's sexuality  varied between the waxing and waning of moon and so did Ila's. Due to a curse, he and his brother Vijaya had to take birth in the material world for three lives as demons (his other two incarnations were Hiranyâksa [SB: C2:7, C3: 13,14,17,18,19,20; C5:18; C6:6] and Râvana - [Ramakatha Rasavahini, Chapter 10]). She returned, but pregnant. (Legend, 18 very old books about the history of this planet and other planets). Because he has very broad chest of a warrior, he was also called as Kushki. Folk tales and anecdotes from the Great Epic are undoubtedly affected over time, as none of these stories are cast in stone and are rather retold over generations; being affected by people's biases, insecurities and wisdom; retold sometimes for knowledge sharing, sometimes for money-making and sometimes for self-validation. BABRUVAHANA: Son of Arjuna and Chitrangada, who became the ruler of Manipura. The Vedas contain numerous stories about this deity, who became Arjuna's father. Ila, by the way, was a man before and was transformed to a VASUDEVA: Krishna's father, after whom Krishna (Vâsudeva) himself is named. Very very Informative and very well Organized and compiled. He was said to be an expansion of Yamarâja, the lord of justice. He later captured Duryodhana, whom Arjuna and Bhîma had released. He was originally named Sarvadamana ("the subduer of all"); the Mahābhārata traces Acted as close confidant and mentor to Duryodhana. Hey!I could have done that, just that I really am curious to know who all read this till the end wanted to see the pic in high definition. my email is royindranilzap@yahoo.co.in, kushal excellent way off explaining the great epic in one page, it must have taken a very hard working time. Even otherwise, is it not normal for a person to marry the daughter of his maternal uncle (mamaji) ? KRIPA (KRIPACHARYA): Son of the sage Saradvan, who was once practicing asceticism in the forest when he saw the Apsara Janapadi. 1. hey can u email me this full size image of family chart on my google ID desaishivansh555@gmail.com, OMG!!! I see a lot of similarities of GoT with Mahabharata. A story is told in the Skanda Purâna that Bhîma became a little proud after the war, considering that it was by his own power that he had achieved success in the war. Thus gods performed Niyog on Kunti one-by-one and the results were the Thanks for the adulation! Gandhari’s pregnancy had not resulted in anything and had prolonged unbelievably. Krishna sent Bhîma to find the source of the lake. King Shibi, dove and eagle correct story. Pandu, who was sterile and :). This is an awesome blog :) Kudos to u for your effort :). The epitome of womanly skills, she once gave advice on how to serve a husband to Satyabhama, one of Krishna's principal wives. Moon-god, his lineage was thus known as the Lunar dynasty a.k.a. 18.000 verses describes the importance of bhakti-yoga as everything and for everybody and also the whole life of Lord Krishna and other avatâra's of Vishnu. from 2010), an Indian music producer, composer and singer Means "being maintained" in Sanskrit.This is one of the names of Agni, the Hindu god of fire, and is also the name of the brother of Rama in the Hindu epic the Ramayana.It was also borne by a legendary king, the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala.The official name of the country of India, Bharat, derives from him. Rishi Vyas Please note, this was done solely on the will of the woman and was not forced on her. Thank you for the beautiful depiction of the family tree. Once a rishi named Mandavya was mistaken for a robber. Even I say this many a times in discussions, rather jokingly though, that GOT is the Mahabharata of West. Bhairappa (Kannada - English translations were available in internet). Later, Shantanu married an irresistibly attractive fisherwoman, named Satyavati. These are Suryavanshis, Chandravanshis, Agnivanshis & Nagavanshis. The Bhâgavata Purâna [Srîmad Bhâgavatam] contains extensive descriptions of his qualities and activities. Bharata's wives presented many sons to him but he was not satisfied with any of them. He is famous as Krishna's dear friend and he heard the Bhagavad Gîtâ from Him. He asked if he could have union with her, promising that by his mystic power she would not lose her virginity. This blog helped me understand the ancient 'Indrani Mukherjee' family better :P Thanks :D, hey I want to access full size of this image so please mail me.my email id is just_dhara1989@yahoo.comthank you, Hi Kushal! SUBHADRÂ: Krishna's sister, (daughter of Devakî and Vasudeva) said to be an incarnation of Yogamâyâ, the Lord's personified spiritual energy. More information about him can be found in the Bhâgavata Purâna (S'rîmad Bhâgavatam-Canto 10). He then left for his court, giving Shakuntala a ring to remember him by and bring along once she was ready. Eleven Paths of Bhakti (Devotion) mentioned in Bhagavata Purana [topic] 3. 34. What are the ashta (8) Siddhis and nava (9) nidhis [question] 5. So there was etc. Jan 12, 2019 - This Pin was discovered by evelyn bharata. He pledged that he would do everything in his capacity to ruin Hastinapur. After the war, his sister married Nakula. DRUPADA: King of the Panchala province in Bharata. According to the Adi Parva of Mahabharata, King Bharata was the ancestor of the Kauravas and the Pandavas. the discussions are also great. People and legendary figures. Now let us know the full family tree: ... *He was the last king of Ayodhya from Surya Vamsha. [Bhagavata Vahini: 35,38,39,43,44]. Hearing that he had received punishment for a mistake made when he was still an ignorant child, the sage cursed Yamarâja to take birth on earth as a s'ûdra. Extensive Mahabharata Family Trees . The younger brother of Devala, another famous rishi. Bharata's response. [see also Bhagavata Vahini, Ch. He lived a long life and was an advisor to Dhritarâshthra. According to the Mahābhārata (Adi Parva), Bharata was the son of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala and thus a descendant of the Lunar Dynasty of the Kshatriya Varna. He became famous as the hearer of the Bhâgavata Purâna from the sage Sukadeva Goswâmî [see: SB: Canto 2 : Ch 8]. Yudhisthhira: Eldest Pândava, born from the union of Kuntî and the god Dharma. An exasperated Gandhari called for her maids and ordered them to Hi Kushal,Would it be possible for you to post the high def pic on G+ or flicker and share the link on the blog?Thanks! The genealogy of the Amarasuriya family of Galle Click here After marrying the blind Dhritarâstra, she covered her own eyes with a cloth for the rest of her life. So Satyavati now I have spent 2 precious years of my otherwise random life in a B-school. So :)Game of Thrones has kept me engrossed for a while as well and is undoubtedly one of the most engaging series ever! Raja Shibi belonged the great vamsha / family of the Bharata Chakravarti. nice one, good work Kushal... please send me the picture to shanemukesh@gmail.com.. TIA.Also read "Parva" from S.L. The Activities of King Bharata The Activities of King Bharata In this chapter, the activities of King Bharata Mahārāja, the emperor of the whole world, are described. Vyas, she closed her eyes out of fear and thus was born the blind Dhritarashtra. Indra, the Emran Hashmi of mythology, and his force comprising of uncountable gods added more to the confusion She married Vichitravirya and, after his death, became Dhritarâshthra's mother by union with Vyâsadeva. decide where to start from. They fathered Nakula and Sahadeva through Madrî. Can you pl share the family tree... dphaniraj@gmail.com. The Kshatriya Varna (warrior clan) has four branches, according to the Vedas & Puranas. From Brahma onwards upto rAma; From purUrava upto pANDya, choLa, keraLa etc. I too watch the new series on TV regularly. He had everything that a man can aspire for. Having once pleased Vyâsadeva by her service, she was blessed by the sage that she would have one hundred sons. readers of Mahabharata are interested in knowing about the characters involved Although he belonged to the Suta caste (a class of s'ûdra generally employed as a charioteer), he was a spiritually advanced disciple of Vyâsadeva, who gave him the power to see the events during the Kurukshetra war. However, confused in the maze of stories and tales, one actually forgets the actual track. Will a blog help to understand it completely? Not Sanjay Manjrekar either. He was said to be one of the celestial Vishvadevas incarnating on earth. After my years of understanding the epic, I decided to summarize it. Bharata was away from Ayodhya when Rama went into exile. His sons and family had seemed to him to be his entire life. He was killed by Bhîma and went to the heavenly planets as a result of his adherence to kshatriya duties. He was expert in the use of weapons, and both Drona and Drupada studied under him. He compiled the Vedas and is said to be an empowered incarnation of Vishnu. VASUDEVAN NAIR. Lord Ganesha symbolism [topic] 4. It was this incident that inspired him to go to his old friend Drupada and beg. The Puranas provide a list of Nicakṣu’s successors and it ends with king Kṣemaka. He is particularly famous for having granted Kuntî the boon that she could summon any god to do her will, which resulted in the births of the Pândavas from five principal deities. cursed that his unison with his wife will be his moment of death, however had to find another way out. BALARÂMA: Son of Vasudeva and Rohinî. He did so during the great war. His wife's name was Radha, and thus Karna was known as Radheya. The warriors who attacked you were from a race of demons who fought with Ravana against Rama." Nowhere, in any Purana, it has been stated that Bharat was the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala. CHITRASENA: King of the Gandharvas who taught Arjuna the arts of singing and dancing while he was in heaven. Impossible, as it might have been otherwise, Budh found a woman named Ila and married her. S'RÎMAD BHÂGAVATAM: (Bhâgavad Purâna), 'The Story of the Fortunate One'. [SB: C1:7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,17; C3:1,2,3,]. He became the chief support and best friend of Duryodhana, who made him king of Anga. The cu… 1. and beautiful woman, who was much exasperated by the indifference of her over-busy husband towards her. This They had a son named Iravan, who was killed at Kurukshetra. He performed a Rajasuya sacrifice which established him as world emperor. Satyavati so summoned her son from Parasara, Ved Vyas to perform Niyog on Amba Before that it is revenge on dhuryodhan who made him and his family ( include his father and brothers - total 100) sentenced to death by feeding them with 100 food grains and kith and kin of shakuni made shakuni to eat 100 food grains and be alive and at the death - those dice are his father thighbones. April 26, 2020 March 25, 2018. SHALVA: King of Saubha. Awesome work to get the maze clearer... the vanshas as often stated got me confused about the lineage...if possible please send the "tree" to 2kaushikghosh@gmail.comThanks for your herculean effort. The Purânas and Mahâbhârata contain many stories about Durvasa. So sorry. Although the Pândavas' friend, and having a particular friendship with Yudhisthhira, he was tricked by Duryodhana into fighting for the Kauravas at Kurukshetra. The family-tree of Mahabharata fame Kuru household that ruled !Hats off to you...Very informative. Yes. This comment has been removed by the author. She was the sister of Vasudeva, Krishna's father. Hope you enjoyed the other articles too :)Yuyutsu was Dhritarashtra's son from a concubine (name unknown) who he had taken for his pleasure during his queen-wife's prolonged pregnancy. Having already committed herself to Shalva, Bhîshma released her. Well just want to say few things here. the war were equally interesting. He grievously offended Draupadî and the Pândavas, and as a result Bhîma vowed to kill him and drink his blood. combination of these, and many other softwares. Both He spoke the Bhagavad Gîtâ to Arjuna at the beginning of the Kurukshetra war. [SB, C10-74] Famous for his adherence to virtue and truth, he is also known as Dharmaraja, as well as Ajatashatru, which means "one who has no enemies." AMBA: The king of Kâs'î's eldest daughter. His father, Brihadratha, once approached a sage to seek a blessing to have a son. He was a maharatha (a warrior capable of contending with ten thousand other warriors) warrior renowned for his expertise with a sword. His marriage to Ganga preceded his marriage to Satyavati. Contains brief the purpose of the Vedic scriptures. His wife was Tara, a young KUVERA (VAISHRAVANA): God of riches and one of the four universal protectors or Lokapalas. Some of As'vatthâmâ's friends, knowing that he had never tasted milk, once gave him a cup of water mixed with flour and told him it was milk. [see: Ramakatha Rasavahini, ch. my email is okenitin@gmail.com, Thanks for the suggestion Nitin. She was reunited with him in Hastinapura after the war. He was said to be an expansion of the celestial Maruts. 3. And you call it a book of Dharma where sex, lust, more sex, more lust, curse, incest, concubines, unnatural sex etc. The chariot stopped far from the city in the middle of the forest. No offence or spreading of misinformation intended. He was born as a woman and later became a man by the grace of a Yaksha named Sthunakarna. Besides being married to Draupadî, he married a princess of Madra named Vijaya. DEVAKÎ: Krishna's mother and the wife of Vasudeva, a chief of the Vrishni clan. The river water descends from the spiritual world after touching Lord Vishnu's foot and is thus considered sacred. He led a huge army and concentrated on fighting Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war, having taken a vow to kill him. Thanks. Due to his performance of sacrifice and asceticism at the site, the place known as Kurukshetra, named after Kuru, is considered sacred. Said by the Vedas to be an eternal form of the Supreme Lord who sometimes appears in the material world to enact pastimes. Durvasa. KAMSA: Maternal uncle of Krishna who usurped the throne from his father, Ugrasena. Thanks a ton! "Well Mahabharat period ranges from 5000 B.C. KURU: Ancient king and founder of the Kuru dynasty. van Buitenen's Mahabharata translation . Dhritarashtra, since was He was the son of King Dushyanta of Hastinapura and Queen Śakuntalā and thus a descendant of the Lunar Dynasty of the Kshatriya Varna. Can u please share a pic on mail id vikrambodkhe.mms@gmail.com, kushal nice work, but you missed kunti and madri wives of pandu, hi kushal, this was the best flowchart with explanations i read till today. Coming back to S'IS'UPÂLA: King of Chedi and an avowed enemy of Krishna. AGNIVESHA: A rishi who underwent severe austerities on Mount Mahendra. Thank you for the wonderful information. This made Bharata, as one among the noblest king of Puru Dynasty. You will receive it very soon! Understanding the relations neatly described by the flowchart, I have become immune to shocks. It took me three days to They each gave birth to half a child, and the king threw away the halves. AKRÛRA: Krishna's uncle and a famous Vrishni. Hi kushal. !Id shahnehal@outlook.comThankyou...!!! After retirement, he went to Mount Archika in the Himalayas and practiced asceticism, finally attaining liberation. But most importantly, it's retold only to reflect on the present issues of the society at that moment. Bhîma found himself unable to defeat them and he ran to Krishna for shelter. O King Pariksit, Maharaja Bharata had three pleasing wives, who were daughters of the King of Vidarbha. We in Telugu has a different reason for Sakuni's revenge but I do agree to go to the main (we call moola bharatam) by Vyaas bhagavan. The technicality in a concubine's case was that her son would never inherit the throne as that was reserved only for the main queen's most deserving son. Said to be an incarnation of the moon-god Soma's son. He received the agneyastra (fire weapon) from the rishi Bharadvaja, and passed it on to Drona. I failed PARASARA: A powerful rishi, grandson of Vasishta, who fathered Vyâsadeva by conceiving him with Satyavati when she was still a maiden. The Vedas seemed more important, but I haven't looked at them very closely either. As my understanding the original epic by Veda Vyaas got translated to many region languages with some/little variations. this Rishi called Brishaspati who performed all sorts of yagnas for the gods to help them defeat their eternal enemies, Asuras. SUSHARMA: King of Trigarta and brother of Duryodhana's wife, Bhanumati. what else is missing. Vyâsadeva was immediately born and grew at once to manhood. Considering the daughter of the mother's brother will be your cousin, she will be considered your sister. She married Arjuna during his one year exile from Indraprastha, only spending one day with him after their wedding.

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