Paandu, Paraashar, Pareekshit, Pradyumn, Pulastya, Pururavaa,
Raahu, Raavan, Revatee, Romharshan, Rudra, Rukminee
Paandav were the five sons of Raajaa Paandu, who was the son of Maharshi Ved Vyaas
Jee and Ambaalikaa, wife of Vichitraveerya (son of Shaantanu and Satyavatee). Their names were Yudhishthir,
Bheemsen, Arjun, Nakul, and
Paandu see also Dhritraashtra, Kuntee
Paandu was Maharshi Ved Vyaas' son from Vichitraveerya's wife Ambaalikaa. He was
the younger brother of Dhritraashtra and elder brother of Vidur. He was married to
Kuntee (Raajaa Kuntibhoj's daughter), then he married to Madra Desh Princess Maadree
also. He was unable to produce any child because of the Shaap of Kindam Rishi, that is
why his first wife Kuntee used her Mantra power to call Dharm Raaj, Vaayu Dev, and Indra
Dev to produce sons. Dharm Raaj's son was Yudhishthir, Vaayu Dev's son
was Bheemsen, and Indra Dev's son was
She told this Mantra to Maadree also and she called Ashwinee Kumaar to produce a
twin sons - Nakul and Sahadev. Once Paandu had a desire of having Madree
and at that same time he died. Maadree became Satee with Paandu, and all five
children, called as Paanadav, were brought up by Kuntee.
Paraashar see also Satyavatee
Maharshi Paraashar is the grandson of Brahmarshi Vashishth, and the son of
Shakti and Adrashyanti. He produced a son from Daash Raaj's daughter Satyavatee before her
marriage to King Shaantanu - Ved Vyaas Jee.
Thus in a way, Paandav and Kaurav were in the lineage of Vashishth Jee also (Vashishth
--> Shakti --> Paraashar --> Vyaas Jee --> Dhritraashtra and Paandu
--> Kaurav and Paandav )
Pareekshit was the son of Abhimanyu and Uttaraa;
grandson of Arjun and Subhadraa (Krishn's younger
sister). He was the first King of Kali Yug. Once he heard that Kali has come in
his kingdom so he went out with the intention to fight with Kali. He met Kali
and he wanted to kill him but on his request he had let him live in his kingdom. He
assigned him five places (gambling, gold, liquor bar, sexual love, greed) to
live. Once Raajaa went for hunting, there he got tired, hungry and thirsty, so he came to an Aashram in which
Shameek Rishi was meditating. He called him to get some water but since he was
meditating, he did not know that he was there. In anger and under the influence
of Kali, he picked a dead snake and put it in the neck of the Rishi and went away. When his son
Shringee heard this he gave Shaap to him, "Whosoever has misbehaved with my
father, Takshak Naag will bite him on the seventh day from today."
After coming home, Raajaa repented and thought as what he should do, that he came
to know about Shringee Rishi Shaap. He became happy, handed over his kingdom to
his son Janamejaya, and went to the bank of Gangaa Jee. He sat there without food and
drink and asked Rishi, Muni to tell him what he should do to improve his Par-Lok
within these seven days. Then Naarad Jee came and suggested him to listen to
Bhaagvat Puraan. Many Rishi and Muni came there to listen Bhaagvat Kathaa until he left his
body. Then Shuk Dev Jee also came there. So everybody gave the highest Aasan to
him to tell Bhaagvat Puraan. Then he told him this Kathaa to Pareekshit. On the seventh day Pareekshit had left this
physical body through Yog before Takshak bit him.
[see also Khatwaang]
see also Kaamdev
his mothers mistook him as Shree Krishn and they
thought about him with that perspective. He was married to Rukmee's daughter
Rukmvatee, besides his own wife Maayaavatee (Rati). He was Kaamdev reborn to
Krishn as His son. When Satee Jee left her body in her father's Yagya, Shiv Jee
got very sad. He took Samaadhi and started doing tap. At the same time there was
one Asur who was not being able to be killed by anybody. Brahmaa Jee told that
Shiv Jee's son would kill him. Now Shiv Jee was in Samaadhi, how could He have a
son without marriage. On the other side, Satee Jee took birth in Himaalaya and
Mainaa's house as Paarvatee Jee and Naarad Jee had come to tell them that Shiv
Jee was the groom whose characteristics were like those ones she should get in her husband, so let her do Tap
to get Shiv Jee as her husband. So she was did very hard Tapasyaa to get him.
Pradyumn was the son of Shree Krishn and Rukminee Jee. Pradyumn was so much
like Shree Krishn that even
As Shiv Jee was busy in Tapasyaa, and only Shiv's son could kill the Daitya,
then how the son should be born to him? In this attempt, Indra sent Kaam Dev to disturb Shiv Jee's
Samaadhi, so that he could desire for a wife and produce a son for them. So he came
with his army (Vasant Ritu, cool sweet-smelled air, flowers all around etc), and
as he pulled the string of his flower bow, Shiv Jee opened his eyes along with
third eye. As he opened his third eye, Kaam Dev was burned to ashes. His wife Rati
came weeping bitterly about her husband. Then Shiv Jee consoled her assuring that
"your husband will be born as Krishn's son in Dwaapar Yug and till then he
will have his effect on people without body." So Pradyumn was born to
Krishn and Rukminee.
whose son was Kuber.
Pulastya Rishi was married to Kardam Jee's one of the nine daughters named
Havirbhoo. Pulastya Rishi had two sons -
Maharshi Agastya and Vishravaa.
Vishravaa had two wives: one was Keshinee who gave birth to Raavan, Kumbhkarn and Vibheeshan;
and another was Idvidaa
and Shraddhaa's son). Once Naarad
Jee praised Pururavaa so much in Indra's Sabhaa that Urvashee got curious to get
him as her husband. Before there was only one Agni, not three, and one Ved
(Pranav=Omkaar, all Shaastra and Ved were in Pranav), not three. But as Tretaa
Yug came three Ved appeared in Pururavaa's heart and he produced three Agni. He had
accepted three Agni as his children so he got Gandharv Lok. Pururavaa
had six sons from Urvashee. In his lineage there was Jahnu who drank whole
Gangaa's water by filling in his hand (that is how Gangaa is called Jaahnavee).
He was Budh's son from Ilaa. And who was Budh? Budh was Chandramaa's son from
Brihaspati's wife Taaraa. (Brihaspati was Maharshi Angiraa
Saagar Manthan, and the distribution of Amrit, when Raahu was
sitting with other Asur, he noticed that Mohinee (Vishnu'a Avataar) was distributing Amrit only to
Devtaa. He did not care of injustice, but he himself wanted to drink Amrit, so
he got up and sat with Devtaa, between Soorya and Chandramaa, in disguise of
Devtaa. Mohinee could not know it, so She gave some Amrit to Raahu too. As She gave
to him, Soorya and Chandramaa recognized him as Asur and complained about it to
Mohinee. Mohinee immediately ordered His Chakra to cut his neck, but before the
Chakra cut his neck he had already gulped some Amrit, so he became immortal. Now
there were two parts of his body - the head and the trunk and both parts were alive. His head was called Raahu and his rest of the
body became Ketu.
Raahu was the son of Viprachitti and
Sinhikaa. At the time of
Soorya and Chandramaa complained about him, now he comes to gulp them on
Amaavasyaa (new Moon) and Poornimaa (full Moon) days respectively. And since
Vishnu's Chakra always protects them, he cannot stay in front of them for long
time. On Prithvi they are called Soorya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) and Chandra Grahan
(Lunar Eclipse). Brahmaa Jee
gave both of his parts the status of planets.
see also Raavan
the grandson of
Rishi Pulastya. His mother's name was Kaikasee or Keshinee. He had 10 heads and 20 arms,
that is why he was called as Dashaanan, or Dashsheesh too. He was married to Maya
Daanav's daughter Mandodaree. She was a Satee woman. He had two brothers -
Kumbhkarn and Vibheeshan, and one sister - Shoorpankhaa. Kuber was his half brother. His capital was Lankaa
situated on Trikoot Parvat. Maya Daanav himself built it for him in gold.
Raavan was in Tretaa Yug. He was the son of Rishi Vishravaa and
and Kumbhkarn both were a great devotee of Shiv Jee. Raavan did Tapasyaa for
his one head at the
completion of each 1,000 years. At the end of 10,000 years when he got ready to
offer his 10th head, Brahmaa Jee appeared and asked him to ask for any Var. He
asked "I should not be killed by anybody - Devtaa, Gandharv, Raakshas etc. and I don't care for human
beings and monkeys." That is why Bhagavaan had to take Avataar as a human
being and gather the army of monkeys. Once he lifted Kailaash Parvat and shook it fiercely.
Shiv Jee pressed it just by the tip of his big toe, Raavan's both hands were
crushed under it. He wept a lot, so Shiv Jee gave him the name "Raavan" and Var
of long life.
was born in Braahman family (he was the grandson of Rishi Pulastya, Brahmaa's
son, and the son of Vishravaa) so he was a Pandit. It is said that he used to
recite Ved from all of his ten mouths.
He had an Amrit Kund in his
navel area that is why even Raam was not able to kill
him until Vibheeshan told him about it. Vibheeshan was Raam Bhakt. When Raavan
didn't listen to him for not to break the war with Raam, then he defected
Raavan and came to Raam and told the secret of Raavan's death. Later when Raavan and Kumbhkarn were killed, he became the
king of Lankaa and got the age of one Kalp.
had six sons - Meghnaad was the eldest. His another name was Indrajeet because he had won Indra.
He was killed by Lakshman, Akshay Kumaar was the youngest. He was killed by Hanumaan Jee at
the time when Hanumaan Jee came to Lankaa in search for Seetaa.
Revateearaam Jee on the advice of Brahmaa Jee.
Vaivaswat Manu's son was Sharyaati. He had three sons and one daughter Sukanyaa
who was married to Chyavan Rishi. Among his three sons Aanart's son was Raivat.
Raivat had 100 sons. His eldest son's name was Kakudmee. Revatee was the daughter of
Kakudmee. She was married to Bal
Romharshanaraam Jee was on
his Teerth Yaatraa just before starting MBH war, He came to
Naimish Aranya Teerth where
Romharshan Jee was appointed by other Rishi to deliver them sermons. Seeing
Balaraam Jee, neither he got up nor he greeted him. So in great anger Balaraam Jee
picked a Kush straw and hit him with it. Romharshan Jee died instantly. Since
Rishi had vested in him many powers to tell them the Kathaa, Balaraam Jee gave
all those powers to his son Ugrashravaa so that he could tell them the Kathaa.
Romharshan was a Kshatriya and his wife was a Braahman, thus he did a Vilom
Vivaah in which the girls is often from a higher caste. His son's name was
Ugrashravaa but people used to call him Soot Jee. Romharshan Jee was a great
disciple of Ved Vyaas Jee and used to deliver sermons to other Rishi. Once when
he got so angry that a red
and blue child came out of the center of his eyebrows.
He was the Poorvaj (ancestor) of Devtaa - Bhav (Rudra).
First he cried then asked his name and his dwelling place. Brahmaa Jee said -
"Because you started crying as soon as you were born, you will be called as
Rudra and I have already created eleven places for you to live - Hriday (heart),
Indriyaan, Praan, Sky, Air, Fire, Water, Prithvi, Sun, mind and Tap. You will be
called by these 11 names Manyu, Manu, Mahinas, Mahaan, Shiv, Ritdhwaj, Ugraretaa, Bhav, Kaal,
Vaamdev, and Dhritvrat; and Dhee, Vritti, Ushanaa, Umaa, Niyut, Sarpi, Ilaa,
Ambikaa, Iraavatee, Sudhaa and Deekshaa will be your 11 wives. You accept these
names, dwelling places and wives and start producing people (Prajaa) because you
are the Prajaapati (Swaamee of people) now. [Thus they are 11 Rudra with their 11 wives
living in 11 places]
There are 11 Rudra. When Brahmaa Jee's own children Sanakaadi Muni refused to
create any kind of Creation, He got very angry, and
Rukminee was the daughter of Raajaa Bheeshmak of Vidarbh Desh. She was the
Avataar of Lakshmee Jee. She had five brothers - Rukmee, Rukmrath, Rukmbaahu,
Rukmesh and Rukmmaalee. Everybody wanted to marry Her to Shree Krishn except
Her eldest brother Rukmee. So on Rukminee's request Krishn brought Her from Her
Swayamvar and married Her. She was one of the 8 chief wives of Krishn. Others
were: Satyabhaamaa, Jaambvatee, Kaalindee, Mitravrindaa, Bhadraa, Lakshmanaa, Naagnjitee.
She had 10 sons, and one of them was Pradyumn. He was married to Rukmee's daughter Rukmvatee
beside his own wife Maayaavatee (Rati).