He is not a Hindu mythological character, he is a Greek Mythological
character but is given here in the reference of Duryodhan.
Adhirath was in the lineage of Raajaa Yayaati --> Chitrarath (better
known as Raajaa Rompaad). Rompaad was the same Raajaa who did not have
rains for some time, so he invited Rishyashring Muni to get rains in his
kingdom. As he came in his kingdom, the rain started. Later he did a Yagya
for him to get a son and married Rompaad's daughter Shaantaa.
Adhirath was Mahaaraaj Shaantanu's
Saarathee. His wife's name was Raadhaa. They were childless. One day he
found a child (boy) in a box flowing in Gangaa River while he was taking bath
there. It was the same boy who was flowed by
Kuntee. He brought him with a great happiness and both brought him
up with lots of love as their own child. He named him Raadheya. Once he took
him to Dronaachaarya for his education
but Dronaachaarya refused him to educate saying that he educated only princes,
but he was influenced by Karn's personality so much that he couldn't resist to
say - "Raadheya name doesn't suit your personality, your name should be
Aditi was one of the 60 daughters
of Daksh Prajaapati and Veerinee. Daksh Jee married his 13 daughters to Kashyap Jee.
Aditi was one to them. Aditi is the mother of all Devtaa and Bhagavaan Vaaman. Her
sister Diti was also married to Kashyap Jee and was the mother of all Daitya.
Agastya Muni (Rishi)
Agni Dev (Devtaa)
and Mahiraavan (Daitya)
Ajaamukhee (Daitya Woman)
Ajaamukhee was the daughter of
Kashyap Jee and Surasaa (daughter of Akhirsen Daitya). She had three
brothers - Surpadm, Sinhmukh and Taarak.
Akshaya Kumaar (Daitya)
Raavan's one of the seven sons - Indrajeet,
Prahast, Naraantak, Devaantak, Akshaya Kumaar, Atikaaya, and Trishiraa.
Alaayudh was a Raakshas and was a friend of Hidimb,
Kirmeeraa and Bakaasur. He came
to Duryodhan to fight for him to take revenge from Bheem for their killing.
Alambooshaa was a Raakshas and fought from Duryodhan's side. He was the son of
Jataasur. He was a friend of Bakaasur
too. Bheem killed both of them - Jataasur and Bakaasur, so he joined the army
of Duryodhan to take revenge of his father's and friend's killing from Bheem.
There are two Andhakaasur - this Andhakaasur was the son of
Viprachitti and Sinhikaa.
There are two Andhakaasur - this Andhakaasur was the son of Shiv Jee
and was also killed by Shiv Jee but in different context.
he was a gandharv. When Paadav were going to Paaanchaal Desh to attend
Draupadee's Swayamvar, Arjun met him. He defeated him and learnt
Chaakshushee Vidyaa from him. By its power, one could see whatever he
wished to see and in whatever way he liked.
He was the son of Ghatotkach.
He was killed by Ashwatthaamaa in the night fight of 14th day. Ghatotkach
had another son, named Babrbareek which means that he had two sons -
Barabareek and Anjanparv.
Barbareek's mother's name was Kaamkantakataa. he was killed on the 14th
day night war by Ashwathaamaa
Arishtnemi was a Rishi whose story is given in
Arjun, Kaartveerya (Men)
Arun is the son of Kashyap of Vinataa. He has a brother named Garud
who is the ride of Vishnu. Vinataa had delivered two eggs. When her
sister had delivered Naag and she did not have the child, she got
frustrated. Frustrated she hit one egg which resulted in an underdeveloped
delivered bird. His legs were not developed well. He said to his mother
that she should not make haste in breaking the other egg, so that her other
child should not be born underdeveloped. Later Arun became the charioteer
of Soorya Dev.
Arundhatee (Rishi Woman)
Arundhatee, wife of the famous sage
Vashishth is considered as a
paragon of wifely virtues. She is said to exist in the form of a
Nakshatra or a star. The Arundhatee Nakshatra is identified as the star
ALCOR belonging to the Great Bear Group. It is a very dim and scarcely
visible star. It is customary to show this star to the newly wed for
their future happy married life. The priest shows the brighter stars
nearby and then gradually directs the eyes of the bride and bridegroom
to the real Arundhatee star. This is known as Arundhatee Darshan Nyaaya
or simply Arundhate Nyaaya. It signifies the method of leading from the
gross to the subtle, from the known to the unknown, in logic and
Ashwasen was the son of Takshak Naag and was saved from Khaandav Van's fire
by his mother. (
MBH-2, 3/13) He was very angry with Arjun, because he killed his
mother, so when MBH war occurred, he went to Duryodhan and asked his permission
to fight from his side. Duryodhan permitted him to fihgt with Paandav. He sat
in Karn's quiver and (
MBH, G-6-War/38) tried to kill Arjun through the arrow of Karn. First
time when Karn shot the arrow, Krishn knew it and He lowered His chariot, so
it touched only Arjun's crown which it broke, but since Arjun got lower it could
not touch Arjun. Ashwasen again wanted Karn to shoot the arrow but Karn refused
to use the same arrow twice.
Ashwinee Kumaar (Devtaa)
Asit Deval (Rishi)
There are two Rishi known as Asit Deval and Asit Kaashyap. He is a Vaidik Rishi.
Atri Rishi (Rishi)
Avantee Brothers (Men)
Avantee Brothers were killed by Arjun on the 14th day of Kurukshetra war, the day
Jayadrath was killed.
When King Mahaabhish was to take birth on Prithvi because of the Shaap of Brahmaa
Jee, he decided to take birth in Prateep's house who was ruling in Hastinaapur at
that time. Raajaa Prateep had three sons - Devaapi,
Shaantanu and Baahleek. Shaantanu had
three sons - Bheeshm, Chitraangad and Vichitraveerya; and Vichitraveerya had two
sons - Dhritraashtra and Paandu. Dhritraashtra had hundred Kaurav and Paandu had
five Paandav. Thus Baahleek was the great grandfather of Kaurav and Paandav.
Baahleek had a son named Somdatt. Somdatt
had two sons - Bhoorishravaa and
The number of Baalkhilyaadi Rishi has been regarded as 60,000 in Puraan
and they have been born from Brahmaa' Jee's fur. Their size is very
small, so small that once they fell in a cow's hoof's groove and they
could not come out from it. Their height is only equal to a thumb. They
recite Ved riding on Soorya's chariot.
Arjun's son from Chitraangdaa.
Killed by Bheem in Ekchakraa Nagaree.
Killed by Krishn in His childhood.
Balaahak (Others-Horse, Serpent)
Balaahak is the name of one of the 4 horses drawing Krishn's chariot. The primary
meaning of Balaahak is "cloud", being a type appearing during Pralaya.
It is also a serpent present in Varun's court.
Bali, Raajaa (Daitya)
Balval was Ilval's son and he was killed by Balaraam Jee when he was on
his Teerth Yaatraa at the request of Rishi after killing Soot Jee (Ugrashravaa).
Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u17]
Bhaanusen was the son of Karn. He had four brothers -
Sushen, Satyasandh, and
Bhagadatt was the son of Bhaumaasur
(Narakaasur) and the king of Praag Jyotish Pur after Krishn had killed Bhaumaasur.
Bhagadatt was a good friend of Duryodhan. He was a friend of Indra too. He had the
elephant named Supreetikaa. Even his elephant was invincible and very intelligent.
It was not easy to fight with Bhagadatt. Bheeshm counting the warriors to Duryodhan,
just before the war started, taking his name said - "Once a fight took place
between him and Arjun. It continued for days together. Since Bhagadatt regarded Indra
his friend, he made friendship with his son Arjun." In fact he had the infallible
Vaishnav Astra, that is why he was invincible. His grandmother Earth took that weapon
for her son Narakaasur from Vishnu as a boon for her son. And Bhagadatt took that weapon
in turn from him. When he used that Astra at Arjun, Krishn took it on His chest. After
that he became an ordinary warrior, so Arjun killed him.
Bhasmaasur (Daitya) see
Bheeshm, Pitaamah (Men)
Raajaa Bheeshmak, otherwise known as Hiranyaromaaa, was a Bhoj King. He
was a the ruler of whole southern country, Vidarbh Desh and was a friend
of Indra. He had five sons - Rukmee, Rukmrath, Rukmbaahu, Rukmesh and Rukmmaalee;
and one daughter - Rukminee who
was married to Krishn. She was the first among the eight Chief wives of Krishn.
Everybody was against this marriage. When Jaraasandh could not win Dwaarakaa
and Krishn, he went to Bheeshmak with the proposal that his daughter Rukminee
should be married to Shishupaal, so that these three kingdoms will be friends
and rile over other kingdoms. But Rukminee was inclined to marry Krishn, so
Krishn came and abducted her. Her eldest brother
Rukmee followed them, fought them but could not win.
He was the son of Somdatt. Raajaa Prateep
had theree sons - Baahleek, Shantanu, and Devaapi. Baahleek went for Tap,
so Shantanu became the king. Bahleek's son was Somdatt, and Somdatt's son was
Bhoorishravaa. He was a good friend of Duryodhan. He had two brothers named
Bhoori and Shal. Both brothers, Shal and
Bhoorishravaa, fought from Duryodhan's side in Kurukshetra war. Bhoorishravaa was
killed by Saatyaki on 14th day of the war.
There was a personal quarrel between Saatyaki's father and Somdatt, that is why
Saatyaki killed Bhoorishravaa to take revenge of that. See also
Saatyaki and Bhoorishravaa.
This Muni came to Yudhishthir when Arjun was away to Indra Lok to get Divine
Astra from Him. When Yudhishthir asked him if had he seen anyone else more
unfortunate than him? He told him the story of
Nal and Damayantee,
and taught him the art of dice game.
He was the eldest brother among the five brothers of Kaikaya brothers. He was
killed by Drone in Mahaabhaarat war on 14th day.
Brihadrath was the son of Uparichar
Vasu. He had 4 brothers - (1) Pratyaagrahh, (2) Kushaamb, also
called Manivaahan, (3) Maavelaa, and (4) Yadu.
He was the king of Koshal and fought the MBH War from Duryodhan's side.
Chaanoor was a Raakshas wrestler who was killed by Krishn when He came
to attend Dhanush Yagya on the invitation of Kans.
Chand and Mund (Datya)
He fought from Paandav's side in Kurukshetra war.
Chitraangad and Vichitraveerya (Men)
Chitraangad means - one with varied limbs beauty-wise.
Chitraangad and Vichitraveerya were the children of Raajaa Shaantanu and Satyavatee.
Shaantanu died leaving them young, so Bheeshm took care of them. When they grew
up, Bheeshm coronated Chitraangad as the king of Hastinaapur, but he didn't live long
and was killed in a war with a Gandharv named as Chitraangad too on a trivial matter,
that why his name was like his own name? Then Bheeshm coronated Vichitraveetrya. He
married him to Ambikaa and Ambaalikaa, Kaashee's king's daughters. But he also died
Chitraangadaa was the daughter of Chitrabhaanu, King of Mani Pur. Arjun
met her also when he was on his Praayshchit travel. He married her too.
Since Chitraangadaa was the only daughter of the King he did not send her
with Arjun. They had a son named Babhruvaahan. He fought in MBH war
The king of Gandharv. Teaches music and dance to all Apsaraa in the court of Indra.
He taught music and dance to Arjun also. Then he became friend of Arjun. It was useful
during his Agyaatvaas. Once picks up a quarrel with Duryodhan and captures him at the
order of Indra. Yudhishthir gets him released through Arjun and Bheem.
Chitrasen was the son of Karn. He had three brothers -
Sushen. Chitrasen was killed by Nakul on the 18th day of Kurukshetra war.
Chitrasen was one of the 100 sons of Dhritraashtra.
Daaruk is the Saarathee (charioteer) of Krishn.
Daksh Jee (Men)
Damaghosh was the king of Chedi Desh. He was the husband of Vasudev's
another sister named ... They had a son named
Shishupaal who was killed by Krishn in Raajsooya Yagya of
Dasharath, Raajaa (Men)
Devaantak and Naraantak (Daitya) see also
Ganesh Jee and Devaantak
In the Ganesh Puraan, Devaantak and Naraantak were a son of the Rishi Rudraketu
(of Sat Yug). After praying to the god Shiv, they were granted boons and became
powerful and cruel rulers. They assumed sovereignty over Swarg. In response to
those Raakshas, Ganesh Jee turned into an Avataar named Mahotkat. He battled with
the demon army with help of the Asht Siddhi. Eventually Mahotkat managed to kill
Devaantak with one of his tusks.
Devaapi was the son of Prateep He had two
younger brothers also - Baahleek and
Shaantanu. Devaapi had some kind of skin disease, that is why he could not
be appointed as King and thus sadly he left for woods. Baahleek also abandoned
the kingdom and lived with his maternal uncle. There he got the kingdom of his maternal
father. Thus Shaantanu became the King of Hastinaapur.
Devahooti was one of the three daughters of Manu: Devahooti, Prasooti, and Aakooti.
Devhooti was married to Kardam Rishi, Prasooti
was married to Daksh Jee and Aakooti was married to Ruchi Prajaapati.
Devayaanee (Women) see also
Devtaa Produced Vaanar (Others-Vaanar)
Devtaa produced many Vaanar to help Bhagavaan Raam to kill Raavan. Other Devtaa
than Indra, Soorya, Shiv, Vishwakarmaa etc also produced millions of Vaanar. They were
10 millions of them. Most were produced in accordance of their fathers in their form.
All Vaanar were very mighty, brave and some were even better than their fathers. They
were all living under the guidance of Baali and
Indra produced = Baali
Soorya produced = Sugreev
Brihaspati produced = Taarak
Kuber produced = Gandhmaadan
Vishwakarmaa produced = Nal
Agni produced = Neel
Ashwinee Kumaar produced = Mayand and Dwivid
Varun produced = Sushen
Paranjaya produced = Sharabh
Wind produced = Hanumaan
He was the son of Shishupaal and the king
of Chedi Desh after Shishupaal's death. He came to see
Yudhishthir along with Krishn in Kaamyak Van. He also came to him at the
time of war with his one Akshauhinee army. He fought from Yudhishthir's side. He
was killed by Drone on the 14th day of the war - the day
Jayadrath was killed by Arjun.
Drupad, Raajaa (Men)
Dundubhee and Maayaavee were the two sons of
Maya Daanav. They had a sister also named
Mandodaree who was born from an Apsaraa -
Hemaa. Maya Daanav married her to Raavan.
Dundubhee and Maayaavee were killed by Baali.
Durjaya was one of the brothers of Duryodhan. He was killed by Bheem on 14th
day of war.
He was one of the brothers of Duryodhan. He was involve while Drone
built the special Vyooh to stop Arjun to kill Jayadrath. He was also
killed by Bheem on the 14th day of war.
Durmukh was one of the 99 brothers of Duryodhan. He was killed by Bheem on
14th day of war.
Durvaasaa Muni (Rishi)
Dyumatsen was a king among Shaalv. He had only one son named
Satyavaan who was married to
who saved him from death. got her in-law's kingdom and eyes back, 100
sons for her father and 100 sons for herself from Yam Raaj
see also Gayatree
Gad was Balaraam's brother. He was
Arjun's good friend. They studied together in
Drone's Gurukul. Arjun heard a
lot about Subhadraa from him only, since
then he used to love her.
Although Gadaasur was a Daitya, but he was a great Bhakt of Vishnu. Once
Vishnu asked him to give his bones to Him. He immediately ripped off his
flesh and gave his bones to Vishnu. Vishnu made His Gadaa (Mace) out of
those bones. Since that weapon was made of Gad's bones, it was named
Gragaachaarya was the son of Brahmaa Jee and a disciple of Shankar Jee. Brahmaa Jee
had appointed him as the Kul Guru of the Vrishni Vansh, that is why only he had to
perform all Sanskaar of Krishn and Balaraam.
Ghritsamad (Rishi) see
He is the son of Maatali (the Saarathee
(charioteer) of Indra).
Gotam Raahoogan (Rishi)
He is the seer of several Mantra of Rig Ved. He was the son of Rahoogan
Aangiras that is why he was named as Gotam Raahigan. Thus Raahoogan seems to be his
title. It has been indicated in Shatapath Braahman that he was living in
the times of Videh Janak and Yaagyavalkya.
She is the daughter of Maatali. Read a story about her marriage
Gunavatee was the daughter of Sunabh, the younger brother of Vajranaabh.
She had an elder sister also, Chandramatee. Vajranaabh's daughter Chandramatee
was married to Krishn's son Pradyumn. Chandramatee and Gunavatee them
talking to each other and wanted to get married to Yaadav. According to
Prabhaavatee's advice, CHandramatee married Krishn's brother Gad, and
Gunavatee married Krishn' son Saamb as per Harivansh, Chapter 94.
Guru (Devtaa) see
Another name of Brihaspati.
Heti and Praheti (Daitya) see
Hidimb was a Raakshas who lived in Hidimb Van. When Paandav escaped
from Laakshaa Grih of Baaranaavat, they rested for a while in Hidimb Van
not knowing that it was Hidimb Van and Hidimb Raakshas might eat them.
Hidimb smelled human flesh and asked his sister Hidimbaa to bring
human flesh as he had not eaten that for quite some time. Hidimbaa went
there but seeing Bheem, she gotr attracted to him and could not bring
human flesh for her brother. When Hidimbaa did not come for quite some
time Hidimb himself came out in search of human flesh. He came to the
same place and saw Hidimbaa standing near
Bheem. Hidimbaa requested him that he should not kill Bheem as she
loved him but Hidimb didn't listen to her and attacked on Bheem. After a
brief fight Bheem killed him.
Hidimbaa (Daitya Woman)
Hidimbaa was the sister of Hidimb. They lived in Hidimb Van. Once
when Paandav escaped from Laakshaa Grih of Baaranaavat, they rested for
a while in Hidimb Van not knowing that it was Hidimb Van and Hidimb
Raakshas might eat them. Hidimb smelled human flesh and asked his sister
Hidimbaa to bring human flesh as he had not eaten that for quite some time.
Hidimbaa went there but seeing Bheem,
she gotr attracted to him and could not bring human flesh for her brother.
When Hidimbaa did not come for quite some time Hidimb himself came out in
search of human flesh. He cme to the same place and saw Hidimbaa standing
near Bheem. Hidimbaa requested him that he should not kill Bheem as she loved
him but Hidimb didn't listen to her and attacked on Bheem. After a brief
fight Bheem killed him. Hidimbaa married Bheem with the permission of Kuntee
and his elder brother. They had a son named
Hiranyavarmaa, Raajaa (Men)
He was the king of Dashaarh race. His daughter was married to
Shikhandee who was
born as a girl but later to become a man.
Hotravaahan was the maternal grandfather (Naanaa) of
Ambaa - the father-in-law of Kaashee's king. He met Ambaa in woods and helped
her to achieve her objective, but unfortunately the method didn't work.
One of the Vaidik Devee (goddesses). Ilaa, Bhaaratee and Saraswatee.
Bhaaratee was like Lakshmee, and Ilaa was like Durgaa.
Indrasen (Daitya) see
Indravarmaa, Raajaa (Men)
Chief of Maalavaa. His elephant's name was Ashwatthaamaa. By killing him
Bheem told this lie to Drone and then
Dhrishtdyumn could kill him.
Iraa see Ilaa
Iraavaan was the son of Arjun and Uloopee.
Uloopee was the daughter of the king of Naag. Her husband was killed by Garud.
Airaavat Naag gave her to Arjun. Arjun accepted her as his wife and had this son from
her. His uncle abandoned him because he hated Iraavaan so he grew up in Naag region
protected by his mother. Hearing that Arjun had gone to Indra he speedily went to
Swarg, saluted him and said - "I am Iraavaan - your son." Then he reminded
him the incident of meeting him to his mother. Arjun recollected them and embraced
his son who resembled himself in accomplishments. He said to him - "When the
war will take place you will help me." "Yes" and he went away. He
came at the time of war. He was killed by Alambooshaa Raakshas who was fighting
from Kaurav's side in Mahaabhaarat war on its 8th day.
Jaabaal was a woman who had a son named Satyakaam. She did not know
whose son he was because she served several people. Some said that she
was a prostitute. When Satyakaam wanted to be a disciple of Gautam Rishi
he asked his lineage, and he replied that he was Satyakaam Jaabaal (n
his mother's instruction). Gautam Rishi immediately accepted him as his
disciple on speaking truth. His story comes in
Jamboomaalee is the son of Prahast who attacks Hanumaan in the Ashok Vaatikaa.
Jaambvatee was the daughter of Jaambvant. Jaambvant married
his daughter to Krishn. She was His 2nd of eight Chief wives -
Mitravrindaa, Bhadraa, Lakshmanaa, and Naagnjitee.
Jalaasandh was the son of Dhritraashtra and was killed by Saatyaki on
14th day of Mahaabhaarat war when Saatyaki was going to Arjun at the
order of Yudhishthir.
Janak, Raajaa (Men)
Jaraa (Daitya Woman)
Jaraa was a Raakshasee who picked up two pieces of a baby boy from near
a palace. Instead of eating them, she started playing with them. Suddenly
they got joined and the baby got alive. She took the baby home and looked
after him as her own child. That boy was called Jaraasandh. Once
Jaraasandh wanted to kill us, so he hurled his Gadaa at us. Seeing Gadaa
coming, Balaraam Jee hurled his Sthoonkarn named weapon to stop it. His
Gadaa fell down and since Jaraa was living inside the Earth with her son
and people, she was also killed along with her son and people.
Jaraa was a hunter ho bought the remaining part of powdered pestle
thrown into the sea. He found it very good for making arrows, so he made
a good arrowhead out of it. Once he saw some pink thing at a distance, h
thought that it was an animal, so he aimed that arrow at it an released
it. The pink thing which he thought was an animal, was in fact the soul
of Krishn's foot. It hit it and Krishn died of it. When Jaraa came to
take his hunt, he found that there was no animal and there was a Chatur-bhuj
man - Krishn. He felt very sorry and asked for His forgiveness repeatedly.
Krishn consoled him, that it was destined like that, so he need not to worry
about it. Krishn sent him to His Lok riding in Divine Vimaan.
Jataasur Daitya was killed by Bheem when Paandav were staying
near Kuber's city waiting for Arjun to come. Bheem went there to bring
divine flowers for Draupadee and then other Paandav and Draupadee also
came there looking for him.
Jataasur Raakshas was also killed by Bheem. On the 14th Day of the
war, in the night when Ghatotkach
went to fight with Karn, his son Alambooshaa came to Duryodhan and
requested him to fight from his side.
Duryodhan gave him permission to fight for him and sent him to fight
with Ghatotkach. At one time Bheem killed his father, so he wanted to take
revenge of his father's killing. But he was killed by Ghatotkach.
Jaya and Vijaya
Jayant is Indra's son.
He was the son of Jaraasandh,
the King of Magdh Desh. He fought from Duryodhan's side in Mahaabhaarat war.
He was killed by Abhimanyu.