Kaaliya Naag (Others)
Kaam Dev (Devtaa)
Kaartveerya Arjun (Men)
Kaatyaayanee (Rishi Woman)
Kabandh Raakshas' name comes in Tulasee's Raamaayan's Aranya Kaand, when
Seetaa had been abducted by Raavan and Raam goes out in forest in search
of her, He meets him and kills him. While dying he told his story of
becoming Raakshas because of the Shaap of Durvaasaa Muni. Originally he
was a Gandharv.
Kaikaya Brothers (Men)
They were five in number like Paandav. These were Paandav's friends and
fought for them in war. One of them was Brihadkshatra who was killed
by Drone on 14th day of the war - on the day
Jayadrath was killed by Arjun.
The king of Kaling Desh. He was killed by Bheem on the 2nd day of the war.
His son Sakradev was also killed by
Bheem on the same day.
His mention is found at several places -
Kamalaa Ekaadashee Kathaa;
Kaushalyaa was one of the three wives of
Raajaa Dasharath - Kaushalyaa,
Sumitraa and Kaikeyee. She was
the eldest queen and was the mother of Raam.
see also Khar
Ketumaan was also killed by Bheem on
the 2nd day of the war when he was helping the king of Kaling.
Khaatu Shyaam see
Khar and Dooshan (Raakshas)
Kindam Rishi (Rishi)
When Paandu went for rest after his victory tour, he met Kindam Rishi in
the forest. He often had Satsang with him. They didn't have any child.
Once Kindam Rishi was with his wife, that Paandu shot a Shabd-Vedhee arrow
to kill a lion on Maadree's request. Unfortunately it hit Rishi and his
wife's chests and they died. When Paandu came to take his game, he found
that his arrow had Kindam Rishi and his wife. He got extremely sorry but
he could not do anything. At that time Kindam Rishi gave him Shaap that
when he will be with his wife, he will also die, thus he will not be able
to have any child. Hearing Rishi's Shaap Raajaa got very sad and came back
to his place and told everything to Kuntee and Maadree.
Kirmeeraa was a Raakshas. He was the brother of
Bakaasur, who was killed by Bheem in Ekchakraa Nagaree, and a good friend
of Hidimb, who was also killed by Bheem
while they were in Hidimb forest after the Baaranaavat fire. Hidimb's sister
Hidimbaa got attracted to Bheem so she married
him and produced a son named Ghatotkach.
Kirmeeraa was killed by Bheem while they had already spent three nights in Van of
their exile period.
Kotik was the son of King Surath. He came with Jayadrath when Jayadrath
Kratu was one of the ten Maanas Putra (brainchildren) of Brahmaa Jee - Mareechi,
Atri, Angiraa, Pulastya, Pulah, Kratu, Bhrigu, Vashishth, Daksh and Naarad.
According to Bhaagvat
Puraan, 3/10 he was married to Kardam Rishi's one of the nine daughters
named Kriyaa ad had 60,000 sons Baalkhilya Rishi who were only the size of a
thumb. Others say that he was married Sannati, the daughter of Daksh who brought
forth 60,000 Baalikhilya, the pigmy sages who were not bigger than a joint of
Kripaachaarya Jee (Rishi)
Kripee (Rishi Woman)
Kshaatradev was the son of Shikhandee.
He was killed by Drone on the 12th day of the MBH war.
He was the son of Dhrishtdyumn
and fought from Paandav's side in Mahaabhaarat war.
Kubjaa means hunchback. She was a woman in Kans' service. She used to
make Ubatan (Indian old fashioned soap) for him. Krishn met her in the
lanes of Mathuraa and made her beautiful with just pressing her foot with
His own and lifting her chin up. Then he asked her to ask for a Var. She
said that she wanted to Him to be her guest. So he lived with her for 7
days and pleased her. It is believed that in her previous life she was
Shoorpanakhaa. In fact Shoorpanakhaa loved Raam very much. So in that
life Bahgavaan could not fulfill her wish to marry her, because he was
already married to Seetaa, but when she was born as Kubjaa, he made her
beautiful and lived with her for 7 days. That is how he fulfilled her
wish to marry Him.
Kuntibhoj, Raajaa (Men)
Kuntibhoj was the father of Kuntee. He
was a cousin and a great friend of Kuntee's real father Mahaaraaj Shoorsen
(Krishn's paternal grandfather). Kuntibhoj was childless so Shoorsen gave his
first child to him. His first child was a girl and her name was Prithaa. When
Prithaa came to Kuntibhoj's house, she was called Kuntee. Kuntibhoj fought from
Paandav's side and was killed by Drone.
Kuru, King (Men)
Kushdhwaj was the younger brother of
Raajaa Janak (the father of
Seetaa). He was the King of Banaaras. He had two daughters - Maandavee
and Shrutkeerti who were married to Bharat and Shatrughn respectively -
Raam's two younger brothers.
Son of Duryodhan. Abhimanyu killed him on the day of his own death, the 13th
day of Mahaabhaarat war.
We meet Lomash Muni in Indra Lok when Arjun is there to collect Divine weapons.
Indra sent him to Paandav to inform them that Arjun was all right and he will
be reaching there soon. Lomash Muni take then for pilgrimage and tell them many
stories on the way. Lomash Muni is mentioned in
Tulasee's Maanas, Uttar Kaand,
too. Kaagbhushundi Jee was his disciple and had a curse from him of being a crow.
--Raajaa Indradyumn went to Vidrum Rishi, and Lomash Rishi helped
Indradyumn to get Maoksh on the basis of his Tap.
- Daughter of Yayaati (Women)
Maadree was the daughter of the king of Madra Desh. When
Paandu went around on victory tour, he married Maadree and brought
her to Hastinaapur as his second queen. She had two sons from Ashwinee Kumaar,
Nakul and Sahadev, through Kuntee's Mantra. She loved Sahadev very much being
the youngest among all. When Paandu died because of Rishi's Shaap, Maadree became
Satee with him leaving her two sons under the care of Kuntee.
Maalee (Daitya) see
Maalyavaan, Maalee and Sumaalee
were three brothers - the sons of Sukesh and Dev-Vatee.
Maalyavaan (Daitya) see also
Khar, Dooshan and Trishiraa
Maalyavaan, Maalee and Sumaalee
were three brothers - the sons of Sukesh and Dev-Vatee.
Maatali is the Saarathee (charioteer) of Indra Dev. He had a daughter named
Gunaakeshee. (read a story about him
here) and a son named Gomukh.
Maayaavee and Dundubhee 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
Madayantee (Women) see also
Madayantee was the wife of King Saudaas. Once he was cursed by Vashishth
Jee to become a Raakshas for 12 years. During that period, once he ate a
Braahman engaged in love with his wife, his wife cursed him that he
would not be able have a child from his wife. As soon as he would try to
have he would die as she is dying in her husband's separation. Saudaas
asked her then how he will extend his family line. She said - "Who has
given you this condition, only he will help you." When Saudaas' curse
period was over, he took the help of Vashishth Jee to have children.
Madayantee had one son from him named Ashmak, because he was born by
hitting a stone on Madayantee's stomach.
Madhu and Kaitabh (Daitya)
Madhuchchhandaa was the son of
Vishwaamitra Jee. He is the
seer of 10 Sootra of Rig Ved's 1st Mandal.
Mahaabal and Atibal (Daitya)
Mahaabal and Atibal were two Daitya brothers. Atibal was killed by
Vishnu in a single combat. See also
Mahishee (Daitya Woman)
Maitreya Rishi (Rishi)
Maitreyee (Rishi Women)
There are two Maitreyee - (1) Sulabhaa maitreyee, and
Manasaa Devee (Devee)
Mandodaree (Daitya Woman)
Mantharaa was the most beloved maid servant of Kaikeyee. She came with Kaikeyee
from her parent's house. Kaikeyee regarded her very much and used to do many
things with her consultation. She also loved her very much and always thought
about her good.
Both Manu and Shatroopaa were born from Brahmaa Jee. Manu had two sons - Priyavrat
and Uttaanpaad (whose son was Dhruv); and three daughters: Devahooti, Prasooti and
Aakooti. Devhooti was married to Kardam Rishi, Prasooti was married to Daksh Prajaapati,
and Aakooti was married to Ruchi Prajaapati according to
Putrikaa Dharm. He had one son more
born from his sneeze: Ikshwaaku, in whose Vansh Raam was born. Ikshwaaku had three
sons: Vikukshi, Nimi and Dand (on whose name was Dandak Van and Raam stayed there
in His exile period).
Maharshi Mareechi is one of the ten Maanas Putra (brain children) of Brahmaa Jee -
Mareechi, Atri, Angiraa, Pulastya, Pulah, Kratu, Bhrigu, Vashishth, Daksh and Naarad.
Mareechi means "a ray of light". According to
Bhaagvat Puraan, 8/1
and 8/5 he was one
of the Sapt Rishi in the First Manvantar - others being Atri, Angiraa, Pulah, Kratu,
Pulastya, and Vashishth. He was married to Kalaa (one of the nine daughters of Kardam
Rishi) and had a son named Maharshi Kashyap from her. In Varaah Puraan Maarkandeya
Rishi says that he is one of the very revered Pitri, lives in Heaven and worships
Matang Muni (Rishi)
he was the son of Shoodra mother and Vaishya father, In fact
Chaandaal are often referred to as Matang in passages like in Varaah
Maya Daanav (Daitya)
Nothing much is known about Rishi Medhaatithi, except
that he lived in Kashmeer, India, and was a commentator of Manu Smriti.
he is said to live in 9th century BC
Mitraa is a Vaidik Devtaa. Once Mitraa and Varun were going
somewhere that they saw Urvashee and their semen fell. They carefully
kept it in a pitcher. Later two Rishi were born from that pitcher -
Maharshi Vashishth (son of Mitraa) and Maharshi Agastya (son of Varun).
According to Bhaagvat Puraan, Mitraa's wife was Revatee and he had three
sons from her, who represents prosperity. The three sons were Utsarg,
Arisht, and Pippal. It must also be noted that Mitraa is also mentioned
in other ancient culture, for example in ancient Eeraanian culture,
Mitraa is the god of light.
Muchukund, Raajaa (Men)
Mur Daitya (Daitya)