Mahaabhaarat | Kathaa-G | 1-Beginning
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Genealogy-2: Dushyant to Puru-2
[1-95] Janamejaya said - "Hey Brahman, I heard the history of my ancestors, but I am not yet satisfied, so please tell me from Manu." Vaishampaayan Jee said - Daksh had the daughter Aditi and Aditi had the son named Vivaswat.
Vivaswat had the son Manu
Akrodhan had the son Devtithi from Karambhaa
(daughter of Kaling Desh)
Bharat married Sunandaa Daughter of Sarvsen (the king of Kaashee) and had Bhumanyu from her.
Bheemsen had the son Pratishravaa from his wife Kumaaree (daughter of Kaikaya Desh)
Dhritraashtra had 100 sons from his wife Gaandhaaree through a boon granted by Krishn Dwaipaayan, but only four of them were well known - Duryodhan, Dushaasan, Vikarn and Chitrasen.
Paandu also had two wives - Kuntee and Maadree. Once he went for hunting and saw a deer covering his mate. He killed him before his desire was fulfilled. In fact he was a Rishi in the form of a deer He cursed him before dying, "You have killed me while I was indulged in this act, so you will also die while you will also be indulged in such act." After that Paandu didn't go to his wives but always thought that there was no region for such childless people. So he asked Kuntee to raise children for him. Kuntee got one son Yudhishthir from Dharm Raaj; another son Bheemsen from Pavan Dev; and the third son Arjun from Indra Dev. She got two sons, a twins, from Ashwinee Kumaar for Maadree also - Nakul and Sahadev.
One day Paandu saw Maadree adorned with beautiful clothes and ornaments, [so he got tempted to have her] but as soon as he touched her he died. Maadree became Satee with him. After a while those five Paandav were taken to Bheeshm. As they were brought up there Duryodhan got jealous with them. Duryodhan's all efforts to drive them away from there went waste. Then Dhritraashtra sent them to Baaranaavat to be burned in a Laakshaa Griha, but they escaped with good advice of Vidur. Then Bheem killed Hidimb Raakshas in a forest and Bak Raakshas in Ekchakraa Nagaree. Then they went to Paanchaal Desh married to Draupadee and returned to Hastinaapur
Then they had children there - Yudhishthir had Prativindhya; Bheem had Sutsom; Arjun had Shrutkeerti; Nakul had Shataaneek and Sahadev had Shrutkarmaa. Besides Draupadee, Yudhishthir married Devikaa, daughter of Govaasan of Shaivya tribe and had a son from her named Yaudheya. Bheemsen also married Balandharaa, daughter of the king of Kaashee and had a son named Sarvaang from her. Arjun brought Vaasudev's sister Subhadraa from Dwaarakaa by force and had a son from her - Abhimanyu who was very dear to Krishn. Nakul also had another wife Karenumatee, the Princess of Chedi Desh and had a son from her - Niramitra. Sahadev also married Vijayaa, daughter of Dyutimaan of Madra Desh, and had a son from her named Suhotra. Bheem had got a son before from Hidimbaa (sister of Hidimb Raakshas) named Ghatotkach. Thus there were 11 sons of five Paandav.
Among all of them Abhimanyu led the family line further. He was married to Uttaraa, daughter of Viraat, who gave birth to a dead child whom Kuntee kept on her lap at the command of Vaasudev. He said - "I will revive the child of six months." Although born before time, burnt by Ashwatthaamaa's Brahm Astra, Vaasudev revived him. He named him Pareekshit because he was born to an extinct race. Pareekshit married your mother Madraavatee, and you are born to her. You also have two sons from your wife Vapushtamaa - Shataaneek and Shankukarn. Shataanek has also got one son - Ashwamedhdatt from Princess of Videh. This history of Bhaarat has been composed by Vyaas."
Created by Sushma Gupta On 05/27/04
Modified on 04/27/12