Before MBH Story
What was the Name of Raajaa Ugrasen's Court and Who Built It?
Ugrasen's court's name was Sudharmaa.
It was built at the time when Dwaarakaa was built by Vishwakarmaa.
Why Shaantanu was called Shaantanu?
Because he was very quiet type in nature, and whoever he touched, he not
only he felt pleasure but was restored also to youth, that is why he was
What was Satyavatee's original name?
Since she was brought up by a fisherman and smelled
like a fish, she was called Matsyagandhaa. Later by the grace of Maharshi Paraashar
she started smelling so sweet that her body smell used to spread up to one Yojan
(8 miles) around, so she got the name Yojangandhaa. Smelling this body smell only
King Shaantanu came looking for her.
What was the name of
Yudhishthir's Royal Court? And how large it was?
Yudhishthir's Royal Court's name was Maya Sabhaa,
because Maya Daanav built it, and it was built in 2,500 square yards area.
He was Dharm Raaj's son.
Yudhishthir's chariot used to be four finger up on the road. After
telling a lie it started touching the ground. What was that lie?
On Krishn's advice, he told Dronaachaarya that "Ashwatthaamaa died."
which was a lie as his son was alive, only an elephant was killed.
What was the condition under which Bheem married Hidimbaa?
After killing Hidimb, his sister Hidimbaa asked Bheem to marry her. First he was
reluctant, but later agreed being repeatedly insisted. He agreed on the condition
that he would spend the time from dawn to dusk with her and during the dark hours
he would remain with his brothers, and this would continue till they had a son.
She bore Bheem a son, Ghatotkach who grew up as soon as he was born. When the
Paandav left the forest, Bheem had to leave her as they were on a war campaign.
It isn't clear whether they ever met again.
Who was that warrior from Paandav's side who saved Arjun's life?
Bheem's son Ghatotkach. Karn had a Power obtained from Indra to kill Arjun.
Ghatotkach created such a havoc in the battlefield that Karn had to use that
Power on Ghatotkach instead of Arjun, although Karn never wanted to use it
on him; and thus saved Arjun. Krishn told this.
(4) None of the above
Raakshas was killed by Bheem in Ekchakraa Nagaree?
king was killed by Bheem for Yudhishthir to perform his Raajsooya
(4) None of the above
Who Was Arjun's Father?
(1) Ashwinee Kumaar
(4) Yam Raaj
How Many Names Arjun Had?
Ten. (1) Arjun, (2) Phaalgun (3) Jishnu (4) Kireet,
(5) Shwetvaahan, (6) Vibhatsu, (7) Vijaya, (8) Paarth, (9) Savyashachee, and (10)
Dhananjaya. All these names together can be found in
MBH, G-4-Van/64 with their
meanings, when Prince Uttar confirms from Arjun, if he was really Arjun, he should
know Arjun's 10 names. At that time Arjun tells him all his names along with their
How Many Marriages Arjun Made and Where?
He married four women - Draupadee in Kaampilya Nagaree, Uloopee at the
source of Gangaa River, Chitraangdaa in Manipur region, and Subhadraa in Dwaarakaa.
How Many Sons Arjun Had?
Four. Arjun had four wives - Draupadee, Uloopee, Chitraangadaa
and Subhadraa. He had one son from each of them - Shrutkarmaa from Draupadee, Abhimanyu
Where was Abhimanyu born?
Abhimanyu was born in Indraprasth after Krishn and
Balaraam had presented the Paandav marriage gifts for Subhadraa.
Do you know that one of Arjun's wives was able to give boon to him, who was
she and what boon she bestowed on him?
It was Uloopee, the Naag Kanyaa. She bestowed him the
boon that "he would be invincible in water and he would be able to defeat
every amphibious creature."
MBH, G-3-Youth/13. That is how he could take out the five crocodiles from the sea.
Which was the first celestial weapon Arjun got?
Arjun got his first celestial weapon from Drone.
Drone got is from his Guru. First it was with Brihaspati then Brihaspati
gave it to Bharadwaaj, Bharadwaaj gave it to Agnivesh, and Agnivesh gave
it to Drone, and drone gave it to Arjun.
Arjun had Gaandeev bow and two inexhaustible quivers and a celestial chariot.
Who gave them to him and when?
Agni Dev brought them from Varun Dev and gave them
to him to help him burn Khaandav forest.
[ MBH, G-3-Youth/16]
What is the name of Arjun's conch? And who gave it to him?
Arjun's conch's name was Devdatt. Maya Daanav
brought it from Bindu Sar (Bindu Lake) when he went there to bring some
materials to build the royal court for Yudhishthir in return for saving
him by Arjun from the fire.
Who quenched the thirst of Bheeshm while he was lying on the bed of
arrows in the battlefield?
Who provided the pillow to Bheeshm while he was lying on the bed of
arrows in the battlefield?
Which Apsaraa wanted to marry Arjun
when he was in indra Lok?
What things Arjun got in gift?
(1) When Paandav were going to Paanchaal Desh to attend Draupadee's Swayamvar, Arjun
met a Gandharv, named Angaarparn. He defeated him so he taught him a Vidyaa named
Chaakshushee by which he could be invisible and gave 100 celestial horses.
(2) Later when he was going to offer Khaandav forest to Agni Dev, he said to him that he
did not have proper means to fight with the living beings in the forest, so Agni Dev gave
him one Gaandeev bow, 2 inexhaustible quivers, a sword and a chariot.
What happened to the chariot of Arjun after the war?
After the war, his chariot got burnt. first Krishn asked Arjun to get
down from the chariot and then He Himself got down from the chariot.
And as soon as He got down from the chariot, the chariot burst into
flames; only Krishn's presence kept the chariot and the celestial weapons
from destroying them earlier. Krishn revealed that the gods allowed
this war to relieve Earth of her great burden (similar to Troy).
What was Bheeshm's Mother's name?
What was Beeshm's real name?
Since Bheeshm was Gangaa's son, he was known as
Gaangeya, but Gangaa named him as Devavrat.
Why was he known as Bheeshm?
When Gangaa had left Shaantanu, Shaantanu fell in love with
Satyavatee, a fisher girl. When he approached her father, he refused to marry Satyavatee
to him on the basis that the astrologers had told him that Satyvatee's children would
rule the kingdom, and he had already declared Devavrat as Crown prince of Hastinaapur.
Shaantanu could not do injustice with his eldest son, so he came back and got quiet.
Devavrat came to know about all this. He went to Satyavatee's father and took the vow
that he would never ask for kingdom. On asking if his children claimed the kingdom...?
He again took a vow that he would never marry, would remain without family throughout
his life and serve the Hastinapur king as if he were his father. Aakaashvaanee said -
"From today you will be known as Bheeshm because of your Bheeshan (terrible) vow."
Since then he became known as Bheeshm and people forgot his real name. Bheeshm
means very great. Since he took a great vow, he was named Bheeshm.
After the Vow taken for his father to marry him to Satyavatee his father also bestowed a
boon on him, what was it?
How did Bheeshm use Ichchhaa Mrityu Var?
When his father heard this vow of remaining Brahmchaaree
throughout the life, he also bestowed a boon o him, that he would die only when he
would want to die. The death would not come to him without his wish. This was Ichchhaa
He used this Var two times - one, at the MBH war -
he remained in the battlefield for 10 days till he himself did not disclose
the secret of his death; two, after he had fallen; he kept himself alive until
Hastinaapur was in secured hands.
Who was Bheeshm's Guru
Although Bheeshm got educated from several Guru, but he is known as Parashuraam
Shishya as his all war education was given to him by Parashuraam Jee.
Why did Bheeshm wait to die in Uttaraayan period?
Bheeshm waited for Uttaraayan for his death on the
Shar Shayyaa (bed of arrows) because he could, as he had the boon of Ichchhaa
Mrityu bestowed by his father Shaantanu. He had to die in Uttaraayan period as
if he died at some other time he did not get salvation and he had to take rebirth
which he did not want.
Who quenched the thirst of Bheeshm while he was lying on the bed of arrows
in the battlefield?
Who provided the pillow to Bheeshm while he was lying on the bed of arrows
in the battlefield?
Who was destined to kill Bheeshm?
Shikhandee. In his previous life he was Ambaa,
and in that life she vowed to be the cause of the death of Bheeshm. She
did Tapasyaa also for Shiv Jee for this and asked him a Var also to kill
Bheeshm, so with that Var she was born as Shikhandee and killed Bheeshm.
Bheeshm knew about it, he followed his rule of war that he wouldn't use
any weapon on any female. He treated him a a female and did not counterattack
For how many days Bheeshm lay on the bed of
How many sons Draupadee had and what were their names?
Five sons, one from each Paandav. Prativindhya from
Yudhishthir, Sutasom from Bheem, Shrutkarmaa from Arjun, Shataaneek from Nakul
and Shrutsen from Sahadev.
How many times Krishn helped Draupadee?
(1) Once when Dushaasan was pulling her cloth in the Dyuoot Sabhaa at the
order of Duryodhan. He increased her cloth and Dushaasan got tired of
pulling her cloth.
(2) Second time He helped her when Paandav were in 13 years of Vanvaas and
Duryodhan sent Durvaasaa Rishi to Paandav to become angry with them and
curse them. Durvaasaa Rishi told Yudhishthir that he would come and have
food with them. Draupadee had finished her food, so she could not offer
them food. Krishn came, found a grain of rice in the Divine pot, and satisfied
the whole world with that and saved Yudhishthir from Durvaasaa's curse.
How many Times Draupadee was insulted by Others?
Five times -
(1) First time by Duryodhan when he showed his thigh and asked her to sit on it
(2) Second time by Karn when he called her prostitute in the dice court
(3) Third time by Dushaasan when he brought Draupadee dragging by her hair and
tried to pull her dress to make her naked.
(4) Fourth time by Jayadrath when he had abducted her in the absence of Paandav
(5) Fifth time by Keechak in Viraat Nagar when he misbehaved with her.
What was the name of the first daughter-in-law of Paandav family?
Which Paandav vowed to kill Dushaasan
when he molested Draupadee?
Paandav jointly had many sons, who are the famous ones?
Bheem's son Ghatotkach and Arjun's son Abhimanyu
Who was the eldest
He was Ghatotkach, as he was born from the first wife of the Paandav (Bheem's
wife Hidimbaa) during the time they were living in the forest after Baaranaavat
incident. Other Paandav were not even married yet.
Which Paandav brother was the first
to get married?
It was mighty Bheem who got married first. After
Duryodhan attempted to kill the Paandav in Baaranaavat by setting fire to
their palace (made of lac), the Paandav escaped. On their way a Raakshas
Hidimbaa, Hidimb's sister, impressed by his strength, chose him as husband
and they had a son called Ghatotkach.
Who was the
youngest son of Paandav?
he was Abhimanyu. He was Arjuna and Subhadraa's son. Arjun married Subhadraa in
the end of his 12 years self-exile. He was born in Indraprasth. When he was
killed in MBH war, he was only 16 years old - the youngest warrior of the MBH
Barabareek was the son of Ghatotkach and the grandson of Bheem
Sen Paandav. He offered his head as "Guru Dakshinaa" to Krishn and now
he is worshipped as "Khaatoo Shyaam". Among all the Paandav brothers,
it was Bheem who got married first to Hidimbaa and he had the son
Ghatolkach from her.
Who was Drone's father?
What was the name of Drone's son?
What was the name of the mother of Ashwatthaamaa
What Guru Dakshinaa did Drone ask
(1) Right index finger
(3) A quiver full of arrows
(4) Right thumb
was the Guru of Bheeshm and Karn. He was the destroyer of Kshatriya.
Who was that boy who had to lose his thumb while paying Guru Dakshinaa to
the man who was not even his Guru.
Eklavya gave his thumb to Drone.
From where the MBH war starts?
MBH war starts from Geetaa. As Arjun came in the battlefield, he asked
Krishn to take his chariot in the middle of the both the armies and
when Krishn parked his chariot in the middle of both the armies, seeing
his relations, friends, elders etc Arjun kept his bow down and said to
Krishn - "I will not fight." At that time Krishn discoursed Geetaa to
him and prepared for fight. Then only he got up and picked up his bow
to fight, and started fighting.
Who shot the
first arrow in the Mahabharat war?
Disrespecting the elders, Dushaasan, the younger brother of
Duryodhan shot the first arrow in the battle of Mahaabhaarat.
Who was the first Commander-in-Chief
of Kaurav army?
How many Commander-in-Chief were
appointed by Duryodhan for his army?
He appointed 5 Commander-in-Chiefs for his army - Bheeshm, then
Drone, then, Karn, Shalya, and lastly Ashwatthaamaa.
Who never knew that he was a Paandav even being their brother?