The Mahâbhârata contains many stories about him. Once a rishi named Mandavya was mistaken for a robber. H is for hand, that you always give. Said to be an incarnation of the moon-god Soma's son. SUBHADRÂ: Krishna's sister, (daughter of Devakî and Vasudeva) said to be an incarnation of Yogamâyâ, the Lord's personified spiritual energy. Acted as close confidant and mentor to Duryodhana. When he was born, a heavenly voice announced that he would be a powerful warrior but would be beheaded by an enemy of unparalleled strength. Krishna lifted and threw the lake away and dispersed the Asura's (celestial demon). One day, sage Durvasa visits the hermitage, but Shakuntala, who is too absorbed in her love for Dushyant, forgets to serve him food. They had a son named Iravan, who was killed at Kurukshetra. KUVERA (VAISHRAVANA): God of riches and one of the four universal protectors or Lokapalas. SHALYA: Ruler of Madra and brother of Pându's second wife Madri. KAMSA: Maternal uncle of Krishna who usurped the throne from his father, Ugrasena. Having already committed herself to Shalva, Bhîshma released her. Source: Mahâbhârata, The Greatest Spiritual Epic of All Time, Retold by Krishna Dharma (Torchlight Publishing) & S'rîmad Bhâgavatam - http://srimadbhagavatam.org & Bhagavad Gîtâ - http://gita.srimadbhagavatam.org, ABHIMANYU: The son of Arjuna and Subhadrâ. [SB: C1:13; C3:2,4,5,10,13,20; C4:13,31]. He was the husband of Shakuntala and the father of the Emperor Bharata. He is famous for having annihilated all the kshatriyas of the world after his father, Jamadagni, had been killed by a king named Kartavirya. UTTARA: A princess of Virata whom Arjuna taught dancing during his final year of exile. Later she became Pându's mother by union with Vyâsadeva. After the war he ruled the world for thirty-six years and was succeeded by Parîkchit. Her own father, Surasena, had given her as a baby to his close friend King Kuntibhoja, who had no children. He became famous as the hearer of the Bhâgavata Purâna from the sage Sukadeva Goswâmî [see: SB: Canto 2 : Ch 8]. So, Shakuntala sets off to the capital, Hastinapur, to remind Dushyant of their past love. He fought Bhîshma for Amba's hand after Bhîshma kidnapped her from her swayamvara. and Canto 10 'Summum Bonum' - Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead]. He was slain by Drona. He survived the Kurukshetra war and counseled the Pândavas when they ruled the world. Can Dushyanta be pronounced multiple ways? KUNTÎ: The Pândavas' mother. ANGARAPARNA: A Gandharva chief; also known as Chitraratha, who met the Pândavas when they were fleeing from Varanavata after the burning of the lac house. Bharata was born from the union of King Dushyanta and the daughter of Kanva Rishi, named Shakuntala. Yudhisthhira: Eldest Pândava, born from the union of Kuntî and the god Dharma. ARJUNA: Third son of Pându and Kuntî, begotten by Indra. SHAKUNI: Son of King Suvala and brother of Gandhari. BHARATA: A king in the dynasty of the moon-god (all kshatriyas are descendents either of Candra, the moon-god, or Sûrya, the sun-god) who ruled the earth for thousands of years. YADU: Ancient king and founder of the Yadu dynasty, in which Krishna appeared. KURUS: (Kaurava's) Sons of King Dhritarâstra, hundred in number, where Duryodhana is the most known. He was named Parîkchit, meaning 'the examiner', as the brahmins said he would come to examine all men in his search for the Supreme Lord, whom he saw while still an embryo in his mother's womb [see Bhagavatha Vahini, Ch. Details of her life can be found in the Bhâgavata Purâna Canto 10, Chapter 1 [see also: Bhagavatha Vahini, Ch. He passed semen, which fell into a clump of reeds, and a boy and girl were born from it. She was then reborn as Shikhandhi. The Bhâgavata Purâna describes his previous existence as Jaya, a gatekeeper in the spiritual Vaikunthha world. He appears in the Mahabharata and in Kalidasa's play The Recognition of Sakuntala (c. 300 CE). This book of approx. He was a commander of the Yadava army and also acted as one of Krishna's advisors [SB C10-38 & 40]. She agreed and they united on an island in the middle of the river, which Parasara shrouded from view by creating volumes of mist. You were born somewhere around the territory of Austria approximately on 1300. He spoke the Bhagavad Gîtâ to Arjuna at the beginning of the Kurukshetra war. A different version of the story[citation needed] involves Shakuntala's father, the great and legendary sage Vishwamitra, who is said to have bowed his head to none. VYÂSADEVA: The sage who authored the Mahâbhârata. Bhîma ran around its perimeter, but could not discover its source. He attacked Dwârakâ in the huge airplane he had received from S'iva. SATYAKI: A Vrishni hero who became Arjuna's martial disciple. A Rakshashi named Jara later found the two halves and joined them together, whereupon the body came to life. S is for scholar, the brilliant in you. Vyâsadeva was immediately born and grew at once to manhood. The warriors who attacked you were from a race of demons who fought with Ravana against Rama." More information about him can be found in the Bhâgavata Purâna (S'rîmad Bhâgavatam-Canto 10). Bhîshma abducted her from her swayamyara to be his brother's bride. A powerful mahâratha, he fought for the Pândavas at Kurukshetra, surviving both the war and subsequent massacre of sleeping soldiers by As'vatthâmâ. A is for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine. Kripa was taught Dhanurveda, the martial arts, by his father, and he became one of the Kurus' martial teachers. The story of Dushyanta's encounter, marriage, separation and reunion with his queen, Shakuntala, has been immortalized in the Mahabharata and in The Recognition of Shakuntala by the great Sanskrit poet Kalidas. [SB: C1:7,8,12,13,15,16; C3:1]. DHAUMYA: An ascetic rishi who became the Pândavas' guru and guide.