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Agastya was a revered Vedic sage of Hinduism.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is a Government of India (Ministry of Culture) organisation responsible for archaeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural monuments in the country.
Arjuna (in Devanagari: अर्जुन) is the main central character of the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata and plays a key role in the Bhagavad Gita alongside Krishna.
Ashvatthama (Sanskrit: अश्वत्थामा, Aśvatthāmā) or Ashvatthaman (Sanskrit: अश्वत्थामन्, Aśvatthāman) or Drauni was the son of guru Drona and the grandson of the sage Bharadwaja.
Bahlika (Sanskrit: बाह्लिक), also spelled as Vahlika, was the king of Bahlika kingdom in the Mahabharata, the elder brother of Shantanu, who was a king of Hastinapur and the uncle of Bhishma.
In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Bakasura, (also called Bakasur or Bakasuran) (बकासुर) is a Rakshasa (demon) killed by Bhima.
Benares or Banaras State was a princely state in what is today India during the British Raj.
Bhagadatta was the mythological son of Naraka, king of the Pragjyotisha Kingdom and second in line of kings of Naraka dynasty.
In the epic Mahabharata, Bhishma (Sanskrit: भीष्म) was well known for his pledge of Brahmacharya.The eighth son of Kuru King Shantanu and the goddess Ganga Bhishma was blessed with wish-long life and was related to both the Pandava and the Kaurava.
Chedi was an ancient Indian kingdom which fell roughly in the Bundelkhand division of Madhya Pradesh regions to the south of river Yamuna along the river Ken.
Dasarna Kingdom was one of the many kingdoms ruled by Yadava kings in medieval central and western India.
In the Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra (धृतराष्ट्र, dhṛtarāṣṭra; lit. "He who supports/bears the nation") is the King of Hastinapur.
Draupadi (द्रौपदी) is the most important female character in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata.
In the epic Mahabharata, Droṇa (द्रोण) or Droṇācārya or Guru Droṇa or Rajaguru Devadroṇa was the royal preceptor to the Kauravas and Pandavas; an avatar of Brihaspati.
Drupada (Sanskrit: द्रुपद, lit. firm-footed or pillar), also known as Yajnasena (Sanskrit: यज्ञसेन, lit. father of Draupadi), is a character in the Mahābhārata.
Duryodhana (literally means Dur.
Dussasana (दुःशासन), also spelled as Dushasan and Dushyasan, was a Kaurav prince, the second son of the blind king Dhritarashtra and Gandhari and the younger brother of Duryodhan in the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
The gada (Sanskrit: गदा gadā, Tamil: gadai, Malay: gedak Old Tagalog: batuta) is a club or blunt mace from South Asia.
Gandhari is a prominent character in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata.
The Ganges, also known as Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh.
Ghatotkacha (घटोत्कच Ghaṭōtkaca "Bald Pot") is an important character in the Mahabharata.
Gluttony (gula, derived from the Latin gluttire meaning "to gulp down or swallow") means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items.
Hanuman (IAST: Hanumān, Sanskrit: हनुमान्) is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and one of the central characters in the various versions of the epic Ramayana found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Hastinapur is a city in Meerut district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
In the Mahābhārata, Hidimba (sometimes called Hidimbaswar and Hidimba) was a strong powerful person, the brother of Hidimbi and a forest dweller.
Hidimbā (also known as Bhutandevi) is the wife of the Pandava Bhima and mother of Ghatotkacha in the Mahābhārata.
The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.
Indian epic poetry is the epic poetry written in the Indian subcontinent, traditionally called Kavya (or Kāvya; Sanskrit: काव्य, IAST: kāvyá) or Kappiyam (Tamil language: காப்பியம், kāppiyam).
(Sanskrit: इन्द्र), also known as Devendra, is a Vedic deity in Hinduism, a guardian deity in Buddhism, and the king of the highest heaven called Saudharmakalpa in Jainism.
Indraprastha ("Plain of Indra" or "City of Indra") is mentioned in ancient Indian literature as a city of the Kuru Kingdom.
According to the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Jarasandha (जरासन्ध) was the king of Magadha.
Jatāsura (जटासुर) was a Rakshasa who disguised himself as a brahmin and carried Yudhishthira, Sahadeva, Nakula, and Draupadi.
In the epic Mahābhārata, Jayadratha was the king of Sindhu Kingdom.
Kali Yuga (Devanāgarī: कलियुग, lit. "age of Kali") is the last of the four stages (or ages or yugas) the world goes through as part of a 'cycle of yugas' (i.e. Mahayuga) described in the Sanskrit scriptures.
Karna (Sanskrit: कर्ण, IAST transliteration: Karṇa), originally known as Vasusena, is one of the central characters in the Hindu epic Mahābhārata, from ancient India.
Kaurava (कौरव) is a Sanskrit term for the descendants of Kuru, a legendary king who is the ancestor of many of the characters of the Mahābhārata.
In the Indian epic Mahabharata, Kichaka (also spelled Keechaka) was the commander-in-chief of Matsya, the country ruled by King Virata.
Kirmira (किर्मीर) was a Rakshasa, the brother of Bakasura, and a good friend of Hidimba.
Kripa (Sanskrit: कृप, in IAST transliteration), also known as Kripacharya (Sanskrit: कृपाचार्य) or Krupacharya or better phonetically written as Kṛpāchārya is an important character in the Mahābhārata, one of the seven Chiranjivi.
Kubera (कुबेर) also known as Kuvera or Kuber, is the Lord of Wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology.
In Mahabharata, Kunti (कुन्ती Kuntī) or Pritha was the daughter of Shurasena, and the foster daughter of his cousin Kuntibhoja.
Kuru (कुरु) was the name of a Vedic Indo-Aryan tribal union in northern Iron Age India, encompassing the modern-day states of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and the western part of Uttar Pradesh (the region of Doab, till Prayag), which appeared in the Middle Vedic period (c. 1200 – c. 900 BCE) and developed into the first recorded state-level society in the Indian subcontinent.
The Kurukshetra War, also called the Mahabharata War, is a war described in the Indian epic Mahabharata.
Lakshagraha or Lakshagriha (लाक्षागृहम्) (The House of Lacquer) is a chapter or parva from the Mahabharata, one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana.
Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color.
Lotus, a latinization of Greek lōtos (λωτός), is a genus that includes most bird's-foot trefoils (also known as bacon-and-eggs) and deervetches and contains many dozens of species distributed worldwide.
In the Mahabharata epic, Madri (IPA/Sanskrit) was a princess of the Madra Kingdom and the second wife of King Pāṇḍu.
Magadha was an ancient Indian kingdom in southern Bihar, and was counted as one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas (Sanskrit: "Great Countries") of ancient India.
The Mahābhārata (महाभारतम्) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Rāmāyaṇa.
Malla was one of the republics of ancient India that constituted the mahajanapadas.
Matsya (मत्स्य, lit. fish), is the fish avatar in the ten primary avatars of Hindu god Vishnu.
In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Nakula was fourth of the five Pandava brothers.
Nāga (IAST: nāgá; Devanāgarī: नाग) is the Sanskrit and Pali word for a deity or class of entity or being taking the form of a very great snake, specifically the king cobra, found in the Indian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Nishada is the name of a kingdom mentioned in the Indian epic Mahabharata.
In the Mahabharata, a Hindu epic text, the Pandavas are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu, by his two wives Kunti and Madri, who was the princess of Madra.
In the Mahabharata epic, Pandu (पाण्डु Pāṇḍu, lit. yellowish, whitish, pale), was the king of Hastinapur, the son of Ambalika and Vichitravirya.
Purochana was an architect in the kingdom of Hastinapur and one of Duryodhana's trusted aides in the Indian epic Mahabharata.
Rajasuya (Imperial Sacrifice or the king's inauguration sacrifice) is a Śrauta ritual of Sanatan Hindu Dharma.
A Rakshasa (राक्षस) is a mythological being in Hindu mythology.
The Razmnāma (Book of War) (رزم نامہ) is a Persian translation of the Mahabharata.
Religion may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.
In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Sahadeva (Sanskrit: सहदेव) was the youngest of the five Pandava brothers.
Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.
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Shakuni (शकुनि, lit. bird) also known as Saubala (Sanskrit: सौबल, lit. son of Subala), Gandhararaja (Sanskrit: गान्धारराज, (lit. king of Gandhara) and Subalraja (Sanskrit): सुबलराज, lit. "King of the Kingdom of Subala" was the prince of Gandhara Kingdom in present-day Gandhara, later to become the King after his father's death and one of the main villains in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. He was the brother of Gandhari and hence Duryodhana's maternal uncle. Portrayed as an extremely intelligent but devious man, Shakuni is often credited as the mastermind behind the Kurukshetra war. Shakuni had a son named Uluka. It is believed that Shakuni was the personification of Dvapara Yuga.
Shishupala (शिशुपाल, lit. protector of child, IAST: Śiśupāla; sometimes spelt Sisupala) was the son of Damaghosha, king of Chedi, by Srutashrava, sister of Vasudeva and Kunti.
Trigarta kingdom was an ancient kingdom in the Northern India region of the Indian subcontinent with its capital at Prasthala (modern Jalandhar) and fort in Kangra.
Vasuki is a nāgarāja, one of the King serpents of Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
Vāyu (Sanskrit) is a primary Hindu deity, the lord of the winds, the father of Bhima and the spiritual father of Hanuman.
Vidura (Sanskrit: विदुर, lit. skilled, intelligent or wise) is one of the central characters in the Mahabharata, a major Hindu epic.
Virata (विराट, lit. huge) in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, was the king of Virata Kingdom, in whose court the Pandavas spent a year in concealment during their exile.
In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Yudhishthira (Sanskrit: युधिष्ठिर, IAST: Yudhiṣṭhira) was the eldest son of King Pandu and Queen Kunti and the king of Indraprastha and later of Hastinapura (Kuru).