Pandu, 4 Definition(s)
King Pandu was father of the Pandava brothers that fought in the epic Kurukshetra war. He was born to Ambalika and Vyasa.
Pandu was the half-brother of Dhritarashtra.
Also see: Dhritarashtra
Pandu was the son of the Kashi princess Ambalika, by Vyasa. He was deemed to be a descendent of his mother's husband Vichitraveerya, who had died issueless. He was born pale, as his mother had turned pale with fright while conceiving him. Since his elder brother Dhritharashtra was born blind, Pandu was crowned as the king and ruled over the kingdom well. He married Kunti (also known as Prita), the adopted daughter of KuntiBhoja. He also took a second wife Madri, the sister of Salya.
Pāṇḍu (पाण्डु): Second son of Vichitravirya and Ambalika who succeeded to the throne of Hastinapura on his father's death, as his elder brother Dhritarashtra was born blind, father of the Pandavas.
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