The Mahabharata (English)

by Kisari Mohan Ganguli | 1,056,585 words | ISBN-10: 8121505933

The English translation of the Mahabharata is a large text describing ancient India. It is authored by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa and contains the records of ancient humans. Also, it documents the fate of the Kauravas and the Pandavas family. Another part of the large contents, deal with many philosophical dialogues such as the goals of life. Book...

Section CXVII

"Janamejaya said, 'Please recite the names of Dhritarashtra’s sons according to the order of their birth.'

"Vaisampayana said, 'Their names, O king, according to the order of birth, are

  1. Duryodhana,
  2. Yuyutsu,
  3. Duhsasana,
  4. Duhsaha,
  5. Duhsala,
  6. Jalasandha,
  7. Sama,
  8. Saha,
  9. Vinda
  10. and Anuvinda,
  11. Durdharsha,
  12. Suvahu,
  13. Dushpradharshana,
  14. Durmarshana
  15. and Durmukha,
  16. Dushkarna,
  17. and Karna;
  18. Vivinsati
  19. and Vikarna,
  20. Sala,
  21. Satwa,
  22. Sulocana,
  23. Citra
  24. and Upacitra,
  25. Citraksha,
  26. Carucitra,
  27. Sarasana,
  28. Durmada
  29. and Durvigaha,
  30. Vivitsu,
  31. Vikatanana;
  32. Urnanabha
  33. and Sunabha,
  34. then Nandaka
  35. and Upanandaka;
  36. Citravana,
  37. Citravarman,
  38. Suvarman,
  39. Durvimocana;
  40. Ayovahu,
  41. Mahavahu,
  42. Citranga,
  43. Citrakundala,
  44. Bhimavega,
  45. Bhimavala,
  46. Balaki,
  47. Balavardhana,
  48. Ugrayudha;
  49. Bhima,
  50. Karna,
  51. Kanakaya,
  52. Dridhayudha,
  53. Dridhavarman,
  54. Dridhakshatra,
  55. Somakitri,
  56. Anudara;
  57. Dridhasandha,
  58. Jarasandha,
  59. Satyasandha,
  60. Sada,
  61. Suvak,
  62. Ugrasravas,
  63. Ugrasena,
  64. Senani,
  65. Dushparajaya,
  66. Aparajita,
  67. Kundasayin,
  68. Visalaksha,
  69. Duradhara;
  70. Dridhahasta,
  71. Suhasta,
  72. Vatavega,
  73. and Suvarchas;
  74. Adityaketu,
  75. Vahvashin,
  76. Nagadatta,
  77. Agrayayin;
  78. Kavacin,
  79. Krathana,
  80. Kunda,
  81. Kundadhara,
  82. Dhanurdhara;
    (the heroes,)
  83. Ugra and Bhimaratha,
  84. Viravahu,
  85. Alolupa;
  86. Abhaya,
  87. and Raudrakarman,
  88. and Dridharatha;
  89. Anadhrishya,
  90. Kundabhedin,
  91. Viravi,
  92. Dhirghalocana Pramatha,
  93. and Pramathi
  94. and the powerful Dhirgharoma;
  95. Dirghavahu,
  96. Mahavahu,
  97. Vyudhoru,
  98. Kanakadhvaja;
  99. Kundasi
  100. and Virajas.

Besides these hundred sons, there was a daughter named Duhsala. All were heroes and Atirathas, and were well-skilled in warfare. All were learned in the Vedas, and all kinds of weapons.

And, O, king, worthy wives were in time selected for all of them by Dhritarashtra after proper examination. And king Dhritarashtra, O monarch, also bestowed Duhsala, in proper time and with proper rites, upon Jayadratha (the king of Sindhu).'

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