Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Kauravas - The Hundred Sons of Dhritharashtra


The Kauravas are the hundred sons of Dhritharashtra, a king of the Kuru dynasty. They had a sister named Dushala. They are cousins to the Pandavas. The eldest of the Kauravas is Duryodhana. They cheated their cousins of their rightful share of the kingdom and tricked them in a game of dice. According to the conditions of the wager, the Pandavas were forced to go into exile for thirteen years.

After the exile, the Pandavas came back to reclaim their kingdom. The Kauravas refused and this resulted in the epic battle of Kurukshetra, where the Kauravas were comprehensively defeated and were all killed by Bheema, who fulfilled an oath by doing so.

Last Modified At: Wed Oct 20 00:30:26 2004