Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Yudhishtra - The Eldest Pandava


युधिष्ठिर

Yudhishtra was the eldest son of King Pandu, born to his queen Kunti, by Yama. He was also the eldest Kuru prince as the eldest of the Kauravas, Duryodhana was younger than him by a year. He married Draupadi, the Panchala princess, along with his four brothers.

He was famed for never swerving from the path of Dharma (truth/justice). He was fond of the game of dice, his enthusiasm for the game far outstripping his skill. He lost his kingdom, his brothers and his wife by staking them in the crooked game of dice played in Hastinapura. Shakuni won them, playing on behalf of Duryodhana.

Names

Yudhishtra -
Ajatashatru One who has no enemies
Dharmaputra Son of Dharma(Yama)
Dharamaraja Lord of truth

Last Modified At: Sun Mar 13 13:37:00 2005