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Name Meaning Gander Numerology
Abhimanyu Arjunasson, Heroic, With selfrespectSon of Arjuna and Subhadra, nephew to Krishna He was slain in the battle of Kurukshetra when just sixteen years oldBoy4
Arjuna Bright,ShiningThird son of Pandu and Kunti, begotten by IndraBoy2
Ashwatthama Fiery tempered Son of Drona and Kripi Said to be a partial expansion of ShivaBoy7
Bharata Pleasure-seeking, Well-groomed A great king in the dynasty of the moon-god allkshatriyasare descendents either of Chandra, the moon-god, or Surya, the sun-god who ruled the earth for thousands ofBoy6
Bhima Huge and gigantic, The mighty one Pandu and Kuntis second son, sired by Vayu, the wind-god Bhima is described as a powerful, large and hugely strong manBoy6
Bhisma One who has taken a terrible vow,Sonof Santanu byGangain Mahabharat Son of Shantanu and Ganga, known as the grandfather of the Kurus Although he never became king, he officiated at Hastinapur Boy7
Kansa Maternal uncle of Krishna who usurped the throne from his father, Ugrasena He was killed by Krishna Details of his life are found in the Bhagavata PuranaBoy7
Karna The firstborn of Kunti Eldest son of Kunti, sired by the Sun God Friend of Duryodhana Raised by a charioteer when his mother abandoned him at birthBoy9
Pandu Younger brother of Dhritarastra husband of Kunti Father of the Pandavas born to Vichitraviryas widow queen Ambalika by VyasaBoy2
Parikshit Name of An ancientking, Tested one or proven Posthumous son of Abhimanyu, heir of the Pandavas Pariksit means the examiner, as the brahmins said he would come to examine all men in his search forBoy3
Shakuni Bird, Uncle of kauravas Younger brother of Gandhari maternal uncle of Duryodhana An expert dice playerBoy2
Shantanu Akingfrom the epic mahabharata Great grandfather of the Pandavas and Kauravas Father of Bhishma, Chitranga and Vichitravirya Married to Ganga and SatyavatiBoy8
Vyasa The author of mahabharata The sage who authored the MahabharataBoy5