Mahabharata I


Bharata
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Kuru
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Shantanu
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Shantanu (king who had relation with Goddess Ganga and produced Bhisma)
Satyavati (Fisherman's daughter who had previous liaison with Parasa and produced Vyasa)
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Two sons: Chitrangada and Vichitravirya (Married Ambika and Ambalika)
Both die childless
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Vyasa + daughter-in-law Ambhika > Dhritarashtra
Vyasa + daughter-in-law Ambalika > Pandu
Vyasa + maidservant > Vidura
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Dhritarashtra + Gandhari > Duryodhana + 99 sons
Pandu + Kunti (Kunti + Surya, the Sun: with magical charms she had already created Karna)
Kunti + Dharma (Righteousness) > Yudhisthira
Kunti + Vayu (Wind) > Bhima
Kunti + Indra > Arjuna
Madr + Ashvins (Heavenly Twins) > Nakula and Sahadeva

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Bhardvaj + Nymph > Drona
Drona + Kripi > Ashvatthaman

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The Five Pandavas marry Draupadi, Princess and Daughter of King Drupada
Arjuna marries Subhadra, Sister of Krishna > Abhimanyu
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Parikshit
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Janameyjaya


NAMES

Sons of Dhritarashtra/ Kuru = Kauravas
Sons of Pandu = Pandavas

Varanavati = city where Duryodhana built hous of laquer to burn the Pandavas
Hastinapura = capital city of the Kurus
Indraprastha = capital city of the Pandavas
Kurukshetra = the ancient kshetra (land) of King Kuru),
also the "Dharmakshetra" where the battle of dharma is fought between the Pandavas and Kauravas