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Family Pandu, Ashwini Kumaras (fathers)

Madri (mother)

Karna, Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna& Sahadeva (brothers)

Spouse(s) Draupadi, Karenumati

Children Satanika, Niramitra

In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Nakula was fourth of the five Pandava brothers. Nakula and Sahadeva were twinsborn
to Madri, who had invoked the Ashwini Kumaras using Kunti's boon.

Madri.2Shalya's attempt to make Nakula and Sahadeva his heirs  3Exile  4Role In The Kurukshetra War  5After the War  6Death  7Special Skills  8In the Media  9Citations Birth & Early Years[edit] Due to Pandu's inability to bear children(because of the curse of Rishi Kindama). She shared the boon with Pandu's second wife. Nakula mastered his skills in fencing and knife throwing under his father Pandu and a hermit named Suka at the Satasringa ashram. administration. Health. Contents [hide]  1Birth & Early Years  2Life at Hastinapur o 2. Nakula married Draupadi during this period and had a son. and unconditional Love. as they were born from Ashvins. Hard-Work. Life at Hastinapur[edit] Marriage[edit] Following Pandu's death. and military arts by the Kuru preceptors Kripacharya and Dronacharya. Kunti and the five Pandavas moved to Hastinapura upon Dhritarashtra's invitation. who invoked the Ashwini Kumaras to beget Nakula and Sahadeva. [1] The name Nakula generally means full of love and the male characteristics implied by the name are: Intelligence. Respect. Pandu lost his life when he desired his wife's Madri company. Nakula was trained in religion. Success. Other Names For Nakul(a) Its Sanskrit etymology is "he who is most handsome in the lineage". Focus.[2] He is also called Madri Nandan. Attractiveness. . Along with the other Pandavas and the Kaurava. Satanika. In his childhood. Popularity. The latter also immolated herself in her husband's pyre after giving responsibility of her sons toKunti. Nakula greatly improved his archery and swordplay skills under the tutelage of Dronacharya. proving excellent in fencing and horse-riding. The dark-complexioned Nakula was known to be the most handsome person in the world. Nakul(a) and his brother Sahadev(a). are both called as Ashvineya(आश्विनेय). science.1Marriage o 2.[citation needed]Later. Handsomeness. Kunti had to use the boon given by Sage Durvasa to give birth to her three children.

Shalya argued that Nakula could be a king one day. she bore him one son. He worked as a horse-trainer who looked after horses in the royal stable. kidnapped Nakula along with Draupadi. One of these was the Chedi Kingdom. his brothers and Kunti genuinely loved him. but Sahadeva told his uncle on one condition: they will always stay with the Pandavas. Shalya's attempt to make Nakula and Sahadeva his heirs[edit] Years after Madri had killed herself.. daughter of Dhristaketu who was the son of Sishupala. Nakula disguised himself as an ostler and assumed the name of Granthika(in other versions. Nakula claimed that while he and Sahadeva staying with the Pandavas would give them no power.Nakula's military expedition to the western kingdoms. Nakula married Karenumati. King Shalya. He and Sahadeva become the heirs to the throne. disguised as a Brahmin.[4] In the 13th year. her brother. Shalya was eschewing his own children with this gambit. Mahamaha. because both were children of god-in fact. and would never try and make Nakula and Sahadeva their pawns. as well as the ruler of the kingdom of Madra. [3] Exile[edit] Yudhishthira's loss in the game of dice meant that all Pandavas had to live in exile for 13 years. he would then become Shalya's pawn. Shalya revealed his intention of making the twins his heirs. Nakula is convinced that Shalya is being genuine. for a spell. Niramitra. as per epic Mahabharata. Nakula killed Kshemankara. Once in exile. instead of fourth-in-line to the throne of Hastinapura. and Suratha. On their fifteenth birthday[citation needed]. Bhima rescued them eventually and in the fight that ensued. provided that Yudhishthira was named their heir in the first place. Nakula laments that by becoming Shalya's heir. would each year. Jayasena) at the Kingdom of Matsya. Nakula was tasked with bringing to heel several kingdoms. [5] Role In The Kurukshetra War[edit] . Jatasura. The wise Nakula pointed out that Shalya only wanted Nakula and Sahadeva as his heirs. He seemed to have followed the Uttarapatharoute During his brother's Rajasuya. Sahadeva and Yudhishthira.. Through some deliberation. bring his nephews Nakula and Sahadeva to Madra. To cement an alliance.

Nakula defeated Shalya. On the 15th day. but Yudhishthira and Arjuna opted for Dhristadyumna. he was badly defeated but spared by Karna. After the War[edit] After the war. Nakula slew prominent war-heroes on the enemy side. Death[edit] . Nakula defeated Dussasana. sparing his life so that Bhima could fulfill his oath. On the 1st day of the war. his advance into Drona's formation was repulsed by Jayadratha.[6] As a warrior.Nakula in Javanese Wayang Nakula desired Drupada to be the general of the Pandava army. he along with Sahadeva defeated Shakuni and Ulook. On the 13th day. he was defeated by Duryodhana.[7] Nakula was the leader of one of the seven Akshahuni. he killed Ulook(Son of Shakuni). On the 16th day. On the 11th day. On the 17th day. Yudhishthira appointed Nakula and Sahadeva as the Kings of Madra kingdom.[8] He is noted for taking care of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari like how he takes care of Kunti. On the 14th day. destroying his uncle's chariot. being rescued by Chekitana. The flag of Nakula's chariot bore the image of a red deer with golden back.

Citations[edit] 1. edited by Subodh (2002). Jump up^ http://www.).). p. India through the ages. (1970). Swami (2001). 5.). 8. the reason given is his pride on his beauty and his belief that there was nobody that equalled him in looks. Nakula was also believed to be an expert in Ayurveda. New Delhi: Cosmo Publications. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. K. [10][11]  Ayurveda: Being a son of the physicians. Vin Rana acted as Nakul. Ashwini Kumaras. Jump up^ Kapoor. Jump up^ Rajagopalachari. 6. 11. 73. Swami (2001).). The Mahabharata : a modern rendering. Nakula was said to ride his horse in the rain and used his sword to deflect every drop. 9. Nakula claimed to know the art of treating all illnesses of horses. Medicines of early India : with appendix on a rare ancient text (Ed. 900.S.). [citation needed]  Diplomacy: Nakula was very handsome and charming man. The Indian encyclopaedia : biographical. Government of India. Jump up^ Gopal. historical. 4462. Sameer played the role of Nakul. Kanjiv (2003). K. New York: iUniverse. accompanied by a dog. [citation needed] In the Media[edit] This section does not cite any sources.ISBN 9788190100823. Publication Division. ed.S. Surya. 1st.ISBN 9788186937662. p. Nakula was third one to fall after Draupadi and Sahadeva. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. (February 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)  In the Mahabharat (1988 TV series). Jump up^ "Mahabharata Text". p. administrative. ISBN 9780595401888. p.[12]  Sword Fighting: Nakula and his brother. Excepting Yudhishthira. p. 3. Jump up^ Menon. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 88. [hide] v t e Mahabharata . Inc. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons. (1999). Jump up^ "Mahabharata Text". commercial and scientific (1st ed. Jump up^ Charak. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Sanskrit Bhawan. 7.sacred-texts. made their final journey of pilgrimage to the Himalayas. [translated by] Ramesh (2006). (. ISBN 9788176252263. Bombay : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 4. He would emerge completely dry. the Pandavas retired. Encyclopaedic dictionary of Purāṇas (1st ed.  In the Mahabharat (2013 TV series).htm 10. religious. Mahabharata (10 th ed. 12.). Jump up^ Parmeshwaranand. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons. Delhi: Uma Publications. ISBN 9788177552713. Jump up^ Lochan. Pandavas. He was also a highly skilled charioteer. Jump up^ "Mahabharata Text". Encyclopaedic dictionary of Purāṇas (1st ed. ethnological. ed. Madan (1990). Sahadeva were skilled sword fighters. the Sun god (1st ed. Upon the onset of Kali Yuga and the departure of Krishna. 2. In a conversation with Virata. When Bhima asks Yudhishthira why Nakula fell. C. all of the Pandavas grew weak and died before reaching heaven. ISBN 9788176252263. Giving up all their belongings and ties. [9] Special Skills[edit]  Horse-keeping: Nakula's deep understanding of horse breeding and training is documented in the Mahabharata after the death of Narakasura by Krishna. He was a skilled diplomat. 900. Jump up^ Parmeshwaranand.

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