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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.

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

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

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

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

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