Wednesday, January 13, 2016


According to the Mahabharata, Karna was married to Vrushali. He had ten sons:
  1. Vrishasena, 
  2. Sudama, 
  3. Vrishaketu, 
  4. Chitrasena, 
  5. Satyasena, 
  6. Sushena, 
  7. Shatrunjaya, 
  8. Dvipata, 
  9. Banasena, and 
  10. Prasena; 
Sudama was killed by Arjuna at Draupadi's swayamvara when he was 9 years old.

Eight of them took part in the Kurukshetra war.
  1. Prasena was killed by Satyaki. 
  2. Shatrunjaya, Vrishasena, and Dvipata were slain by Arjuna. 
  3. Bhima killed Banasena; 
  4. Nakula killed Chitrasena, Satyasena, and Sushena.
Vrishakethu was the only son of Karna that survived the horrific slaughter called Kurukshetra war. He later came under the patronage of the Pandavas. During the campaign that preceded the Ashvamedha –yaga, Vrishakethu accompanied Arjuna and participated in the battles with Sudhava and Babruvahana. During that campaign Vrishakethu married the daughter of king Yavanatha (king of the western regions). It is said, Arjuna developed great affection for Vrishakethu, his nephew.

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