Pandavas had 13 sons: Do you know them all?

Even after you have read, watched and heard so much about Mahabharata, there are numerous stories and facts that are new to you. I was recently reading this chapter from Mahabharata when I came to know about the lineage of Pandavas.

It is well known that all of them wedded Draupadi, and of course they had their individual wives also. Bheema (Bhima) in fact was the first one to be married amongst them, but the woman was from a Rakshasa and therefore was not entitled to be the king (weird). Arjuna also had other wives apart from Draupadi and Subhadra, who bore him sons, but they stayed in their mother’s kingdom.

In this article, I will try to list down all the sons of the Pandavas, often called as Upapandavas.

Yudhishthra यद्धिष्ठर Draupadi द्रौपदी Prativindhya प्रतिविन्ध्य
Bheema भीम Sutasoma सुतसोम
Arjuna अर्जुन Shrutkeerti श्रुतकीर्ति
Nakula नकुल Shataneeka शतानीक
Sahadeva सहदेव Shrutakarma श्रुतकर्मा
Yudhishthra यद्धिष्ठर Yodheya यौधेय
Devika देविका
Bheema भीम Ghatotkacha धटोत्कच
Hidimba हिडिम्बा
Bheema भीम Sarvaga सर्वग
Balandhra बलन्धरा
Arjuna अर्जुन Abhimanyu अभिमन्यु
Subhadra सुभद्रा
Arjuna अर्जुन Iravana इरावान
Uloopi उलूपी
Arjuna अर्जुन Babruvahana बबरूवाहन
Chitrangada चित्राङ्गदा
Nakula नकुल Nirmitra निरमित्र
Kurenumati कुरेणुमति
Sahadeva सहदेव Dyutimana द्युतिमान
Vijaya विजया

Incidentally, there is no mention of any daughter being born to any of them. This happens in lot of descriptions when it comes to giving the account of a dynasty.

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