Dushala

Duhsala (alias Dushala, Dussala etc) was the sister of Duryodhana in the Indian epic Mahabharata. She was married to Jayadratha the king of Sindhu and Sauvira. Jayadratha was slain by Arjuna in the Kurukshetra War. Dussala had a son named Suratha. Her grandson battled with Arjuna, when he came to the country of Sindhus after the Kurukshetra War, to collect tribute for Yudhisthira's Aswamedha sacrifice. Arjuna considered Duryodhana's sister as his own sister. Due to love for his sister Arjuna spared life to Suratha's son and left the country of Sindhus.

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Duryodhana (दुर्योधन) is the eldest son of the blind king Dhritarashtra by Queen Gandhari, the eldest of the one hundred Kaurava brothers, and the chief antagonist of the Pandavas.
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In the epic Mahabharata, Jayadratha (Sanskrit: जयद्रथ) is the king of Sindhu. He is married to Dushala, the sister of the Kaurava brothers.
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Sindhu was a kingdom mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. It strached along the banks of river Sindhu in Pakistan. According to the epic, Jayadratha (the husband of Duryodhana's sister) was the king of Sindhus, Sauviras and Sivis.
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Sauvira was a kingdom mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. According to the epic, Jayadratha was the king of Sindhus, Sauviras and Sivis. Probably Sauvira and Sivi were two kingdoms close to the Sindhu kingdom and Jayadratha conquered them.
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In the epic Mahabharata, Jayadratha (Sanskrit: जयद्रथ) is the king of Sindhu. He is married to Dushala, the sister of the Kaurava brothers.
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Arjuna (Sanskrit: अर्जुन, arjuna) is one of the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Arjuna is a central figure in Hindu mythology whose name means 'bright', 'shining', or 'silver'. Arjuna is Peerless Archer.
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Kurukshetra War (Devangari: कुरुक्षेत्र युद्ध) forms an essential component of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
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Arjuna (Sanskrit: अर्जुन, arjuna) is one of the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Arjuna is a central figure in Hindu mythology whose name means 'bright', 'shining', or 'silver'. Arjuna is Peerless Archer.
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Kurukshetra War (Devangari: कुरुक्षेत्र युद्ध) forms an essential component of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
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The Ashvamedha (Sanskrit: अश्वमेध aśvamedhá; "horse sacrifice") was one of the most important royal rituals of Vedic religion, described in detail in the Yajurveda (YV TS 7.
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Pandava (or Pandawa) brothers (Sanskrit: पाण्‍डव pāṇḍavaḥ) are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu, by his two wives Kunti and Madri.
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The term Kaurava (Sanskrit:कौरव) is a Sanskrit term, that means a descendant of Kuru, a legendary king who is the ancestor of many of the characters of the Mahabharata.
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Kuru kingdom was ruled by the Kuru clan of kings. The Pandavas and Kauravas were Kurus. Other than these Kurus of India, there was another kingdom called Uttara Kurus to the north of Himalayas. The Kuru kingdom of India lay between Saraswati River and river Ganga.
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Shantanu (Sanskrit: शंतनु) is a king of Hastinapura in the great epic of the Mahabharata. He is a descendant of the Bharata race, of the lunar dynasty and the ancestor of the Pandavas and the Kauravas. The Rigveda hymn 10.98 mentions Santanu.
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Bhishma (Sanskrit: भीष्म, bhīshma) born as Devavrata (देवव्रत, dévavrata), is one of the major characters of the Mahabharata.
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Satyavati (Sanskrit: सत्यवती) is the great-grandmother of the Pandava and Kaurava princes, principal characters of the Mahabharata, one of the principal texts in Hindu mythology.
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Vichitravirya (Sanskrit: विचित्रवीर्य, vichitravīrya
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Ambika (अम्‍बिका) was the daughter of King of Kashi and wife of Vichitravirya, King of Hastinapur.
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Ambalika (अम्‍बालिका) was the daughter of King of Kashi and the wife of Vichitravirya, King of Hastinapur.

Along with her sisters Amba and Ambika, she was taken by force by Bhishma from their Swayamvara.
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Vidura (Sanskrit: विदुर, vidūra) was a son of a maid-servant who served the Queens of Hastinapura, Queen Ambika and Ambalika.
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Dhritarashtra (Sanskrit: धृतराष्ट्र, dhritarāshtra) was the son born to Vichitravirya's first wife Ambika. He was fathered by Vyasa.
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Gāndhārī (Sanskrit:गांधारी) is a character in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.
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The villain Shakuni (Sanskrit: शकुनि), an avatar of Dwarpa, the personification of Dvapara Yuga, was the brother of Gandhari in the Mahabharata. He was very fond of his nephew Duryodhana.
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Subhadrā (Sanskrit: सुभद्रा) is an important character in the Mahabharata, a Hindu epic. She is the half-sister of Krishna, wife of Arjuna (third of the Pandava brothers), and mother of Abhimanyu.
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In the Mahabharata epic, Pandu (Sanskrit: पाण्‍डु) is the son of Vichitravirya and his second wife, Ambalika from Vyasa. He is more popularly known as the father of the Pandavas.
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Kunti (Sanskrit: कुंती) is the mother of the eldest three of the Pandava brothers from the Indian epic Mahabharata. Her story is also told within the Srimad Bhagavatam, wherein she speaks on the philosophy of devotion of Krishna, known as Bhakti yoga.
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Madri (Sanskrit: माद्री) was a princess of the Madra kingdom and the second wife of Pandu.

On his way to Hastinapur, King Pandu encountered the army of Shalya, King of Madra.
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