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10. Indian Monarchs (Pre Historic) (contd)




21. Drupad - The king of Panchal. Father of Draupadi and Dhrisht Dyuman who became the chief commander for Pandavas in Mahabharat war.

22. Shantanu - He too was a famous king in Chandra dynasty. He married Ganga who gave birth to mighty Bhishma. Later on he married another woman Satyavati.

23. Bhishma - Most famous person of Mahabharat era. He took an oath not to marry or claim the kingdom for the pleasure of his father Shantanu. Fought bravely in Mahabharat war in favour of Kauravas but told Arjun the trick to kill him and remained on death bed of arrows for 58 days waiting for the sun to go north from south.

24. Chitrangad and Vichitravirya - Sons of Shantanu from his wife Satyavati. Chitrangad was dead at a young age, while Vichitravirya reigned for some time under the guidance of his elder brother, Bhishma.

25. Dhritrashtra and Pandu - Sons of Vichitravirya, Dhritrashtra was blind by birth and had 100 sons known as Kauravas, Pandu had five sons called Pandavas. A fierce battle took place between Kauravas and Pandavas which is known as Mahabharat war.

27. Parikshit - The grand son of Arjun and son of Abhimanyu. It is said that Kaliyug started during his reign. Once lost in forest while hunting and being hungny and thirsty dropped a dead  serpent in the neck of a saint. The son of the saint cursed the king that the same serpent would kill him within seven days. King Parikshit spent these seven days listening to Shrimad Bhagvat Geeta from great saint Shuk Dev.

28. Janmejay - Son of Parikshit. Became furious on hearing of death of his father by being bitten by a snake, took an oath to kill all the snakes. Later on was cooled down by the saints and dropped the idea mid-way.

29. Yadu - A son of king Yayati. The  Yadu dynasty started after his name in which Sri Krishna was born.

30. Ugra Sen - Son of king Ahuk. Ruled over Mathura. His son Kans snatched the kingdom from him. Later Krishna killed Kans and gave him back his kingdom.


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