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Ikshvaku was the first King and founder of the Surya Vansha. He was the son of Manu (the first man on earth), sired by the Sun God, Surya. Rama, of the epic Ramayana is a descendant of the house of Ikshvaku.


Ilvala and Vatapi were asuras, the rulers of Badami.


King of the Gods. The chief deity of the Rigveda, the god of weather and war and the Lord of Heaven in Hinduism.


Son of Ravana, King of Lanka, who conquered Indra, the Lord of Gods and who was killed by Rama's brother Lakshmana.


Indraprastha (City of Indra) was the capital of the Kingdom led by the Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic, located upon the banks of the river Yamuna.


A kinsman of the Pandavas, son of Nala and Damayanti.


Daughter of Nala and Damayanti.


A mountain Arjuna passed on his way to the Himalayas to practise austerities to acquire powerful new weapons from Lord Mahadeva.


Arjuna's son by a Naga princess Ulupi who fell in the battle on the eighth day, fought on the side of the Pandavas. Was killed by the Rakshasa Alumvusha.


The Hindu oncept of God referring to the Supreme Being which is the lord and the ruler of everything.

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