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Kunti Suryadev

Introduction

1. Kunti (कुंती) was the biological daughter of Shurasena a Yadav king, the sister of Vasudeva, the foster daughter of her cousin King Kunti-Bhoja, the wife of King Pandu of Hastinapur and the mother of King Karna of Anga and King Yudhisthira of Indraprastha.

2. Before Kunti married Pandu, she bore Karna to Surya, the solar deity.

3. She later married Pandu and bore Yudhisthira, Bhima and Arjuna.

4. Lord Krishna was her nephew.

5. After the death of her husband, Kunti did not commit sati, but his other wife Madri did.

6. Kunti prevented Bhima from killing the demoness Hidimbi and advises him to marry her and beget Ghatotkacha.

7. She instructed her children to take care of the common people and ordered Bhima to kill the demon Bakasura.

8. After the Mahabharata war, Kunti perished in a forest fire in the Himalayas with her half-brother-in-law King Dhritarashtra and his wife Queen Gandhari and attained heaven

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