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How Pandu Married Kunti in the Mahabharata?

Information regarding the marriage of Kunti and Pandu is found in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata. Kunti was an ideal princess. She was beautiful, virtuous and followed dharma. When Kuntibhoja, father of Kunti, announced her swamyamwara hundreds of kings arrived to participate in it.

Kunti was attracted to the handsome Pandu, the king of Hastinapur. She chose Pandu as her husband.

Kuntibhoja was happy to approve the choice, as an alliance with the Kuru clan would increase the prestige of his kingdom. And his kingdom would become even more powerful with such a powerful ally.

But Pandu and Kunti did not have any children.

He then married Madri, the princess of Madra.



Did You Know?

As per some calculations, Pandu was born in 3224 BC to Sage Vyasa and Queen Ambalika.

The original name of Kunti was Pratha. She was the daughter of Shoora who was the father of Vasudeva and the grandfather of Sri Krishna. Bhojaraja was his friend and his relative. He had no daughter. Shoora gave his daughter Pratha to Bhojraja, King of Kunti. She became famous as Kunti. It is believed that Kunti is the present day Gwalior region.