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Story – Tataka (Taraka or Tadaka) and Her Family in Ramayana

Tataka (Taraka or Tadaka) was a Yaksha princess-turned-demoness in the epic Ramayana. Her father Suketu, a yaksha king performed tapasya for an offspring. Suketu had desired a son, but Lord Brahma blessed him with a strong and beautiful daughter. She was a beautiful princess that was wooed by and married Sunda, an Asura King. She had two sons Maricha and Subahu.

Story of Bhima and Draupadi’s Son Sutasoma who killed Shakuni

Sutasoma was son of Bhima and Draupadi, third of the Upapandavas. He played a major role in the battle by nearly killing Shakuni. He played a major role along with Yudhishthira and other Upapandavas in holding off Arjuna and Bhima on the 15th day.

Story of Yudhishthira and Draupadi’s Son Prativindhya

Prativindhya or Shrutavindhya was born to Yudhishthira and Draupadi and was the eldest of the Upapandavas.

Story of Sahadeva and Draupadi’s Son Shrutakarma

Shrutavarma was born to Sahadeva and Draupadi and the fourth of the Upapandavas. In the Chatahurdi analysis of the Mahabharata, he was defeated by Shakuni during the battle; he killed Shala, the younger brother of Bhurishravas.

Story of Arjuna and Draupadi’s Son Shrutakirti

Shrutakirti was the son born to Arjuna and Draupadi, the youngest of the Upapandavas, he was born definitely after the Arjuna’s return from adventures and would be very young at time of battle. His horses were supposed to bear the colour of kingfishers. He fought against Dushasana and Ashwathama in the battle.

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