24 Facts About Kunti


Kunti, named at birth as Pritha, is one of the principal female protagonists of the epic Mahabharata.

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Kunti is mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana because of her connection with Krishna, the main figure of the text.

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Kunti is mentioned in second canto of the Devi-Bhagavata Purana.

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Kunti's husband died after attempting to engage in Intercourse with Madri and the latter immolated herself, so Kunti adopted her stepsons and took her children to Hastinapura, the capital of Kuru.

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Kunti is praised as the embodiment of a mature, foresighted, and a dutiful woman.

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Kunti was the biological daughter of Shurasena, a Yadava ruler.

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Kunti is said as the reincarnation of the goddess Siddhi.

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Kunti was the sister of Vasudeva, the father of Krishna and shared a close relationship with Krishna.

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Out of fear of the public and with no choice, Kunti put the child in a basket and set him afloat the Ganga river.

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Kunti chose King Pandu of Hastinapur, making her the Queen of Hastinapur.

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Kunti was disturbed by her husband's actions, but eventually reconciled with him and treated Madri as sister.

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Kunti met some sages and asked them away for heaven and salvation.

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Kunti happily advised her to beget children by suitable, illustrious men.

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Kunti invoked Ashvins for Madri on her behest and Madri gave birth to twin sons, Nakula and Sahadeva.

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Kunti gave special care to Madreyas especially Sahadeva the youngest one.

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When Kunti heard the cries of a Brahmin - who had provided her and her son's shelter in Ekachakra, Kunti consoled him and suggested that instead of a Brahmin's family, her son Bhima would face the demon.

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Kunti engineered a plot where Bhima would be able to face and kill the demon.

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Bhima is reluctant, but Kunti ordered Bhima to marry Hidimbi seeing merit in the woman.

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Kunti was shocked after realizing the implications of her words, that is, all of the Pandavas married Draupadi thinking that they are obeying their mother's orders.

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Kunti chose to stay in Vidura's house rather than the royal palace.

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Kunti promised that at the end of the war she would still have five sons, the fifth one be either Arjuna or Karna himself.

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Kunti is said to have a great amount of respect for her brother-in-law Dhritarashtra and Vidura and for Dhritarashtra's wife Gandhari.

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Kunti is said to have an affectionate relationship with her daughter-in-law Draupadi.

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Kunti tries to have him shift parties out of fear of losing her five sons.

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