How long did Pandavas rule?


Birth of Pandavas

Knowing the agony of Maharaj Pandu, his wife Kunti said - "O Aryaputra! Rishi Durvasa has given me such a mantra, by which I can invoke any deity and get the desired thing. You can order which god I should call. On this Pandu ordered to invite Dharmaraja.On Kunti's call, Dharmaraja came and gave him a son, who was named Yudhishthira.

Later, Pandu ordered Kunti to invite Vayu Dev and Indra Dev twice with the desire to have a son again. Bhima was born from Vayudev and Arjuna from Indra. After that, by the orders of Pandu, Kunti gave initiation to Madri also for that mantra. With the help of this mantra, Madri invited the Ashwini Kumars and Nakula and Sahadeva were born.

Death of Pandu

He was married to Kunti, the adoptive daughter of Kuntibhoja and the daughter of Shurasena (father of Vasudeva Anakadundubhi and grandfather of Krishna). His second wife was the princess of the Madra kingdom Madri.

One day King Pandu along with his second queen Madri was traveling in the forest on the banks of Sarita. The atmosphere was very pleasant and a cool-smelling air was blowing. Suddenly Madri's clothes were blown away by a gust of wind. Due to this Pandu's mind became restless and he was engaged in sexual intercourse that he died due to the curse of Rishi Kindam. Considering herself to be the cause of Mandu's death, Madri also became sati with him, but Kunti returned to Hastinapur to raise her sons.

How long did Pandavas rule?

It was one of the kingdoms of ancient India. According to the great Indian epic Mahabharata, it was the capital of the Pandavas. The city was situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, which is situated in the present capital of India, Delhi. Pandavas ruled for 36 years in Hastinapur. Under his leadership, the rule of Pandavas lasted for 36 years.