Pandavas are described in the Indian epic ‘Mahabharatha’. Pandavas includes five brothers Yudhishtira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. They are the sons of ‘Pandu’, by his two wives, ’Kunthi’ and ‘Madhri’. The word ‘Pandavas’ means the sons of ‘Pandu’. Yudhishtira, Bhima and Arjuna are the sons of Kunthi. Remaining are the sons of Madhri. It is described in Mahabharatha, that five brothers were married to ‘Draupathi’, a true Krishna devotee. Lord Krishna was closely related to Pandavas during Kurukshethra war by giving advices and help at right times. Friendship of Lord Krishna and Lord Arjuna is well known in that epic. Pandu has a brother named Dridhrashtra, who was blind by birth. The main enemies of Pandavas were Kauravas. Kauravas were 100 in numbers, the sons of Dridhrashtra . After the death of Pandu, Pandavas and Kauravas started quarrel for the kingdom. The kingdom was supposed to handover to Yudhishtira, the eldest son of Pandu. But Duryodhana, the eldest son of Kauravas did not like it and often trouble the Pandavas. Kauravas played dirty game against Pandavas and succeeded of pushing them away from the country. The battle of Kurukshethra was happened dispute of the kingdom.

Yudhishtira is the begotten son of ‘Yamadharma’ and known as Dharma puthra. Arjuna is the son of Indra. Bhima is the son of Pavanan. And Nakul and Sahadev are the sons of Aswini Kumars.

Pandava Temples in Kerala

  1. Thiruaranmula, Alappuzha
  2. Thiruvanvandoor, Alappuzha
  3. Thrichittattu, Alappuzha
  4. Thrikodithanam, Kottayam
  5. Thruppuliyoor, Alappuzha