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The sons of the king Dhritarashtra and one of the two rival houses in the Mahabharata. They are ultimately annihilated in the feud with their cousins the Pandavas.


(ˈkaʊ rəˌvɑz)

(in the Mahabharata) the cousins and enemies of the Pandavas.
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Likewise, Maharshi Vedvyas, the writer of great epic the Mahabharata, was born in Nepali soil and his mother was Matsyagandha turnedYojan Gaandha turned Satyawati, who later became the grandmother of the Kauravas and the Pandavas.
16 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday compared elections to no less than any war and likened Congress to righteous brothers from the Hindu epic Mahabharat, Pandavas, and BJP to Kauravas - Pandavas' antithesis.
Even the Mahabharata story would have been different if Maharshi Vyasa had enumerated every single cheating involved in the havoc wreaked on the Kauravas.
The film will be a retelling of the Mahabharata from the point of view of the Kauravas.
The Hindu epic Mahabharata mentions the non-Hindu Kirati King Yalamber (one of the Nepali creation myths identifies him as a king of Nepal), killed by Lord Krishna who feared that Yalamber might help the Kauravas gain victory in the Kurukshetra war.
She was molested in front of all the elder people in the court of the Kauravas.
In the epic text Mahabharata, playful divinity Krishna is an example of such an orthopraxy who weaves Dharma (law) against Adharma (anti-law) during a war between the bad Kauravas and the good Pandavas, depicted in the epic, to bring about the victory of the Pandavas, the adherents to Dharma, but also its violators.
In the epic tale of Mahabharat, the Pandavas loose in a game of dice and are sent to the forest in exile for 13 years by the Kauravas.
Also similar to how Bhishma whole-heartedly fought for Kauravas, despite not being convinced about their deeds or their cause, because of the promise he made to his father about staying loyal to the throne.
Comparing AAP government with " Raavan" of Ramayana and " Kauravas" of Mahabarata, Yadav said, " Even mighty Raavan and Kauravas fells as in their ego they failed to respect women.
What they say to each other recalls the dialogue that comprises the Bhagavad Gita: the conversation between Prince Arjuna and Krishna, his charioteer, in the deciding battle between the Pandavas (Arjuna's family) and the Kauravas, descendants of King Kuru.
Se divide en 18 libros o parvans, al igual que los 18 dias de duracion de la batalla central de la obra y resume el tema principal constituido en la rivalidad entre dos familias emparentadas de principes o kshatriyas: los cien hermanos Kauravas y sus primos, los cinco hermanos Pandavas.