Kunti along with her husband Pandu
|Children||Karna, Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna|
In Hindu mythology, Kunti (Sanskrit: कुंती Kuntī) also called Pritha, was the biological daughter of Shurasena, a Yadava, the sister of Vasudeva, the foster daughter of her cousin King Kunti-Bhoja, the wife of King Pandu of Hastinapur and the mother of King Karna of Anga and King Yudhisthira of Indraprastha.
Kunti also went into hiding with her sons after Duryodhana tried to kill them all by burning them in Lakshagrih. Kunti prevented Bhima from killing the demoness Hidimba and advises him to marry her and beget Ghatotkacha. She instructed her children to take care of the common people and ordered Bhima to kill the demon Bakasura.
When the Pandavas got their kingdom Dhritarashtra ordered Kunti to not got with them and stay in Hastinapur so that the pandavas would never attack on them. Kunti with a heavy heart accepted his order leaving her and her sons completely broken!
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