Satyaki

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Satyaki in Javanese Wayang (Javanese shadow puppet). The picture above is a puppet form of Satyaki and does not resemble the actual character.

Yuyudhana (Sanskrit: युयुधान, Yuyudhāna), better known as Satyaki (Sanskrit: सात्यकि, Sātyaki), was a powerful warrior belonging to the Vrishni clan of the Yadavas, to which Krishna also belonged. According to the Puranas, he was grandson of Shini of the Vrishni clan, and son of Satyaka.[1]

Kurukshetra War[edit]

Satyaki enters Kauravas army and Battle with soldiers

During the war, Satyaki is the commander of one akshauhini of the Pandava army.

Descendants[edit]

Asanga was son of Satyaki and Yugandhara was his grandson.[1] Yugandhara later became the ruler of the territory near the Sarasvati River.[2] His son Asanga was killed by Karna during the war.

According to the interpolation of scholar Chatahurdi, Satyaki had 10 sons all of them were killed by Bhurishravas's arrows on day 5 of Kurukshetra war.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pargiter, F.E. (1972) [1922]. Ancient Indian Historical Tradition, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, p.107.
  2. ^ Pargiter, F.E. (1972) [1922]. Ancient Indian Historical Tradition, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, p.284.

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