Vichitravirya , Mahabharat - Informative & researched article on Vichitravirya , Mahabharat
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesIndian Purans


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > Indian Purans > Mahabharata > Older Generations of Mahabharat > Vichitravirya
Vichitravirya , Mahabharat
Vichitravirya was the Kuru prince who became king at an early age and died as heirless.
 
 Vichitravirya was the youngest son of King Santanu and Queen Satyavati in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. He had an elder brother named Chitrangada, who succeeded king Santanu to the throne of Hastinapura. After Chitrangada died without an heir, Vchitravirya the younger prince was enthroned.

Vichitravirya was very young or still a child when he became the monarch of that large kingdom. So Bhishma ruled as his agent. When the king Vichitravirya grew up, Bhishma searched for a suitable bride for him. He heard that king of Kashi was arranging a Swayamvara for his three daughters. Since Vichitravirya was too young and there were chances that the princess could not choose him, Bhishma himself went to the Swayambhara. From the Swayambhara Bhishma forcefully brought the three princesses Amba, Ambika and Ambalika to marry Vichitravirya. Since Amba was already engaged with Salva, Ambika and Ambalika were married to king Vichitravirya.

Unfortunately, shortly after his marriage, Vichitravirya died out of tuberculosis. As Vichitravirya died childless, his mother Satyavati summoned Vyasa who subsequently fathered Dhritarashtra, Pandu and Vidura.

(Last Updated on : 19/03/2010)
More Articles in Older Generations of Mahabharat  (14)
 
Santanu  (2)
 
 
Ganga  (1)
 
 
 
Ambika  
 
 
Amba  
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Purans
Legend of Savitri
Legend of Savitri is a narration by Markandeya in the great epic of Mahabharata. The tale of Savitri was told by the sage to Yudhisthir when the later asked the sage to know if there lived in the world any woman who was virtuous than the queen Draupadi.
Nala and Damayanti
The love tale of Nala and Damayanti is a moving story of romance and adventure from the Mahabharata.
Stories of self-sacrifice
Stories of sacrifice are among the many parables and fables contained in the Mahabharata with a moralising end in mind.
Ratnagir
Ratnagir is the modern name of the mountain mentioned in the MahabharataYaraha.
Putana
Putana was a Rakshasi or demoness killed by infant Lord Krishna.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on Indian Purans
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
 
 
Vichitravirya , Mahabharat - Informative & researched article on Vichitravirya , Mahabharat
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.