A great warrior in the Mahabharat epic who used to give away enormous wealth in charity to the poor.
The first son of Kunti, born to her by the sun-god before her marriage to Pandu. She abandoned the infant Karna by floating him in a basket on a river, and he was discovered and adopted by a mixed-caste chariot driver. Karna became an arch-rival of the Pandavas, who were unaware of his origin. In the Kurukshetra battle, he was made the Kuru commander-in-chief after the death of Drona, and Arjuna killed him.
It is a Sanskrit word meaning ear.
Son of Surya and Kunti out of wedlock and raised as a charioteer; the tragic hero of Mahabharata epic
The ear, also one of the heroes in the Mahabharata.
Son of Pritha or Kunti by Surya, the sun before her marriage to Pandu. Kama was half-brother of the Pandavas, but this relationship was not known to... more
The ear; also one of the heros in the Mahabharata.
Karna (Sanskrit: à¤•à¤°à¥à¤£ written Kará¹‡a in IAST transliteration) (also known as Karnan) is one of the central figures in Hindu epic Mahabharata. He was the first son of Kunti, and was thus half brother to the Pandavas, and the eldest of them. Although Duryodhana of the Kauravas anoints him king of Anga, his role in the legend far exceeds the importance of a king.