Satyaki

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Satyaki (Sanskrit: सात्यकि, Sātyaki), was a powerful warrior belonging to the Vrishni clan, to which Krishna also belonged. According to the Puranas, he was grandson of Shini of the Vrishni clan, and son of Satyaka, hence is better known as Satyaki (meaning - the son of Satyaka). Otherwise, his actual name was Yuyudhana (Sanskrit: युयुधान, Yuyudhāna).

A valiant warrior, Satyaki was devoted to Krishna and was a student of Arjuna. During Kurukshetra war, he was one of the five Generals (Maharathi महारथी) of Pandavas' army.

Satyaki had 10 sons, and all of them were killed by Bhurishravas's arrows on day 5 of Kurukshetra war.

Satyaki was one of the survivors after Kurukshetra war. He died several years afterwards, when internal fighting broke out between various groups of warriors led by Krishna.


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