Yudhishtira (Sanskrit: युधिष्ठिर, IAST: Yudhiṣṭhira) is the eldest among the five Pandava brothers

He is mentioned in the ancient epic Mahabharata

He was sired by King Pandu of the Kuru Dynasty and his first wife, Kunti

Yudhishthira is later crowned the king of Indraprastha with his capital at Hastinapura

From his childhood, Yudhishthira was greatly influenced by his uncle Vidura and his great uncle Bhishma, and believed in the virtues of dharma

He was trained by two warrior-sages— Kripa and Drona

Later, Yudhisthira was appointed as the crown prince of Hastinapura, but was replaced by Duryodhana

Because of Kunti’s misunderstanding, Yudhishthira and his siblings had a polyamorous marriage with Draupadi, the princess of Panchala

Dhritarashtra, on Bhishma’s request, divided his kingdom to end the succession dispute between Yudhishthira and Duryodhana

The eldest son of Pandu was given a barren land to rule, which he subsequently developed into the magnificent city of Indraprastha

After he performed the Rajasuya Yagna, Yudhishthira was invited to play Pachisi, a game of dice by his jealous cousin, Duryodhana and his uncle, Shakuni

Shakuni, a master at the game, represented Duryodhana against Yudhishthira and manipulated him into gambling his kingdom, wealth, the freedom of his brothers, Draupadi, and even himself

After the game, the Pandavas and Draupadi were sent into exile for thirteen years, with the last year requiring them to go incognito

During his exile, Yudhisthira was tested by his spiritual father and for his year of being incognito, Yudhishthira disguised himself as Kanka and served the King of Matsya Kingdom

Yudhishthira was the leader of the successful Pandava faction in the Kurukshetra War and defeated many venerable warriors such as Shalya

At the end of the epic, he was the only one among his brothers to ascend to heaven while retaining his mortal body

In Mahabharat it was written that king yudhishthir can even kill lord Krishna or karna easily he has a Mandi which he asked from lord bramha as a boon so he can kill anyone if he chants the name of the person by picking the Mandi in his hand after his death the Mandi was broken by Parikshit