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In Hinduism, the Pandavas are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu. They are and the twins As Pandu is infertile or impotent due to a curse, and is unable to father children, the actual fatherhood of the children is traditionally attributed to various gods.

Arjuna wins Draupadi in a famous Swayamvara. But on his mother's orders he shares his wife along with his other four brothers.

The Pandavas engage in the Mahabharata war with their one hundred cousins, the Kauravas. The Pandavas manage to win the battle with the help of Lord Krishna.