A king willing to help the Gods destroy demons. They made him their general and he won victory. They then granted him a favor. He demanded liberation from the cycle of birth and death. The Gods had to admit that they were unable to do so and asked for another wish. Khatvanga wanted to know the time of his death. He learned that he was going to die in a moment. He wanted to be brought to earth immediately to meditate on Krishna. Within that moment he experienced liberation.


The last ruler of the Kurus.


The son of Kunti.

Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna are Kaunteya.

Karna is also Kaunteya, but since Kunti had abandoned him and he grew up with foster parents, he never wanted to be called that.


Author of Arthashastra, a treatise on ideal governance. He is also called Chanakya.

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See padma.

Kumbha und Nikumbha

Söhne von Kumbhakarna.

Kayamkulam Kochunni

A rebel from Kerala, helping the poor, fighting the rich.

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Kallur Nambudiri

Master of rites from Kerala.

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A demon who wanted to live in the eyes of crows.

The crow Jayanta, son of Indra, once attacked Sita, Rama hit his right eye and killed Kuranga, Jayanta was half-blind.

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Kala Bou

A banana tree as Ganesha’s bride.

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