In the Hindu epic Mahabharata,Yudhisthira (Sanskrit: yudhiṣṭhira) was the eldest son of King Pandu and Queen Kunti, was king of Indraprastha and later of Hastinapura (Kuru). For his piety, he was known as. He was the leader of the successful Pandava side in the Kurukshetra War or the Mahabharata War. At the end of the epic, he ascended to heaven along with his four brothers.
In the description of Vyas and Krishna the king was fair, lotus-eyed, with a long and stout nose, tall and strong but humble like any not-so-regal citizen.