Yudhishthira was the eldest Pandava and was considered to be a symbol of Truth and Dharma. Yudhishthira led the Kurukshetra war as a leader of the Pandavas. He was remembered as an humble king and did justice to all.
Here are some stories about Yudhishthira.
Yudhishthira was born to Kunti and Pandu, though Yudhishthira was conceived through a boon given to Kunti. When Yudhishthira was born, it was predicted that he will be the most virtuous, honest and truthful king of all times.
After moving to Hastinapura, Bhishma decided to send the Kauravas and the Pandavas Guru Dronacharya where they learn the war techniques and other things. Yudhishthira was trained in religion, science, administration. He became the master in using spear.
After the lac house episode, the Pandavas were forced to move into exile where they heard about the grand Draupadi Swayamvara. It was Arjuna who hit the fish eye and married Draupadi but Kunti had her decision that whatever Arjuna had won will be distributed amongst all the five brothers, thus Yudhishthira also became the husband of Draupadi.
Yudhishthira was made the king of Indraprastha and did a Rajasuya Yagya so that he can became a king all over. For this, kings from all over have invited to become the witness of Yudhishthira becoming a king.
During the Indraprastha episode, Shakuni and Duryodhana in the palace played the game of dice. With every chance, Shakuni made Yudhishthira won in each and every game. This made Yudhishthira a little egoistic on the victory.
Losing the kingdom
After Duryodhana’s insult, Pandavas were called to Hastinapura to play the game of dice between Yudhishthira and Duryodhana but instead of Duryodhana, Shakuni played. Yudhishthira lost each and every game of dice and he lost Indraprastha and finally Draupadi.
During the exile period, Yudhishthira’s brothers went lost on a lake haunted by Yaksha who in return told Yudhishthira that they came here to drink water but they were unable to answer his question so he took his lives. Yudhishthira to save the lives of brothers answered Yaksha’s all questions.
The Lie in War
Bhima killed an elephant in the war named Ashwatthama. When Drona asked Yudhishthira about the truth, he spoke that Ashwatthama was killed. He became helpless and the very moment, Drishtadumya killed him.
Emperor of Hastinapura
After the war that last eighteen days and took lives, Yudhishthira along with his brothers, Draupadi and Krishan, returned to Hastinapura. Ashwamedha Yagya was performed and Yudhishthira was made the ruler, the emperor of Hastinapura.
Son of Dharma
Yudhishthira was considered to be the son of Dharma. More than his royal ambitions, royal pursuits and family relations, Yudhishthira gave importance to Satya and Dharma. That was Yudhishthira’s true prowess.