Arjuna is one of the heroes of the massive Indian epic named “The Mahabharata”, the longest Indian epic. He is the third of the five Pandava brothers, officially the son of king Pandu and his two wives Kunti (who is also known as Pritha) and Madri. However, we read in books 1 and 3 of the Mahabharata that the Pandava brothers are actually the offspring of different gods and the two wives of king Pandu.
Ashwathama is one among the seven Chiranjeevis (without death) mentioned in the Puranas – as a result of curse by Sri Krishna he still alive and roams on earth with a body full of oozing warts. Ashwathama is the son of Drona and Kripi. He got the name Ashwathama as he cried like a horse when he was born. At the end of the Mahabharata war only Ashwathama, Kripar and Krittivarma survived. Before dying, Duryodhana made Ashwathama the leader of the Kauravas. He promised Duryodhana that he will kill all the Pandavas.