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Maharaja Yudhishthir

Maharaj Yudhishthir was the eldest son of Kunti Devi and Maharaj Pandu. Since Pandu was cursed by Kindama Rishi to die as soon as he tried to enjoy his wife, the couple were practically child less and barren.

Since Maharani Kunti was blessed bu Durvasa Rishi to invoke any demigod and as a result bear progeny with him, the couple decided to have their children through the way in order to expand their lineage. Srimati Kuntidevi first called Yamaraj and being pleased upon her, he gave her a child as good as him and his name was Maharaja Yudhishthir.

Since the child was born of Dharmaraj i.e. Yamataj, Maharaj Yudhishthir also got the title of Dharmaraj since he was always in favour of religious principles.

As instructed by Yamaraj to his Yamadutas (SB 6.3.19),

dharmaṁ tu sākṣād bhagavat-praṇītaṁ
na vai vidur ṛṣayo nāpi devāḥ
na siddha-mukhyā asurā manuṣyāḥ
kuto nu vidyādhara-cāraṇādayaḥ
Real religious principles are enacted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Although fully situated in the mode of goodness, even the great ṛṣis who occupy the topmost planets cannot ascertain the real religious principles, nor can the demigods or the leaders of Siddhaloka, to say nothing of the asuras, ordinary human beings, Vidyādharas and Cāraṇas.
Religious principles always aim at satisfying the Supreme Lord. And even if one has to break so called moral principles in order to satisfy the lord under his direct guidance or by his pure devotee, it must not be a topic of hesitation since as per Vishnu Puran, all the religions and rules are here to increase our attachment to Lord Hari by satisfying him but one must not be whimsical in his actions, speculating that my this action would break the rules and according to me, will satisfy the lord.
Maharaj Yudhishthir was the eldest of all Pandavas and was capable of ruling their kingdom after the demise of their father. He was trained in millitary science by Kripacharya and Dronacharya
 He was a person of noble character and was always in welfare of his subjects. he was humble, sober, truth speaking and composed. He never took the side of Adharma and hence, when the Lord asked him to lie for his pleasure, he blatantly did the same although as per him, he never lied to others under any circumstances.
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