The name of the conch shell belonging to Yudhiṣthira (Yudhishthira), the eldest son of Pāṇḍu (Pandu). It is known that like Arjuna’s Devadatta and Kṛṣṇa’s (Krishna’s) Pāñcajanya (Panchajanya), Yudhiṣthira’s conch shell, Anantavijaya, too, was blown before the Kurukṣetra (Kurukshetra) war had begun. However, it is not mentioned in Mahābhārata (Mahabharata) where Yudhiṣthira procured this conch shell from, or why it is known as Anantavijaya. Dharma’s son Yudhiṣthira was considered to be Dharma himself incarnate on earth. Many speculate that the name of the conch shell Anantavijaya belonging to Yudhiṣthira, an embodiment of virtue, stems from the thought that victory of virtue is inevitable, or virtue can never be defeated.