Upananda was one of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra (Dhritarashtra)and Gāndhārī (Gandhari). In Kurukṣetra (Kurukshetra) he was fighting against Bhīmasena(Bhimasena) along with his other brothers, and he was killed by Bhīmasena. Upananda is also referred to as Upanandaka. Upananda and Upanandaka are one and the same. The ‘ka’ pratyaya is used to mean ‘own-ness’.