• Uddhav (also known as Pavanayadhi) is a character from the Puranic texts of Hinduism, wherein his is the friend and counsellor of Krishna the avatar. He plays a significant role in the Bhagavata Purana, being taught the processes of yoga and bhakti directly by Krishna. The principle of these discussions is often referred to as the Uddhava Gita, similarly to the Bhagavad Gita .
  • Uddhav was present at the Svayamvar of Subhadra and later carried the marriage gifts to Indraprasth.
  • Just before the destruction of the Yadav race, Uddhav took leave from Krishna and ascended to heaven while performing penance.