Showing posts with label Mahabharata. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mahabharata. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Was there really love between Karna and Draupadi?? Know the complete truth with proof.

Was there really love between Karna and Draupadi?? Know the complete truth with proof.

The time of Mahabharata is said to be five thousand years old.  In these five thousand years, a question is still secondary that how much and what role did Draupadi play in the Mahabharata?  If seen, the name of Draupadi comes the most in the context of Cheer Haran. This reference also gets additional credit of emotion as atrocities on helpless woman in the present society.  This context also establishes Krishna as the greatest protector of Draupadi. But these are the things that have been said from the mainstream perspective.  When it is placed on the table of society from the point of view of Draupadi, then that 'great personality' of Draupadi comes to the fore, which is out of discussion.

If the stories of Mahabharata are understood closely, then you all will feel that there were only two such characters, who not only got injustice, but who were the two most powerful characters.  One Draupadi and the other Karna.  'O' Yes, where Karna had to be a victim of neglect all his life, even after getting the fortune of five husbands, not a single one could protect her honor.  However, both of them had insulted each other in two chapters of Mahabharata period.  Now let's go to the main topic of today.........

Let us first know about this untold love story of Danveer Karna and Panchali Draupadi which is being promoted on many social media these days….It is very important to understand this.  Later I will try to break this myth completely with the knowledge I have acquired.

Draupadi is the most important character in the history of Mahabharata.

It is said that if Draupadi had not been there, then Mahabharata would not have happened, but in this entire story, as much injustice happened to this female character as no one else.  An ordinary woman had all the female-accessible weaknesses like hidden love, jealousy, envy within her.  She was considered weak in the crowd of men, but Draupadi's infinite anguish became her strength.

However, now we are not talking about Draupadi's struggle, but that 'event', which if it had happened, history could have been something else.  That little incident that got buried in the untold stories of Mahabharata. That incident was about the love of Draupadi and Karna.  Yes!  This astonishing truth was revealed by Karna himself in the last moments of Mahabharata in front of Bhishma Pitamah lying on his deathbed.  The truth that Draupadi knew but hide it in her heart for the vow of her father.

The story of the love between Draupadi and Arjuna is found in the Mahabharata.  There are stories of her becoming the wife of the five Pandavas, but a humiliating incident related to Karna is remembered.  But this is an incomplete truth...

Draupadi wanted a groom who is full of all virtues, who is a skilled warrior, who is good in every aspect and with strong physique, he should have moral qualities and he is also intelligent.  But all these qualities were present in only one warrior, in Maharathi Karna. But in the Mahabharata period, both of them were not written to be married, so Draupadi married the Pandavas, who had different qualities.  (Ethical qualities in Yudhishthira, physically strong in Bhima, Arjuna a skilled warrior, Nakula a handsome person and Sahadeva's intelligence)

Draupadi was not born under normal circumstances, perhaps because her life did not stabilize. Actually, Drupada the king of Panchal had no children.  He wanted that a son should be born in his house so that he could take care of his kingdom and take his revenge on Dronacharya.  In fact, according to another legend, Arjuna had won half the kingdom of Drupada at the behest of Drona and gave it to his guru Drona in dakshina . Drupada organized a huge yagya.  After the completion of the havan, first a son and later a daughter incarnated from the yajna.  The seeds of tremendous hatred towards Dronacharya were sown in Draupadi's mind since childhood. As Draupadi was growing up, her beauty was getting brighter.  She was so beautiful that her fame had spread to many nearby states.  As much as she was skilled in kitchen , she was also well versed in war's skill, diplomacy and politics.

Duryodhana wanted to marry Draupadi but Draupadi's first attraction was Karna!  It has been told in the scriptures that when the discussion of Draupadi's marriage started, then King Drupada started collecting information about the princes of different states.  However, the plan to take revenge on Drona in his mind also continued simultaneously. They wanted Draupadi to be married to the grandson of King Jarasandha.  On the other hand, Krishna had his own plan.  He wanted to get his beloved friend married to Arjuna.  But apart from these two, something else was going on in Draupadi's mind.

Being the daughter of  Drupada the king of Panchal state , many special things related to Draupadi were spread in many states.  Many kings were fascinated by Draupadi after seeing her beauty, intelligence and prudence.  But Maharathi Karna liked Draupadi's fearless nature.  Draupadi used to go for a tour with her friends.  On seeing Draupadi, Karna fell in love with her.

There were news of bravery and courage from Karna in Draupadi's ears. She came to know from her friends and servants that Karna is very powerful. He is very beautiful to look at and his mind is pure.  He is known for his great charity.  Till today there has not been anyone who has asked for donation from Karna and he has not given it. He may be an integral friend of Duryodhana, but he has no feelings like the Kauravas.

As soon as the discussion of Karna's qualities was reaching Draupadi's ears, similarly the fame of Draupadi's unparalleled beauty and knowledge started reaching Karna's ears.  However, he got this fame through Duryodhana.  Karna knew that Duryodhana liked Draupadi and wanted to make her his wife.  Despite this, he could not keep himself away from Draupadi's affections. Without meeting, without seeing and without knowing each other, Karna and Draupadi were bound by attraction.  Here the word attraction is used because the scriptures do not fully confirm whether this love bond was from both the sides or not.  But in the events there are possibilities of attraction in Draupadi's mind and love in Karna's mind.

However, one thing had become clear that Draupadi's feelings for Karna were beginning to awaken in her mind.  But when Krishna came to know about this, he seemed to end his plan before it could be realized. Since if Draupadi had been married to Karna, then there would have been no mention of any incident like Mahabharata in history.  Since Krishna was the knower of destiny, he already knew everything, so he cleverly intervened in this matter.

Draupadi told Krishna about the feelings that had been awakened in her mind towards Karna.  Krishna told Draupadi that your father's vow is tied with your birth.  The vow which Lokmaya has prophesied to fulfill.  Which is bound to happen.  To make this plan successful, it is necessary that you become a queen and not the wife of a slave. Karna is undoubtedly a friend of Duryodhana but he is not a prince.  He is a Sutputra.  He said Draupadi, you are attracted to Karna and not in love with him.  Karna, those qualities are enough for attraction but not for love.  This was the time when Krishna thought it right to mention Arjuna.

He said that it is better that you bring a change in your choice and look away from Karna and look at the merits of Pandu's son Arjun.  He is no less than Karna in any respect.  The good thing is that he is a prince and a prince of the Kuru dynasty.  If you want to make destiny meaningful, you have to change your choice. Draupadi got worried.  An imaginary picture of Karna had been formed in his mind, it was not easy to settle Arjun in his mind by removing this picture.  That too knowing that Karna and Arjuna are in no way less than each other!

Meanwhile, King Drupada announced the Swayamvara.  Invitations were sent to the princes of different states.  After receiving the invitation, Duryodhana along with Karna reached Panchal to participate in the Swayamvara. Where Karna's eyes fell on Draupadi for the first time. He was fascinated to see her unique form.  In his mind, he took a vow to make Draupadi his wife.  Although Duryodhana was also cherishing the same dream.

On the other hand, on the special request of Drupada, Jarasandha joined the swayamvara along with his grandson.  In order to fulfill the destiny, Krishna also invited the Pandavas to come in the swayamvara in the guise of Brahmins. In the midst of all these preparations, there was turmoil in Draupadi's mind. There were two paths in front of her. First listen to your heart and give opportunity to Karna or forget everything and honor the promise of the father and do what she was born for. Days passed and the day also came when Draupadi's Swayamvar was organized in the state. Drupada placed a special condition.  According to which the princes had to perform special bow and target the eye while looking in the shadow of the fish in water.

Without delay, Drupada gave Jarasandha's grandson the first chance, but he was not proficient in archiery, so he missed his target.  Drupad was disappointed. Seeing him disappointed, Jarasandh himself made up his mind to take part in the Swayamvar. When Krishna came to know about this, he understood that if Jarasandha raised the bow, he would surely marry Draupadi.

So he reached to him and said – Jarasandh you are an old man, had come here to get your grandson married, now when you yourself participate in the Swayamvar instead, everyone will make fun of you.  Anyway, Draupadi is of your granddaughter's age, it will not suit you to marry her.  Jarasandha obeyed Krishna and backed away.

Now there were only three such persons in the swayamvara who had the power to comply with the condition.  Those three were Duryodhana, Karna and Arjuna!  The eyes of Draupadi, the princess sitting in the swayamvar, had fallen on Karna.  She was fascinated by his form, while on the other hand it was not possible for him to recognize Arjuna as a Brahmin.

Duryodhana first came forward to comply with the condition.  Krishna used his illusion here too and ordered Bhima to laugh out loud as soon as Duryodhana targeted the artificial fish.  After this, as soon as Duryodhana aimed his target towards the fish, he felt that he was shooting arrows at the Pandavas. His aim was perfect when Bhima started laughing out loud and Duryodhana's attention got distracted.  Eventually the target was missed and Duryodhana's dream of marrying Draupadi remained unfulfilled.

Meanwhile, Draupadi was trying to emerge from her dilemma.  She knew that Karna was no less in any matter.  He has the quality by which he can conquer her, but to fulfill the promise of her father, she must be married in the Kuru dynasty.  Now that Duryodhana has lost the chance, Arjun is the only option.

But Drupada called Karna on the stage after Duryodhana.  Now the problem was that if Karna won the condition , Draupadi's promise to her father would remain unfulfilled.  Karna raised the bow and as soon as he was only after the arrow was pointed at aim that Draupadi stood up.

She humiliated Karna in front of everyone in the assembly , saying that Karna may be as strong as he is, but he is Sutputra.  I am a princess and will not marry a sutaputra.  Draupadi's words pierced Karna's heart.  He did not expect such an argument from a virtuous princess. After this humiliation, Karna left the swayamvar with Duryodhana and left from there.  Everyone knows what happened next.  Arjuna won Draupadi in swayamvara and then she became the wife of Pandavas.

Draupadi's humiliation could never be extinguished from Karna's mind.  This insult seemed worse because Karna loved Draupadi.  When the Pandavas lost to Draupadi in a game of dice, Karna got an opportunity to avenge his insult and it was he who gave Duryodhana the idea of ​​inviting Draupadi to the meeting. When Draupadi was brought to the meeting, she looked at Karna with great anticipation, but only the flame of humiliation was visible in Karna's eyes.  

Karna expressed his inner vengeance but kept his love for Draupadi in his heart.  According to the scriptures, when Bhishma Pitamah was lying on his matyushaiya in the war of Mahabharata, Karna came to him.  The next day Karna and the Pandavas were to face each other.  Karna was restless as to how he would take up arms against his own brothers.

He told the pain of his mind to Bhishma.  While he was speaking, Draupadi was also silently listening to the dialogue of both of them from a distance.  Flowing in emotion, Karna confessed to Bhishma for the first time that he loved Draupadi exclusively.  When Draupadi came to know about this, tears came from her eyes.  But by then the sequence of events had progressed so fast that it was not in the hands of either of the two to stop it.

This was that hidden love story of Mahabharata, which if it had come true, history would have been different.  Krishna could not avert destiny.  So he did his work.  Whereas, they knew that there could be no better substitute for Draupadi than Karna!

A lot of incident happened in the story of Mahabharata which was not even possible to imagine.  Draupadi being the wife of five brothers can be seen mainly in this category.  Jealousy, greed for wealth-property , mental disorientation, feeling of vengeance, pride and mental conflict are all elements present in this story. Different scholars interpret the story of Mahabharata in different ways.  Many popular stories related to Mahabharata are also found.

According to various sources, many popular stories related to the Mahabharata are also found, one of which is the "Jambul Chapter" in which Draupadi reveals her secret .  Draupadi was the wife of the five Pandavas, but she did not love her five husbands, she loved Arjuna the most. But Arjuna on the other hand did not love Draupadi, because he loved Krishna's sister Subhadra.  According to a popular legend, when the Pandavas suffered the brunt of exile, at the time of the 12th year, Draupadi saw a bunch of  black berries on tree and she breaking it.  As soon as Draupadi broke the bunch, Lord Krishna reached there. Lord Krishna told that a sage was about to break his 12-year fast by consuming this fruit.  Since you have broken this fruit now, the Pandavas will fall prey to the wrath of that sage.  Hearing this, the Pandavas sought help from Shri Krishna.

On saying this, Lord Krishna told the Pandavas that for this, everyone has to go under the tree and speak only the truth.  Only then the fruit can be replanted in its place, on saying this, Shri Krishna placed the fruit under the tree and called everyone in turn. First of all, Sri Krishna called Yudhishthira, while speaking the truth, Yudhishthira said that "Truth, honesty, tolerance should prevail in the world, while dishonesty and wickedness should be annihilated."  Not only this, Yudhishthira blamed Draupadi for the undesirable events that happened to the Pandavas.  After Yudhishthira told the truth, the fruit came two feet above the ground.
After that Bhima was asked to speak and was warned by Shri Krishna that "If you lied, the fruit will be burnt to ashes."  At the same time Bhima accepted the truth in front of everyone, saying that he is never less attuned to food, war, sleep and sexual desire and he vows to kill all the sons of Dhritarashtra.  After this the fruit goes two feet and up.
Now it was Arjun's turn, Arjun said that "I like prestige and fame a lot and unless I kill Karna in battle, the purpose of my life will not be fulfilled."  For this I can go to any extent.  Even if I have to go against dharma. ”On saying this, the fruit is raised a bit more.

After Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadev also did not hide any secret.  Finally, Draupadi's turn came, with Draupadi stating the truth that "I am the gyanendri (eye, ear, nose, mouth and body) of my five husbands".  But I am the reason for the misfortune of all of them and am regretting my actions without any thought. But even after Draupadi said all this, the fruit did not go up, then Shri Krishna said that Draupadi is hiding a secret.  Draupadi then looked at her husbands and said - I love all five of you, but I also love a 6th man and he is Karna.  One who regrets not getting married due to caste.  If I had married Karna, I probably would not have had to suffer so much nor go through such bitter experiences.
You read the words written in blue color above.  This story is publicized on social sites.  You will be surprised to know that before marriage Draupadi did not have any hatred towards Dronacharya and Kauravas.  Because Drupada had received Dhrishtadyumana to kill Dronacharya.  And Kauravas were already defeated by Drupada. Draupadi and Karna's love story is completely wrong.  As far as the swayamvara is concerned, Drupada had kept this competition in mind only and only Arjuna, because he was impressed by the valor of Arjuna. But after the incident of Lakshagriha, Drupada was very disappointed. That is why he put such a condition to search for a brave warrior like Arjuna.  As far as the question of sending a special invitation to Jarasandha is concerned, he was also sent a normal invitation like other people.  Karna and Draupadi never came face to face after the Cheer Haran incident. And Bhima never tried to disturb Duryodhana's concentration during the swayamvara.  Because this competition was about the performance of the best archery with physical strength.  And Duryodhana was powerful but not the best archer. After Arjuna wins the swayamvara, he has a confrontation with Karna, in which Karna is defeated.  And you all must know very well what happened when Karna talk with Bhishma lying on his Mruityusaiyaa.  Many other things are explained below, as well as later the greatness of Mahasati Draupadi will be described.

Was Karna a more suitable groom for Draupadi?

The Mahabharata era is an important period in the history of Hinduism, which has seen many ups and downs.  There are many stories in this epic , knowing in depth, even today man is astonished.  Even more surprising are the unknown facts hidden in these stories.  Some such facts are related to Panchali, the wife of five Pandavas, ie Draupadi's swayamvara. The Swayamvara of Panchali or Draupadi, daughter of King Drupada , is an important chapter of the Mahabharata after which this era took a different turn.  In this swayamvara held in Panchal, not only the Pandavas were present but Karna was also present, but Karna was rejected by Panchali.  It was not that Karna was incapable of any form, but only Arjuna was Panchali's choice.

But if Panchali had not done this, then in the Mahabharata era, her story would have been different.  Perhaps she would never have had to face the hardships she went through.  Some facts from the Mahabharata prove that if Draupadi had been married to Karna and not to the Pandavas, she would have lived a much happier life.  But how, let's know:

King Drupada, the father of Draupadi, decided to marry his daughter to Prince Arjuna, but upon hearing about the death of the Pandavas in Varnavarta, Maharaja Drupada planned to create a swayamvara for his daughter's marriage.  In this swayamvar, intelligent and efficient kings of different states were called from miles away.

According to Maharaj Drupada, a condition was placed in the Swayamvar, in which a task was assigned to the warriors present in the meeting.  Drupada said, “Whoever takes up the bow placed in front and ties it and shoots an arrow for the first time in the eye of a fish tied at a high altitude, he will be worthy to marry my daughter Draupadi.  The competition was not as easy as it was told.

The bow in the work was made of a special metal, due to which it weighed so much that it might have even needed a huge elephant to lift it.  Apart from this, to aim at the eyes of the fish tied above, the help of the shadow coming in the water filled in a vessel just below was to be taken.  It was only with the help of this shadow that the target was to be shot.  Apart from this, there was a condition that no candidate could use more than one arrow. Panchali was sure that no one other than Arjuna would undoubtedly be able to lift the heavy bow that were participate in the swayamvara, and andalso could not accurate aim the fish's eye.  But her trouble was increased by the presence of Karna in the Swayamvar.  It is believed that Karna was as skilled as Arjuna in wielding the bow and arrow.  So he could easily win Panchali in swayamvara.  But on the other hand Draupadi was looking only at Arjuna as her life partner.

So in the end Panchali put to shame Karna in the royal assembly.  She said in a loud voice, “I will never marry a Sutputra”.  Hearing this, everyone present in the meeting started laughing with laughter making fun of Karna.  After this, it was Prince Arjuna, having controlled the bow and arrow,  accurate aimed the eye of the fish and won Panchali in Swayamvar.

But Panchali's dilemma did not end here.  In the end she had to become the wife of not only Arjuna but also of the other four  brothers - Yudhishthira, Bhima, Nakula and Sahadeva.  She would give equal status to all as husbands and was also divided to have sex with the five brothers.  If Draupadi had been married to Karna in the swayamvara, she would never have needed to part ways for anyone. But Panchali's fate was different where she had to suffer various miseries.

After marrying five Pandavas, Draupadi was called the queen of a big kingdom, while at every step humiliation also tried to stop her way.  The first insult was to be a single wife of five men.  In Hindu beliefs, many fingers are raised on the character of a woman who has more than one husband, but still call it a coincidence that in this Hindu history, a woman had five husbands. Panchali had to pay a heavy price for being the wife of five husbands.  While she shared her happiness and sorrows with each husband, Draupadi was also forced to give equal time to each husband.  Panchali was given a boon by Ved Vyas that her virginity would never be broken.  Every time she has a physical relationship with her husband, in the end her virginity will come back, that is, she will always remain pure.

But at the same time, Panchali was divided by Vyas to give time to each husband.  Panchali was compelled to live with one of the Pandavas for a few months or years.  And then at the end of that time she was sent to other Pandavas. It was like an insult to Panchali but she had to bow down with time.

Panchali's first choice was only Prince Arjuna but she had to be the choice of five brothers.  But if she had been married to Karna, she would not have had to face this disrespect.  Karna never wanted to share his wife with anyone else.  He himself would make every effort to keep Panchali happy and promised to give her a happy life. On the other hand, only Arjuna used to rule in Draupadi's mind but Subhadra, sister of Shri Krishna had made a place in Arjuna's mind.  Arjuna, who was pained to share his wife Draupadi with other brothers, gave Subhadra the status of his beloved wife.  The pain of Arjuna-Subhadra's marriage was the greatest for Draupadi.

Had Panchali been married to Karna, she probably would never have been put to shame in a Hastinapura's royal assembly .  It was the Pandavas that made Draupadi's dismemberment possible.  Despite having five husbands, there was no one to protect Draupadi at that time.  There was only one Shri Krishna who protected Draupadi as his sister and saved her from being humiliated in the assembly. It is true that a conspiracy was hatched by the Kauravas in that game of Chausar between the Kauravas and the Pandavas.  Yudhisthara had no idea in which direction the Pandavas were going.  But it was his mistake that he put even his wife at stake in the affair of a game.  On the other hand, it cannot be denied that Karna was also with the Kauravas in the assembly.

Even Karna could not stop Draupadi's dismemberment, but made every effort to humiliate the Pandavas in the assembly with his bitter words.  At that moment Panchali realized that during her swayamvara she had insulted Karna, hence Karna is taking revenge for this.

Then now we discuss the incident when Draupadi asks Mahadev for a boon to get her husband.  In which she had demanded a husband with five qualities. Mahadev had said in clear words that it is impossible to have these five qualities simultaneously in any human being.  Then how these five qualities were possible in Karna, Mahadev's speech can never be untrue.  Think for yourself all.

With proof: Did Draupadi really love Karna??  -

Actually this rumor is just a figment of the imagination of some half-hearted writer.  This is probably an attempt to create sensation and distort the reality to attract viewers, which also included lies.  Other sites followed and spread this lie.  (proof is below)

What is the whole matter?

 "Do you know that Draupadi, who married five husbands, was in love not with Arjuna, but with the Maharathi Karna"

"Draupadi wanted to marry Karna, not Arjun"

 "Draupadi was married to the Pandavas, but who was her real love before marriage, do you know?"

" Draupadi wanted to marry Karna not with Arjuna, read the unique love story of Mahabharata.

(Read the lines written in blue above)

This story has been posted on some web-sites in Hindi and English with just similar headlines.  At first I was a little surprised to read these posts.  But doubts arose, so it was necessary to do some research according to common sense.

Example of poor mentality and cheap journalism

I have read Mahabharata many times and seen it in many T.V serials too but never found any indication anywhere that it seemed that Draupadi was "in love" with Karna.  The way some sites are exaggerating the relationship between Draupadi and Karna and presenting them as lover is also shocking.  It is not only like tampering with history but also bringing under doubt the character of a great pious-virtuous woman like Draupadi. That's why we thought it necessary to get to the bottom of this matter and find out if there was anything really such in which the love that developed between Draupadi and Karna was abandoned by me and the experts of Mahabharata who understood better than me?

What is the truth after all??

 After doing a lot of searching about this subject in the available literature, texts and the internet, the only thing that came out was that there was nothing like love-affection between Draupadi and Karna. During the swayamvar, at the introduction session, Draupadi was definitely attracted to Karna, but Shri Krishna noticed this and ended the matter by telling Draupadi "Karna is not your destiny ."

The contestants present there could not even shake the bow kept in the competition, but then Angraj Karna easily lifted that bow and put a string on it. But Draupadi, taking care of her dynansty, refused to marry a Sutaputra. People of today call this activity of Draupadi as casteist, but they should also know that there are different opinions about this incident as well.  It is described in the Dakshinatya text of Mahabharata that Angraja Karna picked up the bow, but failed to put string on it. That is, according to this, Draupadi did not insult Karna in the swayamvara.  Thereupon Arjuna, a Brahmin, mounted the string on that bow and hit the eye of the fish with a single arrow and won Draupadi.

With the passage of time, only one thing had grown between these two and that was the bitterness and later Draupadi's hatred towards Karna, which was mainly in Draupadi's mind disdain was born after Karna called Draupadi a prostitute in the Dhyuta-sabha. 

When Arjuna won in swayamvara, Draupadi chose Arjuna as her life partner without any pressure and happily went with Arjuna, knowing that she had become the life partner of a poor Brahmin. After winning the swayamvar, Karna and other Kshatriyas challenged Arjuna to battle and Arjuna was victorious in that too.  Despite all this, Draupadi remained devoted to Arjuna and stood with him.

When Draupadi came to know that Arjuna was not a poor Brahmin but the prince of the Kuru dynasty, there could not have been more happiness for her.  This was not only in line with the purpose of her birth (the destruction of the Kuru dynasty) but she was going to become an emperor's wife so there was no justification in her mind to have love for anyone other than her husbands.  Nowhere in the Mahabharata is there any incident of conflict or estrangement between Draupadi and her husbands.

The incident of Dyuta-Sabha

One of the fanciful arguments is that after the failure of her husbands in the Dhyut -Sabha, it came to Draupadi's mind that perhaps Karna was able to protect her better than Pandavas.  But this frivolous argument dies when they are told that Karna was the person who gave Duryodhana the idea to humiliate Draupadi by bringing her to royal assembly.  It was Karna who taunted Draupadi as a prostitute for marrying five husbands.  Even if Draupadi had any sympathy for Karna, it was destroyed due to this misdeed of Karna.

Even if it is to be assumed that Draupadi thought that Karna could have saved her, she must have pleaded with her "so-called love" to save her honor.  Any sensible woman will definitely give up her ego or self-blame to save her honor and dignity.  Hence to say that "Draupadi did not seek help from Karna because of self-aggrandisement.  At the same time, Karna also remained silent in Dhyut- sabha to take vengeance for his humiliation in Swayamvara.  When the cheap writer said that Karna remained silent for vengeance, then where his love go?

The track record shows that Arjuna was a better archer than Karna.  Guru Dronacharya asked Kauravas and Pandavas to march on the Panchal in Gurudakshina.  First the Kauravas attacked the Panchal with Karna and they were defeated by the Panchalas.  Later the Pandavas under the leadership of Arjuna defeated the Panchalas.

If the cheap writer could understand the meaning of Satitava, then it meant standing with the husband in any case - any situation, even if the husband was going on the wrong path, without leaving him and hoping for a better life journey .  Something similar happened royal assembly in the Hastinapur as well. Since Yudhishthira had put Draupadi at stake after losing himself in Dhyut, and it was an unrighteousness, Draupadi did not condemn Yudhishthira's work and stood with him.  This was such an example of Pativrata Dharma and sacrifice, which is rare to match.  However, Draupadi in lonely strongly criticized Yudhishthira's compulsion and cruelty.

Only one Draupadi…!  Why do all the characters of Mahabharata seem helpless in front of her intelligence and erudition?

Draupadi has a strange character.  There has never been another woman like her in the history of the whole world.  But history did no justice to her.  In fact, India's male dominated social system could not keep pace with it.
Draupadi is one such character.  It is difficult to deal with a husband.  She married five husbands.  Even Krishna's wife Satyabhama had to ask Draupadi, how do you keep the five Pandavas happy and satisfied?  Give some knowledge on this.

So friend it is right that history has not done justice to Draupadi.  She was portrayed as arrogant, quarrelsome and a woman flaming in the fire of revenge.  Draupadi's second name was revenge , vengeance and violence.  Draupadi scorched in the fire of her humiliation. Draupadi pledges to destroy Kauravas' pride. Draupadi challenging manliness of Pandavas for war.  At that time, Draupadi became the foundation of the women's liberation movement.  Draupadi falls in love with five husbands unsuccessfully.  These are the various forms of Draupadi on the elaborate canvas of the Mahabharata, each of which is the content of a treatise in itself.

Actually, Draupadi, born from the fire of Yagyakund, could not be freed from that fire for life.  She always kept on burning in the fire of revenge. Kept on burning others with the same fire. Draupadi is the pivot of Mahabharata. The whole Mahabharata happened around him.  Ironically, she fought with her own people and also with others.  But utterly alone.  Despite being the daughter of Maharaja Drupada, the wife of the majestic Pandavas, the sister of a brave warrior like Dhrishtadyumna, and the friend of  Shri Krishna, she was utterly alone in her struggle.

Standing alone in the battlefield of life, Draupadi always inspired her husbands to fight against unrighteousness. If she had not declared war unilaterally leaving her hair open, then perhaps the Pandavas would never have accepted the challenge of Mahabharata and history would have known only their fugitive character. But Krishna knew this secret. Therefore, by giving the knowledge of Gita to Arjuna on the battlefield, Krishna helped his friend Draupadi.  Duryodhana was killed when Krishna reminded Bhima of his vow by clapping on his thigh.

Draupadi was considered responsible for the Mahabharata.  However, she was not the only one responsible for this.  I believe that even if Draupadi had not present , there would have been a war of Mahabharata, because this dispute was about the distribution of property.  Otherwise, why should this formula be made that if the Kauravas give five villages to Pandavas, then the matter will be resolved.  Draupadi only became the cause.  Due to five husbands, Draupadi could never get the status of ideal woman in Indian tradition.  Draupadi's name became associated with ridicule.  After the epic era, people stopped naming their daughters as Draupadi.  Apart from socialist thinker Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, no one gave Draupadi her respect. In the history of five thousand years, Dr. Lohia is the only person who is ready to put Draupadi above Sita.

Draupadi's infinite anguish was her strength.  She had always been alone in struggle. Being the wife of five husbands,but she was alone.  Daughter of the majestic king Drupada, sister of Dhrishtadhyumna, but alone. Like an orphan. A skilful strategist Krishna's friend, but like as an orphan. This is the real wound of her depravity and helplessness. It is worth noting that the people who hurt Draupadi were her own. There are many incident of Mahabharata when he gets the torture of sorrow and humiliation from both the sides.

Dragging Draupadi by Dushasana to grab her hair in royal assembly , trying to strip her naked, been kidnapped by Jayadratha and Keechaka.  These are all such tragic incidents in her life, which make him an orphan.  Perhaps that is why when Dhrishtadyumna and Krishna went to meet Draupadi in exile, she full into anger, saying, 'I have no one. I have neither son, nor husband, nor brother, nor father. Not even you Madhusudan.  If they had, they would never have tolerated this humiliation.' This orphan's situation of Draupadi was at the root of her rebellious character.

The conversation between Dvaupadi and Satyabhama, about which I had discussed a while back, is mentioned in the Vanparva of Mahabharata. This conversation of Draupadi-Satyabhama is found in chapter 233. This conversation begins with a question from Satyabhama. Krishna's beloved wife Satyabhama asks Draupadi in solitude - 'O' Shubhe!  Drupadakumari!  By what behavior do you have control over the hearts of the brave Pandavas?  How do these five not get angry while being under your control?  Priyadarsane!  What is the reason that the Pandavas are always under your control and everyone looks at your face?  Tell me the real secret of this.

What Draupadi said to Satyabhama in reply is the vitality of the great character of Panchali.  There are some aspects in this answer of Draupadi in which the secret of love, harmony and adjustment of Draupadi with the Pandavas is contained.

Draupadi tells Satyabhama that I have never tried to subdue my husbands.  Some women use tantra-mantras, medicines etc. to control their husbands, which I have never done.  By doing this, if the husband comes to know about this, then the marital relationship can deteriorate. A wise woman understands the nuances of all the relationships of her family, because if one relationship is missed, then that relationship can be humiliated.  Knowing and respecting each and every relationship is at the core of family unity.  Draupadi says that I am familiar with each and every relationship of my Pandava family.  I studied it first. Problems in life increase when there is friendship or association with women with wrong conduct.  That is why I do not associate with such women.  One should not be lazy for any work.  Whatever work is done, it should be completed without wasting time.

A woman should never get angry for no reason, always keep her anger under control.  Talking in vain to strangers is also not good.  Draupadi told Satyabhama that she never does evil to any member of the family.

Draupadi says that she follows all the rules told by her mother-in-law Kunti.  I keep the Pandavas happy by making special dishes on festivals, donating to the poor who come home every day.

Draupadi said that she used to engaged in the service of Mother Kunti.  The Pandavas are happy with the service of the mother.  Draupadi told that she always keeps complete information about the income and expenditure of the Pandavas.  This was the secret by which the five Pandavas were always happy with Draupadi.

In front of Draupadi's logic, intelligence, knowledge and erudition, all the characters of Mahabharata are seen helpless.  Whenever she asks a question, the whole assembly goes unanswered. Whether it is the question of losing herself in gambling or Draupadi's sharp questions on the humiliation of women or Draupadi's speech on the lessons given on the policy of Bhisma Pitamah in Shantiparva. Every time Bhishma had to bow down in shame.  Yudhishthira had to lower his eyes. Draupadi stuns the sycophants of Hastinapur's court. She did speachless like Bhisma, Drona, Kripa and Karna.  When Draupadi points her finger at the dishonest decisions being made at the top of power, Dharmaraja looks helpless. This neutral and impotent attitude of the policy makers, who are gazing at the injustice done to the weak and helpless women, is not only a testimony of the ruling system of this era.  Even five thousand years ago, the royal assembly used to run like this. Even then, people like Bhishma, Karna, Drona, Kripacharya used to keep their mouths tied to the salary received from Duryodhana. Of course, Mahabharata writer and history may have given the title of Dharmaraja to Yudhishthira, but Draupadi's exact conduct of dharma in front of Yudhishthira, a weak, useless, helpless and status quoist, is not exemplified in the entire Mahabharata.

But even within an extraordinary woman like Draupadi, an ordinary woman was hidden, in which all the feminine weaknesses like love, jealousy, envy were present. Draupadi herself had five husbands, but she had more love for Arjuna. But Draupadi had a simple and natural jealousy for the women associated with her. Arjuna abducted Subhadra at the behest of Krishna. Arjun married Subhadra.  It was not a political marriage, it was a kind of love marriage. In such a situation, it was natural for Draupadi to feel bad.  When Arjuna came to meet Draupadi after marriage, Draupadi told in sarcastic way to Arjuna - 'O son of Kunti, why have you come here.  Go where she is Subhadra, the daughter of the Satvat dynasty. True, no matter how tightly the burden is tied, when it is tied a second time, then the first one becomes loose.  Divided into five brothers, Draupadi kept on keeping her promise to history.  Draupadi is unmatched here too.  The history of the dignity of femininity bows before her.

Yudhishthira, who was called Dharmaraja, once resorted to lies.  One incident in Yudhishthira's life called him a liar and a conspirator.  When he, knowing that Drona's son Ashwatthama is alive and that the elephant named Ashwatthama is dead, still lied that he did not know whether the elephant was dead or a human, but Ashwatthama was killed.  On this information, Drona threw his weapons and he was killed at the hands of Dhrishtadyumna. This was Dharmaraj's lies, deceit and conspiracy.  You cannot accuse Draupadi of even a small wrongdoing.  Yes, the question definitely arises whether Draupadi did right or wrong by stopping Karna from aiming at the fish's eye in her swayamvara?  It was injustice to Karna not to be given a chance in the swayamvara. This is what some analysts believe. But Draupadi was creating Swayamvara. Draupadi was to be married.  She had to choose.  So who should she give or not give a chance to fulfill her condition, it was his right, which Draupadi used.

Another incident of Draupadi's greatness.  Dronacharya was silent during the Chirharana of Draupadi.  Dronacharya was also involved in the seven maharathis who had surrounded and killed the unarmed Abhimanyu.  Despite this, being a Brahmin and a guru, Draupadi forgave him. Draupadi always respected Dronacharya. She was always pay respect to him. Ashwathama was not allowed to be killed because of being a Guruputra. Draupadi granted clemency to the Ashwatthama who had killed the five sons of Draupadi by deceit in the sleeping.  This was the moral peak of Draupadi. This was the uniqueness of her character.

The unmatched Draupadi….. bows before her, the history of the dignity of femininity

Draupadi was a complete woman.  In the boundary wall of the house, she presented the ideals of woman like a domestic woman.  She was efficient and well versed in household affairs along with public dealings.  The five husbands were in her control.  She was respected for the five Pandavas because of her work-behavior.

Draupadi asks questions throughout the Mahabharata. She challenging the male dominating system. When the five husbands lost Draupadi in gambling, Draupadi, in a royal assembly,  get asked Dharmaraja the question by messanger- 'Go and ask that gambler Maharaj whether he had lost me before or himself.  If he has already become slaves by putting himself at stake, then he has no right to stake me.  Because there is no such thing left with the slave, on which he should exercise his ownership.' Draupadi's behavior is reasonable here.

When Dharmaraja lost everything in gambling.  Draupadi was insulted in the meeting of Kauravas, then to avoid any possible evil, Dhritarashtra asked Draupadi to ask for three boons.  Here too Draupadi used discretion.  In the first boon, Dharmaraja was freed from slavery. In the second boon, the remaining four brothers were rescued with weapons.  She could have asked for anything in the third boon, but did not ask for it.  By not coveting anything else, she not only saved herself but also the Pandavas from humiliation.  Karna himself praised her prudence.

As much injustice is seen with Draupadi in the Mahabharata, no other woman has been treated as unfairly in this epic story.  Draupadi had chosen only Arjuna as the husband in her swayamvara. But she had to accept the five Pandavas as her husband. Polyandry marriage was not prevalent in the Mahabharata period.This was before that. Nevertheless, the Mahabharata writer got Draupadi married to the five brothers on the pretext of Kunti. On the question of Draupadi, Mahabharata would have happened in the house itself before Mahabharata, so Yudhishthira said, the welfare Draupadi will be the wife of all of us brothers.  Arjuna had won the swayamvara, but how would he have been married with elder brother Yudhishthira and Bhima? This would have been a sin.  Evidence of this is found in Vedas and Brahmin texts. The younger brother had the right over the elder brother's wife, but it could not be reversed.  Therefore, Kunti's wish was that she should live with everyone and Draupadi became the wife of the five Pandavas.  If she had lived with one, it would have broken the unity of the Pandavas.

Draupadi could not deny this decision of Kunti.  It was accepted unwillingly.  She knew that being the wife of five husbands, she would be the object of ridicule.  Yet he did not oppose it so vehemently.  Like she did when Yudhishisthara lost her in gambling.  Perhaps this was necessary for the establishment of dharma on earth.  As argued by Yudhishthira.  Draupadi still chose the five Pandavas without any argument. What could be the reason for this? Was she herself in love with the five Pandavas?  One husband was not enough for a complex character like Draupadi.  This also becomes clear in the case of Keechak slaughter. However, Mahabharata is silent on this question. But even as the wife of five husbands, Draupadi's conduct was considered ideal and exemplary, and the Mahabharata gave her divine dignity to this wife form.

The Mahabharata has glorified Draupadi as an intense feminist. Her arguments are irrefutable. Draupadi was put at stake.  Pandavas lost him in gambling.  She became the property of Kauravas. Draupadi challenged Yudhishthira's dharma. Draupadi wanted to say that one who has lost himself, how can he be someone's master?  Then she was not the only wife of Yudhishthira.  She was the wife of the five Pandavas.  So how can Yudhishthira alone bet her? Draupadi also debates on dharma.  Duryodhana's argument was - We have received you according to dharma.  Now you are our property.  You serve the Kauravas.  Dushasan dragged Draupadi's hair and brought her to the royal assembly.  Draupadi did not lose courage.  She says sadly, I see, why is no human being condemning this misdeed of your?

Despite this challenge of Draupadi, no one except Vikarna stood by her side.  Yes, the whole assembly definitely curses Duryodhana and Dushasan.  This is where Draupadi starts winning.  In the end, Bhima also has to be embarrassed and say, gamblers' houses are usually found misdeeds women, but they also do not put them at stake.  There is pity in their heart towards those misdeeds women . When all the elders and senior members of Hastinapur were spectators in front of this injustice, her husband and father-in-law also sat silently.  And no one was in a position to retaliate, even then Draupadi raised her voice against the unrighteousness in the gathering.  She was saved from chirharan due to a divine miracle. Shri Krishna saved her from Dushashana by giving her an infinite length of cloth.

It is not true that the Mahabharata war took place to avenge the insult of Draupadi.  The Pandavas only wanted the kingdom, not the revenge for the insult of Draupadi, nor the establishment of dharma.  He was also ready to take half the kingdom. If you read Yudhishthira's speech in Mahabharata, then the whole point is to avoid war by any means and get own kingdom. Bhima also says that tell them to give Indraprastha, not to avoid.  Then Draupadi had to say - Krishna, who pulled my hair, whose sinful hands touched my hair, do not show mercy to him.  Kunti also sent such a message to Yudhishthira.  As if someone is begging - even if he did not get half, the Pandavas would have been satisfied with even five villages.  It is a different matter that the Kauravas refused to give them that too.

Draupadi did not want a royal palace. She believed that true dharma lay in respecting women.  The one who insults them is liable to punishment. She inspired Yudhishthira to kill Keechaka.  But Yudhishthira said, its time has not come yet. This was humiliating for Draupadi. She goes to Bhima to kill Keechaka.  She knows that Bhima can be easily provoked. Bhima kills Kichak in a battle. Draupadi is pleased to see his dead body.  But Draupadi was not satisfied with this either. She wants people to recognize her power, because she is not an ordinary maidservant. She tells Kichak's guards, go inside and see, what has happened did to my Gandharva husbands to Kichak, who has an evil eye towards an other woman.

There is an arrogance in Draupadi's mind about her husbands.  Perhaps to fulfill this ego, she had chosen five husbands for herself. That is, Draupadi was not the only reason for the Mahabharata.  The day when Pandu was given the throne keeping the eldest son blind Dhritarashtra aside, the seeds of this war were sown on the same day.  Since then there had been a rift between the sons of Dhritarashtra and Pandu. Draupadi had equanimity towards her husbands.  She was satisfied with all five. She could not be distracted.  This is indicated by Karna in a context in Adiparva. Duryodhana thought many times that a difference should be created between the Pandavas.  Duryodhana also tried this, so that somehow Draupadi could be separated.

Now that Draupadi is mentioned by the present society as an extraordinary work done by an extraordinary woman or accepts her as an exploited helpless woman, it is a matter of the society's own conscience. Today, when the safety of women, their respect has become a difficult question in the society, then we have to see whether there is a Draupadi living in every house. Now here also the same question is whether we are giving the title of 'sacrifice women' to the Draupadis who are in our house or are suppressing them by considering them as exploited helpless woman!  Therefore, as long as the Mahabharata is not recited from Draupadi's point of view, the entire 'Draupadi' side of the Mahabharata will not come to the fore.

request from my side

 "As soon as Draupadi heard the news of Karna's death, she fainted with grief.  On regaining consciousness, she came running to Karna's body and started moaning.  She felt great remorse why she had insulted a great warrior like Karna in the swayamvara…"

If you want to hear something like this, then I am sorry, nothing like this happened.

She was Draupadi, not Draupadi in Star Plus TV serial.  There is no other example of Indian TV's adulteration of Mahabharata, Ramayana and our other religious texts.  In the pursuit of making history modern, today's shoddy TV serials have crossed all limits.  There is not a single show of today that can do justice to the dignity of these religious texts of ours.

Now coming to your question.  Why would Draupadi react to Karna's death?  Karna did not receive anything from Draupadi, not even her sympathy.  Duryodhana was able to get at least the hatred of Draupadi, but Karna did not get that too. Draupadi was a virtuous woman, one of the Panchakanyas.  But there was no thought in her mind for the  other man.  Panchkanya was such a virtuous woman  sins are destroyed by mere mention of her name.  But in today's hard-tough era, what will we understand about the power of Pativrata dharma?  It is clearly described in the Brahma Purana:

अहिल्या द्रौपदी कुन्ती तारा मन्दोदरी तथा। पंचकन्या स्मरणित्यं महापातक नाशक॥

Meaning: Ahilya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari, by remembering these Panchkanyas daily, all sins are destroyed .

Maharishi Ved Vyas has not made any mention of Draupadi at the time of Karna's slaughter in Mahabharata.  The original Mahabharata did not describe Draupadi's attitude towards Karna or any sympathy in Draupadi's mind on his death.  All this is a product of the sick mind of today's litterateurs and filmmakers.  So don't think too much about it.

After the Nirvana of Shri Krishna, the Pandavas decided to leave their bodies and start journey to heaven where Draupadi was also with them.  One by one, all the Pandavas and Draupadi died, but Yudhishthira continued to move towards heaven. When Bhima asked Yudhishthira that Draupadi, the best among satis, had died what of her crime, Yudhishthira said that Draupadi was the wife of the five Pandavas, but she always loved Arjuna the most.  She died because of her partiality.
Although idiots keep raising questions about the character of the other Panchakanyas - Ahilya, Tara, Mandodari and Kunti, but the kind of character assassination tried of Draupadi  has no comparison.  There has been such a huge amount of adulteration in our religious texts that there is no limit.  Especially about Draupadi, so much unrestrained publicity has been made about what to say.
Many poor texts which have been written in the modern period, especially about Draupadi's attachment to Karna, which is not true at all.  Moreover, you will also find many unrestrained babbles about Shri Krishna and Draupadi, which are completely useless. People also raise questions about Draupadi's relationship with the five Pandavas, but they forget that she was a Mahasati, which is not in the hands of the less intelligent people of today to understand.  A big reason for this absurd argument is the irrelevant TV serials of today, which have left no stone unturned to break the entire glorious history.

I condemn the so-called media sites for stake the chracter of such chaste and devout women for just a few hundred views and likes and hope that such media institutions realize the responsibility in the future from history. They will refrain from teasing. Some fanatical supporters say that Draupadi and Karna love each other but they could never say this to each other.  Brother, we have not read anywhere, then how did you know the mind of both of them?  Did someone come to know about by any source or did he come in your dreams?  If you know, please let us know too.

We have been saying time and again that if you want to know the real history, then only read the written history (book), do not take any story shown on social media or TV as true and don't decide in your mind about any mythological or historical character. 

There has been a delay in writing the article..Sorry for that..I was medically unfit for a few days.  Now the health is improving.  Now see you with new article....

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Karna an ultimate warrior whose life was always surrounded by struggles.

Karna an ultimate warrior whose life was always surrounded by struggles.

In the Mahabharata, as much as the main character was of Arjuna, so was Karna. Karna had to suffer throughout his life due to the curse and he did not get the respect,which was he deserved.  Despite being a Kshatriya, Karna spent his entire life as a Sudra and despite being older than Yudhisthara, Duryodhana, Karna had to bow in front of them.

The story of Karna's previous birth has been described in detail in the previous article.

Maharthi Danveer Karna was one of the best warriors of Mahabharata.  Despite being a Suryaputra and Kshatriya dynansty himself, he was called a lifelong Sutputra. Karna showcased his extraordinary talent in the Mahabharata. The quiver of Karna had such stores of arrows which were considered rare in the world.

Through the article presented, you all will be able to get complete information about Maharathi Karna.  All the information from his birth to his death is given in this article.  Under this article attempts to cover all the topics in which situation he is born, and in which humiliation he lives all his life. The story of Karna's education has also been written in this article.  How the Guru's curse finally succeeded in giving him death in battle's field.  A detailed description of all these events is available in this article - some remaining important facts will be mentioned in the next articles.

When it comes to charity, Karna's name is always taken first. Karna was such a donor, never let anyone who came to his door return disappointed. It can be gauged by his bravery.  He had armor & earrings in his body as his life. When Devraj Indra asked for the armor & earrings with deceit, Karna did not turn behind even knowing this deceit -

Karna was the only character in the Mahabharata who struggled throughout his life for his identity.  Karna was called Suta-Putra (son of charioteer) throughout his life, this poison of insult he was forced to drink for life. He kept taking the vow to prove himself to be the best archer for killing Arjuna throughout his life.  At the end, a warrior like Karna was distracted by the identity of his life and the real truth.

Krishna introduced Karna to its true identity before the start of the war.  Karna's life was nothing short of a storm. Karna gets to know his real parents. The person he remains determined to kill, is none other than his younger brother Arjuna. In the life of Karna, to pay the value of his benevolence on him and to fulfill his duty to the truth, there is a deep conflict between the two in his whole life.  Karna was a real great warrior and Kshatriya blood was flowing in his body. He was never going to back down from paying his duty and the benevolence. Knowing the truth, Karna supported Duryodhana the idol of untruth, because Karna was suppressed by the benevolence of Duryodhana.  Karna's charity valor was far superior to his war valor.  Karna's name is taken with great respect in the charity valor. See the greatness of charity valor of Karna, knowing that Indra has come to ask for his life in form as a Brahmin.  Even without delay, he donated his life as form armor-earrings to Devendra. There is any one such donor found in the one era.

Although Karna's image was tarnished due to the insulting of Draupadi and his negative role in Abhimanyu slaughter, but overall Karna is considered a great charity valor and a great warrior.

**** The story of Karna's birth ****

Karna is one of the heroic warriors of Mahabharata.  Whose identity is mention in puranas by that of a great warrior and a donor.  According to various beliefs, he was born as a boon by "Kunti" .
Princess Kunti was very calm, simple and polite in nature.  Hearing the news of Maharishi Durvasa's arrival in her kingdom, Princess Kunti decided to welcome, greet and serve to him and got engaged in this task with mind, word and karma. Maharishi Durvasa spent a long time in the Kunti's kingdom and as long as he lived there, Princess Kunti was always present in his service. Maharishi Durvasa was very pleased with her service spirit and gave a mantra to the princess Kunti "as a boon" and said that every gods will comes when she chant this mantra with the name of gods. As a result she will get the son and the qualities of that gods in that son. "  After this, Maharishi Durvasa departed from Kunti's kingdom.

According to the Puranas, Maharishi Durvasa had the power to see the future and he knew that Princess Kunti would be married to Maharaj Pandu of Kuru dynansty and he would never become a father due to curse from a sage. Keeping this future event in mind, Maharishi Durvasa gave that type of boon to the princess Kunti in such a way that she could give successor to the Kuru dynansty. At the time when Maharishi Durvasa gave this boon to Princess Kunti, at that time she was not mature and due to this she was not so intelligent. Therefore, she wanted to test the boon received by Maharishi Durvasa and she started chanting the mantra in the name of Suryadeva and in a few moments a child appeared in the lap of princess Kunti. And as Mahirishi Durvasha had given a boon that a son born in this way would have the qualities of that deity, this child was also born with glory similar to Lord Surya.  Thus, child Karna was born.  Thus Karna's mother was Kunti and father was Suryadeva.

**** Deciding to abandon Karna by Princess Kunti ****

At the time when Karna was born, Princess Kunti was unmarried and being a son without marriage, she became worried about the prestige & honor of herself, her father, her entire family , prestige of the her kingdom. And thus she started praying for the return of the son born from Suryadeva. At the same time, she was also worried about her virginity .  Then Lord Surya assured Kunti that thus the birth of a son would not harm her virginity because Suryadeva is not the biological father of this son. But he could not take this son back because he was bound by the boon given by Maharishi Durvasa and was also compelled to fulfill the boon.  In this situation, Princess Kunti decided to renounce the son due to fear of disgrace. But she was worried for his safety because of her son's affection.  For this reason, she prayed to Suryadeva to protect her son, then Suryadeva provided impenetrable armor and earrings in his body, which were part of this child's body, for the protection of his son. Due to these earrings, this child was named Karna.

 When Princess Kunti became convinced of the safety of her son Karna, she put her newborn child born in a basket with great grief and shed it in the river Ganga. In this way while flowing the basket reached the town of Hastinapur and where Maharaja Dhritarashtra's charioteer Adhirath and his wife Radha were washing clothes along the river.  At the same time, they saw a basket flowing and brought it out of the river. Where they saw a little boy crying, the couple was overjoyed and decided to adopt him.  Due to which he was named VasusenaAdhirath and his wife 'Radha' adopted this child with great affection and nurtured this child as their son and thus the child Karna received parents and faced this struggle as soon as Karna was born . This boy became famous by the name of Sutputra and Radheya.

**** Karna's education ****

Radheya (Karna) was born with divine qualities from birth.  Radheya was completely different from the normal children, he had talent that is not found in other children.  The toy of this child was bow and arrow. This child had a desire to become the biggest archer in the future.  Parents were helpless, they could not provide all the facilities for this child, which the prince used to get. Karna was no less than a prince for his parents. This was the reason that Adhirath had retired from royal service to take care of Radheya.  Adhirath did not want to let any kind of deficiency in the upbringing of his son.  He wanted to arrange for good education for Radheya.  For this purpose, he took Radheya to Guru Dronacharya's ashram. Karna was well versed in war's skill since adolescence.  Like his father, he was more interested in war's skill than in chariots.  One day his father Adhirath took him to Guru Dronacharya, one of the best valiant warriors of the time. Guru Drona used to teach only to the princes of the Kuru dynasty.  As a result, he refused to teach Sutputra Karna, because Karna was the son of a charioteer and Drona used to teach Kshatriyas only. After which Karna decided that he would become more knowledgeable than these Kshatriyas, for which he went to Dronacharya's Guru the great Shiva's devotee lord Parashuramaji. At that time Parashurama used to teach only Brahmin . He was in dilema if Parshurama refuse to teach him , after thinking this Karna lied to Parshurama that he is a Brahmin.
Parshuram gave him a very thorough education. One day when Karna's education was about to end, he urged his guru to rest on his lap, at that time a scorpion came and bitten Karna in the leg, Karna did not move because he felt that if he would move then Guru will get up. When Parashurama woke up, he saw that Karna's foot was soaked in blood, then he told him that a Brahmin could never bear this much pain, you are definitely a Kshatriya. 

Karna did not even know his own truth, but Parshuram was very angry with him and in anger  Parshurama cursed that he would forget everything whenever he needed the knowledge given by him the most.

**** Karna's married life ****

While unmarried, Kunti gave birth to Karna.  He did not accept Karna to avoid the stigma of society.  Karna was nurtured by a charioteer, due to which Karna came to be called Sutputra. His father Adhirath, who adopted Karna, wanted Karna to marry.  In order to fulfill the father's wish, Karna married a Sutputri named Rushali.  Karna's second wife's name was Supriya.  Supriya is not mentioned much in the Mahabharata story.

Somewhere Supriya's name has been mentioned as Padmavati .... The information of Karna's wives will be given through the upcoming article.

Karna had nine sons from Rushali and Supriya.  Vrishsen, Vrishketu, Chitrasen, Satyasen, Sushen, Shatrunjaya, Dwipat, Prasen and Bansena.  All the sons of Karna participated in the war of Mahabharata, 8 of which were killed in battle field. Vrishketu was the only son who survived.  After Karna's death, his wife Rushali had become Sati in his funeral pyre.  After the war of Mahabharata, when the Pandavas came to know that Karna was their eldest, they entrusted the throne of Indraprastha to Karna's surviving son Vrishketu.  Vrishketu also fought many wars under the patronage of Arjuna.

**** Friendship with duryodhana ****

Through Guru Dronacharya, Kauravas and Pandavas had received all the education in Gurukul.  Rangbhoomi (royal battle field) was organized to function to show their education's talent in the kingdom.  In Rangbhoomi, the society and the royal family could see the education of war's skill of their prince, the introduction of their skills. As it happened, Rangbhoomi was prepared. king Dhritarashtra, Vidur, Pitamah Bhishma and people of all the royal families and society came to their respective places in the Rangbhoomi.

According to the Puranas, when Guru Drona organized a war-fighting competition in Hastinapur, Arjuna was honored as a special archer in that competition. At the same time Karna comes there and he does the battle skills done by Arjuna well and challenges Arjuna for the war. He wanted to prove himself to be the best archer than Arjuna.  That's when Kripacharya, present in the royal battle field, cancels Karna's intervention and asks him about dynasty and empire - because according to competition , only a king could challenge a prince. When Karna says that he is a Sutputra, then everyone makes fun of him, Bhima insults him a lot.  This thing hurts Karna in the heart, and this is the reason for Karna to stand against Arjuna.  Duryodhana sees this and takes advantage of the opportunity. At the same time, Duryodhana in the Kauravas came to know that a Karna is the only warrior who can defeat Arjuna.  Hence, Duryodhana declares Karna as the king of Angadesh so that Karna becomes eligible for competition . After that Karna asked Duryodhana what you want instead, Duryodhana replied, I want your friendship.  Due to which the two became close friends of each other. Despite knowing that Duryodhana is an idol of falsehood & sinful, Karna never left Duryodhana.  This is where Duryodhana and Karna became close friends. After this incident, some of the main relations of Mahabharata were established, such as strong ties between Duryodhana and Karna, intense rivalry between Karna and Arjuna and disharmony between the Pandavas and Karna.
Duryodhana was the older than of the other 100 Kauravas.  Duryodhana was very much disgusted with his cousin Padavas, he did not want the throne of Hastinapura to get even older Pandu son Yudhisthara. Duryodhana believed in Karna very much, he trusted him more than himself.  After their friendship, the two used to spend most of their time together. If we talk about Mahabharata, whenever the name of friendship comes, then we miss Krishna and Sudama or Arjuna and Krishna's friendship.  But there is also a friendly couple whose friendship looks no less than anywhere. That is the friendship of Duryodhana and Karna. It is of course that both stand in favor of wrongdoing, but that does not diminish the importance of friendship between them.  Many peoples may object to Duryodhana saying that he made Karna the king of Angadesh so that he would have a warrior equivalent to Arjuna. May be it is right, but both of them kept that friendship throughout their life.  There are many stories of friendship between the two, but the incident we are going to tell today certainly proves how much Duryodhana had faith in Karna. There was a good friendship between Karna's wife Vrishali and Duryodhana's wife Bhanumati.  Karna's second wife Supriya was also Bhanumati's friend.  It is also described that when Bhanumati did not select Duryodhana in her swayamvara, Duryodhana kidnapped her on the strength of his friend Karna. Karna defeated all the kings present so that Duryodhana could get out safely with Bhanumati. It is said to have Bhanumati learn  wrestling with her husband Duryodhana and also archery from Karna. Well the subject of Bhanumati will be explained in more detail sometime.  This means that there was a very good friendship between Karna and Bhanumati as well.
Once Duryodhana, Karna and Bhanumati were having a conversation sitting in Duryodhana's room.  At the same time, Duryodhana left from there when he was called from the royal court. Karna and Bhanumati started playing Chausar's game to spend time. Luckily Bhanumati was winning repeatedly in that game and was also teasing Karna for losing. But Karna was betting again and again, not minding her words.  Ultimately, a win over fate led to Karna winning. At the same time Bhanumati heard the footsteps of Duryodhana coming back and she started to rise to welcome him. Karna was in engage with his victory, so he had no idea of ​​Duryodhana's arrival. He felt that Bhanumati wanted to quit the game after he won. Thinking this, he tried to hold Bhanumati's hand and put him back. But in haste, her sari came  Karna's hand in despite of Bhanumati's hand. This pulled her sari somewhat and all the pearls in it were scattered on the earth.

Just then Duryodhana entered the room.  At that time the scene there was a bit suspicious. Karna had Bhanumati's sari in his hands and the entire floor was filled with beads broken by his garland.  In such a situation, anyone could have suspected both of them. Now both of them had no blood in body like that. Apart from God, only Karna and Bhanumati knew that nothing had gone wrong, but after seeing such a scene, they could not understand what they said to Duryodhana. Bhanumati then closed his eyes in fear and Karna also bowed with shame.  They both stood in the same way.

Here we see a different form of Duryodhana. There is no need to say anything about his benevolent nature as he has many other examples.  But here a different level of his generosity is seen. Duryodhana loved his wife and believed in her completely.  And Karna was like his second soul for him. He could not even think of doubting them. He had so much faith in his friend and wife that even when he saw both of them in that situation, he did not even have a slight doubt on both of them.  On the contrary, when he saw that due to this Karna and Bhanumati were being embarrassed by shame, he said with a laugh - "Oh dear! What is this? All your pearls have been shattered. Will you pick it up yourself or may I help you?"  "

Duryodhana asks Karna on what you both are fighting, when he finds out the reason, he laughs a lot.  After this, Bhanumati asks Duryodhana why you have not doubted me, then Duryodhana says that there should be no scope for doubt in the relationship, if doubt comes, the relationship starts to end.  I have full faith in Karna, he will never break my faith. He said this as if nothing had happened.  When both of them saw this generosity of Duryodhana, they came to know about this both have confidence .  After this incident, respect for Duryodhana increased in the minds of both of them.  This incident shows that where there is true love and faith there is no place for doubt.

Karna was definitely a brave warrior. He was counted in the best archer of the world.  When Duryodhana was declared the king of Angadesh, he was now a Kshatriya. Angaraja expanded the range of Angadesh by introducing his war's skill. One by one, he conquered all the kingdoms of the earth and put them at the feet of Duryodhana.  No king was ignorant of Karna's valor and his courage.  Countless kings did not think it appropriate to take enmity with Karna, handed over their crown to Karna. The king who did not recognize Karna's power and his valor. He himself extended an invitation to his death.By doing this, Angaraja conquered almost all the kingdoms of the earth and handed over to his friend Duryodhana.

**** Karna's character ****

 Karna was a liberal and Danavir warrior.  Due to which he used to worship the Suryadeva every day.  Keeping faith in the belief, Karna used to perform every ritual in the dharma.  Tales of his valor still exist in various Puranas.  After becoming the king of Angadesh, Karna used to donate wealth after worshiping the Suryadeva. 3 people gained a lot of fame in Hindu religious texts because of their donor nature.  They are: Bali the king of demons, King Harishchandra and Karna.  His name is always taken for helping others, in courage, in his charity valor, for selfless spirit and for his valor.

Once Arjuna asks Krishna, why do you call Yudhisthara as Dharmaraja and Karna as Danveer, then Krishna goes to both of them in a Brahmin form with Arjuna to answer this. First they go to Yudhishthar and ask for dry sandalwood to burn.  At that time it is raining a lot, Yudhistar searches for a lot of places around him but he does not find any dry wood, after which he apologizes to both of them and leaves them empty-handed. After this they go to Karna, and ask for the same thing.  Karna also seeks dry sandalwood everywhere but cannot find it either.  Karna did not want to let the Brahmin go empty-handed from his house, then he breaks the door made of sandal wood with his bow - arrow and gives it to them.  This shows that Karna was a very big donor.

Although Mahabali Karna made many alms, but the description of two important alms of his life are as follows:----

Alms given to Devraj Indra:---

According to the Puranas, Karna used to give the desired alms to the suitor who came to him every day, it was included in his daily routine.  During the war of Mahabharata, after his bath and worship, he started alms to the suitor as usual.  Then Devraj Indra changed his form and joined them as a sage in those the suitor. And he asked for Karna's armor and earrings as alms and Karna separated his armor and earrings from his body without worrying about his life and gave it to him as alms. 
The important thing in this context was that Mahabali Karna had already come to know from his father Suryadeva that Devraj Indra would come to ask for the alms of armor and earrings in such a way with the fascination of his son Arjuna's life.  And Lord Surya forbade his son Karna to give him this alms due to his son's fascination. But Karna thus refused to return the suitor empty handed and, despite knowing everything, donated his armor and earrings happily.

Gave alms to his mother Kunti:---

Karna also gave abhyadana(self-conduct) to his mother and Maharani Kunti, the mother of Pandu's sons.  That is, he gave a promise to Queen Kunti that "she will always be the mother of five sons, out of all her sons, either Arjuna will die or Karna will be killed himself and he will not kill the other four sons of Queen Kunti.  " In keeping with his promise, he did not kill any Pandu's son even when he got many opportunity in the war and gave vivification to them.
There is hardly any donor like Karna, many short stories have been discussed about Karna's charity valor.  Once Shri Krishna was praising Karna's charity valor in Indraprasta's court. Arjuna was also present at the court at that time, he could not bear the praise of Karna's charity valor by lord Krishna.  Lord Krishna looked at Arjuna and within a moment, got to know Arjuna's mood.  Shri Krishna decided to make Arjuna aware of Karna's charity valor.
According to the first story, when the yagna was completed in Indraprastha and Maharaj Yudhishthira offered his treasury in charity, the Pandu's sons became proud that more than we that no donor has yet been born on this earth. When Arjuna said this to Krishna, Lord Krishna suggested to take the test in the form of a monk, to break their pride, to ask for alms and see who is the greatest donor between Yudhishthira and karna.  Arjuna accepted Krishna's proposal. Both disguised as sages first approached Yudhishthira and asked him to dry sandalwood as a alms.  Yudhishthira said that it is the rainy season and all the sandalwood trees in his garden are wet.  Having said this, he expressed his inability to donate.  After this, Arjun and Krishna approached karna and asked him to dry sandalwood for the yagna. Karna immediately went inside and broke the doors-windows which were made of sandalwood of the palace with his bow-arrows and handed them over to the sage Krishna and Arjuna. After this incident, Arjun's pride got destroyed and he understood that a great donor has not been born on this earth than Karna .

According to second story, once Krishna and Arjuna were walking towards a village.  Arjuna was taunting Krishna, asking why Karna should be considered a role model for all charity and not himself.  Krishna, to teach him a lesson, turned the mountains near them along the path into gold. Krishna said that Arjuna distributes these two mountains of gold among the villagers, but you have to donate all the gold.  Arjuna goes to the village, and declares that he is going to donate gold to every villager, and asks them to gather near the mountain. For two days and two consecutive nights, Arjuna cut gold from the mountain and donated it to each village.  But the mountain did not shrink even a little bit. Most of the villagers returned and lined up within minutes.  After a while, Arjuna, feeling got tired, but not yet ready to give up his ego, Krishna said that he would not be able to go so far without rest. Krishna called Karna. He told Karna that you have to donate every part of every mountain.  Karna called villagers and told them that you see those two mountains, the mountains of gold belong to youall today. Arjun was sitting quietly.  Krishna smiled mischievously and said that Arjuna, you were attracted by the gold, you regretfully gave it to the people of each village, people do not have to speak good or bad about them behind their backs.

According to the third story, the war of Mahabharata was going on.  After sunset, all were in their respective camps.  On that day Arjun defeated Karna and happy with his arrogance.  He boasted of his valor and began to despise Karna.  Seeing this, Shri Krishna said - 'Parth!  Karna is Suryaputra. Only after receiving his armor and earrings in charity by Devraj Indra, you could win, otherwise it was not under anyone's control to defeat him.  Apart from being brave, he is also Danavir.  Hearing Karna's charity valor, Arjuna argued and started ignoring him.

Sri Krishna understood the mood of Arjuna.  He said in a calm voice - 'Partha!  Karna is lying injured on the battlefield.  If you want, you can test his charity valor. ”Arjun agreed to Shri Krishna.  Both reached him as a Brahmin form.  Even after being injured, Karna bowed to the Brahmins and asked the purpose of coming there. Shri Krishna said - 'Rajan!  Hail thee.  We have come here to receive alms.  Please fulfill our wish. ”Karna said a bit ashamed -‘ Brahmin Dev!  I am injured in the battlefield.  All my soldiers have been killed.  Death awaits me.  What can I give you at this stage? '

Rajan!  Does this mean that we should return empty handed?  But this will tarnish your fame.  The world will remember you as a unrighteous king. ”They started returning saying this.  Then Karna said - 'stop Brahmadev!  I do not wish for fame and popularity , but I do not want to die after being alienated from my dharma.  So, I will definitely fulfill your wish. '

Karna had two teeth made of gold.  He broke them with a nearby stone and said - 'Brahmin Dev!  I have always donated gold (gold).  Therefore, you should accept these golden teeth. ”Shrikrishna refused and said,“ Rajan!  There is blood on these teeth and you have removed them from the mouth.  Therefore this golden teeth is defiled. We will not accept defiled gold. ”Then Karna flipped over to his bow and raised an arrow on it to remember the Ganges.  After that, the arrow struck the ground.  As soon as arrows hit the ground, a strong stream of Ganga flowed from there.  Karna washed the teeth in it and giving it to them said - ‘Brahmins!  Now this gold is pure. Please accept it. ”Then started showering flowers on Karna.  Lord Krishna and Arjuna appeared in their true form.  Astonished Karna, while praising Lord Shri Krishna said - 'Lord!  I was blessed after seeing your appearance.  All my sins are destroyed, Lord!  You are the welfare of the devotees.  Please be kind to me too. Then Shrikrishna while blessing him said - 'Karna!  As long as the sun, moon, stars and earth remain, your charity will be praised in the three worlds.  A great donor like you has neither happened in the world, nor will it ever happen.  Now you will attain salvation.  Seeing Karna's charity valor and piety, Arjun too bowed before him.

Thus, he is called Danavir Karna due to his supreme donor nature.

**** The war between Jarasandh and Karna ****

Karna assisted Kalinga's queen Bhanumati into marrying Duryodhana when Duryodhana kidnaps the princess during the swayamvara.  At that time Karna fought the war with the soldiers.  In which Karna defeated the great rulers of Bhishmaka, Vakra, Kapotaraman, Neela, Rukmi, Shringa, Ashoka, Satdhanwan, etc. After that King Jarasandha of Magadha challenged Karna to battle.  This led to a wrestling between Karna and Jarasandha, in which Karna defeated Jarasandha.  After being defeated by Karna, Jarasandha presented Karna as a Malini kingdom.  Karna became very popular with that victory.  After sitting on the throne of Malini state, Karna took an oath that no person would go empty handed from my court.

**** The beginning of enmity with the Pandavas ****

He was never in favor of defeating the Pandavas through the tactics of deception employed by Shakuni.  Because of which he was always in favor of war.  He always urged Duryodhana to defeat the Pandavas by battle.  Due to which he joined the game of Chaucer to appease Duryodhana, due to which the incident of Draupadi's vastraharna was transformed. The state of Hastinapur was partitioned and part of Khandavprastha was given to the Pandavas.  It was a land of jungle trees.  Here the Pandavas established Indraprastha kingdom with their hard work.  The fame of this state was far and wide.  Duryodhana himself had not seen this type palace anywhere else before this.  In his mind, devious tricks began to expand. He was always jealous of the Pandavas.  He could not tolerate this kind of splendor. The devious tricks of Shakuni, the maternal uncle of Duryodhana, always lived with him.

The reception of the Pandavas was held in Hastinapur.  All the Pandavas came to Hastinapur on the orders of their eldest father, Shri Dhritarashtra.  A gaming game was organized here, in which Mama Shakuni, on behalf of Duryodhana, conquered the Pandavas with his dice. Duryodhana called Draupadi in the royal court using force of duress to avenge his insults.  Draupadi called upon everyone to defend her honor in the royal court.

No one appeared to help her.

 Duryodhana - Dushasana was continuously uttering derogatory words to Draupadi.

 Sometimes maid, sometime loquacious, characterless, five husbands holder etc.

 Karna always opposed Duryodhana's wrongdoings.  Today his tongue did not support him.  Karna's brain had lost its conscience.  He also joined Duryodhana's treachery under ignorance.  A brave warrior like Karna also used to say derogatory words to Draupadi as a prostitute.

Because of insulting the woman by himself, Karna was insulted throughout his life.  He kept on burning throughout his life in the fire of repentance.  Karna could never understand how his tongue insulted a woman?  Due to this guilt, he could never stand in front of Draupadi. After that Bhima took a vow that he alone would kill Duryodhana and all his brothers in battle.  Then Arjuna vowed to kill Karna.

**** Karna's love affair with Draupadi ****

According to various sources, many popular stories related to the Mahabharata are also found, one of which is the "Jambul Chapter" in which Draupadi reveals her secret .  Draupadi was the wife of the five Pandavas, but she did not love her five husbands, she loved Arjuna the most. But Arjuna on the other hand did not love Draupadi, because he loved Krishna's sister Subhadra.  According to a popular legend, when the Pandavas suffered the brunt of exile, at the time of the 12th year, Draupadi saw a bunch of  black berries on tree and she breaking it.  As soon as Draupadi broke the bunch, Lord Krishna reached there. Lord Krishna told that a sage was about to break his 12-year fast by consuming this fruit.  Since you have broken this fruit now, the Pandavas will fall prey to the wrath of that sage.  Hearing this, the Pandavas sought help from Shri Krishna.
On saying this, Lord Krishna told the Pandavas that for this, everyone has to go under the tree and speak only the truth.  Only then the fruit can be replanted in its place, on saying this, Shri Krishna placed the fruit under the tree and called everyone in turn. First of all, Sri Krishna called Yudhishthira, while speaking the truth, Yudhishthira said that "Truth, honesty, tolerance should prevail in the world, while dishonesty and wickedness should be annihilated."  Not only this, Yudhishthira blamed Draupadi for the undesirable events that happened to the Pandavas.  After Yudhishthira told the truth, the fruit came two feet above the ground.
After that Bhima was asked to speak and was warned by Shri Krishna that "If you lied, the fruit will be burnt to ashes."  At the same time Bhima accepted the truth in front of everyone, saying that he is never less attuned to food, war, sleep and sexual desire and he vows to kill all the sons of Dhritarashtra.  After this the fruit goes two feet and up.
Now it was Arjun's turn, Arjun said that "I like prestige and fame a lot and unless I kill Karna in battle, the purpose of my life will not be fulfilled."  For this I can go to any extent.  Even if I have to go against dharma. ”On saying this, the fruit is raised a bit more.
After Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadev also did not hide any secret.  Finally, Draupadi's turn came, with Draupadi stating the truth that "I am the gyanendri (eye, ear, nose, mouth and body) of my five husbands".  But I am the reason for the misfortune of all of them and am regretting my actions without any thought. But even after Draupadi said all this, the fruit did not go up, then Shri Krishna said that Draupadi is hiding a secret.  Draupadi then looked at her husbands and said - I love all five of you, but I also love a 6th man and he is Karna.  One who regrets not getting married due to caste.  If I had married Karna, I probably would not have had to suffer so much nor go through such bitter experiences.
It is difficult for me to say anything about the truth of this story.  Well, in the folklore, the love affair between Draupadi and Karna will be informed in the next article of the blog.

**** The beginning of the end of Karna's life ****

According to mythology, Arjuna's father and Devraj Indra came to know that Karna can not be defeated in the battlefield as long as he had his armor and earrings, which were on his body since birth.  So when the great war of Kurukshetra started, Indra made a plan and vowed that he would not allow Karna to enter the battlefield with armor and earrings. When Karna is worshiping Suryadeva in the mid-day, then at that time, he will ask for armor and earrings from Karna by becoming a beggar.  Suryadev also warns Karna about this plan of Indra, but he thanks him and says that if anyone asks for his life at that time, he will not refuse.  Then Suryadev says that if he is committed , then he should ask Amoghastra from Indra. Then, according to his plan, Devraja Indra, wearing the appearance of a beggar, asks Karna for armor and earrings .  Even after receiving the warning, Karna does not refuse and with happily donates his armor-earrings . Pleased at this charity valority of Karna, he told him to ask for something, but Karna says that "it is against the dignity of charity" and refuses to ask for something after donating.  After hearing this much, Indra gives his powerful weapon Vasavi to Karna, which he could use only once.  After this, Karna got another name Vaikartana.

Shri Krishna came to Hastinapur as the last peace messenger from the Pandavas.  He tried very hard to avoid this potential war by taking all measures.  Duryodhana and his father Dhritarashtra were ambitious.  Both did not pay special attention to the words of Shri Krishna.  In the end, Shri Krishna demanded five villages on behalf of the Pandavas.  Duryodhana disregarded Shri Krishna, saying that he did not even give land with the tip of a needle.

Returning disappointed from the court meant that the war was certain .  Now the armies were yet to come face to face in Kurukshetra.  While on the way back to the Pandavas, Shri Krishna meets Karna on the way.

Krishna talks to Karna, telling him the difference between real dharma and unrighteousness. Karna was already knowing, is Sri Krishna in favor of dharma, and himself in favor of unrighteousness.  He is standing on the wrong side of himself, knowing that. Then he previously decided first to fight on behalf of Duryodhana. Karna was under the influence of Duryodhana.  The true Kshatriya always obeys any word and favor, even if he dies.  Karna was also committed to Duryodhana.  For whatever way Duryodhana lived, Karna's soul would always be present.

Krishna told the introduction of Karna's real parents. Kunti identified her son Karna by seeing him in the Rangbhoomi.  Karna was born with the divine armor - earrings, which was his identity. But due to fear and shame, she never revealed to Karna from being his mother. When Shri Krishna told Kunti that he had told all things about you to Karna. Kunti mustered up courage and goes to his camp to meet Karna.

Kunti tries to convince her eldest son Karna in many ways.  He should not take up arms against his brothers.  Fight in favor of your brothers for their insults and justice. Karna could not do anything at the behest of Mata Kunti.Karna was helpless, he was suppressed by the benevolence of Duryodhana.

Duryodhana supported Karna at a time when he was being ridiculed in Rangbhoomi as a Sutputra.  Duryodhana was the one who made him his friend and declared him the king of Angadesh. Karna had since become indebted to Duryodhana.  His life was under Duryodhana.  No matter how devious tricks done by Duryodhana ,  he walked on the path of untruth, Karna's life had to be followed on path of Duryodhana. Karna narrated his compulsion to Mother Kunti.

Hearing Karna's words, Kunti's heart was distressed and she said, 'Son!  You are not 'Radheya' rather 'you are Kauntaieya'.  I am your mother but I abandoned you for fear of ethos.  You are the eldest brother of the Pandavas.  That is why in this war you should live with your brothers, not with the Kauravas. I do not want brothers to be at war with each other.  I want you to be on the side of the Pandavas.  Being the eldest brother, you are the eligible of the kingdom of Pandavas.  I wish you could become king by winning the war. ' Karna responded, 'O mother!  You had abandoned me, even after being born in the best dynansty of Kshatriyas, I am called Sutputra.  Dronacharya did not accept to be my guru due to being called Sutputra despite being a Kshatriya.  Yuvraj Duryodhana is my true friend.  I cannot be ungrateful by forgetting his benevolence. But your visit to me will not go in vain because till date no one has ever left empty hands from Karna.  I promise you that I will not kill any of your sons except Arjuna. The battle between me and Arjuna is inevitable and one of us is certain to die in that war.  I promise that you will remain the mother of five sons. ”Kunti returned with a distressed heart after listening to Karna and blessing him.

Mata Kunti's motherhood could not deviate Karna's from his duty.  Frustrated, Kunti returned to the palace .

Despite being Karna & Arjuna brother, both were very big enemies among themselves.  Both had a lot of knowledge and education, both considered themselves better than each other.  Krishna had told Karna to becoming the king of Bharatvarsha , because Karna was older than both Yudhishthira and Duryodhana.  But Karna rejected this thing of Krishna. Karna had help Kaurava's to killed Arjuna's son Abhimanyu in the Chakravyuh of Mahabharata, both Krishna and the Pandavas were very angry also Karna himself was very sad because he knew that Abhimanyu was his brother's son.  When Karna Arjuna's war took place, both Krishna and Indra helped Arjuna. During the battle, when one wheel of Karna's chariot gets stuck in the earth (due to curse of Pruithvi Devi).  He then becomes unable to use his divine weapons, as was the curse of his guru Parashurama.  At that time Karna comes down to out the wheel of his chariot and urges Arjuna to stop firing the arrow for a while, following the rules of war. Then Shri Krishna told Arjuna that “Karna has no right to talk about war's rules and dharma now.  Because at the time of the slaughter of Abhimanyu, Karna also did not follow any war rules and dharma.  Where did Karna's dharma go when he called the divine-born (Draupadi was born from Havanakund) Draupadi as Vaishya(prostitute) in front of the entire Kuru royal court. " Hearing this, Arjuna said that Karna is still helpless (according to the curse of the Brahmin), so he will not shoot the arrow.  Then Shri Krishna said to Arjuna that if Karna is not killed at this critical time, then the Pandavas will probably never be able to kill him and this war will never be won. Then, Arjuna beheaded Karna using a divine arrow.  After Karna's body falls to the ground, a divine light emerges from Karna's body and is entered into Sutyadeva. Arjun avenges the death of his son Abhimanyu from Karna.
Before the battle of Kuruchhetra begins, Krishna tells Karna that he is older than the Pandavas, from which he is the rightful heir of the kingdom, not Yudhishthira.  Krishna tells that he is the son of Kunti and Suryadeva.  Krishna tells him to support the Pandavas, but Karna refuses this due to true friendship and loyalty to Duryodhana. According to Krishna, there is only Karna in the entire Mahabharata, who did not leave dharma till the end and follow the path of dharma.  Karna was killed in the hands of Arjun due to his wrong attitude, his entire life was destroyed in sacrifice & jeoulosy.  Karna knew from the beginning that Duryodhana was following the wrong path, he also knew that the Kauravas would lose this war, but due to the promise given to Duryodhana that "he will never leave him", Karna remained with Duryodhana till the end of his life and was the commander of his army.
Karna was killed at the hands of Arjun, when Kunti came to know about this, she came to the battle site weeping.  The Pandavas were surprised to see why their mother is mourning so much when the enemy dies.  Kunti tells them that Karna is the eldest brother of them all, Yudhishthira on hearing this, speaks very bitter words to his mother, then Krishna explains the whole thing to the Pandavas.  Arjun is very sad to kill his elder brother, he also repenting of it.
In the Mahabharata, the life of Danveer Karna has always been surrounded by sorrows.  There are sorrows in Karna's life from birth to death. Karna received curses and this curses violent his life , the curses led to Karna's death. Now it is necessary to discuss the curses which is received by Karna, without which this article would seem incomplete.
Karna wanted to become an archer since childhood, but being a sutputra, no one taught him.  When he goes to Guru Dronacharya to learn archeiry, he also refuses to give him knowledge of archeiry because he is a sutputra. Due to this Karna is disappointed and reaches Lord Parashurama, but Lord Parashurama also used to teach only to Brahmins.  Now that Karna wanted to learn the archiery by any means, he lies to Lord Parashurama that he is a Brahmin.  Lord Parashurama also considers Karna as a Brahmin and teaches him.
When Karna's education is about to end, then one day his guru Lord Parshuram is resting in the afternoon with his head on Karna's thigh.  After a while there comes a scorpion, which bites on Karna's thigh.  Now Karna thinks that if he tried to remove remove scorpion, Guru Parashurama's sleep would be disturbed . Therefore, he lets the scorpion sting him instead of removing it.  Karna suffers from the pain of scorpion stings for a long time.  Then, after some time Guru Parashurama wakes up from sleep, he sees that Karna's thigh is bleeding.  Seeing this, Lord Parshuram angrily says, "Such tolerance capacity can only be in a Kshatriya. You have gained knowledge by lying to me, so I curse you that whenever you need most of your learning, it will not work. ”Disappointed Karna tells his guru that he is not himself knows which dynansty and clan he belongs to.  In such a situation, he tells all things to his guru Parashurama.  After knowing this, Lord Parashurama regrets cursing, but the curse given could not be taken back. Therefore, he gives his Vijay Dhanusha as a boon to Karna and blessed him that he will get what he wants most - indelible fame.  It is believed in some folklore that Indra himself was in the form of scorpion, who wanted to reveal his true Kshatriya identity.  After this, Karna departs from the ashram of Lord Parshuram.
A few years after this incident, one day Karna is following a tyrannical demon in the forest.  He shoots the arrow to kill the demon, but the demon suddenly disappears and  arrow arrives at a cow trapped in the swamp.  The cow dies there due to an arrow.  The owner of that cow is a Brahmin, who curses Karna right there on seeing the plight of the cow.  In the curse, the Brahmin says that just as you have killed a helpless cow, in the same way one day you too will die.
According to the folk tales of Andhra Pradesh, once Karna was going somewhere, then on the way he found a girl who was crying due to ghee being shattered from her pit.  When Karna wanted to know the reason for his anxiety, she told that she feared that his stepmother would be angry at her inattentiveness. Gracious Karna then told her that he will bring her new ghee.  Then the girl insisted that she should have the same ghee which is mixed in the soil and she refused to take the new ghee.  Then, taking pity on the girl, Karna took the clay containing the ghee in his fist and started squeezing it so that the ghee separate from the soil and fell into the pitcher.
During this process, he heard the painful sound of a woman with his hand.  When he opened his fist, he found Pruithvi Devi. Enraged by the pain, Dharti Mata criticized Karna and said that he gave so much pain for a girl's ghee. And then Dharti Mata cursed Karna that one day in a decisive battle of his life, she will also hold the wheel of his chariot as he has caught her in his fist, so that he will vulnerable to his enemy in that war.
Thus, Karna received three curses on three separate occasions.  Unfortunately, these three curses flourished in the decisive battle of Kurukshetra, when he became unarmed, chariotless, and helpless in battle.
Karna forgot to operate the Brahmastra due to the curse of Guru Parashurama, otherwise he surely operated his own Brahmastra to killed Arjuna in the battle, and Arjuna also used his Brahmastra to protect himself, and the whole earth would be destroyed.  Thus Guru Parshuram cursed Karna and averted the destruction of the earth.
The curse of  Earth was that in the most decisive battle of Karna's life, the earth would hold the wheel of his chariot.  In the battle of that day Karna used different chariots, but each time the wheel of his chariot got smashed into the earth.  Therefore, Karna could not escape the curse of Earth even by using different chariots, otherwise slaughter of Karna was very difficult. And you all know that all these curses came in a decisive battle in front of Karna while fighting Arjuna and due to these curses, Karna had to sacrifice his life. In this way, the life of Karna teaches us indomitable courage, charity valor, duty, commitment and always walking in the path of dharma.  Along with this, there is a message to choose the right path for life and beware of the association of the wicked person.
The war of Mahabharata was fought in Dwapara Yuga.  The Maharishi gave the whole incident the form of a Sanskrit epic.  This epic contains many inspiring stories.  These stories teach children to follow dharma and karma.  There are many great characters in the Mahabharata, who can guide children. Brave Arjuna, Lord Shri Krishna, Dharmaraja Yudhishthra, Bhishma Pitamah, Guru Dronacharya, Danveer Karna and Mahatma Vidur are some such characters.  Not only this, many such incidents are part of the Mahabharata story, which definitely gives some education.  Through them, you can introduce your children to the history and culture of India. All decisions Arjuna took under the supervision of Shri Krishna are good examples of using wisdom and intelligence .  Children can develop decision-making abilities by listening to Krishna-Arjuna conversation .

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