All About Mahabharata
Editorials News | Oct-12-2019
We all know about the enmity between the five sons of king Pandu and the hundred sons of king Dhritrashtra that took place in the great epic of Mahabharata. This antipathy between them played an important role in the game of dice and the Pandavas lost their land area and their common wife Queen Draupadi to the Kauravas. And after the exile of 13 years, when Pandavas returned, Duryodhana refused to give them back half of their land which turned in to the War at Kurukshetra in which Lord Krishna gave his ethical lecture to Arjuna which is known as Bhagwad Gita.
Mahabharat was composed by Maharishi Vedvyas and written by Lord Ganesha with a condition that Maharishi Vedvyas has to continuously speak the shlokas that are to be written without stopping even for once. Then Vedvyas also given a condition that he will speak shlokas with understanding its meaning but Ganesha cannot write them without interpreting them in his mind.
In Mahabharat, Vidur was the avatar of Yamraj and was a great scholar of Dharma Shatra and Artha Shastra. Due to the curse of Rishi Mandavya’s he had to be born as human.
We all know that in Mahabharat, Duryodhana won the chess game and asked Yudhisthir to let Draupadi to sit on his left thigh. Because of this he is known as villain. But in those times, wife was given a place on left thigh or left side of a man and the right thigh or right side was kept for daughters.
It is said that Mahabharat teaches about Dharma and many people even connect it with truth or lies but nowhere in any instance in Mahabharat truth or lies are defined. Each and every action of people in Mahabharat depends upon the situations in which they are in.
In the battle of Mahabharat Lord Krishna broke his promise that he will not pick up any weapon. But when he saw that Arjun was not able to match Bhishma power, he became helpless and immediately threw down the chariot rein and jumped out in the battle field, lifted one of the chariot’s wheels and charged towards Bhishma to kill him. Arjun tried to stop Krishna but all in vain.
By: Saksham Gupta
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