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Mahabharata Interesting Facts

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Some important facts related to Mahabharata

In this blog we will tell you some facts about Mahabharata. You all must have read Mahabharata, but you will not know such things related to Mahabharata.
So Eklavya was Krishna’s brother.

Many people would be surprise to know that Eklavya was actually Krishna’s cousin. Eklavya was the son of Devashrava (brother of Vasudeva) who was lost to him in the forest. Later he was brought up by Nishad Hiranyadhanu.

The author of Mahabharata, Veda Vyas was also a character of Mahabharata.

Yes. Veda Vyas, who composed the Mahabharata, was also a part of the Mahabharata. Before marrying King Shantanu, Satyavati had a son born of union by sage Parashar. According to the story, sage Parashar was enchant by seeing Satyavati and express his desire to meet her. Before giving permission to Parashar, Satyavati demanded three wishes from him; One of these was that the son born of their union should be famous as a great sage. After this Satyavati gave birth to a son on an island in the Yamuna. This son was call Krishna Dvaipayana, who later became famous as Vedavyasa – compiler of Vedas and author of Puranas and Mahabharata.

Some interesting facts about Mahabharata

Not all Kauravas were against Pandavas in Mahabharata

It is not that the Kauravas of all were the same and were against the Pandavas. Dhritarashtra’s two sons, Vikarna and Yuyutsu not only objected to Duryodhana’s wrongdoings but also protested Draupadi’s chirharan a lot. Both of them were not in favor of war, but by not deceiving their brother, they fought forcefully and attained martyrdom.

Vidhura was the incarnation of Yamaraja.

Knower of religious scriptures and brother of Dhritarashtra and his friend Vidhur is considere to be an incarnation of Yamraj. According to Mahabharata, Yamraj had to take birth as a human due to the curse of the sage Mandavya.

So that’s why Duryodhana could not participate in Draupadi Swayamvar

Despite being ambitious, Duryodhana was firm in his word. According to the legend, Duryodhana had promised his wife Pandora that he would never remarry. There was a practice of having more than one marriage in that period. Despite this, Duryodhana kept his word and never married again.

Dushasan’s blood did not go beyond Bhima’s teeth in Mahabharata

According to the Mahabharata, when the Pandavas went to meet Dhritarashtra and Gandhari after the war ended. Gandhari was very angry with Duryodhana’s unjust killing. Bhima explained to Gandhari that if I had not killed Duryodhana unrighteously, he would have killed me. Gandhari said that you drank the blood of Dushasan, was that right? Then Bhima said that when Dushasan had caught Draupadi’s hair, at that time I had made such a promise. If I do not fulfill my vow, I will not be able to follow Kshatriya Dharma. But the blood of sorrow did not go beyond my teeth.

Yudhishthira’s nails had turned black

After Bhima, Yudhishthira came forward to talk to Gandhari. Gandhari was in anger at that time. As soon as Gandhari’s eyes fell on the nails of Yudhishthira’s feet through the bandage, they turned black. Seeing this, Arjuna hid behind Shri Krishna and Nakula and Sahadeva also moved here and there. After a while, when Gandhari’s anger subsided, the Pandavas took blessings from her.

Bhima used to say good and bad to Dhritarashtra

After Yudhishthira became the king, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva, Draupadi was always engage in the service of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari, but Bhima always keep calling Dhritarashtra good and bad. Thus Dhritarashtra, Gandhari lived with the Pandavas for 15 years. One day Bhima said some such things in front of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari, which they were very sad to hear. Then Dhritarashtra decided to go to Vanprastha Ashram (living in the forest). Gandhari also agreed to go to the forest with Dhritarashtra. Along with Dhritarashtra and Gandhari, Vidura, Sanjay and Kunti also went to the forest.

This is how Vidurji died

Dhritarashtra, Gandhari, Kunti and Vidura were doing severe penance while living in the forest. Then one day Yudhishthira along with all the Pandavas came to meet him. When Yudhishthira along with Dhritarashtra, Gandhari and Kunti did not see Vidura, he asked Dhritarashtra about him. Dhritarashtra told that he is doing severe penance. Then Vidur appeared coming in that direction, but seeing so many people in the ashram, Vidurji returned again. Yudhishthira ran back and forth to meet him. Then he saw Vidurji standing under a tree in the forest. At the same time, life emerged from Vidura’s body and merged with Yudhishthira. (Because Mahatma Vidura and Yudhishthira were born from the part of Dharmaraja (Yamraj).)

All the warriors were alive for one night

When Yudhishthira went to the forest to meet Dhritarashtra, at the same time Maharishi Ved Vyas also came to the ashram. He said that all the heroes who were killed in the war, you will be able to see them tonight. Maharishi took everyone to the banks of the Ganges. At night, Maharishi Ved Vyas called for all the dead warriors. Within no time, Bhishma, Dronacharya, Karna, Duryodhana, Dushasan, Abhimanyu, Ghatotkacha, Draupadi’s five sons, etc., came out of the water. Everyone’s heart was filled with joy on seeing their dead relatives. In the morning they again returned to their world. Thus ended that wonderful night.

How did Dhritarashtra, Gandhari and Kunti die?

According to the Mahabharata, after the war, Dhritarashtra and Gandhari lived with the Pandavas for 15 years. After this he along with Kunti, Vidhur and Sanjay went to the forest to do penance. One day when he was coming to the ashram after taking a bath in the Ganges, then a fierce fire broke out in the forest. Due to weakness, Dhritarashtra, Gandhari and Kunti were unable to escape. So he thought of sacrificing his life in that fire and sat there concentrating. Thus Dhritarashtra, Gandhari and Kunti gave up their lives.

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