Let us not forget that we have seen Arjuna and Karna from their birth to death. Naturally, we have “different” Arjunas and Karnas here. Would any reader accept about him/herself that he/she has remained constant and static throughout his/her life? That, what he/she has been in her teen days, he/she has remained the same in her 20s or 30s or 40s or 50s…? Would any reader in his/her ripe days like to be judged by his/her action of green days?
Karna was friend of Duryodhna before the learning (Gurukul) period with Kripa and Drona and Rama (Parshurama), Mahabharata describe “Then Duryodhana, Karna and Subala’s son Shakuni tried many other means to kill the Pandavas. However, Pandavas, scorchers of their enemies, got to know about all of these. As advised by Vidura, they never revealed all […]
How much Karna was responsible for the death of Abhimanyu? This was indeed very important question given the gray area regarding Abhimanyu’s death. Lets see the events – Fact -1 Karna asked Drona the ways to kill Abhimanyu – “Hearing these words, Karna, afflicted with the shafts of Arjuna’s son, once more said unto Drona, […]
Garwhal Mahabharata and worship of Duryodhana In 1970s, aptly named William Sax got a scholarship to study Pandava legends in the hills and dales of Garhwal. In 1978, he returned with a great book on the Pandava leela (a nine day festival celebrated in Garwhal hills), bitten by the bug, he returned again and again […]
The earlier thread covered the choices before Bhishma and the path that he chose to undertake. In this part, I shall try to cover Drona. Much like Bhishma, Drona also chose to follow the path of adharma, even knowing fully well what he was doing, was wrong. This is worse that by an “adharmi” (an […]