Mahaabhaarat | General
Gaandhaaree's 100 Sons
Gaandhaaree's Bliss to Duryodhan
Krishn said, "Will you go naked in front of your mother?" Duryodhan said, "That is what she has said to me." Krishn said, "You are a grown up man, won't you feel shy going naked before her?" Duryodhan said, "I also asked her the same thing, but she said, "I am your mother, you shouldn't feel shy coming naked to your mother." Krishn said - "That was when you were baby, but now you are grown up, after all she is a woman, whether she is your mother or whoever; but she is not your wife. So at least you should wear a loin cloth before going to her."
Duryodhan understood this and he went to her wearing a loin cloth. When Gaandhaaree removed the cloth strip from her eyes for the first and last time, since the time she tied it at the time of Bheeshm's coming to Gaandhaar for marriage proposal for Dhritraashtra; she removed that strip for the first time just to save her son. She cast her gaze at him for a few seconds, and his whole body became of iron. When she had done this, she found him wearing a loin cloth. She was expecting him standing naked before her. She beat her head saying "Now nobody can save you, my son, nobody. I wanted to make your whole body of iron so that Bheem could not break your thigh but you covered that part of your body so it has remained weak. Now Bheem's vow will be fulfilled." And Duryodhan came back from there. That is why Bheem could break his thighs, otherwise he could nowhere else hurt his body by his Gadaa.
Gaandhaare's Niece Dhritraashtra's Second Wife
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Created by Sushma Gupta On 03/09/02
Modified on 12/02/12