Some Unanswered Questions
--Whose Vanshaj or descendents were Kaurav and Paandav? They trace their family
line from Dushyant's Bharat, but Bharat's wives had killed all his nine sons. A
son belongs to whom? Father or mother? But Bharat's son did neither
belong his mother, nor his father
If he belongs to father, then where
one should fit Karn? At least Paandav had their mortal father, but not Karn.
And if he belongs to mother then he is not the descendent of the father.
Thus where would fit all the children of Kuntee, including Karn?
From MBH statements it seems that Keechak was not the name of Sudeshnaa's
brother. Rather Keechak was a tribe - Bheem killed 105 Keechak. And Keechak
was a Soot and Sudeshnaa was the Princess of Kaikaya Desh.
How Keechak was Sudeshnaa's brother?
Was Sudeshnaa also a Soot's daughter or from that Keechak tribe?
If Sudeshnaa's family was different from Keechak's family then how Keechak was
her brother? Was he her step-brother?
And if he was not her real brother why did she try to please him by sending
Draupadee to him?
When Viraat ordered his people to burn the 106 bodies of Soot, he said -
"Burn them in one pyre with gems and fragrant things..."
Is it that gems are also burnt
with dead bodies? OR were they also burnt with dead bodies in those days?
This type of burning pyre does not show anywhere else.
--Pitaamaha Bheeshm made
the war rules and Dhrishtdyumn agreed upon them without any hitch. One
of those rules was that a person on a chariot should fight with someone
else on a Chariot and a person on a horse will fight only with another
If it was so then how did
people like Arjun and Pitaamaha kill Lakhs of foot soldiers?
--Secondly, who broke the war rules in the first place? Was it not Arjun
in his attempt to slay Pitaamaha, bringing Shikhandee in front of him,
especially when Pitaamaha had already told them that he would not fight
with him, because he would see Ambaa's shadow in him. Thus at that time
he was weaponless, and under the war rules one should have not fought
with a weaponless warrior.
Then if others broke the war
rules, why to complain? I mean the killing of Abhimanyu. Why Arjun was
so angry that he vowed to kill Jayadrath by next day evening before
sunset, while Jayadrath did nothing. In fact the main criminal was Drone
who told the way to kill him to Karn and then only the warriors could
--How was Geetaa divided into Chapters? Or was it delivered just like that
randomly? Because what we see it now, it makes a lot of sense with each
chapter being devoted to a single topic?
Was it something arbitrarily
done by Vyaas Jee or the Shlok were arranged later meaningfully?
--When did Ghatotkach join the battle? Was he there from the first day?
Or he came on the 13th day?
Because if he came in the beginning then we don't see any Ghatotkach type
of fight, as we see on the 13th day, in previous 12 days; and if he came
later, then why did he not come to the battlefield just in the beginning?
--Why wasn't Ashwatthaamaa punished for not calling back Brahmaastra back?
Is it permissible that when one
does not know the full use of such an important weapon, he should use it?
Is it also permissible that if a weapon is released with one aim, and
then it should be directed to some other equally bad purpose, as he did
- first to kill Arjun and then to finish the child of Abhimanyu?
--After being cursed by Shringee Rishi, what Pareekshit did?
Did he listen to Bhaagvat
Kathaa, as per Bhaagvat Puraan, or shut himself in a specially built palace
according to Mahaabhaarat?
Bhaagvat Puraan version is correct or the MBH version is correct? Since both
books are written by Vyaas Jee, why is this difference?
--There is another anomaly written by the same author, Ved Vyaas Jee ---
In MBH, Anushaasan Parv,
Chap 14, Yudhishthir requests Bheeshm to recite Shiv's 1,000 names to him,
but Bheeshm expresses his inability to describe Shiv and requests Krishn to
describe them. Krishn tells the context that how once He had his Darshan.
He tells the story of Upamanyu as how He met him and tells that how Upamanyu
pleased Shiv. In that reference Upamanyu says to Krishn - "I then applied
myself to the practice of the austere penances for gratifying Shankar. For 1,000
years I stood on my left toe. After that I passed 1,000 years, subsisting only
upon fruits. The next 1,000 years I passed, subsisting upon the fallen leaves of
trees. The next 1,000 years I passed, subsisting upon water only. After that I
passed 700 years, subsisting on air alone. In this way, I adored Mahaadev for a
full thousand years of the celestials."
With this statement Upamanyu
took 1,000 + 1,000 + 1,000 + 1,000 + 700 years to please Shiv and he tells
that he took full 1,000 years of celestials. It means 4,700 human years =
1,000 celestial years. This measurement of Time does not match with Bhaagvat
Puraan Time measurement which is 360 human years = 1 celestial year. If he
took equivalent to full 1,000 celestial years time on Prithvi, it should
have been 36,000 years, because according to Bhaagvat Puraan to complete 1,000
celestial years he should have spent 36,000 human years on Prithvi; while
he spent only 4,700 human years. See
Measurement. Or which measurement did he use to measure this time?
--With all the settings in MBH, it seems that Ved Vyaas Jee was contemporary
of the first generation of the MBH (Shaantanu and Satyavatee). But there comes
a story about Ved Vyaas' son Shuk Dev Jee and Raajaa Janak that Vyaas Jee sent
his Shuk Dev Jee to be initiated by him.. I think he is the same Janak who was
the father of Seetaa, because only he is known as a great Aatm Gyaanee; and Vyaas
Jee sent him to the same Raajaa Janak to be initiated by him only. Janak Jee lived
in Tretaa Yug and Ved Vyaas Jee was in Dwaapar Yug.
How come that Vyaas Jee, born in the end of Dwaapar Yug, could send his son Shuk
Dev Jee to Raajaa Janak who lived in Tretaa Yug? Read this story -
Shuk Dev and
Raajaa Janak here. This story comes in
--Why did Janamejaya hear Mahaabhaarat from Vaishampaayan Jee?
--Draupadee's question - "Has
she been rightly won or not?" is unanswered to the very end of the epic.
--Even Indra and Soorya
were trying to protect their sons - Arjun and Karn, even asking one's
life in alms and by cheating, then if Dhritraashtra was trying to
protect his son, what was wrong in it?