Mahaabhaarat | Notes
Mahaabhaarat is a gallery of great heroes and all of them are great in their own ways. very good warrior ranking.
Bheem had defeated even
Bheeshm quite a few times in Bheeshm Parv. How we should grade it as? Did he
Karn could not have been
killed had the Lord not told Arjun what to do at the last moment of Karn.
Arjun would not have been anywhere despite his pre-war boastings in front
of Yudhisthir that he could kill all Kaurav alone in one day. The Krishn
advised Arjun to propitiate Shiv in order to get the Paashupat Astra, which
Bheeshm already had from Shiv. It was with the Paashupat Astra that Bheeshm
could humble his Guru when challenged by the latter. Duryodhan also could
not have been defeated by Bheem, had Krishn not advised him at the last moment
what to do, albeit by gesture only. Bheeshm, Drone, Karn, Jaraasandh, Jayadrath
and Duryodhan - all were killed by cheating.
Perhaps Ang was a kingdom divided into two
parts under the influence of the two great Empires of Hastinaapur and
Magadh , something like Germany post second world war. Karn challenged
Jaraasandh to wrestling and defeated him and so Jaraa gifted Karn with the
other half of Ang thus making him King of the unified Ang.
Krishn Arjun Friendship
In the Khaandav Dahan episode, when asked to ask for a boon Krishn says that he wants his friendship with Arjun to be eternal.
At the time Arjun vows to kill Jayadrath by sunset or commit suicide, Krishn says that all his wives, sons and other relatives are not equal to his affection for Arjun. Says something about the character / virtues / abilities of Arjun that the Lord himself values his friendship with him above everything else, doesn't it?
The Greatest Mace (Gadaa)
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 10/06/13