Birth of Panch Pandav – Mahabharat Episode – Sambhava Parva

Biggest chapter of Adi Parva

Mahabharata is the best document of Indian History 3000 BC and among that Mahabharat History, birth of Panch Pandav is obviously an integrated part. Five Pandava brothers are the representatives of virtue and hence birth history of them is really important while reading full history. There are many climaxes in the birth of Panch Pandav, two of the most important of which starts before their birth in Mahabharat history. The historical story here links a curse, Pandu was given, a boon of Kunti and again the transmission of the same boon to Madri, the second wife of Pandu.

5 Pandavas and their Parents

Yudhisthira – Yama and Kunti
Bhima – Pavana and Kunti
Arjuna – Indra and Kunti
Nakula and Sahadeva – Ashwini Kumar and Madri

5 Pandavas and their Parents

Yudhisthira – Yama and Kunti
Bhima – Pavana and Kunti
Arjuna – Indra and Kunti
Nakula and Sahadeva – Ashwini Kumar and Madri

Panch Pandav Sambhava parva Mahabharat episode

Mahabharata is the best document of Indian History 3000 BC and among that Mahabharat History, birth of Panch Pandav is obviously an integrated part. Five Pandava brothers are the representatives of virtue and hence birth history of them is really important while reading full history. There are many climaxes in the birth of Panch Pandav, two of the most important of which starts before their birth in Mahabharat history. The historical story here links a curse, Pandu was given, a boon of Kunti and again the transmission of the same boon to Madri, the second wife of Pandu.

King Pandu, in Mahabharat History, went to forest for hunting and met Kindama rishi. Kindama rishi was ashamed of making intercourse with human. Hence he assumed deer form to meet with a she deer. Pandu didn’t understand that and shot arrow to kill him, who was still in the posture of intercourse.
The Rishi, rebuked Pandu at the beginning.  However, he later realized from Pandu’s words that the later is out of track. He found that Pandu was not ashamed for his deed to shot an arrow on a creature during intercourse. Rather, his sorrow was to shoot a Rishi with his arrow. Finding that he didn’t obey the rules of Vedas and he is not also bothered about that, cursed him, uncompromisingly.

According to the curse of Kindama rishi in Mahabharat History, Pandu will die whenever he will try to intimate with any human of opposite sex. The fear that will be developed in the heart of the king for that- will make him understand the sin he committed. This was the nature of Rishi in ancient India beyond 3000 BC. Even at the time of their last breathe, they constantly thought about what is good for the society. If a king disobeys the holy rules from Vedas, of high philosophical value, then the entire society is going to damage. This makes the curse so much significant in the entire Mahabharata.
According to Mahabharat History, based on that curse, Pandu left the throne and palace of Hastinapura. He with his two wives resigns to forest, and divine Panch Pandav were born there. Thus the curse of Kindama has even more significance, since that framed the destiny of Hastinapura and Mahabharata.

Kunti, when unmarried, according to Mahabharat history, served Durvasa Muni in the kingdom of Kuntibhoj at her fullest. The Muni was highly pleased and gave Kunti a Boon. According to the boon, Kunti can invoke any Demi-God, at her wish, through the Mantra Vibes, provided by the Muni. Once the Demi God arrives her, they will be bound to give her their seeds in her womb. Thus she would be able to beget a child from that God (this is how Panch Pandav were borne)
This is none other than Seed Donation or Sperm Donation technique in IVF treatment for Pregnancy, in modern days. When her husband was cursed ans he could not beget any child or heir to the Throne of Hastinapura, Kunti let her husband know this technique and Pandu sanctioned it for begetting babies. 

Just look at the righteousness of Pandu and Kunti! The first child they bore was none other than of Yama, the Demi-God of Justice. They knew that, this child is going to be the future king and the heir of Hastinapura throne. Hence, Yama was their first choice, disregarding power and heroism. This was the royal sense that they couple had with them and the same culture was even transmitted to all the Panch Pandav.
Many claim, while going through Mahabharat history, that Karna was the eldest Pandava, but the claim is not correct. All the Panch Pandav were born from the consent of Pandu, the King, but for Karna, there was no consent of Pandu. Hence Karna can be a Kaunteya, but never a Pandava.

Yudhisthira was the eldest among Panch Pandav and also of the Kurus. Although Gandhari became pregnant much before that of Kunti, yet she could not give birth to any child, before Kunti. Hence, Dhritarashtra tried to bring a child to Kuru dynasty, through the maid to Gandhari, who was a Vaisya woman. One year after Yudhisthira was born in Mahabharat History, Kunti and Pandu decided to invoke another god for a child. Since the first child is going to be the king of Kurus, they sought that child to be ultimately devoted to Dharma or righteousness. Hence they invoked Yama. But this time, they need someone to protect the king. Hence they prayed to Pavana Deva, the wind god.

Soon, Kunti found a child from him in the form of Bhima. However, this child was very much powerful and his power was well demonstrated after his birth only. Once, he fell down from the lap of his mother over a stone. Kunti remain shocked to see that his child have hit the stone. The next incident she found was even more astonishing. This son among panch pandav was not at all disturbed by his hit against a stone. But the stone was broken into several fragments due to the hit. From then, in Mahabharat history, he was named as Bhima, who is equivalent to a complete army.

Bhima and Duryodhona were of same age and on the other side, Dussasana and Arjuna were of same age. Arjuna was the next child to Kunti and Pandu and was the heroic one among panch pandav. He was not only the name in future, who was strong and exceptional dweller of Gandiva, but was the wisest character of entire Mahabharat history too. His devotion, art skills and simplicity as a human are less discussed, but based on those factors, he was decided to be the hero of Mahabharata by Krishna. He was the son of Indra, the god head and was a character, who was never being defeated in any battle, in the entire Mahabharata. At the end, Arjuna was killed by his own son, Babrubahan, but was saved by his wife Ulupi

After three issues of Kunti, Madri, the other wife of Pandu of Mahabharat History, felt shattered, since having no issues. Kunti, identifying that, decided to train her with the mantra and the process. Madri was intelligent too and she knew that she can apply this technique only once. Hence she called upon Ashwini Kumar brothers, the doctors of Demigods. From them she found two sons from each, Nakula and Sahadeva. Thus was the five brothers of Pandavas – panch Pandav of Mahabharat history.

Curse of Kindama rishi made the king understand what the curse is all about through his life. He had to run away from intercourse with any of his queens for his entire life and that made him understand why Vedas says no to hunting during intercourse. (refer blog for details). Ultimately, he could not resist his destiny and he falls upon the beautiful Madri. Then and there panch Pandav looses their father and become orphan. Madri, claimed her to be responsible for everything and sorrowed to Kunti, that she has not the ability to brought up all the five kids as her own son. This ability and humbleness is with Kunti and she must take the responsibility. She finds herself to be guilty for the death of her husband and hence wishes to be a Sati to him. Thus ends the big episode of mahabharat history and panch Pandav remains there from with their only mother, Kunti.

Mahabharat History - Pandu gets curse in Sambhava Parva

King Pandu, in Mahabharat History, went to forest for hunting and met Kindama rishi. Kindama rishi was ashamed of making intercourse with human. Hence he assumed deer form to meet with a she deer. Pandu didn’t understand that and shot arrow to kill him, who was still in the posture of intercourse.
The Rishi, rebuked Pandu at the beginning.  However, he later realized from Pandu’s words that the later is out of track. He found that Pandu was not ashamed for his deed to shot an arrow on a creature during intercourse. Rather, his sorrow was to shoot a Rishi with his arrow. Finding that he didn’t obey the rules of Vedas and he is not also bothered about that, cursed him, uncompromisingly.

According to the curse of Kindama rishi in Mahabharat History, Pandu will die whenever he will try to intimate with any human of opposite sex. The fear that will be developed in the heart of the king for that- will make him understand the sin he committed. This was the nature of Rishi in ancient India beyond 3000 BC. Even at the time of their last breathe, they constantly thought about what is good for the society. If a king disobeys the holy rules from Vedas, of high philosophical value, then the entire society is going to damage. This makes the curse so much significant in the entire Mahabharata.
According to Mahabharat History, based on that curse, Pandu left the throne and palace of Hastinapura. He with his two wives resigns to forest, and divine Panch Pandav were born there. Thus the curse of Kindama has even more significance, since that framed the destiny of Hastinapura and Mahabharata.

Mahabharat History - Boon of Kunti in Sambhava parva: Creating Plot for birth of Panch Pandav

Creating plot for birth of Panch Pandav : Mahabharat History
Creating plot for birth of Panch Pandav : Img edtd by S.Param

Kunti, when unmarried, according to Mahabharat history, served Durvasa Muni in the kingdom of Kuntibhoj at her fullest. The Muni was highly pleased and gave Kunti a Boon. According to the boon, Kunti can invoke any Demi-God, at her wish, through the Mantra Vibes, provided by the Muni. Once the Demi God arrives her, they will be bound to give her their seeds in her womb. Thus she would be able to beget a child from that God (this is how Panch Pandav were borne)
This is none other than Seed Donation or Sperm Donation technique in IVF treatment for Pregnancy, in modern days. When her husband was cursed ans he could not beget any child or heir to the Throne of Hastinapura, Kunti let her husband know this technique and Pandu sanctioned it for begetting babies. 

First of Panch Pandav Born in Mahabharat History : Yudhisthira

Birth of Yudhisthira: Mahabharat History
Birth of Yudhisthira - Img edited by S.Param

Just look at the righteousness of Pandu and Kunti! The first child they bore was none other than of Yama, the Demi-God of Justice. They knew that, this child is going to be the future king and the heir of Hastinapura throne. Hence, Yama was their first choice, disregarding power and heroism. This was the royal sense that they couple had with them and the same culture was even transmitted to all the Panch Pandav.
Many claim, while going through Mahabharat history, that Karna was the eldest Pandava, but the claim is not correct. All the Panch Pandav were born from the consent of Pandu, the King, but for Karna, there was no consent of Pandu. Hence Karna can be a Kaunteya, but never a Pandava.

Birth of Bhima in Sambhava Parva

Bhima Killing Jarasandha
Bhima in Magadh - Img edited by S.Param

Yudhisthira was the eldest among Panch Pandav and also of the Kurus. Although Gandhari became pregnant much before that of Kunti, yet she could not give birth to any child, before Kunti. Hence, Dhritarashtra tried to bring a child to Kuru dynasty, through the maid to Gandhari, who was a Vaisya woman. One year after Yudhisthira was born in Mahabharat History, Kunti and Pandu decided to invoke another god for a child. Since the first child is going to be the king of Kurus, they sought that child to be ultimately devoted to Dharma or righteousness. Hence they invoked Yama. But this time, they need someone to protect the king. Hence they prayed to Pavana Deva, the wind god.

Soon, Kunti found a child from him in the form of Bhima. However, this child was very much powerful and his power was well demonstrated after his birth only. Once, he fell down from the lap of his mother over a stone. Kunti remain shocked to see that his child have hit the stone. The next incident she found was even more astonishing. This son among panch pandav was not at all disturbed by his hit against a stone. But the stone was broken into several fragments due to the hit. From then, in Mahabharat history, he was named as Bhima, who is equivalent to a complete army.

Birth of Hero among Panch Pandav : Arjuna

Arjuna in Sawambhar Sabha
Arjuna the Madhyam of Panch Pandav - Img edited by S.Param

Bhima and Duryodhona were of same age and on the other side, Dussasana and Arjuna were of same age. Arjuna was the next child to Kunti and Pandu and was the heroic one among panch pandav. He was not only the name in future, who was strong and exceptional dweller of Gandiva, but was the wisest character of entire Mahabharat history too. His devotion, art skills and simplicity as a human are less discussed, but based on those factors, he was decided to be the hero of Mahabharata by Krishna. He was the son of Indra, the god head and was a character, who was never being defeated in any battle, in the entire Mahabharata. At the end, Arjuna was killed by his own son, Babrubahan, but was saved by his wife Ulupi.  

Kunti Transfers Mantra to Madri - Birth of Nakula and Sahadeva

After three issues of Kunti, Madri, the other wife of Pandu of Mahabharat History, felt shattered, since having no issues. Kunti, identifying that, decided to train her with the mantra and the process. Madri was intelligent too and she knew that she can apply this technique only once. Hence she called upon Ashwini Kumar brothers, the doctors of Demigods. From them she found two sons from each, Nakula and Sahadeva. Thus was the five brothers of Pandavas – panch Pandav of Mahabharat history.

Pandu expires, Kunti becomes mother of panch pandav

Curse of Kindama rishi made the king understand what the curse is all about through his life. He had to run away from intercourse with any of his queens for his entire life and that made him understand why Vedas says no to hunting during intercourse. (refer blog for details). Ultimately, he could not resist his destiny and he falls upon the beautiful Madri. Then and there panch Pandav looses their father and become orphan. Madri, claimed her to be responsible for everything and sorrowed to Kunti, that she has not the ability to brought up all the five kids as her own son. This ability and humbleness is with Kunti and she must take the responsibility. She finds herself to be guilty for the death of her husband and hence wishes to be a Sati to him. Thus ends the big episode of mahabharat history and panch Pandav remains there from with their only mother, Kunti.

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