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This is the broad category that narrates Mahabharata in English in a historical style. Mahabharata, although kept away from general citizens by government, narrating it to be an epic, has ultimately come up with its reality. Now Mahabharata is not an epic anymore. The 18 books of Mahabharata in English are the historical timeline of India 3000 BC. They are further broken into Chapters and the big chapters are even more broken to Episodes. 

Duryodhana cursed by Maitrayee

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Dhritarashtra expels Vidura, as he counsels to leave Duryodhana. Vidura reaches Pandavas in Kamyaka forest and later Dhritarashtra brings him back through Sanjay. Vyasa reaches Dhritarashtra and counsels the same thing. He makes him alert that Rishi Maitrayee will soon reach him. Hence, Duryodhana must react properly before him. However, Duryodhana won’t act perfectly and for that Maitrayee curses Duryodhana badly for his evil deeds and arrogant attitude.

Yudhisthira gets copper vessel with inexhaustible foods in Vana Parva

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As Pandavas, dressed in deer skin and tree barks went to the forest, they were followed by immense subjects. All the subjects of Hastinapura and Indrasena were successfully returned by the eldest son of Pandu with pleasing words in Vana parva, but the Brahmanas including Saunaka remained. Feeding them regularly made Yudhisthira worried. Dauma, the priest of Pandavas grants the Surya Mantra to Yudhisthira and on chanting that, Yudhisthira gets boon from Surya Deva in Vana Parva of Mahabharata.

Pandava Vows in Mahabharata Book

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Different tales of Mahabharata Book suggests that Pandavas were much more stronger and capable in war, as compared to Kauravas and all other warriors of Bharata. They were much more powerful and along with that Brahmacharya of 12 years (suggested by Vidura) will make them even more powerful. But Karna and Duryodhana were also powerful. Still why they became afraid? What were the vows, which made them so much afraid?

3 Evil Characteristics of Karna visible during Dice Game

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Karna had two great features in his character – he was a great warrior and he used to grant offers to Brahmanas. Other than this, he had plenty of sides in his character and each of them were highly oriented towards evil. He was a cheater, who cheated his own guru; he was a wicked minded one who always sided Duryodhana to kill Pandavas by means of covert; Karna was extremely arrogant and un-kshatriatic, who always remained a war-monger without thinking of the loss of warrior life and loss of property of kingdom, that is meant for societal welfare. However, all these features are scattered throughout the Mahabharata. Dice game episode collects 3 of his extremely evil characters. The three evil characteristics of his are as follows:

4 Proofs of Splendid Draupadi intelligence

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Draupadi has been one of the prime characters of Mahabharata story. However, she is remembered more for her different type of birth, for her five husbands and for the outstanding feat at her Swayamvar. Another incidence is also there where Draupadi is remembered by the Mahabharata story analysts and that is her role in the kurukshetra war. Most often the thing is forgotten that Draupadi remained one of the most intelligent characters of entire Mahabharata. Her intelligence is quite evident in the Dice game episode of Mahabharata story. In fact, there are four distinctive situations, in the story, where her high level of intellect is explicit. Here are those four areas:

Yudhisthira could have stopped Panadava Disaster during Dice game

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Yudhisthira, according to Mahabharata History, throughout his life remained a person, who always acted in the righteous path, as directed by Kshatriya rules. But righteousness doesn’t necessarily mean submissiveness. The one who has been mentioned to be perfect according to righteousness rule of Kshatriya act is lord Rama. At time of punishing the wicked ones, he also showed aggressiveness. Hence, aggressiveness of a Kshatriya is not a practice which is unrighteous. So, Yudhisthira was basically soft minded and heartily person, along with righteousness, who feared confrontation at battlefield, as he showed during Udyog Parva of Mahabharata. However, if he would have been a little aggressive, he could have stopped the disaster of Pandavas during Dice Game. See How –

5 Filthy Practices of Duryodhana still in Practice

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There is a word called - “What is not in Bharata, that is not in the entire world”. The Word is absolute truth. You will understand very well from today’s episode. As we narrate the Dice game episode of Mahabharata, you will find that Duryodhana practiced some filthy means, which are very much in use now. According to the scripts, Duryodhana was the incarnation of Kali Demon. So, this is his rule now. Hence, it is quite meaningful, if practices started by him are practiced widely now and that is happening too. The five filthy practices narrated in this episode of Mahabharata story will also narrate the entire Dice game episode of Sabha Parva. So, let us start stating the background first.

Sisupala Vadh

Sisupala Vadh
Sisupala Vadh Parva in Sabha Parva endues with different facts and figures, when supported with Rajasuyika Parva. The entire historical story of Mahabharata is a game plan of Shri Hari himself, where all Pandavas were instruments only. However, in that entire historical base of instrumentation too, there were some of the Powers, who were destined to be perished at the hands of Krishna himself. Sisupala was one of them, who in his earlier birth was Ravana and according to the curse to Jaya and Vijay, this was their last incarnation and foes to Hari. With the death of Sisupala, almost all who were destined to die in the hands of Krishna perishes, except Paundrik, thus taking the Bharata to the last editions.

Ancient India Map : Nakula Digvijay

Ancient India Map Nakula Digvijay
Drawing Ancient India Map needs two things, a thorough reading of the Scripts that explains the location of Places and a detailed overview of the present Map. Here is another Ancient India Map that has been developed from the Digvijay of Nakula. After Jarasandha Vadh, Arjuna claimed to Yudhisthira to bring tributes from all kings of the world, that is the only way to proof Yudhisthira the just as emperor. He himself went towards north, Bhima wet towards east, Sahadeva towards south and Nakula towards west. Integrating these four invasions, a perfect Ancient India Map or rather to say, a map of entire civilization can be developed in four parts. Check out the map of Nakula’s Expansion here.

Ancient India Map : Sahadeva Digvijay

Ancient India Map Sahadeva Digvijay
After Jarasandha Vadh, when Arjuna set out to maximize the wealth of Indraprastha for the purpose of Rajasuya Yagna towards North,Bhima marched towards East and Sahadeva towards South. The path followed by Sahadeva, the youngest among Pandavas, frames the most consolidated part of Ancient India Map of the Southern India. This episode of narrates the entire journey of Sahadeva in his digvijay and also frames the Ancient India Map, by following the march of the Sahadeva that has been derived matching the description of the book of Sabha parva with present India map.
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