Summary: 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.

As Pandavas remained in exile, Dhritarashtra became extremely anxious, initially for the misdeed of his sons and secondly for the vows Pandavas took while leaving for exile. He called Vidura and asked counsel to resolve everything. Vidura uttered the same words, as he said before the game of dice to bring back Pandavas. Along with that he advised the king to scold his sons, if he won’t want to abandon his sons. He suggested the king that he should make his sons ask mercy from the Pandavas and Draupadi and then reside with them in peace, in such a way that Duryodhana would stand at the order of Yudhisthira.

Listening to all these, Dhritarashtra became fired and he expelled Vidura from the palace room and even the court. Vidura, thinking in mind that there is no chance to save the dooming of this dynasty, leaves the court and reaches the Pandavas, who reached the Kamyaka forest and were residing there. As he reached there, Pandavas initially thought that Kshatta came there with some bitter message from Dhritarashtra, but their thoughts proved wrong, as Vidura narrated what happened with him. On the other end, Dhritarashtra, reminding what wrong he did with Vidura, commanded Sanjaya, his charioteer, to bring him back.

As Vidura returned to Hastinapura, Duryodhana felt fully alarmed as he felt that he would again solicit Dhritarashtra about bringing back Pandavas.  Karna, Dushasana and Shakuni however pacified him that if they were returned, they would again send them back to forest using the game of dice. However, situation this time went outside the palm of Kauravas, as time started following the breeze of righteousness once again. As Duryodhana reached the court of king to get permission for setting out to forest and slay Pandavas, there arrived Vyasa and held everyone out there.

Vyasa counselled Dhritarashtra that if he could not leave his eldest son, out of passion and illusion, allow and order him to stay in the forest with Pandavas for the rest 13 years. This would be the ideal King’s rule, as a King must not think about his own blood, while time comes to punish the evil. Dhritarashtra tried to please the great saint with unworthy words, but for a saint of measure like Vyasa, those cowardice coverts were not going to work. So, he leaves with immense irritation, but alarms Dhritarashtra to keep action of Duryodhana under control, as the great saint Maitryee was about to enter the court, after him.

As Maitrayee reaches the court, Dhritarashtra tried to please him at most, but the rishi seemed to be highly moved by the evil game of dice, used to do covert with Pandavas. He suggested to immediately solve the issue and fulfil the virtue of a king, which Dhritarashtra is not at all maintaining. He almost scolded Dhritarashtra for giving blood preference against righteousness (Dharma) and suggests that if he wants his dynasty to be saved and if he wants good name of his own, he must immediately resolve the issue. Otherwise, there is no strength in the entire universe to save his sons, when Bhima, Arjuna, Dhritadyumna and Vasudeva attacks combined, not even the celestials and not even Mahendra can save them.

Boastful of his arm’s strength and always putting aside the strength of righteousness, Duryodhana, acted arrogantly at this point to the rishi. He scratched the earth and to show mockery to the words of the great saint, he slapped his thigh. Seeing that sight, Rishi Maitrayee was set on fire. He cursed Duryodhana instantly that Bhima would break those thigh of his in the coming war with a stroke of mace. Dhritarashtra, being alarmed, immediately started to please the rishi and asked him to take back his curse. Maitrayee uttered with pronounce then, if Duryodhana surrenders to the Pandavas, only then that curse will be inactivated, otherwise that would surely happen.

Maitrayee continued to Dhritarashtra about Duryodhana and Bhima. He said that Duryodhana thinks that with skill of mace learned from Balrama, he would defeat Bhima! Make him know, o King, that he is like a stick of hay to Bhima, who lavishly killed Baka, Hidimb and Kirmira. Only the most powerful boon can save his son, but when Vasudeva is there, that boon is not even going to create any shield to Duryodhana. Dhritarashtra tried to cool down the angry Maitrayee, but all efforts remained in vein, as Maitryeee strictly uttered to ask Vidura about death of Kirmira at the hands of Bhima.  

Vidura expelled from Hastinapura

As Pandavas remained in exile, Dhritarashtra became extremely anxious, initially for the misdeed of his sons and secondly for the vows Pandavas took while leaving for exile. He called Vidura and asked counsel to resolve everything. Vidura uttered the same words, as he said before the game of dice to bring back Pandavas. Along with that he advised the king to scold his sons, if he won’t want to abandon his sons. He suggested the king that he should make his sons ask mercy from the Pandavas and Draupadi and then reside with them in peace, in such a way that Duryodhana would stand at the order of Yudhisthira.

Listening to all these, Dhritarashtra became fired and he expelled Vidura from the palace room and even the court. Vidura, thinking in mind that there is no chance to save the dooming of this dynasty, leaves the court and reaches the Pandavas, who reached the Kamyaka forest and were residing there. As he reached there, Pandavas initially thought that Kshatta came there with some bitter message from Dhritarashtra, but their thoughts proved wrong, as Vidura narrated what happened with him. On the other end, Dhritarashtra, reminding what wrong he did with Vidura, commanded Sanjaya, his charioteer, to bring him back.

Duryodhana alarmed with return of Vidura

As Vidura returned to Hastinapura, Duryodhana felt fully alarmed as he felt that he would again solicit Dhritarashtra about bringing back Pandavas.  Karna, Dushasana and Shakuni however pacified him that if they were returned, they would again send them back to forest using the game of dice. However, situation this time went outside the palm of Kauravas, as time started following the breeze of righteousness once again. As Duryodhana reached the court of king to get permission for setting out to forest and slay Pandavas, there arrived Vyasa and held everyone out there.

Vyasa counselled Dhritarashtra that if he could not leave his eldest son, out of passion and illusion, allow and order him to stay in the forest with Pandavas for the rest 13 years. This would be the ideal King’s rule, as a King must not think about his own blood, while time comes to punish the evil. Dhritarashtra tried to please the great saint with unworthy words, but for a saint of measure like Vyasa, those cowardice coverts were not going to work. So, he leaves with immense irritation, but alarms Dhritarashtra to keep action of Duryodhana under control, as the great saint Maitryee was about to enter the court, after him.

Duryodhana cursed bitterly

As Maitrayee reaches the court, Dhritarashtra tried to please him at most, but the rishi seemed to be highly moved by the evil game of dice, used to do covert with Pandavas. He suggested to immediately solve the issue and fulfil the virtue of a king, which Dhritarashtra is not at all maintaining. He almost scolded Dhritarashtra for giving blood preference against righteousness (Dharma) and suggests that if he wants his dynasty to be saved and if he wants good name of his own, he must immediately resolve the issue. Otherwise, there is no strength in the entire universe to save his sons, when Bhima, Arjuna, Dhritadyumna and Vasudeva attacks combined, not even the celestials and not even Mahendra can save them.

Boastful of his arm’s strength and always putting aside the strength of righteousness, Duryodhana, acted arrogantly at this point to the rishi. He scratched the earth and to show mockery to the words of the great saint, he slapped his thigh. Seeing that sight, Rishi Maitrayee was set on fire. He cursed Duryodhana instantly that Bhima would break those thigh of his in the coming war with a stroke of mace. Dhritarashtra, being alarmed, immediately started to please the rishi and asked him to take back his curse. Maitrayee uttered with pronounce then, if Duryodhana surrenders to the Pandavas, only then that curse will be inactivated, otherwise that would surely happen.

Maitrayee continued to Dhritarashtra about Duryodhana and Bhima. He said that Duryodhana thinks that with skill of mace learned from Balrama, he would defeat Bhima! Make him know, o King, that he is like a stick of hay to Bhima, who lavishly killed Baka, Hidimb and Kirmira. Only the most powerful boon can save his son, but when Vasudeva is there, that boon is not even going to create any shield to Duryodhana. Dhritarashtra tried to cool down the angry Maitrayee, but all efforts remained in vein, as Maitryeee strictly uttered to ask Vidura about death of Kirmira at the hands of Bhima.  

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