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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?
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:
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, 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 –
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 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.
Rajasuya Yagna counselling to Yudhisthira was initially provided by Narada muni in the Rajasuyarambha parva of Sabha parva. Narada Muni, who according to his wish can travel any parts of Universe, said that it was the wish of King Pandu that Yudhisthira must convey Rajasuya yagna of great fame. All the friends and allies of Yudhisthira also agreed to the fact, but Yudhisthira’s mind was not pleased unless he asked the same to Hrishikesh. Krishna on hearing the same agreed to the king about Rajasuya, but foretold a challenge the king would face. He also gave a resolution to the challenge at the end, that pleased the king.
Mahabharata is rich with lessons of Political Science, Philosophy, Righteous act and Social Science, Psychology and high level Religion for Progress of Society. Lokapala Sabhakhyna Parva, the first chapter of Sabha Parva, deals with a perfect historical journey through the best of Sabhas, throughout the Map, including Amravati, Brahmalok, Sudharma of Dwarka and Indraprastha of Pandavas. But the most important edition in this chapter is the deep lesson of Political Science by Narada muni. The lesson of Political Science preached by Narada Muni here is capable to create any great King. The Political science lesson here has also the capacity to retain a King in his position for decades. Let’s find out the Political Science lesson in depth.