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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.
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.