Who are Pandavas – The Mukhalinga Philosophy

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There are different thoughts on who are Pandavas over internet and even in books. Some says, they were like unto Indra and some says they were like another sun. Some also compares them with the Demi-gods, from whose seeds Pandavas were born. In fact, the thoughts of analysts get stuck to that level. They cannot reach the concept of Hanuman, who was brought up by Pavana, but actually was a Rudravatar. The real answer of who are Pandavas can be achieved then and there when Shiva is considered. Even answer to the questions like how could Draupadi remain attached to five brothers, without any misunderstanding between the brothers, how could the five brothers remain so much attached to Krishna are also answered, when Shiva is considered. 

In fact, these things should have reached the thought of the analysts, if they could have realized Hinduism in a better and realistic manner. But, the real fact is philosophy cannot be learnt from books. A real philosopher has the source of analysis at his heart and mind. You must be thinking, why I am telling all these, while answering who are Pandavas. Just give a think, who except Shiva himself could have withstand Shiva? Is there anyone, except Devi Shakti! Look at Arjuna. He fought with Shiva, disguised as Sabar, for days, unless Shiva gave up. Now, if it is considered that Pandavas are embodiment of Shiva himself, how can they be five? Follow the blog till the end, to get a perfect answer of all your questions.  

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Before going directly to the answer of who are Pandavas, there is need to explain the philosophy that forms the base and basis of the answer – The Mukhalinga Philosophy. According to Shiva Purana, Parameshwar or Sadashiva is having no body, no guna and no limit, whatsoever. He is neither he nor she. The usual expression of Parameshwar by those, who do not believe in shapes is Hiranyanavi, who has been referred in Devi Purana as Mahakali. However, Shiva Purana narrates that to express the uniformity to gender discrimination of Parameshwar, the Hiranyanavi takes form as Ardhanarishwar. This Ardhanarishwar form is having five faces, each of which gives birth to the different forms of Shakti and Tridevs.

Para Shakti, Iccha Shakti, Kriya Shakti, Gyan Shakti, Chit Shakti are the five forms of Shakti that are formed from the five faces. Para Shakti is the energy that dreams the universe. Iccha Shakti is the energy form that boosts the universal actions. Kriya Shaktiis the energy form that performs action. Gyan Shakti is the energy form that gives knowledge of entire universal dream. Chit Shakti is the energy form that generates connection with the dream and the truth. Adi Para Shakti is the original energy form or the Hiranyanavi herself. She is called Mahakali and is above every shapes, every dreams, every materialism and every senses or gunas.

Each of the Shakti forms are assigned to different formats of Shiva, namely Rudra, Maheshwara, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. And with the energy forms, these lords govern the universe. This is the summaries of Mukhalinga Philosophy that will actually answer who are Pandavas in the next part.

The Mukhaliga Philosophy is the core of Hinduism as is the concept of Mahakali and Hiranyanabhi. In fact, these three are the representation of the same Paremeshwar. The five Purushas from the five faces can be regarded to be the five Pandavas, but while finding prominent answer to who are Pandavas, it is essential to understand which face is which Pandava. So, let’s get deeper into the analysis.  

Yudhisthira – Aghora

Let us start with Yudhisthira the eldest of the five Pandavas. He has been mentioned in different pages of Mahabharata to be representative of fire. In one instance, after the loss in dice game, when Pandavas were leaving Hastinapura for exile, Yudhisthira wrapped up his face, so that the fire in his heart won’t spread. He was the most knowledgeable among the five brothers and with this knowledge, he saved his four brothers from Yaksha. Coming to the five faces, the south face is Aghora. This is the face that represents fire and the energy form of this face is Gyan Shakti. Thus, this face is surely attached with Yudhisthira.

Bhima – Tatpurusha

The next face is Tatpurusha and that is attached with Vayu or Pavana. This is the face that is energized with Kriya Shakti or Power and the Shakti here is Rudrani, who is the booster of showing prowess. All the qualities assigns one person and that is Bhima. He was boastful with prowess and every time he came in connection to Panchali, Draupadi entrusted him with energy to show prowess. For example, in the event of Dushasana, as a fruit of his tyranny in the Sabha Parva, Draupadi reached none other than Bhima. This is because, Bhima is the one who is able to show that, for the reason of his attachment with Tatpurusha.

Sahadeva – Sadyojata

The most creative among the Pandavas was Sahadeva. He was empowered with great will force too, according to the pages of Mahabharata.  Mixing everything, he was the most childish and the most beloved to Bhima even. Sadyojata is the third face of Sadashiva and is the face that is attached with Sahadeva.

Nakula – Vamdeva

Nakula among the five brothers was excellent in swords and very much powerful too. However, he always remained calm and well configured, handsome in appearance and active in attributes. He was the water element – The Vamdeva.

Arjuna – Ishana

Finally, comes Arjuna. He is the one, who was rishi Nara, or the actual form of Sadashiva. His knowledge was not bookish like that of Yudhisthira. His knowledge was packed with devotion and hence was a real one. For that only, he was the only one among Pandavas, who learned Bhagbad Gita through Krishna. Moreover, he was the one, whom Draupadi always loved much more. Yudhisthira, who never uttered any false word, said as Draupadi falls during Swargarahan Parva that, Draupadi falled back, since she was partial to Arjuna. Thus, Arjuna was the upper face of Sadashiva, the Shiva himself in Akash form. This face is known as Ishana face. This is in details who are Pandavas. Now they are needed to be connected with Draupadi and Krishna. Then only the entire analysis will be completed.

Answer to who are Pandavas has been achieved. Now remains their connection to Draupadi. There has to be some deep connection, for which none of the brothers had any issue within them regarding Draupadi. Even Indra had issues with Sachi Devi, Vishnu and Laxmi crosses and connections are quite frequent. In the chemistry of Shiva and Shakti, Hara and Parvati, there is not a single incidence of chaos. Each and every time, each of them backed the other and in fact, for that only, the universe remains in balance. Same was the case with Draupadi and Pandavas.

Each and every time, the other one remained in distress, another one came into action. Humiliation of Draupadi was reacted in the same way by all the five brothers and each of the brothers remained awakened to please Draupadi, by not competing each other, but with mutual understanding. The same can be seen during Kichak Vadha chapter of Virat parva too. The same can be seen when Jayadratha tried to abduct Draupadi. On the other side, Draupadi also remained eager to save her husbands. It was due to Draupadi that Pandavas were freed during the Sabha parva. Draupadi, when Dhritarashtra asked her to seek a boon, wished to leave her husbands from the debt.

Chemistry of Pandavas and Draupadi has been analysed in the earlier part. For each faces of Sadashiva, the way Devi Shakti should have reacted, Draupadi reacted in the same fashion. Thus, it is very clear that Draupadi, the one who was borne from Yagna fire, was the purest of all, the Pure incarnation of Shakti herself.

Finally, comes connection of Pandavas and Krishna. Bondage of five Pandava brothers and Krishna was such that it seemed as Krishna is the soul and Pandavas is the body carrying that soul. Yes, the perfect answer of who are Pandavas also bears the answer of who was Krishna. Krishna was the soul of Pandavas, the original Shiva, whose five heads were the five Pandava brothers. As one finds his soul, when he looks inside his mind, Pandavas also found Krishna, when they chose their Karma path, at the time of marriage with Draupadi.

While answering who are Pandavas, how can Krishna be kept outside? When a person finds his soul within, there is no strength in the world, who can make him walk in the path of sin, there is no strength in the universe who can defeat them, although they can be highly charged up and much more powerful. Krishna made that possible for Pandavas. Finally, who can train the heart, except the soul? Krishna was the soul and Arjna the heart. And the response of the body to the soul was also quite responsive. When Krishna departed, Yudhisthira along with his brothers and Draupadi, waited not even for a day to depart their kingdom. How can a body remain, from where soul has departed?

The Mukhalinga Philosophy - Who are Pandavas

Before going directly to the answer of who are Pandavas, there is need to explain the philosophy that forms the base and basis of the answer – The Mukhalinga Philosophy. According to Shiva Purana, Parameshwar or Sadashiva is having no body, no guna and no limit, whatsoever. He is neither he nor she. The usual expression of Parameshwar by those, who do not believe in shapes is Hiranyanavi, who has been referred in Devi Purana as Mahakali. However, Shiva Purana narrates that to express the uniformity to gender discrimination of Parameshwar, the Hiranyanavi takes form as Ardhanarishwar. This Ardhanarishwar form is having five faces, each of which gives birth to the different forms of Shakti and Tridevs.

Para Shakti, Iccha Shakti, Kriya Shakti, Gyan Shakti, Chit Shakti are the five forms of Shakti that are formed from the five faces. Para Shakti is the energy that dreams the universe. Iccha Shakti is the energy form that boosts the universal actions. Kriya Shaktiis the energy form that performs action. Gyan Shakti is the energy form that gives knowledge of entire universal dream. Chit Shakti is the energy form that generates connection with the dream and the truth. Adi Para Shakti is the original energy form or the Hiranyanavi herself. She is called Mahakali and is above every shapes, every dreams, every materialism and every senses or gunas.

Each of the Shakti forms are assigned to different formats of Shiva, namely Rudra, Maheshwara, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. And with the energy forms, these lords govern the universe. This is the summaries of Mukhalinga Philosophy that will actually answer who are Pandavas in the next part.

Pancha pandava and Five faces of Shiva - Who are Pandavas

The Mukhaliga Philosophy is the core of Hinduism as is the concept of Mahakali and Hiranyanabhi. In fact, these three are the representation of the same Paremeshwar. The five Purushas from the five faces can be regarded to be the five Pandavas, but while finding prominent answer to who are Pandavas, it is essential to understand which face is which Pandava. So, let’s get deeper into the analysis.  

Yudhisthira – Aghora

Let us start with Yudhisthira the eldest of the five Pandavas. He has been mentioned in different pages of Mahabharata to be representative of fire. In one instance, after the loss in dice game, when Pandavas were leaving Hastinapura for exile, Yudhisthira wrapped up his face, so that the fire in his heart won’t spread. He was the most knowledgeable among the five brothers and with this knowledge, he saved his four brothers from Yaksha. Coming to the five faces, the south face is Aghora. This is the face that represents fire and the energy form of this face is Gyan Shakti. Thus, this face is surely attached with Yudhisthira.

Bhima – Tatpurusha

The next face is Tatpurusha and that is attached with Vayu or Pavana. This is the face that is energized with Kriya Shakti or Power and the Shakti here is Rudrani, who is the booster of showing prowess. All the qualities assigns one person and that is Bhima. He was boastful with prowess and every time he came in connection to Panchali, Draupadi entrusted him with energy to show prowess. For example, in the event of Dushasana, as a fruit of his tyranny in the Sabha Parva, Draupadi reached none other than Bhima. This is because, Bhima is the one who is able to show that, for the reason of his attachment with Tatpurusha.

Sahadeva – Sadyojata

The most creative among the Pandavas was Sahadeva. He was empowered with great will force too, according to the pages of Mahabharata.  Mixing everything, he was the most childish and the most beloved to Bhima even. Sadyojata is the third face of Sadashiva and is the face that is attached with Sahadeva.

Nakula – Vamdeva

Nakula among the five brothers was excellent in swords and very much powerful too. However, he always remained calm and well configured, handsome in appearance and active in attributes. He was the water element – The Vamdeva.

Arjuna – Ishana

Finally, comes Arjuna. He is the one, who was rishi Nara, or the actual form of Sadashiva. His knowledge was not bookish like that of Yudhisthira. His knowledge was packed with devotion and hence was a real one. For that only, he was the only one among Pandavas, who learned Bhagbad Gita through Krishna. Moreover, he was the one, whom Draupadi always loved much more. Yudhisthira, who never uttered any false word, said as Draupadi falls during Swargarahan Parva that, Draupadi falled back, since she was partial to Arjuna. Thus, Arjuna was the upper face of Sadashiva, the Shiva himself in Akash form. This face is known as Ishana face. This is in details who are Pandavas. Now they are needed to be connected with Draupadi and Krishna. Then only the entire analysis will be completed.

Draupadi and Pandavas Connection - Who are Pandavas

Answer to who are Pandavas has been achieved. Now remains their connection to Draupadi. There has to be some deep connection, for which none of the brothers had any issue within them regarding Draupadi. Even Indra had issues with Sachi Devi, Vishnu and Laxmi crosses and connections are quite frequent. In the chemistry of Shiva and Shakti, Hara and Parvati, there is not a single incidence of chaos. Each and every time, each of them backed the other and in fact, for that only, the universe remains in balance. Same was the case with Draupadi and Pandavas.

Each and every time, the other one remained in distress, another one came into action. Humiliation of Draupadi was reacted in the same way by all the five brothers and each of the brothers remained awakened to please Draupadi, by not competing each other, but with mutual understanding. The same can be seen during Kichak Vadha chapter of Virat parva too. The same can be seen when Jayadratha tried to abduct Draupadi. On the other side, Draupadi also remained eager to save her husbands. It was due to Draupadi that Pandavas were freed during the Sabha parva. Draupadi, when Dhritarashtra asked her to seek a boon, wished to leave her husbands from the debt.

Chemistry of Pandavas and Draupadi has been analysed in the earlier part. For each faces of Sadashiva, the way Devi Shakti should have reacted, Draupadi reacted in the same fashion. Thus, it is very clear that Draupadi, the one who was borne from Yagna fire, was the purest of all, the Pure incarnation of Shakti herself.

Pandavas and their connection with Krishna

Finally, comes connection of Pandavas and Krishna. Bondage of five Pandava brothers and Krishna was such that it seemed as Krishna is the soul and Pandavas is the body carrying that soul. Yes, the perfect answer of who are Pandavas also bears the answer of who was Krishna. Krishna was the soul of Pandavas, the original Shiva, whose five heads were the five Pandava brothers. As one finds his soul, when he looks inside his mind, Pandavas also found Krishna, when they chose their Karma path, at the time of marriage with Draupadi.

While answering who are Pandavas, how can Krishna be kept outside? When a person finds his soul within, there is no strength in the world, who can make him walk in the path of sin, there is no strength in the universe who can defeat them, although they can be highly charged up and much more powerful. Krishna made that possible for Pandavas. Finally, who can train the heart, except the soul? Krishna was the soul and Arjna the heart. And the response of the body to the soul was also quite responsive. When Krishna departed, Yudhisthira along with his brothers and Draupadi, waited not even for a day to depart their kingdom. How can a body remain, from where soul has departed?

Summarizing the details

Hence the biggest answer to who are Pandavas lies in the answer of their connection with Krishna. Pandavas are the five heads of Shiva and Krishna was the soul of them. Draupadi was the incarnation of Shakti herself to assist the five heads of Sadashiva. Hence, never ever answer who are Pandavas as five senses. Mahabharata is absolutely real. Several historical explorations, including Hastinapura, Indraprastha, Dwarka and letter of Janmejaya confirmed that. If, for a minute, the proofs are considered to be wrong, then the Mahabharata remains as the creation of Rishis. Rishis of Bharata, were not so much weak in philosophy that they will create five senses as the heroes of their story.

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