Krishna accepts Gandhari’s curse graciously; Mahabharat ends with Yudhishtir crowned as the King of Hastinapur

Krishna Mahabharat

WHAT’S INSIDE:
Gandhari curses Krishna’s Yadav Clan destruction; Krishna accepts the curse graciously
Krishna enlightens about oneness and unity as the foremost means of Dharm
Mahabharat ends with crowning of Yudhishtir by Krishna
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Bhishma enlightens Yudhishtir about qualities of able King; Dhritrashtra wholeheartedly forgives Bheem

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WHAT’S INSIDE:
Bhishma enlightens Yudhishtir with 5 Special Attributes of a King and blesses Pandavas
Bhishma waits for the day of Uttarayan to give up his life (Iccha Mirtyu)
Dhritrashtra vents out his severe anger on Bheem first; Dhritrashtra later forgives Bheem wholeheartedly
Gandhari to blame Krishna for help in destroying Kaurvas and makes him sole responsible
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The Mahabharat War ends with the rebirth of Uttara’s son Parikshit and Ashwatthama becoming a cursed immortal derelict

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WHAT’S INSIDE:
Brahmastra attacks Uttara’s womb
Krishna curses Ashwatthama by taking out his mental capacity and making him cursed immortal
Krishna revives the unborn child of Uttara in her womb and names him Parikshit(परिक्षित्)
– Parikshit because he already gave an exam (Pariksha in hindi) in mother’s womb
Krishna enlightens Draupadi on the necessity of war and informs about bright future
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Duryodhan finally dies after hearing Pandavas’ death; Krishna to save Uttara’s unborn son Parikshit in Mahabharat

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WHAT’S INSIDE:
Duryodhan dies with relief after hearing Pandavas’s death from Ashwatthama
Ashwatthama invokes Brahmastra; Arjun made to invoke Brahmastra but withdraws
Krishna to be the savior for Uttara’s unborn baby (foetus), son Parikshit
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Ashwatthama kills Draupadi’s 5 sons inflicting severe pain to her, Pandavas in Mahabharat

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WHAT’S INSIDE:
Ashwatthama kills Dhrishtadyumna, Upapandavas (Draupadi’s 5 sons) – Prativindha,Satanika, Sutasoma, Srutasena, Srutakarma
Draupadi feels great loss and pain
Ashwatthama invokes Brahmastra, an attempt to inflict more damage on Pandavas
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Bheem breaks rule of Gada fight to attack Duryodhan’s Femur (upper leg); Duryodhan severely wounded in Mahabharat

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WHAT’S INSIDE:
Arjun informs Bheem about Duryodhan’s weakness -Upper Leg
Bheem attacks Duryodhan breaking the protocol of Gada (mace) fight
Duryodhan severely injured; Gandhari in pain and helpless
Ashwatthama to attack Pandavas in their camp killing their sons
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Duryodhan overpowers Bheem with his power; Shakuni and Shalya to die first

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WHAT’S INSIDE:
1. Dhritrashtra is confident of Duryodhan’s Victory on the 18th Day of War
2. Krishna informs Bheem to never underestimate his opponent/enemy
3. Duryodhan overpowers Bheem with much power
4. Shakuni and Shalya to die first, Duryodhan’s end approaching near
[1 to 4 covers 6th August 2014 Episode with some Additional Info]
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Duryodhan gets temporary relief to his life after Balaram’s intervention in Mahabharat

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WHAT’S INSIDE:
1. Gandhari converts Duryodhan’s body into Vajra (diamond) ‘Almost Fully’
2. Shakuni and Ashwatthama learn about Duryodhan’s weak body part
3. Gandhari feels helpless after learning about weak body part of Duryodhan (1 to 3 covers the episode of 5th August with some precap)
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Abhimanyu – the Great Warrior to enter Chakravyuh, Will fight until his last breath

Mahabharat Abhimanyu Great Warrior

Drona informs that in order to defeat Pandavas, their lamp (prakash) needs to be taken away. Shakuni informs Drona, Duryodhan and Karna that Abhimanyu -the son of Arjun and Subhadra is the one who should be killed first. Abhimanyu enters the Chakravyuh military formation (wheel or discus shape) set by Drona. He enters into it with full vigor and shows valiant character in killing kauravas soldiers. However, it is noted that Abhimanyu has the knowledge of only entering the Chakravyuh and didn’t learn how to exit the formation.

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Karna enters Mahabharat War after Bhishma’s downfall, Drona to be the new commander

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Since Bhishma cannot participate in the war and on his death bed, Duryodhan announces his friend Karna as the new commander of Kuru army. Before the announcement, he created confusion on his selection since Parashurama was the mentor of both Drona and Karna. Drona is unhappy with the development.

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Bhishma holds on to his wishful death while on a bed of arrows until Pandavas’ prosperity

Bhishma Mahabharat

Prelude to Bhishma giving up his weapons
After getting enlightenment from Krishna, Bhishma has already prepared for his death. Soon, Bhishma meets Pandavas before the 10th day and informs them to kill him and follow their duties and also told them explictly to not be nervous during their attack. Furthermore, he does the following things: Continue reading

Bhishma – the Invincible Warrior prepares for his wishful death in Mahabharat

Bhishma Mahabharat

* Bhishma after Duryodhan’s insult inflicts severe damage to Pandavas army from the 3rd to 8th day of Mahabharat War while not consuming water, food and even without sleep.
* Krishna enlightens Bhishma on the 9th day about Dharm and the importance of decision making in one’s life.
* Bhishma decides to wishfully give up his life to Krishna and then requests Arjun to bring Shikhandini so as to give up weapons and die at her hands.
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Krishna enlightens Arjun with knowledge from Bhagavad Gita in Mahabharat

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* Krishna enlightens Arjun with Knowledge from Bhagavad Gita
– On Dharma
– 3 Gunas (Tamas, Rajas, Sattva), Karm Yoga, and Karm Yogi, and Bhakti (Devotion)

Krishna becomes Arjun’s Chariot driver or Sarathi on the first day of the Mahabharat War as Arjun became worried in fighting Bhishma, Drona, and also contemplated on the outcome of the war. Bhishma has already blessed Pandavas to be victorious bringing much dismay to Duryodhan and his brothers, and Shakuni.

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Krishna enlightens Arjun with Vishwaroop Darshan; Arjun submits himself to obey Krishna’s orders fully

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* Krishna enlightens Arjun on Bhakti (Devotion) and Bhakti Yoga
* Krishna shows his divinity as God Vishnu, and also Vishwaroop to Arjun
* Arjun gets Gyaan Yoga and submits himself to Krishna with complete devotion
* Arjun vows to fight the war with full confidence and obeying Krishna’s orders

Note: This Post covers the Mahabharat’s Episode of 12th June 2014, and we have added other relevant information to provide more depth.

After Arjun is enlightened with Dharma, three Gunas (Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas), and Karm Yoga. Krishna starts to speak with Arjun about the meaning of devotion (Bhakti).

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Krishna to boost morale of Arjun by sharing the knowledge from Bhagavad Gita – Promo

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Krishna has earlier suggested to Arjun and Pandavas’ that killing Bhishma is the need of the hour as otherwise they cannot defeat Kauravas. Pandavas’ are short of 4 army units in comparison to Kauravas though Krishna suggested that Dharm alone will make them victorious and it doesn’t matter much the army size. Earlier, Pandavas’ maternal uncle Shalya and his army has joined Kauravas army instead of Pandavas because of a deceit by Duryodhan and his brothers. This has weakened Pandavas in their army size. Arjun on hearing the need to kill Bhishma becomes worried and nervous. As shown in the promo, Arjun speaks with Krishna in a teary voice that how can he hold weapons against Pitamah Bhishma and Guru Drona.

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Karna is a man of his word; Shakuni reveals his true intentions causing the Mahabharat War

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* Karna donates his Kavach and Kundal to Indradev as a charity
* Indradev blesses Karna for honoring his promise with a weapon – Vasavi shakti (can be used only once)
* Karna becomes severely injured; Kunti takes care of him; Radha and Adhirath also comes to help their son; Duryodhan feels true pain and loss for the first time for Karna
* Shakuni reveals his true intentions – Gandhari’s sacrifice, Gift from Hastinapur or Hastinapur has to pay a price –> Mahabharat
* Kunti seeks Nakul and Sahadev’s help for saving Karna’s life
* Krishna speaks of killing Bhishma to have war equilibrium and stability for Pandavas’

Karna fulfills his promise and removes his earrings and Kavach from his body with much pain and blood oozes out when he realizes the removal. He gives it to Indradev who came there as an old Brahmin. Karna informs the Brahmin before removing his powers that he is Indradev who came to him because of his son – Arjun (as Arjun is Indradev’s son). The brahmin receives the Karna’s kavach and Kundal and then appears in the original form of Indradev. Around that same time, Arjun comes there and sees Karna has given up his powers to Indradev as a charity.

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Shikhandi – Commander of Pandavas’ Army prepares to trap and kill Bhishma

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Pandavas decides to choose Shikhandi as their Army commander on the 10th day of the war because even Arjun or other Pandavas cannot defeat Bhishma and they ought to have someone who will make sure that Bhishma gives up his weapons and surrender. With this, they can defeat and kill Bhishma who is the strongest force of Kauravas. Bhishma already knows that Pandavas has the person who will make him surrender leading to his downfall and death.

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Karna – Epitome of Friendship even after learning as Kunti’s son and Pandavas’ to be his brothers in Mahabharat

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Karna learns that Radha is not his mother and also Adhirath not be his father. Radha couldn’t tell about his mother and his father Adhirath informs that they don’t know about his actual mother. Adhirath speaks they were childless and at the shore of Ganga, they found Karna in one basket. He calls the child Karna at that time as the blessing of Ganga and also has the blessing of God Suryanarayan. Adhirath informs Karna after he asks him in a heavy voice about his actual father that if Vasudev Krishna himself has told him about his parents then that should be true. Karna becomes shattered on hearing the truth. He asks her mother Radha now by which name he should be called as the world knows him as Radheya and how to answer people calling him Radheya?

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