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Saturday, October 11, 2008

a little story from mahabharata

a little part from mahabharata, that probably everyone of us have heard from our grandparents at some point of time goes:

when on a day suyodhan (duryodhan) pestered bhishm pitamah to no end that he should kill the pandavas, which pitamah was avoiding, he vowed, that he would kill them the day after. Krishna on hearing this, devised a plan. He took draupadi, asked her to take off her khadhaav and hid them beneath his arms. the result - pitamah wished her "chir saubhagya vati bhava". and then she asks him, if you have vowed to kill my pandavas, how can your ashirwad be true...?

second thing that Krishna did, he gave arjun the mukut of suyodhan and asked him to enter pitamah's tent and steal his bow and arrows that he had reserved to kill the pandavas.

thus, mahabharata is as much about Krishna [his leela], philisophy, tact, diplomacy, social rules for humans, as about an epic battle where apparently evil was defeated on the hands of good.

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4 Comments:

Blogger austere said...

Saam, daam, dand, bhed...

or, as we say, whatever works...

10/11/2008 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous burf said...

hmm, there is probably a lot more to it

10/13/2008 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger Renu said...

mahabharat wont be anything without Lord krishna, he was the advisor and main supported of pandvas and he was omnipotent.

10/15/2008 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous burf said...

renu - yea, we all probably know that, but i guess i sense a bigger role of His here...

10/15/2008 10:34:00 PM  

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