Monday, 13 October 2014

Adi Parvam /Hidimbha Vadha Parvam !! Death of Hidimbha !!

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates “  Pandavas who got out of their sleep was surprised to see Hidimbhi, a beautiful young maiden before them.  Kunthi spoke “ Oh! Beautiful young lady, look like the daughter of deities, who are you? Oh! Attractive lady with marvelous physical features! Why did you come here? Where did you come from? Are you the deity of woodland or celestial Apsara ? Detail us about you and the purpose of your visit. ” Hidimbhi answered “Oh! Beautiful young woman, this magnificent dark woodland of wide acres is the dwelling place of a dreadful demon Hidimbha.  I am the sister of the chief of demon Hidimbha.  Oh!  Respected woman, I have assigned by my brother to kill you and your sons.  I have been sent by his cruel command and I came here and met your most powerful son.  Oh! Woman with divine qualities, like any other living creature, I have tortured by the cupid arrows of Lord Manmatha that brought before your son.  Later, I have assumed your powerful son as my husband.  I have been trying to protect all of you from this woodland, but your son refused to accept any kind of help from me.  Later, my brother arrived here in my long absence to kill your sons.  But your most powerful son, my husband Bhima had fierce battle with him and dragged into the interiors of woods, a vicious battle is happening between a man and a demon of equal strength, they are exhibiting their valor and killing each other and thus creating deafening noise in the entire woodland. ”
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “Yudhishtira, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva hastily walked out of the place and found Bhima was battling with the demon Hidimbha, fighting like two lions.  The dust raised from the fight had created an illusion of wild fire; they were completely covered with the dust and gave out of the appearance of two mountains fighting with each other.  Arjuna screamed “Oh! Bhima with the powerful arms, we were not aware of the fierce battle between you and Hidimbha, I am here to help you to fight against the awful demon, let me fight against him and kill him, Nakula and Sahadeva will take good care of our mother.”  Bhima said “Oh! Brother, just watch the fight between us, I am well capable to deal with this demon and he is not going to escape from my hands.”  Arjuna spoke “ Oh! Bhima destroyer of enemies! Why did you wait so long to kill him? We have to precede our journey before the sunset and we cannot stay here anymore.  The demons will acquire extra ordinary illusionary powers during the hours of dark, so don’t play with him.  Kill him before the sunset by utilizing all the powers of your arms.”
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Bhima was inspired by the fiery speech of Arjuna, he approached Hidimbha like a whirlwind at the time of deluge.  He carried the dark cloud like Hidimbha on his shoulder and went round and round for hundreds of times.  He screamed at Hidimbha “You have built muscles without any intelligence, so you are deserved to die.  I will make the entire forest serene and divine in your absence once again.  You will not feast on humans anymore.” Arjuna said “ Oh! Vrukodhara, you are already tired and need to settle down, give me an opportunity to handle Hidimbha, otherwise we together will kill him, and we have no time in hand. ”  Bhima got infuriated and trampled Hidimbha on the ground and killed him like an animal.  Hidimbha released a deafening noise at the time of his death; the entire woodland shuddered at the noise.  Bhima shredded his colossal body holding in his hand, in this way he pleased his brothers.   They all were thrilled on the triumph over Hidimbha, assembled together and praised Bhima on his victory over Hidimbha.  Arjuna informed Bhima about the province located near the forest and the need to make a move at the earliest in order to protect them from Duryodhana, so that he could not trace their footsteps.  Shortly, the great warriors, tigers among men preceded their journey along with their mother, followed by Hidimbhi.
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Adi Parvam/Hidimbha Vadha Parvam !! Bhima’s encounter with Hidimbha !!

 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates “ Hidimbha, the chief of the demons was anxiously waited for his sister’s return for long time, shortly he was annoyed to find no sign of her.  He leaped down from the tree and rushed towards the place where Pandavas are settled.  His appearance was dreadful with hideous physical structure, wide opened red eyes and crooked teeth.  Hidimbhi noticed her brother dived down from the tree and hurriedly approaching them.   Hidimbhi spoke in extreme shame to Bhima  “ Oh! Greatest among the warriors, Hidimbha, the evildoer and carnivore is rushing towards us in a rage.  I earnestly request you and wish you and your brothers should follow my words carefully.  I have the demonic powers which would help me to move freely wherever I desired to go.  Oh! Destroyer of enemies, I can carry all of you and fly high in the sky, therefore awake your brothers and mother from their sleep.”  Bhima consoled her saying “Oh! Beautiful lady with tender waist, do not worry about a thing.  As long as I am here none of the demons could harm my family. I will kill Hidimbha in front of your eyes, he is the evildoers and apt to become my enemy, in fact even the entire clan of demons could not withstand the powers of my arm.  I have powerful arms like the trunk of elephant; my thighs are well-built as the iron mace and see my wide and strong chest.  Oh! Beautiful lady, today you will see the valor in me equivalent to Lord Indra.  I have obtained immense strength in me and don’t treat me as an ordinary human being.”  Hidimbhi replied “Oh! Tiger among the warriors, you have obtained divinity and amazing powers in you, I never misjudge your valor.  I have seen Hidimbha’s cruelty and fearlessness to humans.” 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “Oh! Bharatha, Hidimbha listened to the words of Bhima and entered the place where the Pandavas are settled.  He was surprised to see his sister not in her usual dreadful form; she has assumed the form of a beautiful young maiden. She was attired in gorgeous garments and decked in various ornaments all over her body.  Her stunning appearance terribly infuriated Hidimbha, he screamed at her “Who has created impediments in my path when I was anxiously anticipated to wave off my hunger?.  Shame on you Hidimbhi, you have desired to gratify your sensual pleasure and thereby blemished the status and dignity of our ancestors and the entire clan of demons,  I am going to take away the life of you and the person with whom you wanted to have pleasurable time.” After saying so, Hidimbha furiously approached Hidimbhi to kill her on the spot; suddenly Bhima stood before him and raised his boisterous voice to stop his action. 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “  Bhima spoke in a loud voice “ Oh ! Hidimbha, why did you try to wake up my family who are sleeping in peace? Oh! Carnivore, try your luck on me and don’t try to attack a woman which is unethical, especially she is sinless but she has been trapped to commit sin.  She has desired to gratify her sensual pleasures with me and she is not responsible for any of these.  She has forced to yearn for me because of the cupid arrows of Lord Manmatha.  You are the worst sinner in the clan of demons, your sister has sincerely followed your command and came here.  She has fallen in love with me; she has not committed any felony against you.   It was Lord Kamadeva to blame at this moment, because he has committed the mistake.  It’s unfair to pounce on her and I will not let you harm her in my presence. If you have any courage in you, come and fight with me, I will send you to the world of Lord Yama, I will crush your head like trampled by an elephant.  Your mortal coil will be the fabulous feast for fox and vultures.  Oh! Carnivore, you have made this forest inhabitable for demons I can make the forest tranquil without any demons.  Your sister will see your death in front of her eyes; the human beings will dwell in this forest without any fear once again.”  Hidimba was annoyed at the vigorous voice of Bhima, he replied “ Oh!  Human, don’t be over proud of your valor, prove your power in action, fight against me and prove your strength until that I will not harm your family, let them have good sleep.  I am quite sure that I will take away your life as an answer to your foolishness.  I will drink your blood, later I will swallow each one of your family, and at the end I will devour my sister too.”
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Hidimbha broadened his hands against Bhima and they had vicious battle against each other.  Soon, Hidimbha realized the undeniable strength of Bhima.  The battle continued for quite some time, they revealed their great courage to each other like an untamed elephant.  In that battle they have uprooted many trees and destroyed the woods.  The entire woodland echoed the disconcerting noise of the battle; it caused Pandavas to wake up from their sleep.  As they opened their eyes, they have noticed Hidimbhi, a beautiful woman in front of them.”
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Adi Parvam/Hidimbha Vadha Parvam !! Bhima’s conversation with Hidimbhi !!

 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana narrated ‘There was a hideous demon Hidimbha who lived in a Sala Vruksham in the woods where the Pandavas were settled, he was so powerful and was yearning to consume human flesh so long.  He had a dreadful atypical physique and horrible face, he has long feet and hands, eyes were blood red, he had pot belly and crimson colored hair all over the body, two long and sharp protruding teeth gave out a ghastly look, he was edgily waiting for the human flesh to consume.  He was settled in a Sala tree thoroughly observing the woods; unexpectedly there he found the sons of Pandu were fast asleep on the ground.  He was deviously enjoying the smell of human flesh with greed and hunger; he noticed that the Pandavas were in sound sleep on the ground.  Hidimbha spoke to his sister “Oh! Dear sister, I have found my favorite meal after long time.  The taste of the human flesh brings water in my mouth, my sharp teeth is going to have much preferred meal after a long time.  I am going to cut off their throat and veins; I will gulp down the hot blood oozing from their body at my heart’s content.  Therefore, you go and find out who they are and kill them and bring their corpse, the smell of human flesh is piercing my nose.  They are sleeping in the wood which belongs to me; you need not get scared of them.  We can excessively consume the human flesh and dance to the tunes.”  Oh! King of Bharatha dynasty,  Hidimbhi who equally  enjoys the human flesh after listening to the command of her brother Hidimbha, deceitfully moved to the place where Pandavas settled.  There she found Pandavas sleeping on the ground with their mother, Bhima was meticulously watching over them and he was wide awake.  Instantaneously, Hidimbhi fell in love with Bhima at first sight, his attractive and powerful physique like Sala tree enticed her, she murmured to herself ‘  He is the most charming man with attractive physical features  in golden complexion, powerful arms and shoulders, conch shaped neck and beautiful eyes like lotus petals, he is well deserved to be my husband.  I will not follow the treacherous commands of my brother anymore.  It’s always great feeling for a woman to be in love with her husband and it’s much stronger than the affection to her brother.  The pleasure derived out of killing the Pandavas is momentary; if I did not kill them I can live with them happily ever after.”  Hidimbhi who has the power to disguise in any form according to her wish, turned into a beautiful young maiden decked in various jewels and gently walked towards handsome Bhima with a smile on her lips, Hidimbhi mellifluously spoke to Bhima, “Oh! Great warrior, where are you coming from? Who are you?  Who are these divine people sleeping on the floor? Oh! Sinless people, who is this graceful woman sleeping peacefully in this dark forest, as if she is in her chamber.  Do you know that this dark forest is the dwelling place of a dreadful demon? I am speaking the truth; this is the dwelling place of hideous demon Hidimbha.  Oh! Men with divine personality, I have been assigned by my brother Hidimbha to kill all of you and send your bodies as his food.   Honestly, I have fallen in love with you the moment I witnessed your divine features, I wanted to protect you, I have decided that I will not marry anyone other than you.  You are well aware of the responsibilities and righteousness, I request you to show kindness to me after considering my plight of the situation.  I am completely exhausted by the cupid arrows of Lord Manmatha, I earnestly desire for your presence, accept me as your wife.  Oh! Great warrior with strong arms, I will protect you from the dreadful demon who desired to eat the flesh of humans.  We can peacefully live in the stunning mountainous areas where humans cannot live, I can fly effortlessly that I used to do for fun.  You can live peacefully and happily with me in the most interior part of the woods.”  Bhima replied “Oh! Mischievous spirit, I am living a life of an ascetic like a saint, how can I leave my brothers and mother for you? How can I abandon my mother and brother who are fast asleep for a demon and gratify my sensual pleasure?” Hidimbhi answered “Oh! Sinless warrior, I am prepared to provide any kind of help, let them get out of the sleep.  I will protect all of you from the flesh eating demon Hidimbha”.  Bhima said ‘Oh! Mischievous spirit, I cannot wake up my brothers and mother due to the fear of your brother, they are peacefully sleeping on the ground, I am not a coward and the demons cannot endure the power of my arms. Oh! Lady with beautiful eyes, Humans or Yakshas or Gandharvas cannot withstand my immense power. Oh! Gentle one, I am not worried about anything, it is your wish to stay back or leave this place or bring back your brother to me.”
 
 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Adi Parvam !! Cries of Bhima !!

 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued ‘The powerful Bhima preceded journey through the dense woods, carrying his brothers and Mother on his arms and shoulder, huge trees and its roots were crushed under the velocity of his feet, his swift movements created airstream of monsoon season.  Huge trees and its branches paved way for his fast movement; he destroyed the gigantic trees and its flowers and fruits, shrubs on his way and paced through that dense forest like an untamed elephant.
 
 
Bhima’s pace was equivalent to the King of Birds Garuda and Lord Vayu/Maruth, thus the Pandavas felt unconscious for a few moments, they have crossed cavernous streams and concealed their original forms due to the fear of the sons of Dhrutharashtra.  Bhima continued to carry his mother on his shoulder and crossed hazardous and uneven river banks.  Oh! Warrior of Bharatha dynasty, during the hours of sunset Bhima carried his brothers and mother on his arms and shoulder, preceded journey through the dense forest and arrived at a place where fruits and vegetables are in abundant and water to quench their thirst.  There were lot of birds and wild animals were making deafening frightful noises out of panic, it continued and very much increased after the sunset, the darkness swallowed the entire forest and nothing was visible.  An untimely storm destroyed the trees and shrubs along with its flowers and fruits, fallen on the ground with a loud noises.  Pandavas were extremely tired of hunger and thirst, lack of sleep etc….they were struggled to keep their pace, they remained tired of hunger and lack of food and water to quench their thirst.  Kunthi was desperately murmured “I am the mother of Pancha Pandavas, I am in the middle of my children still I am totally exhausted and desperate due to thirst.”  Her distressed cries made Bhima uneasy.   He decided to continue their journey, they moved through the dense woods where there were no living creatures, he crossed swiftly through the wild wood and found a place where there was a huge banyan tree positioned, he dropped his brothers and mother under the tree and spoke “All of you relax here for while, I can listen to the sounds of water birds, I think there must be pond located nearby, I will go and search for water.’  After obtaining permission from Yudhishtira, Bhima swiftly moved through the way where noises of the water birds heard.  Oh! Great Warrior of Bharatha dynasty, soon Bhima arrived in a place of water source, he took ablutions and satiated his thirst.  He dipped upper clothes in water and collected water for his brothers, shortly he returned to the place where his brothers and mother was settled.  He was inconsolable and miserable at the pathetic state of his mother, took a deep breath like a serpent; it was intolerable for him to witness his mother and brothers all tired of hunger and thirst, sleeping on the ground.  Vrukodhara was mentally shattered and cried loudly “  I have made some severe sin that’s why I have to witness my brothers and mother sleeping on the ground, it was indeed our bad luck  prevented us to sleep on the luxurious beds in Varanavarth. Oh! Kunthi, the loveliest woman like lotus petal! Oh! Sister of Vasudeva who is the great warrior and destroyer of enemies! Oh! Kunthi, who have possessed divine marks and daughter of King Kunthi Bhoja, daughter – in – law of King Vichithraveerya and the wife of glorious King Pandu, Mother of Pancha Pandavas!  Oh! Kunthi you are deserved to be in a classy and comfort bed, there will be no painful situation other than watching you sleeping on the ground. Oh! Mother, who had attained children from the deities Lord Dharma, Lord Indra and Lord Vayu, used to sleep on the luxurious beds in the palace, now sleeping on the ground due to tired of hunger and thirst. Oh!  It is painful to watch my fearless brothers sleeping on the ground.  Oh! Yudhishtira who has possessed the righteousness to rule the three worlds sleeping on the ground due to weariness like any normal human being, Oh! Arjuna, who has possessed the complexion of clouds and matchless in charisma sleeping on the ground, Oh! Nakul and Sahadeva, who has the resemblance of the deities Ashwini Kumaras in their matchless charisma sleeping on the ground like any ordinary human being, it is appalling to watch them sleeping on the soil.  One who has no relatives of treacherous qualities will live alone happily like a tree standing out of its cluster, will be worshipped by everyone. One who has numerous relatives who possessed the qualities of righteousness and fearlessness will live happily.  People who has possessed virtues, courage, richness and who showers happiness amongst friends and family will live like a huge trees in woods. We have undergone several hardships in our life, we have exiled from our Kingdom and barely escaped from the mouth of death due to the treacherous acts of evil Dhrutharashtra and his son; we have protected ourselves from the wild fire and taking shelter under this tree.  We have been gone through various disasters, where will we go now? Oh! Evil sons of Dhrutharashtra, enjoy your momentary victory, you have blessed with good luck by the deities, Oh! Sinners, you all are alive because Yudhishtra has not yet ordered me to slaughter you all.  Otherwise, I would have send you, yours sons, friends, brothers, Karna and Shakunison of Subhala to the world of Lord Yama. Oh! Sinners, what shall I do? The elder amongst the Pandavas, the righteous ruler Yudhishtira has no enmity towards you” Bhima continued to cry his heart out.
 
 
Thus the powerful Bhima was completely devastated; in a rage he was crushing his arms together and released sigh of utter desolation.  Bhima/ Vrukodhara were helplessly watched over his brothers sleeping like any ordinary human being on the ground.   He guessed that there must be some city nearby the dense woods, he decided keep himself awake and protect his brothers and mother who were fast asleep, safely kept the wet clothes he has brought for them to quench their thirst.  Thus Bhima was wide awake, settled near his brothers and mother who were fast asleep.
 
 
 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Adi Parvam !! Grief of Yudhishtira !!

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “A massive crowd of People of Varanavarth assembled in search of sons of Pandu, witnessed the gigantic fire in the Palace, shortly they realized that the palace was made out of wax and other inflammable materials constructed by Purochan by the command of deceitful plan of Duryodhana, after a long struggle to put off the fire they found that Purochan and his family was killed in the fire accident.  The people of Varanavarth echoed that it was the plan of wicked Duryodhana to kill the sons of Pandu,  it must be a wisely conceived plan of Duryodhana and Dhrutharashtra to kill the Pandavas, or Dhrutharashtra must have opposed the treacherous plan of his son.  They also suspected that the Bhishmacharya son of King Shanthanu, Dronacharya, Vidura, Krupacharya and other responsible members of the Kouravas were failed to perform their responsibilities.  Ultimately the people of Varanavarth decided to convey a message to King Dhrutharashtra commenting ‘Your irrepressible desire has come true! You have burnt Pandavas to death!’.
 
Later, it was decided to conduct rigorous search for the bodies of Pandavas.  They found the mortals of Nishadha woman and her five children.  The man who was appointed for the construction of tunnel by Vidura furtively removed the ashes from its place and crammed the tunnel with it.  The people of Varanavarth duly conveyed the depressing message about the death of Pandavas and Purochan to Dhrutharashtra.  The King Dhrutharashtra was devastated at the misfortune of Pandavas, he became inconsolable and spoke “It is definite that the memorable brother of mine and King Pandu must have met his death today after listening to the loss of five warriors and their mother in the fire accident.  Oh! Sons, hurry to Varanavarth and perform the final rite for the great warriors, sons of Pandu and daughter of King Kunthibhojan.  Bring the remnants of the mortal in Hasthinapur and perform appropriate rites.  Let the relatives and friends of deceased go to Varanavarth and perform those entire rites for Pandavas and Kunthi immediately.”
 
Dhrutharashtra, son of Ambika was assembled with relatives and sons, he performed ceremonial bath for the Pandavas.  The people of Hasthinapur were grief-stricken, cried their heart out calling the names of sons of Pandu and Kunthi, ‘ Oh! Yudhishtira, King of Kuru Dynasty’, ‘Oh! Bhima, Oh! Phalguna’,  ‘ Oh! Nakula & Sahadeva’, ‘Oh! Kunthi’.  They took ceremonial bath for the deceased and the entire Hasthinapur wept for the Pandavas.  But, Vidura who was aware of the truth was remained calm.
 
In the meantime,  Pandavas, the glorious warriors with their mother safely arrived at a place far from Varanavarth situated on the other side of river Ganga, due to the favorable weather conditions and the skill of ferry man.  Immediately, they deserted the ferry went inside the dense forest in the moon light.   Oh! King Janamejaya, ultimately they arrived in the middle of an impassable forest.  They were extremely tired of hunger, thirst and sleeplessness.    Yudhishtira spoke to Bhima “What else could be painful other than this destitution?  We are in the middle of dense forest. We are utterly miserable without the knowledge of routes.  We are unaware about the news of wicked Purochan.  How did we protect ourselves from the sight of others? Oh! Bhima, you are the powerful and fast amongst us, so carry us on your shoulder and precede the journey.  Bhima carried his mother on his shoulder, brothers on his arms and waist after listening to Yudhishtira and continued their journey promptly.
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Adi Parvam !! Pandvas arrival on the other side of river Ganga !!

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “In the meantime, Vidura who was highly intellectual and extremely vigilant was aware of the deceitful plan of Duryodhana, send a virtuous and faithful servant to the woodland in search of Pandavas.  He met Pandavas along with their mother in a particular place in the middle of the dense forest, where Pandavas were observing the depth of Ganga.  The man arrived on the banks of Ganga with a fully equipped ferry and informed Pandavas.  The ferry was built with efficient means capable to survive at any circumstances and in any climatic conditions.  The ferry man wanted to reveal his identify as the sincere servant of Vidura appointed by him, ferry man spoke “Oh! Yudhishtira, I was assigned by the scholarly Vidura, he wanted to narrate the following words to you to prove my identity.  Who eat straws/Lord Agni, who melts the snow/Lord Surya cannot burn the creature/mice living in a hollow in the woodland, and whoever has the knowledge of the same will protect themselves from the evils.  Kindly accept me as the sincere servant send by Vidura.  Oh! Son of Kunthi, Vidura wanted to convey a message to you, that you will definitely conquer Karna, Duryodhana and his brothers & his uncle Shakuni in the battle.  This ferry is eagerly waiting for you and will help you to leave this part of area.”   The ferry man took Pandavas and their mother in to his boat; they were extremely depressed at the dreadful happenings.  Ultimately, the ferry crossed the vast ocean of life Ganga and safely arrived on the other side.  The ferry man bade farewell to them by pronouncing ‘Victories to all’ and returned to his place.
 
The honorable sons of Pandu conveyed their message to Vidura and quickly preceded further deep into the woodlands.
 
 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Adi Parvam !! Bhima set fire to the Palace of Wax !!

 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates “ Purochan was extremely delightful to watch Pandavas living peacefully with no apprehension about the Palace of Wax for an year, in this way Purochana was completely bamboozled by Pandavas.  The righteous Yudhishtira spoke to Bhima, Arjun, Nakula & Sahadeva ’  I think the appropriate time has arrived to get away from this Palace of Wax, devious Purochan was completely duped by us.  We will set fire on the store house of armaments and the living place of Purochan, and at that moment we six people can easily flee from this place without anyone’s knowledge.”
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Oh! King Janamejaya, one day night a mass feast was organized by Kunthi and fed number of Brahmins and their families.  It was a grand occasion; many families and women were arrived and took great pleasure in that grand feast, eventually returned to their homes.  It was the absolute game of fate; one Nishadha/hunter woman who was travelling with her five children arrived to attend the feast, they very much enjoyed the feast and lost their conscious due to the excessive consumption of intoxicated drinks.  Eventually, Nishadha woman and her five children were drifted to sound sleep.  In those dark hours, a tumultuous storm broke out while people inside the palace were fast asleep.  Bhima set fire to the house where Purochana was living with his family, then the grand doors of the palace and various places of the Palace was caught in huge fire.  The valorous sons of Pandu, destroyer of enemies watched the mammoth sized fire engulfed the Palace and heaved a sigh of relief.   In no time, they entered in the mouth of the tunnel to find their ways out.  The people of Varanavarth got out from their sound sleep witnessing the giant fire gulping down the Palace of Wax.  They were sunk into deep grief and spoke “It was the disruptive plan of Purochan at the instruction of his evil master Duryodhana, he constructed a palace of wax with an depraved intention to kill the relatives of Duryodhana.  It’s shameful to watch the selfish and merciless act of Dhrutharashtra, he always treated sinless sons of Pandu as his enemy and burnt them into ashes.   It’s painful to watch the righteous and sinless sons of Pandu die in the gigantic fire; it was the fate that killed the callous Purochan too.”
 
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates “  The people of Varanavarth were inconsolable, sunk into unfathomable sorrow at the untoward happenings to Pandavas.  They cried their out heart out watching the colossal fire.  In the meantime, Pandavas safely got out of the tunnel with their mother Kunthi and disappeared into the woodlands.  They were tired of sleeplessness and extreme fright could not keep a good pace of their journey.  At this moment, Bhima took all his brothers and mother on his shoulder and flee to the woods.  Vrukodhar/Bhima who has powerful arms, carried his mother on his shoulder, two younger brothers Nakula and Sahadeva on his waist, Arjun and Yudhishtira on his arms and moved like a wind through the woods, on his way he thrashed down the huge trees with his chest and embossed foot print created hollow on the Earth.
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Adi Parvam !! Construction of tunnel inside the Palace of Wax !!

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Oh! King Janamejaya, one of the experts in the construction of passageways and friend of Vidura approached Pandavas in loneliness and spoke “I am experienced in the construction of tunnels was send by Vidura.  I would like to offer my sincere service to you.  Kindly educate me what I should  do?  Vidura has intense faith in me, it was one of the reasons he instructed me to help Pandavas and assist Yudhishtira in the construction of passageway.  It was preplanned by Purochan to set fire on the entrance of this palace in the dark hours of Amavasya on a Chathurthi day.   This deceitful plot was conceived by sinful Duryodhana, son of Drutharashtra to kill Pandavas along with their mother Kunthi.  Oh! son of Pandu, I have understood that Vidura spoke about the treacherous plan in an outcaste language/mlecha and you have answered him in the same slang.  I have mentioned the above words with a sincere intention to obtain your trust.”
 
The righteous Yudhishtira, son of Kunthi who always speaks the truth started to pronounce after listening to Kankan, “Oh! Virtuous one, I know you as an affectionate and trustworthy friend of Vidura,  I know you are faithful to Vidura who is aware of all that happenings.  You will be treated as close associate of us now onwards and serve us in the same manner as you do to Vidura, never differentiate us from Vidura.  We will treat you in the same way as we do to Vidura and protect us from the evils like Vidura.  This palace was constructed by Purochan at the evil command of Duryodhana, who is having all those wealth and evil associates to haunt us.  Kindly provide us your sincere assistance and protect us from the death in the wildfire, the wicked plan of Duryodhana should not be successful.  This palace was constructed close to his stockroom of armaments and ammunition; it has huge walls with no escape route.  Vidura was well aware of the treacherous plans of Duryodhana from its beginning and duly informed us.  Kshathri/Vidura has given plentiful instructions and information about the same and warned us.  You should work without the knowledge of Purochan who is vigilant and cautiously waiting at the entrance of this palace.”  Kankan cordially replied “So let it shall be “.  Shortly, a huge tunnel was constructed inside the palace; it has the mouth at the center of the palace that was skillfully covered with the wooden planks which was not possible to recognize easily for Purochan who was always watchful.  Pandavas were vigilant at all times with their armaments, they slept with their weapons.  They travelled through the woodlands and conducted hunting expedition in the day hours.  Oh! King Janamejaya, they pretended that they have absolute faith in Purochan though they least believed in him.  In this way, they lived safely in the Palace of Wax.  None of the people of Varanavarth was aware of the plans of Pandavas.  It was Kankan, who was the faithful associate of Vidura was aware about the proceedings of Pandavas.”
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Adi Parvam !! Yudhishtira’s wise plan for the survival !!

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “The people of Varanavarth came to know about the arrival of Pandava’s and it brought them in a state of ecstasy.    They all hurried in various convoys to receive the sons of Pandu, they were carried numerous gifts mentioned in the scriptures to offer the sinless sons of Pandu and they showered blessings on them uttering ‘Victory to you all’, they gathered around the sons of Kunthi with utmost admiration.  Yudhistira majestically stood in the middle of those people of Varanavarth like Lord Indra among the deities,  they were all adorned in various precious gems were highly revered by the people of Varanavarth, eventually they entered in the thickly populated city.  They visited the house of Brahmins who were engaged in their duties of teaching Veda & Scriptures, prominent members of the Varanavarth, and the homes of soothars, Vaishya and shudras.  Oh! The bull of Bharatha dynasty, Pandavas assigned Purochan to proceed to the palace constructed for them and they followed him.  At the arrival Purochan served them with meals, drinks, beddings etc..  Pandavas continued to reside in this palace was highly revered by the people of Varanavarth and Purochan, in this way, Pandavas stayed ten days in that palace.  Though the palace was inauspicious place to live in, Purochan repeatedly convinced them that it was one of the divine palaces to settle.  Later, well attired Pandavas with various gems and jewelry entered like Yaksha in to the inner areas of palace with Purochan.  The sinless Yudhishtira keenly observed the entire palace and informed Bhima that it was constructed with easily burning materials, mostly wax added with high quality ghee and fat.  Yudhishtira spoke to Bhima “ Oh! Destroyer of enemies, it is clearly evident that the palace is constructed with easily burning materials.  It was the plan of our enemy to construct the palace with all those dried materials like grass, straw, woods added with pure ghee by a skillful architect.  It was the treacherous place of Duryodhana, we all believed Purochan who is the wicked servant of Duryodhana waiting to burn us into ashes.  Oh! Son of Prutha, the righteous and intelligent Vidura who was always desired for our good has already informed me about the depraved plan of Duryodhana and the wax house.”  Bhima replied “Oh! Brother, if you are aware of this palace was constructed with easily burning materials, in my opinion it is advisable to leave this palace right now and return to our home.”  Yudhistira answered ‘Oh! Bhima, it is wise to be in this palace, we will continue to live here without giving any suspicion to Purochan, we will remain vigilant and cautious, and at the same time we should find an appropriate way to protect us.  Purochan is an evil-doer living in this palace at the instruction of Duryodhana.  How do Bhishmacharya react to the situation after listening to the news of our death in fire accident? Did he get fuming with anger towards Kauravas? There is a possible chance that all the righteous members in our family of Kurus include our grandfather Bhishmacharya may get wrath and react to this incident.  If we move out this palace with the fear of fire accident, there is a risk that Duryodhana who is desired the throne of Hasthinapur has the power and men to follow his evil instructions, he will send his men to search for us and kill.  We have neither power nor men with us, he has possessed the both.  We have no companion or close association, we have no wealth but Duryodhana has all that in his possession. Is not that clear that Duryodhana will try to kill us by using any of the means, either by wealth or power or men?  Therefore, we will bamboozle Purochan and run our days.  We will continue to live in forests and wander on Earth, conduct rigorous hunting expedition that will help us to find out various routes, which will help us to protect from the enemies in times of crisis.  Today, we will secretly construct a tunnel from our chamber.  Thus, we will do all those needed to protect us in a secret manner; we will definitely win over the fire accident.  We will continue to stay here and do our work without the knowledge of Purochan or the people of Varanavarth, no one should know about our existence.”
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Adi Parvam !! Vidura’s secret code words to Pandavas !!

 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Pandavas preceded to Varanavarth in an auspicious chariots pulled by fine horses which has the speed of wind.  Before getting into the Chariots, Pandavas reverentially greeted and prostrated before Bhishmacharya, King Dhrutharashtra, Dronacharya, Kripacharya, Vidura and elderly members of Kuru family.  Pandavas affectionately embraced the youngest members of the family, bade farewell to the ministers of assembly and the people of Hasthinapur.   Vidura and elderly members of the Kuru family and the people of Hasthinapur followed the lion like valorous Pandavas for a little distance and returned with heavy heart.  The people of Hasthinapur observed the grief of sons of Pandu while leaving their own land and they screamed in loud voices “The wicked and blind King Dhrutharashtra is failed to pay attention towards the righteousness and impartiality.  The sinless Yudhishtira, valorous Bhima, or Dhanajya/ Arjuna son of Kunthi/Prutha should not have any guilt feelings in future (The people of Hasthinapur had foreseen the great war of Kurushetra).  How could it is possible for the honorable sons of Madhri, Nakula and Sahadeva to react to this situation when Yudhishtira, Bhima and Arjuna keeps silence at this moment? King Dhrutharashtra is jealous of the achievement of these valorous sons of Pandu in their right of their Kingdom.  How did Bhishmacharya remain silent without any grief and keep unnoticed the unfair practises when Pandavas exiled to the sinful land Varanavarth?  The King Vichithraveerya, son of righteous King Shanthanu and King Pandu were ruled this city successfully and took care of its subjects as their children,  but King Pandu attained salvation in the world of deities and King Dhrutharashtra turned self-centered and arrogant towards the sinless sons of Pandu, legal heir to the throne.  Why should we stay in this flourished city?  We will discard our homes and treat that we too exiled from this city and follow Yudhishtira the righteous son of Pandu.”  Yudhishtira listened to the sorrowful words of the people of Hasthinapur, though he was completely devastated at the turn of events, he pacified the people “King is like our father, he is respectable, he is our preceptor and elderly person, we should always follow his instructions without any doubt.  You all are our sincere friends, you have been caring and pouring your good wishes upon us, hence you have pleased us; you have to return to your homes now and sincerely wait for the opportunity to serve us for the betterment at the right time.” after listening to the modest opinion of Yudhishtira, the people of Hasthinapur started to leave, before that they circumambulated and showered blessings on them.  Once the people of Hasthinapura started to leave to their homes, Vidura who is prominent in the Nithi Sastra/impartiality approached Yudhishtira and spoke in the slang of an inferior caste/Mleccha, that was well known to Yudhishtira as well “It is the responsibility of an individual to be cautious and remain well- protected himself against the treacherous plans of the enemies in the regime.  If an individual knows the fact that there are various methods other than the weapons to chop off the body and aware to protect from them, he remains victorious and unaffected by the enemies.  The blaze which swallow the straw and wood, the sun which evaporates the dew drops cannot do harm to the rats or deer sheltered in the hollow of a tree, thus the intelligent ones survive at the time of crisis.  A blind has no knowledge of paths and never bothers to know the same.  A non ambitious individual never prosper in his life.  Keep all that I have mentioned in your memories and protect yourselves.  Your enemies’ evil idea to punish with the non-weapon/wax house should be confronted like a lion which resides in a cavern with various exits to protect it from the hazard; it will help at the time of fire hazard.  An individual attain the knowledge of various routes when he takes up expedition, stars will help to locate the different directions.  Who has perfect control over their senses cannot be defeated by enemy.”   Yudhishtira replied ‘I have understood the truth’ after listening to the inspirational speeches of Vidura.  Later, Vidura followed them for a while and bade farewell and wished them good luck and returned home.   Bhishmacharya, People of Hasthinapur and Vidura stopped following them, then Kunthi spoke “I did not understand anything Kshatri/Vidura has told you, he was not conversing anything but you have replied to him in the same slang.  We did not understand anything, if it’s harmless to know I would like to hear about the conversation.”  Yudhishtira answered “ The righteous Vidura warned me about the wax palace constructed for us which is easily burn into ashes, also instructed me to learn the ways to protect from the danger and advised that who has perfect control over senses would always be successful.  I replied to Vidura that I have understood all that said.”
 
Rishi Vaishampayana spoke “ Pandavas arrived at Varanavarth and met the people of the city on the eighth day with the star Rohini in the month Phalgun.”
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Adi Parvam !! Duryodhana’s conversation with Purochan !!

 
 
 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates “ Oh! Bharatha, the wicked Duryodhana was extremely satisfied to hear the instruction of King Dhrutharashtra to send Pandavas to Varanavarth.  Oh! Powerful bull of the Bharatha Dynasty, later Duryodhana invited Purochan, his advisor in isolation, held his hands firmly and spoke ‘Oh! Purochan, the entire flourished land of  Kuru Kingdom is mine and you have equal rights on this.  Thus, it is your responsibility to protect the same; I have no trustworthy and devoted advisor like you. Therefore, the respected one, I want your guidance and support to vanquish my enemies with your intelligence.  Follow my instructions carefully, King Dhrutharashtra has sent the Pandavas to Varanavarth, according to the instructions of the King, they will delightfully spend their time in the festivals going to be held in Varanavarth.  You should reach quickly in Varanavarth before Pandavas arrives and construct a marvelous palace close to the place where the weapons and armaments are stored.  The palace should be well decorated with precious gems and classy materials.  You should utilize sands, ghee, rusted clothes and straws, flesh and flood, wood and large quantity of wax for covering its walls, construct a spectacular palace which should not be recognizable to Pandavas or anyone that it is easily destructible by fire.   Further, receive Kunthi with her sons and relatives to the palace with all the honors.  King Dhrutharashtra should not raise any complaints about the arrangements have been made in Varanavarth.  Provide them with the most luxurious furniture and fixtures and vehicles, none of the people of Varanavath should know about our plans.   Later, wisely execute our plan, set fire on the main entrance to the palace when the Pandavas are in deep sleep and ascertain that Pandavas are killed in this fire hazard.  The people of Varanavarth should speak that the Pandavas died of fire accident in the palace.’  Purochan amicably replied ‘Let it shall be ‘after listening to Duryodhana and hurried in his chariot to Varanavath.  Within in a short period of time, Purochan arrived in Varanavarth and skillfully performed his duties as instructed by Duryodhana. “  
 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!