Jai Sriman Narayana !!
The great epic Mahabharath was composed by Maharishi Veda Vyasa/Krishna Dwaipayana, son of Sage Parasara and Sathyavati, a woman from fishermen clan. Mahabharath describes the legend of Bharatha Dynasty. It was written in 18 Parva such as Adhi Parva, Sabha Parva, Vana Parva, Virada Parva, Udhyoga Parva, Bhishma Parva, Drona Parva, Karna Parva, Shalya Parva, Soupthika Parva, Stri Parva, Shanthi Parva, Anushasana Parva, Ashwamedha Parva, Ashramavasika Parva, Musala Parva, Mahaprasthanika Parva and Swargarohana Parva and each Parva has divided into many Upaparva and has chapters in detail. Adhi Parva depicts the life of King Dushyantha and his wife Shakunthala and their son Sarvadhamanan, who was famously known as Bharatha, a righteous ruler of Bharatha empire.
Lord Brahma created deities, Sages and Prajapathis. It was the beginning of the growth of human race from the sixty daughters of Daksha Prajapathi. Pururavass, Yayathi, Puru, Dushyantha, Bharatha, Shanthanu were born in the family of Dithi, one of the daughters of Daksha Prajapathi.
King Janamejaya, son of King Pareekshit conducted a grand Yagna to please serpent Gods. There were a huge number of Rishis & Sages were present in the magnificent Yagna, Maharishi Veda Vyasa along with his disciple Rishi Vaishampayana and Sage Ugrasrava Sauti was also amongst them. Rishi Vaishampayana narrated the stories of Kuru Dynasty to King Janamejaya at the time of Naga Yagna. Later, this anecdote was described to the Sages and Rishis assembled in Naimisharanya by Sage Sauti, son of Sage Romaharshana/Lomaharshana, disciple of Maharishi Veda Vyasa.
Rishi Vaishampayana narrated, Kauravas and Pandavas left Pramankoti, the incredible recreational palace constructed on the banks of river Ganga. Group of children mounted on elephants, horses and royal vehicles, Duryodhana heard Pandavas talking about the absence of Bhima, he overjoyed at heart thinking about the horrifying fate of Bhima. Pandavas were over concerned about the sudden absence of Bhima from their group; they comforted themselves that Bhima might have left early to Hasthinapur. All the children entered the city of Hasthinapur without Bhima.
Yudhishtira anxiously approached his mother Kunthi and revealed the news about abrupt missing of Bhima from the group and his inability to find him nowhere in the woodland and garden, he was extremely worried about Bhima. Yudhishtira revealed his anxiety about any unfortunate incident might have happened to Bhima. Kunthi agonizingly shrieked at Yuhishtira and others to search for him. Kunthi called for Vidura and explained that all the children have returned from Pramankoti except Bhima after water sporting. Kunthi fretfully remembered the enmity between Duryodhana and Bhima. Kunthi wept bitterly, affirmed that the Kauravas are dishonest, spiteful, thoughtless and arrogant must have done harm to Bhima, they must have exterminated Bhima in a state of anger. Vidura comforted Kunthi that all the children of Kurus will be long lived as predicted by the Sages; he advised Kunthi to protect her children from the wicked Duryodhana and returned to his abode. Kunthi and her children spent the remaining days in utter shock and grief, mourning over the missing of dearest Bhima.
In the meantime, on the eighth day Bhima woke up from his sound sleep with a strong sense of mightiness, all the serpents surrounded him were cheering upon the enormous power and strength Bhima had attained due to the consumption of nectar vessels which provided him the mightiness of ten thousands of elephant, in other sense none of the Earth could overpower Bhima in the battle. Nagas advised Bhima to take a holy bath and return home at the earliest, where his family is distressed about his missing. Bhima undertook ablutions, attired in a white robe, adorned white flower garlands around his neck and graciously accepted the Paramannam (rice, Sugar,milk) offered by the Nagas. Later, Bhima dressed up in royal attire, adorned with all those fabulous ornaments prepared to leave the Naga Loka. Nagas blessed the mighty warrior of Kuru race; Bhima greeted them back with courteousness and returned from the nether region. Nagas accompanied Bhima to Earth, the place where he was sporting with the other children in Pramankoti and after placing him safely in the garden, they vanished from his very sight.
Bhima rushed to his mother Kunthi, prostrated before her and elder brothers. All of them were surprised to see Bhima alive. Kunthi embraced her son in a state of bliss, dearest brothers cuddled on each other and they were jubilant at the return of mighty Bhima. Bhima explained to his brothers about the horrifying incident happened and the fraudulence of Duryodhana, he spoke about bounteousness of the Naga King Vasuki. Yudhishtira advised his brothers to remain calm about this unfortunate incident and remain protected in each other’s company. This incident prompted the Pandavas to remain more vigilant and protected in their group. Vidura offered sagely advice to the righteous children of Pritha and enhanced their energy level.
Duryodhana’s viciousness against Bhima continued, once again repeated the betrayal. Duryodhana tried to feed Bhima with a virulent poison. Yuyutsu, son of Drutharashtra born in a Vaishya woman has a special fondness and respect towards Pandavas for their uprightness, Yuyutsu understood the mischievousness of Duryodhana and was duly informed to Pandavas. Vrukodhar Bhima consumed the deadly poison and remained untouched. Duryodhana was never worn out, he along with his maternal uncle Shakuni and Karna formed numerous devious plans to annihilate Pandavas, but it was overthrown with the judicious advice of Vidura.
King Dhrutharahstra realized that the princes are grown haughty and idle. Sage Kripacharya was appointed as the preceptor of the princes of Kuru race to learn Veda Sastra & Astra Sastra.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!