Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Rishi Vaishampayana continued, an elderly man with panic stricken face, excessive perspiration hurried to the pavilion, he was resembled Athirathan/Charioteer, his upper clothes were misplaced, he was feebly walked towards the arena with the support of a stick. Instantly, Karna who was just declared as King of Anga rushed on his feet to the elderly person and prostrated before him. The elderly person nervously looked around; he embraced Karna addressing him ‘Oh! My dear son’ and shed tears of joy. Bhima observed the entire happenings and realized the fact that Karna was none other than the son of a Charioteer. Bhima openly poured out ruthless words against Karna who was from the inferior clan born to a charioteer, hence he does not deserve to be crowned as the King of Anga or die in the hands of Partha of superior clan. Further, he callously informed him to pick up the reins of the horses the very own work of a charioteer, a dog has no right to consume the ghee which is kept to offer in the fire sacrifice, just like he has no capabilities to rule the Kingdom of Anga. Karna was deeply hurt by the unsympathetic words of Bhima, he dejectedly looked up on the sky. Duryodhana violently raised from the middle of his brothers, he screamed at Bhima ‘ Oh ! Vrukodhar, It is not good for you to speak rudely about Karna. Prowess is the might of a Kshtriya, though he was born in an inferior clan, a Kshatriya is deserved to be in the battlefield and fight against his opponent. Many of times, the Origin of sacred rivers and prominent warriors are never known to the world. The fierce weapon Vajrayudha was created out of Sage Dadhichi’s bone, birth of Lord Guha/Subramanya as a personification of various deities known as son of Lord Agni, son of Krithika, son of Lord Rudra, son of Goddess Ganga etc… We have heard of valorous Kshtriyas turned out as Brahmin/knower of Brahmam, just like Sage Vishwamitra and various Kshtriyas attained Brahmathwa. The illustrious Sage Drona who is prominent in the usage of armaments was born in a vessel. Sage Kripa was born to a celestial in the clan of Sage Gautama. Just like, I also know about the birth details of the Pandavas. Karna who has the resemblances of Lord Surya, was born with the protection shield and golden ear stud is not possible for an ordinary woman to give birth. He has possessed immense prowess in the science of armaments and archery, I thoroughly convinced about his capabilities, thus I declare that he is capable to rule not only the Kingdom of Anga but the entire universe. If anyone has the disbelief in my words, let them face this challenge.’
The incoherent speeches raised from the audience agreed to the words of Duryodhana. It was the time of dusk; Duryodhana took the hands of Karna and went out of the well illuminated pavilion. Pandavas along with Dronacharya, Kripacharya and Bhismacharya returned to their palace. It has created utter confusion amongst the audiences; some of them raised their voices and rejoiced over the victory of Arjun and others were cheered on the triumph of Karna and Duryodhana respectively. Kunthi recognized Karna as her son with the divine symbols on his body. Kunthi’s maternal love made her extremely jubilant at the fortune of Karna who was presently declared as the King of Anga. Duryodhana was exceedingly delightful to have the association of Karna, a prominent archer capable to overcome his enemies. Thus Duryodhana got relieved from the fear of Arjuna’s proficiency in archery. Karna mesmerized Duryodhana with his excellence in speech. It was the moment Yudhistara started to believe that there was no one in the universe to conquer Karna in his fineness in archery.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!