Saturday, 26 April 2014

Adi Parvam !! Pandava’s decision to leave to Varanavarth !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Rishi Vaishampayana continued “  Duryodhana and Dusshana tried all their tricks to manipulate the people of Hasthinapur by offering wealth and status, in this way they attracted numerous number of people to stand aside them.  King Drutharashtra persuaded the intelligent members of the assembly to narrate the beauty of the city Varanavarth before the Assembly Hall; they highly spoke about the grand festival of Lord Pasupathi in Varanavarth.  They very well described the grand festival of Lord Pasupathinath which attracts huge crowd was treated as one of the most famous festivals in the world.  This marvelous description about the city Varanavarth attracted the hearts of Pandavas too; they eagerly wished to visit this marvelous place.  Drutharashtra closely observed the state of mind of Pandavas and understood that they are ready to leave to Varanavarth.”


Drutharashtra addressed to Pandavas “The ministers of Assembly always praise the beauty of Varanavarth as the most enthralling place to live on Earth.  My dear children, if you really wish to visit this place and witness the festival, you can go with your friends and family to have pleasurable time like deities.  Offer abundance of wealth, pearls and gems as alms to the Brahmins and artists of this place.  You can live like deities in Varanavarth as long as you wish and return to Hasthinapur.”


Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Yudhishtira was well aware of the selfish motive of Drutharashtra, moreover he was known about their helplessness and agreed to leave Hasthinapur.  Shortly, all the members of the family such as Bhishma, Vidur, Drona, Balhyaka, Kouravas, Somadatta, Krupacharya, Ashwathama, Purisravass, Ministers of the assembly, scholarly Brahmins, priests and people of Hasthinapur and Gandhari assembled to bid farewell to Pandavas.”  


Yudhishtira solemnly addressed the families and people of Hasthinapur “we are leaving to Varanavarth with all our trusted people and family according to the instruction of King Drutharashtra, seeking all your blessings to attain prosperity and remain blameless in all our life.”  The people assembled blessed Pandavas “Oh ! Sons of Pandu, the five elements of Earth such as Air, Ether, Wind, Fire and Water will protect you always and will remain virtuous forever.”  They preceded their journey to the city of Varanavarth after performing some initial rite.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Adi Parvam !! Duryodhana’s plan to exile Pandavas to Varanavarth !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Rishi Vaishampayana continued, King Drutharashtra was in a quandary after listening to the wicked plans of Duryodhana and shrewd strategies of Kanika, he was not in a position to think or act wisely, he was in a state of utter grief, it was the time King Subhala’s son Shakuni, Duryodhana, Karna and Dusshasana cleverly developed their tactics.  Duryodhana addressed to his father “ Oh! Dearest father, make the most of an intelligent plan to send the Pandavas to a secluded city named Varanavarth, after that we need not worry about them.”  King Drutharashtra immersed in a serious thought for a while and continued “   Pandu was always devoted his life for the righteous deeds, he was remained responsible towards his families and relatives always, especially to me.  He was not given any importance to worldly matters, eventually gave away the Kingdom of Hasthinapur to me.  His son is also following the footsteps of his father, devoting his life for the righteous deeds; he has attained abundance of fame in a short span of time with the virtuous act amongst the subjects of Hasthinapur and the neighboring cities.  How it would be possible to get rid of Yudhishtira who is the legal heir to the throne of Hasthinpur from his own Kingdom?  The ministers of the assembly, warriors of Hasthinapur and their families were well taken care by Pandu, subjects of Hasthinapur were attained highest of prosperities and happiness during his regime will definitely stand for Yudhishtira, won’t they accept our families and friends?”


Duryodhana replied “ Oh ! Dearest Father, I am totally agreed with the facts you have mentioned.  We have to think of the troubles imposed upon us and have to take care of our future prosperity and act wisely right now.   We have to offer abundance of affluences and high status to the people of Hasthinapur and manipulate them to stand with us; fortunately we have the complete possession of the wealth of Hasthinapur and the ministers as well.  So, you have to introduce a wise plan and send the Pandavas to Varanavarth.   Oh ! King,  Kunthi and her sons can return to Hasthinapur after my crowning ceremony as the King of Hasthinapur. “


King Drutharashtra said “ Duryodhana, I was thinking of the same in my heart, but I know it’s an immoral act, so I refused to disclose it.   I am quite sure that Bhishmacharya, Dronacharya, Kripacharya and Vidura will not support the very idea of exile Pandavas from Hasthinapur, they all are righteous and intellectuals always treat Pandavas and Kauravas are equal.  If we act treacherously, don’t we get killed by the entire Kuru race or illustrious men like Bhishma, Drona, Kripa and Vidura and the people of Hasthinapur?”


Duryodhana answered “Oh ! King, Bhishmacharya has no boundless affection towards Pandavas or Kauravas.  If any problem arises, he will not take any sides.  I have the excellent support of Ashwathama, son of Drona and its obvious and certain that his father takes the side of his son always.   Kripa, Son of Sage Sharadhwad will support Drona and his son Ashwathama, he cannot stand against his brother-in-law and his son.  Though Kshatri/Vidura secretly stands by the side of Pandava always, he count on us for his livelihood and he cannot do much damage to us as a single person.  So, don’t think of anything or hesitate to order Pandavas to exile to Varanavarth and take an immediate action to leave them this country right now.  Oh! Dearest father, you will put off my ongoing rage towards Pandavas by this act and my grief as well, which was stealing my sleep and piercing my heart like sharp arrows.”

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Adi Parvam !! Duryodhana’s mounting jealousy on Pandavas !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Rishi Vaishampayana narrates to King Janamejaya “ Subhala’s son Shakuni maternal uncle of Duryodhana along with Duryodhana, Dusshasana and Karna created numerous devious plan against Pandavas.  They obtained permission from King Drutharashtra to take away the life Kunthi and her five sons’ by burn them into ashes.  Vidura, who is righteous and intelligent, has great admiration towards the children of Pandu and capable to read the minds of others realized the malicious plans of Kauravas.  Vidura was highly thoughtful about the righteous children of Pandu, decided to protect Kunthi and her sons from the malevolent plans of Kauravas.’


Vidura has a sturdy ferryboat which has the capacity to withstand any vital changes in the sea and provided to Kunthi and spoke “Oh ! Virtuous Kunthi, listen to me carefully, King Drutharashtra mislaid all his righteousness and glories of Kurus, decided to annihilate entire clan of Kurus.  He is going of leave all his moralities permanently due to his horrid soul.  I have kept a sturdy boat prepared on the sea shore which is capable to protect you and your sons from the death trap at any repugnant circumstance.”


Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Oh! Janamejaya, Righteous amongst Kurus, Kunthi was miserable after listening to the deceitful plan of Kauravas.  She and her sons settled on the boat and proceeded to river Ganga, shortly they abandoned the boat and moved to the dense forest with the wealth they had acquired in Varanavarth.  At this point of time, a hunter woman with her five children entered in the Wax Palace constructed for the Pandavas, she had to stay in this palace constructed with nasty materials such as blood, flesh of human & animals and filthy clothes.  She was burned to death with her children and the sinful Purochan who was constructed the Wax Palace at the instruction of Shakuni & Duryodhana was also killed in this incident.  Kauravas lived under misapprehension that Pandavas killed in the fire broke out in Varanavarth, but Vidura solicitously protected Pandavas from the malevolence.  The people of Varanavarth was unaware of the safe exit of Pandavas, they deeply mourned at the death of Pandavas.  They appropriately informed and conveyed their condolences at the sad demise of Pandavas to King Drutharashtra. ”  The people of Varanavarth spoke to King Drutharashtra “ Oh ! King of Kurus, You have successfully accomplished your mission and desires as well; ultimately you have burnt the Pandavas into death.  You can rule your Kingdom and live happily with your children.” 


King Drutharashtra and his sons pretended to be mourning at the death of Pandavas, they deviously acted that they are disappointed at the fate of Pandavas and joined with Bhishmacharya, Vidura and the relatives of royal family for the performance of final rite of the deceased souls. 


King Janamejaya replied “ Oh! Greatest among the Brahmin, I would like to hear more about the tragic incident happened in the wax palace at Varanavarth and how Pandavas escaped from it.  The treacherous act of Kauravas after listening to Kanika’s mischievous advice was horrible. I am extremely anxious to know about the atrocious act of Kauravas.”


Rishi Vaishampayana continued “Oh! Destroyer of enemies, listen to me carefully I will explain the hideous incident happened at Varanavarth and the survival of Pandavas in detail.   Duryodhana was concerned and fidgety at the valor of  Bhima/Vrukodhar grown into most powerful warrior and Arjuna outshined in the science of armaments and usage of weapons.  Karna, Son of Surya and Shakuni brought innumerable devious plan to kill Pandavas.  But Panavas effortlessly conquered each of their plans and remained insuperable and cautious at the guidance of Vidura.  Oh! Bharatha,   the people of Hasthinapur highly praised the valor of sons of Pandu after witnessing their astonishing skills.   The people assembled in the Palace and different places affirmed that Yudhishtira, the eldest son of Pandu is capable in ruling Hasthinapur.  Though Dhrutharashtra is highly intelligent, he is incapable to rule the city as he was born blind, so it’s out of question for him to rule the country.  Bhishmacharya,  the righteous Son of Shanthanu who has attained innumerable pieties has discarded his rights to be the heir to the throne of Hasthinapur.  So they decided to choose Yudhishtira, son of Pandu legal heir to the throne of Hasthinapur who has profound knowledge in Veda Sastra, honorable and compassionate as their King,  Yudhishtira who sincerely follows the guidance of righteous Bhishmacharya and Vidura who has scholastic skill in the affairs of the Kingdom will be the appropriate ruler,  he has great admiration towards his ancestors and has the ability to keep his subjects happy and prosperous.  Duryodhana happened to hear the public opinions about Yudhishtra, eventually it supplemented the fire of covetousness against them, and he was powerless to speak against the subjects of Hasthinapur.  It raised the avariciousness in Duryodhana, immediately he met his father Drutharashtra who was in solitude, he prostrated before him and narrated what he had heard from the subjects of Hasthinapur praising Yudhishtira.  Duryodhana fiercely spoke about the decision of the subjects of Hasthinapur to choose Yudhishtira as King and inability of his father to be the heir to the throne due to his blindness and righteous Bhishmacharya’s vow to discard the rights.  He blamed the entire people of Hasthinapur has abhorrence towards them.  He expressed extreme anxiety about if Yudhishtira was appointed as heir to throne; he and his children will lose the right to rule the Kingdom permanently, he worried that his family will lose their royal identity and respect forever, moreover it will lead them in a pathetic state, they have to seek the help of Pandavas for running their life.   He gave a selfish opinion to his father that one way or another they have attained the crown due to unforeseen happenings in the family, it is advisable to keep the right of ruling the Kingdom with them forever without paying much attention to the people of Hasthinapur.”

Jai Sriman Narayana !!