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 !!