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 !!