Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Pandavas preceded to Varanavarth in an auspicious chariots pulled by fine horses which has the speed of wind. Before getting into the Chariots, Pandavas reverentially greeted and prostrated before Bhishmacharya, King Dhrutharashtra, Dronacharya, Kripacharya, Vidura and elderly members of Kuru family. Pandavas affectionately embraced the youngest members of the family, bade farewell to the ministers of assembly and the people of Hasthinapur. Vidura and elderly members of the Kuru family and the people of Hasthinapur followed the lion like valorous Pandavas for a little distance and returned with heavy heart. The people of Hasthinapur observed the grief of sons of Pandu while leaving their own land and they screamed in loud voices “The wicked and blind King Dhrutharashtra is failed to pay attention towards the righteousness and impartiality. The sinless Yudhishtira, valorous Bhima, or Dhanajya/ Arjuna son of Kunthi/Prutha should not have any guilt feelings in future (The people of Hasthinapur had foreseen the great war of Kurushetra). How could it is possible for the honorable sons of Madhri, Nakula and Sahadeva to react to this situation when Yudhishtira, Bhima and Arjuna keeps silence at this moment? King Dhrutharashtra is jealous of the achievement of these valorous sons of Pandu in their right of their Kingdom. How did Bhishmacharya remain silent without any grief and keep unnoticed the unfair practises when Pandavas exiled to the sinful land Varanavarth? The King Vichithraveerya, son of righteous King Shanthanu and King Pandu were ruled this city successfully and took care of its subjects as their children, but King Pandu attained salvation in the world of deities and King Dhrutharashtra turned self-centered and arrogant towards the sinless sons of Pandu, legal heir to the throne. Why should we stay in this flourished city? We will discard our homes and treat that we too exiled from this city and follow Yudhishtira the righteous son of Pandu.” Yudhishtira listened to the sorrowful words of the people of Hasthinapur, though he was completely devastated at the turn of events, he pacified the people “King is like our father, he is respectable, he is our preceptor and elderly person, we should always follow his instructions without any doubt. You all are our sincere friends, you have been caring and pouring your good wishes upon us, hence you have pleased us; you have to return to your homes now and sincerely wait for the opportunity to serve us for the betterment at the right time.” after listening to the modest opinion of Yudhishtira, the people of Hasthinapur started to leave, before that they circumambulated and showered blessings on them. Once the people of Hasthinapura started to leave to their homes, Vidura who is prominent in the Nithi Sastra/impartiality approached Yudhishtira and spoke in the slang of an inferior caste/Mleccha, that was well known to Yudhishtira as well “It is the responsibility of an individual to be cautious and remain well- protected himself against the treacherous plans of the enemies in the regime. If an individual knows the fact that there are various methods other than the weapons to chop off the body and aware to protect from them, he remains victorious and unaffected by the enemies. The blaze which swallow the straw and wood, the sun which evaporates the dew drops cannot do harm to the rats or deer sheltered in the hollow of a tree, thus the intelligent ones survive at the time of crisis. A blind has no knowledge of paths and never bothers to know the same. A non ambitious individual never prosper in his life. Keep all that I have mentioned in your memories and protect yourselves. Your enemies’ evil idea to punish with the non-weapon/wax house should be confronted like a lion which resides in a cavern with various exits to protect it from the hazard; it will help at the time of fire hazard. An individual attain the knowledge of various routes when he takes up expedition, stars will help to locate the different directions. Who has perfect control over their senses cannot be defeated by enemy.” Yudhishtira replied ‘I have understood the truth’ after listening to the inspirational speeches of Vidura. Later, Vidura followed them for a while and bade farewell and wished them good luck and returned home. Bhishmacharya, People of Hasthinapur and Vidura stopped following them, then Kunthi spoke “I did not understand anything Kshatri/Vidura has told you, he was not conversing anything but you have replied to him in the same slang. We did not understand anything, if it’s harmless to know I would like to hear about the conversation.” Yudhishtira answered “ The righteous Vidura warned me about the wax palace constructed for us which is easily burn into ashes, also instructed me to learn the ways to protect from the danger and advised that who has perfect control over senses would always be successful. I replied to Vidura that I have understood all that said.”
Rishi Vaishampayana spoke “ Pandavas arrived at Varanavarth and met the people of the city on the eighth day with the star Rohini in the month Phalgun.”
Jai Sriman Narayana !!