Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates “ Purochan was extremely delightful to watch Pandavas living peacefully with no apprehension about the Palace of Wax for an year, in this way Purochana was completely bamboozled by Pandavas. The righteous Yudhishtira spoke to Bhima, Arjun, Nakula & Sahadeva ’ I think the appropriate time has arrived to get away from this Palace of Wax, devious Purochan was completely duped by us. We will set fire on the store house of armaments and the living place of Purochan, and at that moment we six people can easily flee from this place without anyone’s knowledge.”
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Oh! King Janamejaya, one day night a mass feast was organized by Kunthi and fed number of Brahmins and their families. It was a grand occasion; many families and women were arrived and took great pleasure in that grand feast, eventually returned to their homes. It was the absolute game of fate; one Nishadha/hunter woman who was travelling with her five children arrived to attend the feast, they very much enjoyed the feast and lost their conscious due to the excessive consumption of intoxicated drinks. Eventually, Nishadha woman and her five children were drifted to sound sleep. In those dark hours, a tumultuous storm broke out while people inside the palace were fast asleep. Bhima set fire to the house where Purochana was living with his family, then the grand doors of the palace and various places of the Palace was caught in huge fire. The valorous sons of Pandu, destroyer of enemies watched the mammoth sized fire engulfed the Palace and heaved a sigh of relief. In no time, they entered in the mouth of the tunnel to find their ways out. The people of Varanavarth got out from their sound sleep witnessing the giant fire gulping down the Palace of Wax. They were sunk into deep grief and spoke “It was the disruptive plan of Purochan at the instruction of his evil master Duryodhana, he constructed a palace of wax with an depraved intention to kill the relatives of Duryodhana. It’s shameful to watch the selfish and merciless act of Dhrutharashtra, he always treated sinless sons of Pandu as his enemy and burnt them into ashes. It’s painful to watch the righteous and sinless sons of Pandu die in the gigantic fire; it was the fate that killed the callous Purochan too.”
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates “ The people of Varanavarth were inconsolable, sunk into unfathomable sorrow at the untoward happenings to Pandavas. They cried their out heart out watching the colossal fire. In the meantime, Pandavas safely got out of the tunnel with their mother Kunthi and disappeared into the woodlands. They were tired of sleeplessness and extreme fright could not keep a good pace of their journey. At this moment, Bhima took all his brothers and mother on his shoulder and flee to the woods. Vrukodhar/Bhima who has powerful arms, carried his mother on his shoulder, two younger brothers Nakula and Sahadeva on his waist, Arjun and Yudhishtira on his arms and moved like a wind through the woods, on his way he thrashed down the huge trees with his chest and embossed foot print created hollow on the Earth.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!