Arjuna chooses Krishna, allowing Duryodhana to have the armies. He meets the god Shiva who gives him powerful weapons. Yudhishthira speaks a half-lie, “Ashvatthama – (and muttering under his breath) the elephant – is dead.” Before his lie, Yudhishthira’s chariot rode four inches off the ground, but now it sinks back to earth. Being mighty warriors, they conquer Drupada’s kingdom, and hand it over to Drona. Arjuna then spends five years with his father the divine Indra learning to use the weapons fighting demons. The Sarala Mahabharata was not just in Odia language but strongly Odia-ized Mahabharata, even making Yudhisthira marry Suhani, the daughter of a local trader in Jajpur, Hari Sahoo. Bad omens appear prior to battle as thousands of carrion birds gather “crying in glee” (KD 539). Duryodhana is jealous and humiliated on his visit to the magnificent palace, where he mistakes a glass floor for a pool, then later falls into a pool thinking it is glass. Carried away by the intoxication of the game, Yudhishthira wagers and loses all that he possesses: his lands, his kingdom, his brothers, even himself, and eventually Draupadi, who is dragged before the company by her hair, a special insult since a married woman’s hair was sacred. Karna prophesies that his side will lose, that this is nothing but “a great sacrifice of arms” with Krishna as high priest. Even Krishna will die; he shall be killed by a passing stranger. Draupadi implores the mighty Bhima to help her; dressed in woman’s clothes, he goes in her stead to a secret rendezvous, and pulverizes the over-amorous general into a bloody mass of flesh. His duty to the family outweighs his feelings toward the Pandavas, and he reluctantly accepts, but on one condition: that Karna does not fight. PDFs of the complete Mahabharat can be downloaded here at Patheos. To a bewildered and frightened Yudhisthira, Durdasa said that he had no cause for worry as long as he was alive. He asks the elderly Bhishma, an unparalleled warrior, to take the supreme command. Her father refused to let her marry the king unless the king promised that Satyavati's son and descendants would inherit the throne. As Duryodhana appointed Ashwasthama as his commander-in-chief, Durdasa was a mere uninvolved witness, and at the day break as the former was seen coming with a carrier containing the severed heads, Durdasa in a disinterested tone informed Duryodhana about Aswasthama’s coming with the severed heads of the Pandavas. Remember the codes of war.” But Krishna taunts him: “Men in distress always call on virtue, forgetting their own evil deeds. With all my brothers I will ascend to heaven, while you Pandavas will remain here, torn by grief and continuing to suffer.” (KD 816). That end which is always sought by virtuous warriors is mine. In his dying speech, pierced by many arrows, Bhishma tells Yudhishthira that in the fourth age (our present age), “dharma becomes adharma and adharma, dharma.” Somewhat paradoxically, he continues, “If one fights against trickery, one should oppose him with trickery. Santanu was distressed by this strange behavior, but he kept his promise. Revisiting Mahabharata with Devdutt Pattanaik is an exclusive presentation by Audible. Duryodhana accuses Krishna of taking sides unfairly and encouraging Bhima’s treachery. He goes to great lengths to possess her, even threatening her life. Since Gandhari’s children were born at the compassionate intervention of Durvasa, all her children were given names beginning with the syllable du, as an expression of gratitude to the illustrious sage. After nine days of fighting, the Pandavas visit Bhishma by night; they tell him that, unless he is killed in the war, the carnage will carry on until the end of the world. One one hand, we see, Mahabharat as a text, is trying all the time to see the limit of the prescribed rule book of dharma. Vyasa [Vee-YA-sha]: narrator of the story and father of Pandu and Dhritarashtra, BHISH-ma: half-uncle by marriage of Pandu and Dhritarashtra, Dhri-ta-RASH-tra: blind king, father of Duryodhana and the Kauravas, KUN-ti: wife of Pandu and mother to the five Pandavas and Karna, Yu-DHISH-thira: leader of the Pandavas, rightful heir to the throne, BHI-ma: strongest of the Pandava brothers, KRISH-na: supporter of the Pandavas and avatar of Vishnu, DRO-na: teacher of the Pandavas and Kauravas, KAR-na: warrior, secret son of Kunti, ally of the Kauravas. He remains lying on a bed of arrows until the end of the battle. Draupadi, who seeks war with the Kauravas at all costs, points out Arjuna as the world’s best charioteer, despite the fact that he has disguised himself as a eunuch. The film Mahurat was held at Press Club of Odisha on 14.05.2018. One neither kills or is killed. Note: quotations throughout are from English versions by C. V. Narasimhan [CN], Krishna Dharma [KD] or the dramatization by Jean-Claude Carriere (available on DVD directed by Peter Brook). Finally, when their eighth son was born, Santanu asked his wife who she really was and why she had done this. In the Mahabharata Shiva is not the “destroyer” of the later Puranas, but has more to do with blessings of fertility: he also granted Gandhari her 100 sons. Amba threw herself into the fire and was reborn from flames as Drupada’s second daughter, later changing sex with a demon to become a man. “I can sacrifice my life, my wealth, my kingdom, my everything, but I can never live in peace with the Pandavas. The gods give them an inexhaustible plate of food to feed all of them. Download:-Bhagabata Part 1 Bhagabata Part 2 Bhagabata Part 3 Bhagabata Part 4 Bhagabata Part 5 Bhagabata Part 6 Bhagabata Part 7 Bhagabata Part 8 Bhagabata Part 9 Bhagabata Part 10 Bhagabata Part 11 Bhagabata Part 12 Bhagabata Part 13. Yuyutsu chose to fight on the side of the Pandavas, deciding to follow dharma rather than loyalty to his family. One day, four of the Pandavas are killed by drinking the water from a poisonous lake. Bhishma does not actually die until much later, at his choosing. They fight constantly, and even try to kill each other. The episodes in Sarala's Mahabharat are significantly different from those in Vyasa's (Sanskrit) Mahabharat. Krishna causes a momentary eclipse of the sun, convincing the enemy that, since night has come, Arjuna must have killed himself because he hasn’t kept his vow. Bhima slays an elephant, also called Ashvatthama, then deceitfully tells Drona of the death of his son. Duryodhana always threatens to commit suicide when things don’t go his way (almost comical): “Excessive self-centeredness leads to unrealistic demands and unreasonable expectations from life” (Chaitanya 67). (see notes on Shiva and the other gods). Cows constitute the stairs that lead to heaven; cows are goddesses able to grant every wish; nothing in the world superior; one should never go to bed or rise in the morning without reciting the names of cows.” Cows provide cleansing from sin. As Duryodhana lies dying, Ashvatthama, Drona’s son, tells him how he sneaked into the camp of the victorious Pandavas at night to perpetrate a hideous massacre, killing the remaining warriors and all the children while asleep, leaving the Pandavas without any heirs. Arjuna fears that acting out his own dharma as warrior will conflict with universal dharma: how can killing family members be good, and not disrupt the social order? The Pandavas attend the swayamvara of Draupadi, a ceremony where she will pick her husband from a number of suitors. So that was the end of Durdasa. On the next day, Jayadratha is heavily guarded, and Arjuna is unable to reach him. “Victory and defeat, pleasure and pain are all the same. He lived and wrote in the 15th Century. But one of Dhritarashtra’s advisors tells him: “O king, surely a man who meets with calamity as a result of his own acts should not blame the gods, destiny, or others. Mahabharat is his magnum opus. 2 01-02 Mahabharat Adi & Sabha Parvas - SD Satwalekar 1930.pdf. Although displeased, Karna bitterly agrees to fight only after Bhishma’s death. Krishna offers Arjuna first choice: either he can have all of Krishna’s armies, or he can have Krishna alone. Drupada’s son Dhrishtadyumna cuts off Drona’s head, having sworn to avenge his father’s humiliation. He receives this name, which means “of terrible resolve,” after vowing never to marry or have children. Krishna commands Arjuna to shoot, and Karna dies. The two armies are described as two oceans, crashing against each other. It was his sacred duty to ensure that he came to no harm. Bhishma’s dying advice to Yudhishthira lasts 50 days and covers two of the longest books in the Mahabharata (12-13); some of the topics: Now that all her sons are dead, Gandhari’s eyes are so charged with grief that, by looking under her blindfold, her emotion sears the flesh of Yudhishthira’s foot. Over the eighteen-day war, Duryodhana has seen his generals and their armies fall to the Pandavas, but to the very end he refuses to surrender. It is the longest literary work in the world, with one hundred thousand verses. In a close battle between equals, Bhima wins only by treacherously striking Duryodhana on the legs, forbidden in the rules of war. Bhishma allows her to leave, but her betrothed does not want her any more. Now fight your hardest with me” (KD 581). Hindu Blog ORIYA LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - Sarala Mahabharat : A Study Mahabharata Story In Oriya A Summary of The Mahabharata Download Mahabharata Story In Oriya - book pdf free download link or read online here in PDF. Duryodhana follows the advice of his uncle, the cunning Shakuni, an infamous dice player, and invites Yudhishthira to a game, knowing full well that gambling is his cousin’s one weakness. Vyasa has a third son Vidura by a handmaiden. In the first two books of the Mahabharata, we learn the background of the Bharatas (also called the Kurus) leading up to the conflict between the five sons of Pandu and their cousins the Kauravas. Living in their new territory of Indraprastha, Yudhishthira turns poor land into a wealthy kingdom, and declares himself King of Kings. Why? He was the first scholar who wrote his works in Odia in the 15th century AD. Once stated, a vow becomes the truth and must be fulfilled, no matter what else may happen. Sarala Das was one of the great scholars of Odia literature whose work formed a perennial source of information for succeeding generations.He is also Known as “Adikabi” and “Sudramuni”. In paradise, further surprises await him. The cows dry, trees stunted, no more flowers, no more purity; ambition, corruption, the age of Kali, the black time” (play). Honor bids him swear to repay Arjuna one day. The man who prizes gold and dirt equally is happiest. Mahabharata. Odia / ə ˈ d iː ə / (ଓଡ଼ିଆ, ISO: Oṛiā, pronounced (); formerly spelled as Oriya) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian state of Odisha. Jayadratha’s father had pronounced a curse on anyone who killed his son, saying that whoever caused his son’s head to fall to the ground would die. Since his brother is blind and thus unfit for the throne, Pandu becomes the new king of Hastinapura. Soon he would again inform him in the same tone that those were actually the heads of Draupadi’s sons, and would be a witness to his great agony over this incident. His enemies are there, smiling and contented. Later during the war Duryodhana suggests capturing Yudhishthira and playing another game, which Drona calls stupid. However, when a person’s pious credits are exhausted, he must return to Earth, just as a person returns from a holiday and resumes his work.” (“BG as it is: Online”). Krishna then reveals his divine, universal nature to Arjuna in a magnificent vision of a multitude of gods, stretching out to infinity. Here is the complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original Sanskrit text by Pratap Chandra Roy. The Danavas (a family of demons) need him as their champion (he was born at their request) and appear before him. Honoring his father’s wishes, Bhishma makes his vow, guaranteeing that neither he nor a son of his will challenge the claim to the throne. His brothers and Draupadi, who left the earth with him, have fallen from the mountains into the abyss along the way. His brothers and Draupadi, on the other hand, seem to be in a place of suffering and torment. Briefly it’s described as a “beautiful sight” (CN 125-6). Source :- Bhima asks, why has he come this far only to quit, like a man climbing a honey tree but refusing to taste it, or a man in bed with a woman but refusing to make love? Duryodhana gives Karna a small kingdom, and Karna swears eternal friendship to the Kauravas. But the Pandavas know his weakness: the love of his only son Ashvatthama. Kunti, his first wife, informs him that she possesses a magic power. Karna later meets Indra (Arjuna’s divine father) in the disguise of a brahmin. It is said he may be an incarnation of the god Vishnu, the preserver, come down to save the earth from chaos. One day a teacher and master of arms, Drona, appears and offers his services to train the boys. But if one fights lawfully, one should check him with dharma … One should conquer evil with good. Even Bhishma is confounded: “The ways of dharma are subtle.” When even the wise Bhishma cannot resolve the question, she says, “I think time is out of joint. The appearance of Krishna introduces a major theme in the Mahabharata: dharma (cosmic order) menaced by chaos, so Krishna must step in, indicating that this is not just a family rivalry, but a conflict with universal consequences. Vyasa’s mother is Satyavati, whose name means truth, so he is the “son of truth.” In telling his story to a descendant of the Pandavas, Vyasa says, “If you listen carefully, at the end you’ll be someone else” (play). He always fights fair, and keeps his promise to Kunti not to kill any brothers but Arjuna. These shifting sands of moral contour, makes Mahabharata eternally contemporary in nature. ... Also Mahabharata is never a story to portray anyone’s good image.. it was end of dwapar youga and beginning of Kaliyuga and things are shown how dharma is suppose to get more and more maligned in the coming times. Death by dharma is better than victory by evil deeds.”. And that was a catastrophic night. The other defining work of that period which went a long way in giving Odias an identity was Odia Bhagabata by Jagannath Das. This chapter of the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata describes exactly who incarnated as each of the major characters in the Mahabharata. Drona continues to challenge the Pandava armies, slaying thousands. But what could one say of Yudhisthira? However, no action can occur in these other worlds, so that a person’s karma doesn’t change until he returns to earth. Karna has an arrow possessed by a Naga (serpent) spirit who holds a grudge against Arjuna (his family had died in the forest consumed by Agni). Gandhari had put a protective spell over Duryodhana’s body, but because he wore a loin cloth for modesty before his mother, his thighs were not protected. Like an irrevocable vow, her statement, even by mistake, can’t be undone, so all five brothers marry Draupadi, the daughter of Drupada. The ancient eternal dharma is lost among the Kauravas.” Instead, they insult her, displaying her during the time of her period. If, as the knower of the past, the present and the future, Krishna knew something about him that damned him as the enemy of the Pandavas, he did not share it with others. THE STORY OF A BLESSING BY MISTAKE After Bhishma withdrew, obeying Krishna, the divine arrows he had shot to kill Arjuna, he asked the avatara, still on his chariot, why he did not kill him. Portions of the following summary have been adapted from David Williams, Peter Brook and the Mahabharata: Critical Perspectives, 1991. I will not surrender to them even as much land as can be pierced by the point of a needle” (KD 453). War draws even closer. Mahabharata: A Modern Translation is an updated translation and reinterpretation of the Sanskrit epic of ancient Indian literature. Inflamed with rage and grief at the sight of his son’s body, he vows to kill Jayadratha before sunset on the following day. “There must be no residue of enemies”, said Krishna to Sahadeva, and he went to Durdasa and asked him to take off the cover from his mother’s eyes. Appalled at such losses, he has a personal crisis similar to Arjuna before the battle. It is the official language in Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) where native speakers make up 82% of the population, also spoken in parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh. Mahabharat is his magnum opus. 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