Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mahabharath Unknown Facts - Part 2

Posted by Sharath Chandra
Dear Friends, 

I wanted to share some of the unknown facts - these data I collected from the Book 'Jaya' - by Devdutt Pattanaik - For detailed information please buy this book - Wonderful book to know the entire Mahabharath with so many interesting facts. Buy Here JAYA by Devdutt Pattnaik - In one word I can say this one of the best books I have ever read so far. 


  • Vaali is Son of Indra and in Ramayana he was killed by Lord Rama and he supported Sugriva the son of 'Sun' - And In Mahabharath Arjuna is the son of Indra and supported by Lord Krishna and Karna who was son of Sun was not supported. thus he maintained the equality among the Indra and Sun. 
  • Sage Vyasa's original name is Krishna Dwaipayana is the son of Satyavati by Parasara and later Satyavati married Shantanu (the king of Hastinapuri).




  • Satyavati & Shantanu blessed with two male child called Chitrangada and Vichitravirya who died childless - hence Satyavati asked her son Vyasa to make her daughters-in-law pregnant by way of Niyoga. 
  • While this process of Niyoga - Ambika (elder daughter-in-law) she was disguised by the looks of Vyasa and she closed her eyes - thus she gave birth the Dhritharastra who was born blind. 




  • Then next Ambalika the second daughter-in-law - entered and she grew pale by seeing vyasa thus she delivered pale weakling called Paandu. 
  • On seeing these imperfect children - Satyavati asks Vyasa to go to Ambika again but this time her maid who was faced vyasa fearlessly - thus she gave birth to the Vidura (form of Yama). Since he born to Maid - he can't be fit for King. 


More to come.... Stay Tuned. 


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