Mahabharat Chapter 27 Dhritarashtra Curious About Pandavas Banishment

Chapter 27 Dhritarashtra Curious About Pandavas Banishment

When the Pandavas left for the jungle, there was a huge outcry of mourning from people who flocked the streets and scaled buildings, rooftops, and trees to see them leave.

The princes, who in the past rode on chariots decorated with jewels or on elephants named Bhagwan to the sounds of auspicious music, now walked away from their birthright on drained feet, surrounded by wailing mobs. All about, there were screams of: “Alas and Fie! Does God not see this from His heavenly position?”

Dhritarashtra, who was blind, called for Vidura and requested that he give a description of the Pandavas’ banishment. Vidura answered: “Kunti’s son Yudhishthira travelled with a cloth covering his face. Bhima moved behind, keeping his gaze fixed on his arms. Arjuna continued, sprinkling sand along his route. Dust was strewn all over Nakula and Sahadeva as they followed

Yudhishthira closely. With her dishevelled hair covering her face and her eyes flowing with tears, Draupadi joined Dharmaputra.
The priest, Dhaumya, accompanied them while humming the Sama songs to Yama, the Bhagwan of Death.”

Dhritarashtra was overcome by fear and worry that was even greater than before when he heard these remarks. What say the people, he enquired?

Vidura responded: “O great monarch, I’ll tell you what the people of all classes and religions have to say in their own words: “Our leaders have forsaken us. Fie on the Kuru race’s elders who allowed such atrocities to occur! While the residents accuse us in this way, the heavens are plagued with cloudless lightning, the worried earth trembles, and there are other dreadful portents. “The covetous Dhritarashtra and his sons have driven the sons of Pandu out to the forest.”

As Dhritarashtra and Vidura were having this conversation, the sage Narada suddenly materialised in front of them. The Kauravas would go extinct fourteen years from today as a result of Duryodhana’s wrongdoing, Narada said before disappearing from view.
Fearful, Duryodhana and his comrades prayed to Drona not to leave them no matter what occurred as they neared him.

Drona spoke solemnly: “I concur with the wise in my belief that the Pandavas are divinely born and invincible. However, it is my responsibility to defend the Dhritarashtra boys who depend on me and whose salt I consume. I will work hard to achieve them. However, fate has all power. Angry and ready to retaliate, the Pandavas will undoubtedly return from exile. I should understand what fury is since it was my wrath towards Drupada that caused me to depose and humiliate him. He has made a sacrifice in order to be rewarded with a kid who will murder me because he is an unrelentingly spiteful man. Dhrishtadyumna is allegedly that son. He is the Pandavas’ brother-in-law and close buddy, as fate would have it. And everything is developing according to plan. Your behaviours are consistent with this, and you are running out of time. Do good deeds as soon as you can; make huge sacrifices, indulge in innocent joys, and offer charity to the poor. You’ll experience nemesis in your fourteenth year. My advice to Duryodhana is to make peace with Yudhishthira. You will, of course, do as you like.”

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Drona’s remarks were not at all well received by Duryodhana.

“Why are you concerned, King Dhritarashtra?” Sanjaya questioned.

How can I know serenity after harming the Pandavas, the blind monarch said.

Says Sanjaya “It’s true what you say, in a way. The unfortunate person will initially turn perverted and lose all sense of good and evil. Time, the ultimate destroyer, does not use a club to smash a man’s skull in, but rather renders him insane, causing him to behave to his own detriment. Your boys have severely degraded Panchali and set themselves up for failure.”

“I did not pursue the enlightened road of dharma and statesmanship, but allowed myself to be mislead by my stupid son, and, as you say, we are swiftly hastening towards the abyss,” Dhritarashtra replied.

Dhritarashtra used to receive sincere advice from Vidura. He frequently told him: “Your son has done a terrible thing. Dharmaputra is the victim of fraud.

Was it not your responsibility to guide your kids toward virtue and keep them away from vice? Even now, you should appoint for the return of the kingdom you gave the Pandavas. Make peace with Yudhishthira by bringing him back from the wilderness. In fact, if Duryodhana won’t budge, you should use force to detain him.”

When Vidura said anything like that at first, Dhritarashtra would first listen in dejected silence since he knew Vidura to be a wiser man than himself who wished him well. But with time, listening to homilies over and over made him impatient.

Dhritarashtra had had enough of it one day. “O Vidura, you constantly argue for the Pandavas and against my boys, he said angrily. You’re not looking out for us. Duryodhana was conceived in my womb. How can I abandon him? What good is it to suggest such an abnormal path of action? I no longer need you because I no longer have trust in you. You can visit the Pandavas if you like.” Then he left Vidura behind and went into the flats.

Vidura, who believed with anguish that the Kuru race would be exterminated, took Dhritarashtra at his word and rode in a chariot drawn by swift horses to the forest home of the Pandavas.

Dhritarashtra was overcome by fearful regret. He thought to himself: “What did I do? I’ve solely helped Duryodhana, while sending Vidura the Sage to the Pandavas.”

But afterwards, he called for Sanjaya and urged him to deliver a message of regret to Vidura, pleading with him to forget his careless father’s remarks and come back.

The Pandavas were discovered by Sanjaya, who had hurried to the hermitage where they were residing, dressed in deer skin and surrounded by sages.

He also ran into Vidura there and told him what Dhritarashtra had said, adding that if he did not return, the blind monarch would pass away heartbroken.

Vidura, a dharma incarnate with a tender heart, was deeply affected and went back to Hastinapura. The division between Dhritarashtra and Vidura was erased by tears of affectionate embrace.

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The sage Maitreya was greeted with great reverence when he arrived at the palace of Dhritarashtra one day.

Dhritarashtra begged for his approval and said: “Respected Rishi Maitreya, you have undoubtedly encountered my cherished offspring, the Pandavas, in Kurujangala. How do they feel? Will there be no decline in our family’s mutual affection?”

Says Maitreya: “In the Kamyaka jungle, Yudhishthira and I happened to cross paths. They had come to meet him, the local sages. When I heard about what happened at Hastinapura, I was astounded that such things could have happened when Bhishma and you were still living.”

Later, Maitreya ran into Duryodhana, who was also present in the court, and counselled him, for his own sake, to make peace rather than cause harm to the Pandavas, who were not only powerful individuals in their own right but were linked to Krishna and Drupada.

The stubborn and stupid Duryodhana only laughed, slapped his thighs in mockery, and then turned away without responding. He also tore up the earth with his feet.

When Maitreya saw Duryodhana, he became enraged and said: “Are you so conceited that you mock someone who wishes you well by slapping your thighs? You will be killed on the battlefield once a Bhima’s mace breaks your thighs.”

Dhritarashtra sprang up at this point and knelt at the sage’s feet to ask for pardon.

Says Maitreya: “If your son makes peace with the Pandavas, my curse won’t take effect. If not, it will have an impact “and walked angrily away from the group.

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You can read complete Mahabharat by following Chapter links given below. You can check Glossary of Mahabharat here.

Mahabharat All Chapters (Sampurna Mahabharata)

Mahabharat Chapter 1 Mahabharat Chapter 54
Mahabharat Chapter 2 Mahabharat Chapter 55
Mahabharat Chapter 3 Mahabharat Chapter 56
Mahabharat Chapter 4 Mahabharat Chapter 57
Mahabharat Chapter 5 Mahabharat Chapter 58
Mahabharat Chapter 6 Mahabharat Chapter 59
Mahabharat Chapter 7 Mahabharat Chapter 60
Mahabharat Chapter 8 Mahabharat Chapter 61
Mahabharat Chapter 9 Mahabharat Chapter 62
Mahabharat Chapter 10 Mahabharat Chapter 63
Mahabharat Chapter 11 Mahabharat Chapter 64
Mahabharat Chapter 12 Mahabharat Chapter 65
Mahabharat Chapter 13 Mahabharat Chapter 66
Mahabharat Chapter 14 Mahabharat Chapter 67
Mahabharat Chapter 15 Mahabharat Chapter 68
Mahabharat Chapter 16 Mahabharat Chapter 69
Mahabharat Chapter 17 Mahabharat Chapter 70
Mahabharat Chapter 18 Mahabharat Chapter 71
Mahabharat Chapter 19 Mahabharat Chapter 72
Mahabharat Chapter 20 Mahabharat Chapter 73
Mahabharat Chapter 21 Mahabharat Chapter 74
Mahabharat Chapter 22 Mahabharat Chapter 75
Mahabharat Chapter 23 Mahabharat Chapter 76
Mahabharat Chapter 24 Mahabharat Chapter 77
Mahabharat Chapter 25 Mahabharat Chapter 78
Mahabharat Chapter 26 Mahabharat Chapter 79
Mahabharat Chapter 27 Mahabharat Chapter 80
Mahabharat Chapter 28 Mahabharat Chapter 81
Mahabharat Chapter 29 Mahabharat Chapter 82
Mahabharat Chapter 30 Mahabharat Chapter 83
Mahabharat Chapter 31 Mahabharat Chapter 84
Mahabharat Chapter 32 Mahabharat Chapter 85
Mahabharat Chapter 33 Mahabharat Chapter 86
Mahabharat Chapter 34 Mahabharat Chapter 87
Mahabharat Chapter 35 Mahabharat Chapter 88
Mahabharat Chapter 36 Mahabharat Chapter 89
Mahabharat Chapter 37 Mahabharat Chapter 90
Mahabharat Chapter 38 Mahabharat Chapter 91
Mahabharat Chapter 39 Mahabharat Chapter 92
Mahabharat Chapter 40 Mahabharat Chapter 93
Mahabharat Chapter 41 Mahabharat Chapter 94
Mahabharat Chapter 42 Mahabharat Chapter 95
Mahabharat Chapter 43 Mahabharat Chapter 96
Mahabharat Chapter 44 Mahabharat Chapter 97
Mahabharat Chapter 45 Mahabharat Chapter 98
Mahabharat Chapter 46 Mahabharat Chapter 99
Mahabharat Chapter 47 Mahabharat Chapter 100
Mahabharat Chapter 48 Mahabharat Chapter 101
Mahabharat Chapter 49 Mahabharat Chapter 102
Mahabharat Chapter 50 Mahabharat Chapter 103
Mahabharat Chapter 51 Mahabharat Chapter 104
Mahabharat Chapter 52 Mahabharat Chapter 105
Mahabharat Chapter 53 Mahabharat Chapter 106

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