Chapter 97 Sad and Angry Yudhishthira Cursed His Mother Kunti
The Pandavas spent a month camped out on the banks of the Ganga performing til and water rituals for the comfort of the deceased soldiers’ souls.
Narada once came in front of Yudhishthira. “Son, you prevailed and are now the suzerain master of the country through Krishna’s favour, Arjuna’s bravery, and the force of your dharma. Are you content? “He queried.
In response, Yudhishthira “Bhagavan, it is true that I now hold the kingdom. But all of my relatives have died. Our beloved boys have passed away. This triumph seems to me to be a major setback. O Narada, even Karna, who stood rooted to the ground in his honour and whose bravery the world admired, was slaughtered because we mistook him for an adversary. Our wicked devotion to our goods led to this horrible deed of murdering our own brothers. Karna, on the other hand, stayed away from killing us in order to honour the vow he made to our mother. Oh! I’m a bad person who killed his own brother; I’m a sinner. At this notion, my mind is extremely tormented. Karna’s feet resembled those of our mother in so many ways. When the terrible act was perpetrated in the huge hall and I became enraged, I let my anger fade when I noticed that his feet resembled Kunti’s feet so much. Now that I am reminded of it, my sorrow has increased.”
Yudhishthira sighed deeply when he said this. Karna and the many curses that had been pronounced on him were fully described to him by Narada.
Karna once asked Drona to teach him how to use the Brahmastra after seeing that Arjuna was better at archery than he was. Drona rejected, indicating that only a brahmana of impeccable character or a kshatriya who had atoned for his sins by extensive penance were eligible for his instruction. Karna then travelled to the Mahendra highlands, pretended to be a brahmana, and tricked Parasurama into becoming his student. He taught him how to utilise numerous astras and how to shoot an arrow.
One day, while practising with his bow near Parasurama’s asrama, Karna unintentionally shot and killed a brahmana’s cow. Karna was cursed by the brahmana, who said: “In battle, your chariot wheels will stick in the mud and you will be done to death, even like this innocent cow which you have slaughtered.” The brahmana was furious.
Being incredibly fond of Karna, Parasurama taught him everything he knew about archery and gave him thorough instructions on how to use and remove the Brahmastra.
But one day he realised the disciple was not a brahmana. One time, the instructor slept out on Karna’s lap, and an insect managed to bite a hole through his leg. Karna calmly endured the excruciating agony without moving, fearing that his acharya may awaken.
Parasurama was roused by the warm blood dribbling from the wound. He was incensed when he realised what had transpired. “Because you are a kshatriya, you were able to endure this physical discomfort without twitching. Be honest with me. Not you, a brahmana. Your teacher has been duped by you. Fool! Your astral knowledge will be useless to you when the time comes, and the lessons you secretly learned from me will be useless to you ”
It is commonly known that Parasurama hates kshatriyas, therefore when he learned that Karna was one, he was furious and cursed him in this way.
Karna was uninhibited in his gift-giving. The father of Arjuna, Indra, once came to Karna and pleaded with him for a gift of the celestial jewellery and armour he had been born with. Indra was dressed as a brahmana. Karna removed them and distributed them as necessary. From that point forward, Karna’s power decreased.
Karna’s promise to his mother Kunti that he would not kill more than one of the five of you, Parasurarna’s curse, the wrath of the brahmana whose cow Karna slaughtered, his charioteer Salya’s underrating of his bravery, and Vasudeva’s cunning plans all worked together to bring about Karna’s demise.
“Do not mourn while feeling responsible for his death on your own.” Narada spoke as such, yet his words did not comfort Yudhishthira.
“Son, do not hold yourself responsible for Karna’s demise,” warned Kunti. “The deity sun himself, his father, begged him to listen. He pleaded with him to abandon the evil Duryodhana and come with you. I also made a lot of effort. But he was unreceptive to our arguments. He caused his own demise ”
Yudhishthira said, “You tricked us, mother, by not telling us the truth about his birth. As a result, you contributed to this terrible sin. May ladies never be able to keep a secret henceforth.”
Yudhishthira, distraught about having slain his own older brother, cursed all women for revealing secrets.
It’s possible that having the ability to conceal secrets has advantages in worldly concerns. If Kunti’s heritage does truly continue, it is not a very admirable virtue from the perspective of moral character, and women do not need to be saddened by an impairment of this nature.
Women’s naturally loving dispositions could lean them toward openness. However, not every man has this skill either, and some women do keep secrets quite well indeed.
Keep Mahabharat Book at Home and Read Daily – DO NOT FALL TO FAKE PROPAGANDA and Allow Enemies to Weaken our Dharma and Bharat
This historical epic Mahabharat is known as fifth Veda. It is a common misconception spread by mlecchas; muslims and christian missionaries, and secular Hindus that reading Mahabharat or keeping it at home will likely lead to arguments and fighting. All of this misinformation was spread by illiterate mlecchas and anti-Hindus, and it is completely incorrect. It is done to mentally weaken Hindus so that they avoid reading Mahabharat. Because Mahabharat invokes bravery, pride and sense of confidence in Hindus.
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