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Teachings of Mahabharat and Shreemad Bhagavad Gita shaped the world culture and consciousness of the world and Bharat. Like historical Ramayan, Mahabharat not only witnessed the presence of Bhagwan, demons and their accomplices but also re-established Hindu dharma (morality, virtues) in its full glory for the future generation of Bharat Varsha. In doing so, it also witnessed the biggest war in the history of mankind that will happen only after 0.4 million years from now.

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1. Krishna rode a chariot that was heavily potent and when Arjun was done with the war, Krishna asked him to get off the chariot first and then he got off. As soon as he got off, the chariot exploded in a huge fireball. That’s when he explained to Arjun why he was asked to get off the chariot first. All the fires, missiles and arrows directed towards Arjun’s Ratha was stopped by Shree Krishna himself to protect Arjun but since the purpose of all these arms was to detonate, it was done after Shree Krishna moved out from the Ratha.
Shree Krishna with Arjun
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2. Hastinapur (of Bharat Varsha) was the most opulent and developed place in the history of mankind during Mahabharat’s time. It had all the resources that a civilized state comprises of: dams, artificial ponds, irrigation, monuments, temples and learned Sages.

3. Sahadeva (the youngest Pandav) knew everything about the future. He knew that a war was going to occur, but he kept silent because he was under a curse that if he revealed anything to anybody he would die.

4. Arjun’s ‘pilgrimage’ for breaking his marital laws with Draupadi earned him three more wives. They were Chitrangada (Manipura), Ulupi (Naga) and Subhadra.

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5. Arjun was unable to defend the wives of Krishna from common robbers after Krishna’s departure to Vaikuntha. His bow became heavy and he forgot all his mantras. The 8 main wives committed suicide. The others were kidnapped by robbers.

6. Yudhistira learnt to play dice form the Sage Vrihadaswa who narrated the story of Nala and Damayanti in their exile.

7. Bhima had one surviving son named Sarvaga by Balandhara, who was not given the throne despite being much elder to Parikshit. He became the ruler of Kashi (his mother’s land) instead.

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8. Ekalavya was actually Krishna’s cousin. He was the son of Devashrava (brother of Vasudeva) who got lost in the forest and was found by a Nishada Hiranyadhanu. Ekalavya died protecting his father during Rukmini Swayamvar. He was killed by Krishna. For his great sacrifice of Gurudakshina, Krishna blessed Ekalavya that he would be soon reincarnated and take revenge on Drona. This person was Dhristadyumna (who killed Drona).

9. Krishna himself said to Arjun in Bhagwat Geeta ”O invincible one, you are Nara and I am Hari Narayana, and we, the sages Nara-Narayana, have come to this world at proper time”. (Nara Narayan are considered as the part avatars of Vishnu).

10. Mahabharat is also known as Pancham Veda, the fifth Veda.

11. Krishna broke his promise. In the battle of Mahabharat, Bhagwan Krishna promised that he will not pick up any weapon. On the other hand Bhishma promised Duryodhan that he will fight like a lion and will either kill Arjun or make Bhagwan Krishna break his promise. To respect words of his bhakt Bhisma, Krishna broke his promise and saved Bhisma from embarrassment. The intense battle between Bhishma and Arjun began, but despite being extremely powerful, Arjun was no match to Bhishma. Arjun was soon helpless, Bhagwan Krishna could not tolerate it, he immediately threw down the chariot rein and jumped out of it onto the battle field and lifted one of the chariot’s wheels and charged towards Bhishma determined to kill him. Arjun tried to stop Bhagwan Krishna, but all in vain.

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12. Vidura (chief counsel of Dhritharashtra) was the incarnation of Yamaraj after being cursed by Manduk Muni to become a Sudra (the less intelligent class of men in the society) because he killed a small insect by accident, which was not harming him.

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13. Some references indicate that Vidura was in possession of a mysterious and very powerful bow – gifted to him by Vishnu himself. The wielder of the bow would not face defeat in battle. When Krishna comes to make peace with the Kauravas – Duryodhana insults Vidura so much that Vidura decides that he will not participate in the war and in an attempt to completely fructify it, he breaks his bow in half.

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14. There are different versions of the epic. One version is for Deva Loka.

15. Lots of past incidents including the Amrit Manthan are part of the original Mahabharata epic. The entire epic was narrated as a flashback at the Sarpa Yagna being conducted by Janamejaya, the son of Parikshit (Arjun’s Grandson). There are also inferences which narrate why the Sarpa Yagna had to be conducted, and who were the people acting as catalysts for the Yagna.

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16. Krishna knew that the time has come, Arjun and his sister Subhadra are to be united. He confronted Arjun and told him to kidnap her. When Arjun kidnapped her, Balarama and the other Yadavas were furious. They were up in arms and were getting ready to chase Arjun and oust him in battle. Balarama stopped the entire frenzy and exclaimed that Krishna is sitting silently. When asked, Krishna replied that I think what Arjun has done is in accordance with Kshatriya dharma, as it is happening with the permission of Subhadra and family’s wishes (Krishna himself permitted Arjun). That is how Arjun got away with marrying Krishna’s sister Subhadra.

17. Krishna tried to narrate the Bhagavad Gita to Duryodhana. Obviously, if Duryodhana would have been educated, then the entire war would have been averted. But, Duryodhana told Krishna that he already knows what is right and what is wrong. His argument to Krishna was that there is some internal force within him which does not allow his mind to choose what is right. That his Prakriti is not allowing him to act as per his dharma.

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18. Krishna is arguably the most difficult character to understand, as without bhakti no one can comprehend the existence of Bhagwan. Once, he even started fighting with Arjun. Bhagwan Shiv got so perturbed that he descended to stop the fight. He asked what Krishna was doing. Krishna’s simple reply was that Arjun needed to fight in battle and hence Krishna was testing Arjun.

19. Mahabharat is indeed a treasure house of knowledge. In the Vana Parvam, Draupadi teaches Patni dharma to Satyabhama. She elaborately explains the duties of a wife and the principles of a Pati-vrata. The teachings are still considered as the best practices for the deserving husbands of today. The golden words invoke sense of pride, respect and gratitude towards husband, that gets replicated in forming able children who in turn also respect their older parents in future.

20. The Kauravas were all mis-named because of their bad reputation. Duryodhana (which means Evil warrior) was actually Suyodhana (Good warrior), Dusshasana (means Bad ruler) was actually Sushaasana (good ruler), Dusshala (meaning one who moves badly) was actually Suchala (one who moves nicely) and so on. Though, India has a population of over 125 crore people today, you will hardly find single individual having names of major Kauravas, even enemies do not call names of their rivals on Kauravas, since it is considered as bad omen. No baby is named after them.

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21. In Mahabharat, Shakuni appears to be on the side of Kauravas, but his secret intention was the downfall of both Pandavas and Kauravas. There was bitter past behind his hatred. Tragedy struck Gandhar, on the advice of astrologers, to avert a calamity it was said that Gandhari marry a goat for the Yagna before getting married to Dhritarashtra. Because Gandhari was Kanya and Yagna could have caused harm to her first husband. Technically, this made Gandhari a widow and Dhritarashtra her second husband.

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Many years later when her husband Dhritrashtra knows this truth, shocked and enraged, Dhritrashtra puts Gandhari’s entire family, including king Subala in prison. In prison, they were served just one fistful of rice every day. Realizing that this was an elaborate plan to starve them to death, Gandhari’s father declared that none but his youngest son would eat the sparse food being served, so that at least one among them would survive to avenge the death of the rest. The youngest son of king Subala was Shakuni. He survived and swore not to rest until all of Kuru kingdom is destroyed. He used the thigh bones of his father to make the dice with which he was able to defeat the Pandavas in the gambling match, and thus which eventually led to the war at Kurukshetra and also to the destruction of entire Kuru clan. His father twisted his one leg to give him a permanent limp as a constant reminder of revenge.

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In some of the versions of Mahabharat, Shakuni is also known as a devotee of Bhagwan Krishna.

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22. Draupadi was asked 3 times by Duryodhana to come to the court after her husbands lost her in dicing. Draupadi kept denying and asked Duryodhana to question Yudhistira whether he staked himself first or her first. Duryodhana asked Draupadi to question her husband in court directly. Yet Draupadi refused to come and sent the attendant back. Duryodhana lost his temper and ordered Dusshasana to bring her there at any cost.

23. After the whole incident of Draupadi vastraharan, Draupadi herself apologises to the court saying “I had been dragged here and humiliated. In all that has occured, I did not bow down to the elders of the court and the family. My apologies to them.”

Even in such adverse situation, Draupadi remembered her dharma of Putravadhu. This bought tears in the eyes of elders and Bhisma. Draupadi never said “Andhe Ka Putra Andha” as per original Mahabharat. No single verse is found where Draupadi humiliates guest Duryodhana.

24. Jayadrath, who is mainly held responsible for slaying the 16 year old Abhimanyu (Arjun’s son) in the Chakravyuh, was in fact the only brother-in-law to the Pandava and 100 Kaurava brothers, married to their sister Dushala.

25. The narration of the Bhagavad Gita by Krishna was heard firsthand not only by Arjun but also Hanuman and Sanjay. Hanuman was perched on top of Arjuna’s chariot throughout the battle of Kurukshetra and Sanjay was blessed by Ved Vyas with divine vision in order to narrate the events of the battle to Dhritharashtra.

26. Iranvan, Son of Uloopi and Arjun self-sacrificed to the goddess Kali to show his bhakti towards her and ensure favor and the victory of the Pandavas in the war, with a wish to marry a girl before dying; to fulfill his wish Krishna married to him as Mohini (the roop he took during Samudra Manthan to protect Amrit) and cried after his death like a real wife.

27. Draupadi was a daughter of Panchal King Draupad. She did tapasya and prayed Bhagwan Shiv. After appearance of Shiv, she asked for the boon to marry a great man who had 14 of the best qualities. Bhagwan Shiv informed her such 14 qualities are not possible to be present in the yoni of a human being. But Draupadi insisted, so there upon Bhagwan Shiv granted her a wish – a marriage with 5 great men who would have 14 such great qualities, and also after every morning bath she would regain her virginity.

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28. In his previous life, Dhritarashtra was a tyrant king, who one day while walking on the lake side saw a swan bird surrounded by hundred cygnets (young swans). He ordered to remove the swan bird’s eyes and kill all the hundred cygnets just for his passing fancy. Therefore, in next birth he was born blind and all his sons were killed in the war.

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29. Bhishma was among the Eight Vasus (attendants to Indra) and was cursed by Sage Vasishtha (वशिष्ठ) for stealing his cow to take birth from Ganga. Although other 7 seven Vasus were drowned by Ganga, after their death, Bhishma was kept alive because of persuasion of his father Shantanu, and thus served the mortal form.

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30. Krishna once protested to Yudhishthira that why the king of Indraprastha did not seek his assistance while playing the game of dice. If Sakuni could have played the game of dice on behalf of Duryodhana, then definitely Krishna could have played on behalf of the Pandavas.

31. It is said by some scholars that many verses of Mahabharat composed by Vyas were difficult for his scribe, the God of intelligence, Shree Ganesha to understand. These verses were understood by Ganesh in a split second’s break. This break allowed Vyas to visualize the further verses. But, these verses are so difficult that 80% of them remain unsolved even today. There are 8800 such verses in the Mahabharat. The recall of incidents and writing it all over so accurately was never done before in modern times by anyone.

32. Satyavati (mother of Vyasa) was the daughter of a cursed apsara named Adrika.

33. Ved Vyas was the father of Dhritrashtra, Pandu and Vidura.

34. Ved Vyas (Vyasa) simply wrote the history of his own sons, grandsons and great grandsons – all the while keeping himself entangled in the intricacies of the future of the kingdom of Hastinapur and yet remaining out of it.

35. Out of five Pandavas, three were the sons of Kunti – Yudhisthira from Yama, Bhima from Vayu and Arjuna from Indra. Other two sons, morning and evening stars, Ashwini were of Pandu’s second wife, Madri. All sky gods were called by Kunti to plant their seed in the wombs of these two wives. Pandu was not father of any of his sons.

36. While in exile, the Pandavas were traveling across the country. At one time, it so happened that they reached a forest near Dwarka. They were all resting under a tree when prominent Yadavas came to meet them. The Yadavas were raged at the condition of the Pandavas. They proclaimed that this is not how these virtuous men must suffer. Warriors like Satyaki and others insisted that they shall all go right now and destroy Duryodhana. They argued that the Pandavas were under oath to not attack, not the Yadavas. All were spirited to march to Hastinapur for war. Krishna was silent and everyone looked to him for sermon. Krishna merely pointed at Yudhishthira and said that “if this man agrees, then we shall go to war.”

Yudhishthira folded his hands and said that “You all must please leave us in our state as of now. My dharma has already been fixed. There is an understanding that myself and Duryodhana have arrived at. It is adharma to interpret it differently and fish for loopholes. I must follow my dharma.”

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37. In Indralok, Arjun was propositioned by Apsara Urvashi, but he used to address her as ‘mother’. Annoyed with Arjun’s rejection, Urvashi cursed him that he would become a eunuch. When Devraj Indra came to know about the curse, he told Arjun that this curse is going to serve as a boon during the one year stay in hiding and after spending that period, he would regain his masculinity. This proved to be significant in Mahabharat. After spending 12 years in forest, Pandavas spent the 13th year of exile incognito, in the court of King Virat. Arjun used his curse as blessing and lived as a eunuch named Brihannala. This teaches that if adverse condition arises and life is in danger then disguising in any form to escape and remain alive becomes important. Many future kings of Bharat followed this principle of disguise and escaped their death from the evil clutches of enemy. Mahabharat teaches many things including morality and truth which can be practically adapted to save people and his leader’s life.

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38. The situation, Bhagwan Krishna helped the Pandavas in Mahabharat. Duryodhan and Arjun both went to Dwarka to meet Bhagwan Krishna to seek his support for the war. Duryodhan was first to reach Dwarka. Satyaki informed that Krishna was asleep. Both Arjun and Duryodhan entered Krishna’s room. Duryodhan who entered the room first, sat on Krishna’s bed besides his head. Arjun went to the foot of the bed and stood there with his hands folded. When Krishna woke up he saw Arjun first. But Duryodhan said that since he came first it was only fair for Krishna to support the Kauravas. However, Krishna smiled and said that since he saw Arjun first so it would only be fair if he supported both the sides. So, on one hand was his famous Narayani army and on the other hand was he alone without any weapon. Duryodhana choose Narayani Sena. Arjun took support of Shree Krishna.

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Hidden facts about Mahabharata: Arjun Sitting at feet of Shree Krishna while Duryodhana nearby Shree Krishna's head

39. Yudhisthir (Yudhishthira) was very well known for his firm adherence to truth. But in the battle of Mahabharat, Drona who was Kauravas commander was killing thousands of Pandavas warriors. Krishna made a plan and Drona was told that Ashwathama has died. The plan was set in motion when Bheema killed an elephant named Ashwathama and loudly proclaimed that he was dead. Drona went up to Yudhisthira to ask him the truth, he replied that he was not sure of who had died, his son or the elephant. Bhagwan Krishna knew that Yudhishthira won’t be able to lie, so when he was speaking the truth, Krishna made loud noise by beating the drums, which dissolved Yudhisthir’s words. Drona was disheartened and laid down his weapons. He was later killed.

40. Mahabharat war lasted mere 18 days but killed millions of people, thousands of elephants and horses. Even today, traces of radiation are found in the places where the war was fought. Scientists often describe, in recent history, first ever nuclear war in the world was fought in India before 3000 BC.

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41. After Sri Kirshna left the earth, Pandavas too lost their interest in life. They started their journey to heaven with a dog. All Pandavas lost their lives during the journey. Only Yudhisthir and the dog made it to heaven. That dog was Yamaraj.

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42. Karna was born with Kavach and Kundala. Ashwathama had mani on his forehead since birth.

43. Karna’s teacher was Parshuram.

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44. Karna and Bhisma never fought together because Karna had taken an oath not to fight till Bhisma is alive and a general of the Kauravas. Later he meets dying Bhisma to pay homage and seek forgiveness for his past errors. Bhisma receives Karna kindly, pardons him with affectionate words, then urges that Karna should not fight the war on Kauravas side because they are wrong and unjust; Bhisma recommends Karna to fight on the side of his step brothers Pandavas because they are on the side of truth and justice. Karna refuses to accept the advice of dying Bhisma.

45. Of the 100 brothers of Kaurava, only Yuyutsu survived the Mahabharata war.

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46. Yuyutsu had fought from Pandavas side.

47. Bheem killed 99 brothers of Kauravas.

48. The only person who witnessed the Mahabharat war and is still alive is Ashwathama.

49. Drona was artificially born in a vessel. He was sage Bharadwaj’s son.

50. Krishna forgave Shishupala 100 times before killing him.

51. Like Ramayan, all major warriors and super natural beings in Mahabharat were born through ancient cloning process.

52.  Mahabharat war is biggest front to front series of battles ever fought in the history of mankind. The size of Pandavas‘ army in the Kurukshetra war was 7 Akshauhinis, and those of Kauravas 11 Akshauhinis. An Akshauhini (Sanskrit: अक्षौहिणी), is described in the Mahabharat as a battle formation consisting of 21,870 chariots (Sanskrit ratha); 21,870 elephants; 65,610 cavalry and 109,350 infantry as per the Mahabharata (Adi Parva 2.15-23).

The ratio is 1 chariot : 1 elephant : 3 cavalry : 5 infantry soldiers. In each of these large number groups (65,610, etc.), the digits add up to 18.

The Akshauhini comprises of Gaja, Ratha, Ashwa and Padhata as follows:

One elephant (Gaja), one chariot (Ratha), three horses (Ashwa) and five foot soldiers (Padhata) form a Patti;

Three Pattis form a Sena-Mukha;

Three Sena-Mukhas make a Gulma;

Three Gulmas a Gana;

Three Ganas a Vahini;

Three Vahinis a Pruthana;

Three Pruthanas a Chamu;

Three Chamus a Anikini;

Ten Anikinis form an Akshauhini. Thus an Akshauhini, by calculation, contains 21,870 elephants, 21,870 chariots, 65,610 Horses, and 109,350 foot soldiers.

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53. According to Stri Parva of Mahabharata, when Dhritarashtra asked Yudhishthira about the number of casualties and number of survivors, he answered, “1,66,00,20000 men have fallen in this battle. Of the heroes that have escaped, the number is 240,165. From both the armies – 1 billion, 660 million and 20,000 men died in the battle of Mahabharata.”

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Strength of Kuru Army

Mahabharat Facts About Kauravas

Kuru Army of 11 Akshauhinis is formed by the kingdom of Hastinapur in alliance with races like the Samshaptakas, Trigartas, the Narayana army, the Sindhu army and Shalya of Madra.

Commanders in Chief of the War for the Kurus: Bhishma (10 days), Drona (5 days), Karna (2 days), Shalya (1 day), Ashwatthama (after Duryodhana loses the mace fight with Bheem)

Atirathis: Jayadratha and Shakuni.
Maharathis: Duryodhana, Dushasana, Vikarna, Kripacharya, Shalya, Bhisma, Dronacharya, Karna and Ashwathama.

Kaurava Army and Duryodhana’s Allies:

Bhagadatta the veteran – 1 Akshauhini
Shalya, king of Madra – 1 Akshauhini
Nila of Mahishmati – 1 Akshauhini (from south)
Kritavarma (Krishna’s Narayani sena of Yadavas) – 1 Akshauhini
Jayadratha (Saindhava) – 1 Akshauhini
Sudakshina, king of Kambhoja – 1 Akshauhini (has Yavanas & Sakas in his troops)
Vinda and Anuvinda (from Avanti) – 1 Akshauhini
Kalinga Forces – 1 Akshauhini
Shakuni of Gandhara – 1 Akshauhini
Susharma of Trigata – 1 Akshauhini
Kurus and other Allies – 1 Akshauhini

Kauravas had 240570 Elephants, 240570 Chariots, 721710 Horses and 1202850 Foot Soldiers.

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Strength of Pandava Army

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Pandava Army: is a coalition of 7 Akshauhinis, primarily the Panchala and Matsya forces, the Rakshasa forces of Bhima’s son, and Vrishni-Yadava fighters.

Atirathis: Uttara, Shikhandi and Upapandavas
Maharathis: Bhima, Nakula, Yuyutsu, Sahadeva, Yudhishthira, Dhristadyumna, Satyaki, Ghatotkacha,Abhimanyu, Drupada, Virata and Arjuna

Pandava Army and their Allies:

Satyaki of the Vrishni clan – 1 Akshauhini
Ghatotkacha – 1 Akshauhini
Dhrishtaketu, king of Chedis – 1 Akshauhini
Sahadeva, son of Jarasandha – 1 Akshauhini (from Magadha)
Drupada with his sons – 1 Akshauhini
Virata the king of Matsya – 1 Akshauhini
Pandya, Chola and other allies – 1 Akshauhini

The 4 types of units that make up an Akshauhini can also be seen in Chaturanga, the chess, created on the basis of Mahabharat war.

Pandavas had 153090 Elephants, 153090 Chariots, 459270 Horses and 765450 Foot Soldiers.

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54. Original name of Mahabharat is Jaya meaning Spiritual victory. Rishi Vyas’s focus was to narrate post-war portion of the history. Vyas knew that the detailed history of his sons and clan would help others to connect dots, that’s how the entire Mahabharat was compiled. As the Jaya was the most brilliantly composed historical archive, later on different clans of Kings who took part in this epic war contributed their part to the history. That is how we got Mahabharat of entire Bharatvarsha. Mahabharata when read multiple times, impart thousands of life lessons. Bhagwan resides in everyone and is operator of everything in this world. Killing Adharmis (terrorists against men, women and humanity) is not sinful. Bhagwan and his accomplices are thousands of years in future, impossible for us to meet them unless we unlock the secret mantras of Bhagwan and deities. We are living in the past. We all are already dead.

55. In Mahabharat, Krishna is the only one to keep his words for all his accomplices and enemies, even to the point of getting misunderstood or cursed later.

a) He saved Bhisma from embarrassment by breaking his own promise during the Mahabharata war.

b) He fulfilled wish of Vali (given in Ram avatar in Tretayug) to avenge his death of getting killed by deceit, Vali in the form of hunter shot arrow at Krishna to end his Leela in Dwaparyug.

c) Krishna kept his words by protecting Arjun and Pandavas every time. Karna was better archer than Arjun. In direct fight, Arjun could have never won against Karna. Krishna got him killed to save Arjun and Pandavas, when his wheel stuck in the battle-field.

d) Krishna fulfilled promise given to the mother of Shishupal that he would forgive 100 sins of her son.

e) Gandhari cursed Krishna that Yaduvanshi would perish like Kauravas got killed in the war. Krishna fulfilled her wish by decimating the entire clan of Yaduvanshi after war. There are many lessons in destruction of Yaduvanshi clan – a person should avoid company of bad people (anti-vedic mlecchas), avoid intoxication, avoid alcohol, control lust, have asceticism (no greed) and follow path of Sanatan Dharma. Yaduvanshis became anti-Vedic and Adharmics, their annihilation was needed.

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f) In a fit of rage, Gandhari cursed, Dwarka would get immersed in water. Krishna fulfilled her wish by flooding the Dwarka in to the bed of river.

g) Krishna is actually the greatest donor of the Mahabharat, he gave everything he had to Pandavas and Kauravas – his blessings, himself as Sarathi, his Sudarshan Chakra protection, his Narayani Sena, his sister’s hand to Arjun, his identity as God to serve the Dharma as a normal human being but he appreciated Karna as the biggest donor of all for donating his only Kavach. Even today Karna is known as Danveer Karna due to Krishna.

h) Krishna was present whenever he was expected to be there. Krishna was involved in the Mahabharat but was also externally controlling it. He took many forms to establish dharma. Once in exile, when Sages thought of having Bhojan with Pandavas. Draupadi was embarrassed as there was no food left with them, she had nothing to serve the Sages. She thought of Shree Krishna. Shree Krishna came and ask her to show the pot in which rice was cooked she hesitated and said there is nothing left. Krishna smiled and said to let him see the pot. A grain of cooked rice was visible to Krishna, he eat that single grain of rice, at that moment itself Sages felt their stomach is filled so they never returned from the Snan. Pandavas were saved from the possible curse. Krishna also saved Draupadi from Chirharan when she thought of Shree Krishna to rescue her. Bhagwan Krishna imparted big lesson to people here – Do not waste single grain of rice or food.

i) Barbarik had boon of 3 arrows, he could have finished the war in minutes with these divine arrows. He was the only Vedic Hindu warrior to shoot three arrows at a time. But the dilemma was he took oath at the insistence of Sage that he would fight with the weaker side or the losing army. This means he would have to switch sides as the war progresses. Krishna told him that he would kill Pandavas and Kauravas both; as his oath is destructive to the entire clan of Bharat.

Mahabharata facts: Barbarik mahabharat warrior of three arrows

Krishna asked Barbarik to slice his head off and save the clans. Barbarik requested Krishna to allow him to see the entire Mahabharata war. He was blessed that he will remain alive and his head was kept at a position in hill top from where he could see war. He witnessed every thing that happened in the war.

At the end of the war, when he was asked who fought valiantly his response was amazing, he said I only saw Krishna fighting, killing and dying – Sudarshan Chakra was doing everything. I did not see anyone. This highlights the moot point that we can see God or the real solution if we put ourselves external to the situation.

j) Krishna is the only character of Mahabharat who is only understood if you read Mahabharat 108 times continuously. This also proves that he is indeed God. Vastness of Universal God cannot be understood just by reading his few references. Krishna is the complete human being, God and protector of Mahabharat. Mahabharat is the biggest lesson of how Karma works, why and how each human being should perform his or her task.

Keep Mahabharat Book at Home and Read Daily – DO NOT FALL TO FAKE PROPAGANDA and Fulfil Agenda of Enemies

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.

Keep a copy of Mahabharat at home and read it online at the HariBhakt website. Mahabharat is rightly called the fifth Veda for Kaliyuga people because it is a tool and guidance to invoke confidence and bravery in Sanatan Dharmi Hindus.

You can read complete Mahabharat by following links 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

Complete Ramayan is Listed Below (Major Incidents)

Ramayan Part 1 Ramayan Part 14
Ramayan Part 2 Ramayan Part 15
Ramayan Part 3 Ramayan Part 16
Ramayan Part 4 Ramayan Part 17
Ramayan Part 5 Ramayan Part 18
Ramayan Part 6 Ramayan Part 19
Ramayan Part 7 Ramayan Part 20
Ramayan Part 8 Ramayan Part 21
Ramayan Part 9 Ramayan Part 22
Ramayan Part 10 Ramayan Part 23
Ramayan Part 11 Ramayan Part 24
Ramayan Part 12 Ramayan Part 25
Ramayan Part 13

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    1. Wonderful presentation of the Mahabharata’s lessee known facts.
      It enriches ones knowledge.
      Thank you Very much, Sir


      1. haribhakt haribhakt says:

        Google “HariBhakt Ashwatthama”

        Jai Shree Krishn
        Har Har Mahadev

    3. Also Read In Mahabharata, how many people left in the Kaurava side are alive? here letsdiskuss.com/in-mahabharata-how-many-people-left-in-the-kaurava-side-are-alive

    4. Nikhil Agrahari says:

      Sirji, i’ve two questions:-
      1)You’ve mentioned that Eklavya was actually a cousin of Shri Krishna, but i’ve read somewhere that it was according to the Indonesian version. No such thing is mentioned in BORI or Gita press edition. Is it true?
      2) Which is the most accurate version of Mahabharata? BORI, Gita Press or something else?

      1. © HariBhakt says:

        Nikhil ji, original Mahabharat written in Sanskrit is with British museum. (British looters burgled many artifacts, statues and thousands of books).

        Gita Press is most authentic for India – Gita Press does not have complete version of Mahabharat that British museum has. However, Eklavya being cousin brother of Bhagwan Krishn is 100% correct writeup. It is mentioned in all different types of Mahabharat of India.

        There are 11 different versions of it. Different not in sense of the timelines and history but differ in terms of expansion of stories. In some depictions are shorter versions in others contextual inclusions are more relevantly done.

        Jai Shree Krishn
        Har Har Mahadev

    5. Karan Suryavanshi says:

      You’ve defined shudras as people with ‘low knowledge’. How so? Is it the reason untouchablity was practiced?

      1. © HariBhakt says:

        Karan ji,

        How much difference of knowledge between you and your watman has? that will answer your question. Do not interpret LOW KNOWLEDGE as NO KNOWLEDGE. Knowledge depends on the research, time and dedication one puts in gaining knowledge. If you have not done that then you are on equity with uneducated watchman. There is no single point in this article written to demean anyone at any point. We believe all men and women are unique and special abilities. Understand the pointer in context, do not extrapolate it like scientists.

        Jai Shree Krishn
        Har Har Mahadev

    6. Babita pal says:

      If the pandavas were not actual pandu’s son..Then why they fought for hastinapur…N why yudhishthir wanted to be the king??

    7. Great facts. Enjoyed reading these. Hare Krishna.

      But I don’t agree with one point that karna was better archer than Arjuna. Arjuna had great knowledge of warfare and chakravyuha. Secondly, he was granted pashupatastra by lord Shiva. Arjuna defeated karna in the Viraata war.

      1. Hemant Singh says:

        Karna was way greater archer than arjuna. We cannot judge an archer or warrior by the quality of arrows he is having. An archer is judged by – who taught him? , his contribution to society? , his sacrifices? , and how bravely he fight despite of being only humiliated in life! Parshuram is way more great teacher than drona……..Karna gave away everything asked for to the people who come to him for help…….karna sacrificed everything in his life to return the loan of honour to duryodhana………karna was humiliated every time…..in draupadi’s marriage, in every court of kshatriya……..he was a brave kshatriya but lived a life of shudra and was humiliated every time…….but then too he fought bravely……..he is the one of the greatest warriors who has got very less boons and very large amount of curse which cause his death……..his boons which he got from naga raaj and indra dev was wasted by lord krishna…….so he actually did not have any boon…….whereas arjun have lots of boon and also a very big support of krishna in his side. So now, you judge them…….yeah i will agree that karna’s big mistake was that he called draupadi bad words but that was the revenge he took for his humility in draupadi’s marriage.

    8. Harshit_Parashar says:

      Wikipedia ka baap..haribol …jai ho

    9. gaurav.punj says:

      and Hanumad Ramayan abhi tak mila nahi ocean pe????? jo first hanumad ramayan book hanuman ji ne likhi thi or ocean pe phenk di thi..valmiki ke kahne par…or

      do u know goswami tulsidas tha maharishi valmiki ka next birth,,,jo kal-yuga mai aaega valmiki ka rebirth tulsidas tha,,,

    10. gaurav.punj says:

      kya aap jante ha ki mahabharat 18 dinno tak chala tha fight ?
      ussi karana bhagwan krishan ne Gita mai 18 chapters diya tha 18 dinno tak right?

      mahabharat Pandava Army 7 Akshauhinis and
      Kaurava Army 11 Akshauhinis
      totals 18 Akshauhinis
      after fights 15 pandavas and 3 kaurava peoples saved so totals 18 peoples saved

      or ussi karana ved vyasa ne 18 Parav rache or ved ne hi 18 Puranas ki rachna ki
      mahabharat fight’s days = 18 days
      gita = 18 chapters in 18 days
      akshauhinis = 18 akshauhini
      Puranas = 18 puranas
      parav = 18 parvas

      world’s biggest mystery only 18 numbers in everything

    11. gaurav.punj says:

      how Radha came?? why there’s no mention Radha word in any purana?? oh why?

      1. Radhe Radhe Gaurav Ji,

        There are many incarnations of Bhagwan that happen for specific purpose. Not just Radha Rani but many other Bhakts of Shree Krishna were not mentioned in Purans. The eight closest of gopis: Lalita, Vishakha, Chitra, Indulekha, Champakalata, Tungavidya, Rangadevi, and Sudevi are mentioned in several Vaishnavi texts.

        Radha is the divine form of Bhakti that teaches world how to do bhakti for Shree Krishna. Radha emerged from Shree Krishna.

        It is way beyond lustful love of common people. People involved in materialistic pleasures cannot comprehend the eternal love of Bhagwan and Bhakt.

        Radha Rani is a devotee of Krishna. They perform Raas Lila even today in Vrindavan.

        Jai Shree Krishna

        1. gaurav.punj says:

          yay finally got it.. thanks..
          but ye be kaha jata ha ki 16108 gopis ke unke bahut pahle previous birth (puravjanam) rishi, muni ya sadhu the…do u know that?

          1. Radhe Radhe Gaurav Ji,

            The truth about those Bhakts and Sages are already mentioned in several posts here.

            Jai Shree Krishn

    12. gaurav.punj says:

      wow really mind blowing war
      war start at between west to east kuru to prithu (Pehowa) nearest at saraswati River
      kuru to pewoha just 22 km distance

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