At the end of the Kurukshetra war, Duryodhana was undefeatable during the fight with Bheema.

Bheema was able to defeat him by hitting on his thigh, that was against the rules of the war.

The question is: Why did Bheema have to take help of unfair means to defeat Adharma?? Why did the side of Adharma become so powerful (although through Gandhari's blessings)? If on that day Bheema had been defeated, the Kaurava side or the Adharmic side would have won.

  • I think you answered your own question: it's due to Gandhari's blessing that the rest of his body was invulnerable. – Keshav Srinivasan Mar 22 '16 at 14:00
  • @Keshav I think he is asking how could Gandhari give Duryodhana (read: Adharma) such a boon. – Surya Mar 22 '16 at 14:12
  • @Surya Because love for her son overpowered her better judgment. She also gave the boon that the side of Dharma would win, so that's a good thing. – Keshav Srinivasan Mar 22 '16 at 14:13
  • @Keshav Um, I am not the questioner, so... hehe. – Surya Mar 22 '16 at 15:36
  • "Why did Bheema have to take help of unfair means to defeat Adharma?? Why did the side of Adharma become so powerful?"-No method is unfair when the question is as big as restoring Dharma on earth ,this is one and two The Lord incarnates on earth as a human being only when the side of Adharma becomes overwhelming more powerful.Otherwise there is no need for Him to come on earth as a man – Rickross Mar 22 '16 at 18:08

Nice Observation Surya!! In Aadi Parva of Mahabharata there is a description of how duryodhana body has become so strong with Ghandari blessing But you should know what stopped/ made his thighs week? It was Paramatma who know that this being duryodhana will be a adharmic and he(krishna) stopped him from getting complete undefeatable body but his rest of the body was so strong because he was son of gandhari who is was a chaste women (pathivratha).

Lord krishna has asked bheema to attack on his thighs and kill duryodhana. Now lord krishna to accomplish greater dharma, he has used small unfair method to kill dhuryodhana. He want to show to accomplish bigger or greater good one can take a out of law course. So is that mean these people got away from their (may be smaller) adharma? No - For this very deed lord krishna has suffered curse from ghandari - who said all the yadhu vamsha will vanish with clashes between them.

So every event in this universe is interlinked which are linked by the ultimate Paramatma. We can only see a part of that chain and unable to realise the cause and effect of the event.

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