How does he get so much power that he can even break Bhima(or a statue) into pieces in Mahabharat after Pandavs wins againt Kouravas.

  • Who gave him that power?(I am not sure but I heard that he got 1000 Elephant power)
  • How much Power he had?
  • I have read this some where i will answer tomorrow
    – Ritesh.mlk
    Feb 16, 2017 at 11:37
  • I am waiting bro(or sir)..😃😃 Feb 16, 2017 at 13:45

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This section of the Sambhava Parva in the Adi-Parva of Mahabharata narrates how/why Dhritarashtra had the power of 10,000 elephants.

It is known that Vyasa was the father of Dhritarashtra, Pandu and Vidura. After Vyasa begets a child on Ambalika, Satyavati asks him how the child will be and what accomplishments he will possess.

The Rishi, from desire of accomplishing his mother's wishes, however knew her. But the latter, struck with fear, opened not her eyes even once to look at him.

And when Vyasa came out, he was met by his mother, who asked him, 'Shall the princess have an accomplished son?'

Hearing her, he replied, 'The son of the princess she will bring forth shall be equal in might unto ten thousand elephants. He will be an illustrious royal sage, possessed of great learning and intelligence and energy. The high-souled one shall have in his time a century of sons. But from the fault of his mother he shall be blind.'

So you could say that Vyasa gave this power to Dhritarashtra as a boon.

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