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Are there any situations in Mahabaratha where either Krishna or any Pandava is/are affected with disease or faced unhealthy situation ?

If there are no such instances, are there any slokas saying that their lifestyle is responsible for such diseaseless life?

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    I am not sure what quality of question is this ?
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 5:53
  • @TheLittleNaruto In order to get clarity about their diseaseless lifestyle if they didn't face any such situations other than pranks.
    – hanugm
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 6:01
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    What is this question? What is your purpose?
    – user9072
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 6:43
  • The purpose is to know how they are maintaining health at even odd times if they didn't fall ill.
    – hanugm
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 6:46
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    It's a good question! I too had this query before. Most likely they also would have gone through the usual health related difficulties which normal humans go through. It could be in lesser magnitude due to better quality of life during then though. In Gita, lord Krishna mentions that one has to pass through the phases of old age and decay. Probably such things are not documented in detail due to less importance.
    – iammilind
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 9:43

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Are there any unhealthy situations in Mahabaratha?

As mentioned in Puranas (such as Matsya Purana, Kurma Purana, Vayu Purana..) and in Mahabharata, there were very less or no disease in Satya Yuga or Krita Yuga and in Treta Yuga.

Disease came to be known in Dvapara Yuga and it affected few people in Dvapara and it's widely found in Kali Yuga.

We can see few instances in Mahabharata where some one had disease. For example,

Vichitravirya died due to phthisis/tuberculosis/yakṣmā. ~Discussed in How did Vichitravirya die?

We also find few references of dropsy, leprosy and few other skin disease in Puranas.

So, there were few unhealthy situations in earlier Yugas and/or in Mahabharata.


Are there any slokas saying that their lifestyle is responsible for such diseaseless life?

Vayu Purana - Chapter 8 deals with this in detail. From abridged version of Vayu Purana,

In Satya Yuga, people lived on juice that came out of the bowels of the earth. This juice was so miraculous that old age and disease were unknown.

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  • But the question is specific to Pandavas or Krishna, while your answer....
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 4:34
  • @hanugm is your Q limited to 6 persons (5 Pandavas & Krishna) only or it's general for all major characters in Mahabharat...
    – YDS
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:06
  • @TheLittleNaruto let the OP reply...if that's the case then it might be a partial answer or may be deleted if it's irrelevant in your/OP's/other's opinion...
    – YDS
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:09
  • My intention is to know among the 6, but your answer is informative, which includes them as well;
    – hanugm
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 7:18
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    @YDS Don't delete it, it is not irrelevant...
    – hanugm
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 7:21

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