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As described in a number of Purana, it was considered as a very destructive weapon. It is said that when the Brahmastra was discharged, there was neither a counterattack nor a defense that could stop it, except by another Brahmastra. Karna didn't use Brahmastra against Ghatotkacha because he knew Arjun also had a Brahmastra to stop it. As Karna possessed a ...


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We can not say for sure that Krishna 'used' Ghatotkacha as a sacrifice in the war. All the warriors volunteered themselves. Yes Krishna rejoiced when Ghatotkacha was slained. That event lowered the invincibility of Karna by great extent & now he could be slained. Sanjaya said, 'Beholding Hidimva's son slain and lying like a riven mountain, all the ...


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Actually the stay in heaven is too brief. After that Karna joined Surya. Bhima was one of the Maruts. Bhishma was one of the Vasus. Drona a part of Brihaspati. Twins joined Ashwinis. Arjuna attained Vaikunta. Abhimanyu joined Soma (Chandra dev). Gandhari, Dhritarashtra etc. became Gandharvas. All are liberated. The Mahabharata, Book 18: Svargarohanika Parva:...


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The sacrifice made by Ghatotkacha was exactly similar to the sacrifice made by Abhimanyu and his death had nothing to do with his mother being of the Rakshasa race. As sons of Pandavas they were glad to support their fathers in the Great War and of course one who dies a heroic military death is supposed to attain great merit in the afterlife. According to ...


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Ahilawati (aka Maurvi) or Kamakatankata was the wife of Ghatotkacha? According to Skanda Purana (Chapter 59) it explain fully http://www.dvaipayana.net/purana/barbarika/barbarika-skanda-summary.html But We got different opinion when we look in to Google sources. Yudhishthira requested Krishna to suggest a suitable wife for ghatotkacha. Krishna ...


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