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What are the boons got by Kunti from Karna?

It was not a boon from Karna to Kunti but a promise. Karna promises Kunti that he shall only slay Arjuna in the battle even he has a chance to slay Yudhistira and others. Using the same astra twice ...
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Scriptural basis for Draupadi's decision of denying Karna

According to the scriptures, the Pratiloma marriage, where the Varna of the wife is higher than that of the husband, is not considered as good. See the following passage from Agni Purana: An ...
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Did Arjuna really win against the Kauravas all alone in Virata Kingdom Battle

The incident of the Virata War has been narrated in the Goharana Parva of the Virata Parva of the Mahabharata. A small background - The Kaurava army invades the Matsya Kingdom from the north and ...
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In trying to win Karna over to the Pandava side, did Krishna suggest that Draupadi would accept him as her sixth husband?

The translation doesn't fit into the narrative. Before that sentence and after it, the whole narration is about coronation. To talk about Draupadi's marriage with Karna in between that topic is absurd....
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How can Kundala of Karna protect him in battle?

It's because Kavacha and Kundala of Karna contained Amrita in them as described in this chapter of Vana Parva of Mahabharata: Thereupon Kunti said, 'If, O dispeller of darkness, I obtain a son from ...
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In trying to win Karna over to the Pandava side, did Krishna suggest that Draupadi would accept him as her sixth husband?

Sixth period means after five Pandavas. This is how Bibek Debroy translates this verse (which is taken from BORI critical version). हिरण्मयांश्च ते कुम्भान्राजतान्पार्थिवांस्तथा | ओषध्यः सर्वबीजानि ...
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Do scriptures indicate that Draupadi regretted not allowing Karna to participate in her svayaṁvara?

The story you mentioned has no basis in scripture, at least not in Vyāsa Mahābhārata. Moreover, according to Vyāsa Mahābhārata, the svayaṁvara was rigged. King Drupada was very keen on giving ...
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Did Kuntī deliver Karṇa through her womb?

Concerning Karna, her conception did not occur the normal way, rather it was done magically by Surya, as described in this chapter of the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata: And that ranger of the skies,...
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Why didn't Bhishma, Drona and Karna attain moksha? Why didn't they live with liberation as life's goal?

"How come knowledged persons like bhisma,drona and karna lived a life knowing that the liberation is the life's goal and didn't live according to it" Among these, 2 were liberated (attained ...
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If Lord Parashurama really cursed Karna, how could he launch Brahmastra on Arjuna twice?

TL;DR: Karṇa was not cursed either by the brāhmaṇa or by Paraśurāma. Karṇa's chariot wheel was not even stuck in the battlefield. The battle between the two greats Arjuna and Karṇa on the 17th day of ...
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Did Nakula and Sahadeva really treat Karna after donating his armour?

We can safely say that part is added by the writers of the show. Even in old movies on Mahabharata, this treatment episode by Nakula and Sahadeva is not shown. Indra was not merciless to leave Karna ...
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Why is Karna so obsessed with freeing his chariot from earth?

Can't he just fight on foot? That's exactly what he did. Standing on the ground, Karṇa fired several astras including the brahmāstra on Arjuna which Arjuna countered with his own. Chapter 1216 (66)...
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Did Shalya promise Yudhisthira that he would demoralize Karna?

Yes, he did. Here is what this chapter of the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata says: And Yudhishthira said, ‘O valiant king, it has been well-done by thee that being pleased at heart thou hast ...
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What are the 4 Dig Vijayas conquered by Karna?

The word Dig Vijaya means a victory campaign. A king along with his forces invades their foes. The defeated king should pay a great amount of gold, taxes and tribute and should accept the victorious ...
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What was the role of caste in the way Parshurama & Pandavas treated Karna?

Parshurama did not refuse Karna because he was a Suta but because a Suta is part Kshatriya. Manu Smriti Chapter X mentions who a Suta is: From a Kshatriya by the daughter of a Brahmana is born (a son ...
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Did Karna really play dice with Duryodhana's wife, Bhanumati?

This story is nowhere mentioned in the Vyasa Mahabharata. However, southern versions like Perundevanar's Bharata Vemba, Pampa's Vikramarjuna Vijaya and Villiputturar's Bharatam do mention this ...
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What were the good acts performed by Karna in the epic, Mahabharata?

Karna was the son of Surya, the sun God and Kunti {the mother of the Pandavas and sister of Vasudeva, Krishna’s father}. As per a divine plan, Kunti gave birth to Karna but could not raise him. Karna ...
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Why Karna and Drona didn't use Brahmastra against Ghatotkacha?

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 ...
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How did the death of Karna happen?

Detailed story related to Karna death can be read in Mahabharata, Karna Parva, Section 90 and Mahabharata, Karna Parva, Section 91. Krishna testing Karna at time of death is not mentioned in ...
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What is the story of Satyaki?

Satyaki also known as Yuyudhāna was son of the King Satyaka & grandson of Sini. He was from Satvata -Vamsha he learnt the science of archery from Arjuna. He was Athiratha warrior. रौ...
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Why is Karna known as Daana Veera?

In Mahabharata, Vana Parva, it is mentioned that if someone ask for anything after bathing and Sun-worship, Karna will not refuse this. And when, O foremost of monarchs, Karna after rising from the ...
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A snake in Karna's quiver

Yes, the story is mentioned in Karna Parva of Mahabharata. When Arjuna and Karna were engaged in war, the snake Aswasena (whose mother has been burned by Arjuna in Khandava Vana), has entered at the ...
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What is Karna's caste (varna)?

His mother was Kshatriya (Kunti) that is why He has been considered as Kshatriya. He brought up as child of chief charioteer of King Dhritrashtra. As per Mahabharata, Parshurama only taught to ...
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Is Karna described as a weak warrior in Hindu scripture?

I felt obliged to answer this Question, as many people misunderstood my this answer. I no way projected Karna as a weak warrior. But there was never an opportunity to express that. Thanks for ...
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How can Karna, the son of a god, be associated with the origin of Pitri Paksh?

First of all, does that imply there were no Shraads performed before the Mahabharat times? Now, that can not be true. The ParAshara Smriti, for example, says that the Manu Smriti is the Smriti to ...
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What are the details of Karna’s fight with king Jarasandha?

Why Karna’s fight happened with king Jarasandha? "Narada said, 'Hearing of the fame1 of Karna's might, the ruler of the Magadhas, king Jarasandha, challenged him to a single combat. 1: Karna ...
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Was Surya's son Karna with his Kavachakundala as strong as Krishna and Arjuna taken together?

No. Karna was never any match to Krishna and Arjuna. Arjuna had forced karna to retreat in battle after the Draupadi Swayamvara. Karna was defeated by Gandharvas in gosha yatra parva. Arjun then ...
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Where did Parashurama teach Dronacharya & Karna?

The scriptures mention that Parashurama gifted the entire earth to Prajapati Kashyap and retired to the Mahendra mountains. As mentioned in the Canto 9 of Shrimad Bhagavatam: SB 9.16.26: Lord ...
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