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As per Harivamsham: Harivamsha Parva: Chapter 35, Subhadra's mother was Rohini: chitrAM nAma kumArIM cha rohiNI tanayA dasha | chitrA subhadra iti punar-vikhyAtA kurunandana || 1-35-6 O descendant of kuru, they [Vasudeva and Rohini] also had a daughter by name chitra, who is renowned by the name of lady subhadra, the wife of arjuna..


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At first, as per Duryodhana, they didn't complete: Vaisampayana said, 'King Duryodhana then, on the field of battle said unto Bhishma, and unto Drona--that tiger among warriors, and unto Kripa--that mighty car-warrior, these words, 'Both myself and Kama had said this unto the preceptors 1 I refer to the subject again, for I am not satisfied with having ...


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Lakshmi, the daughter of Bhrigu, is married to Lord Vishnu. And Lakshmi, the daughter of Daksha, is married to Dharma. The same section conveys that Lakshmi is the daughter of Bhrigu is at lotus feet. Mahabharata is like a jigsaw puzzle. Each incidence in isolation is confusing. Together when put conveys the real meaning. SECTION LXVI ADI PARVA text here


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Balarama never said that "why did he bet his wives and brothers, when he could simply quit". It is not from Mahabharata, but imagination of the Director. After the marriage of Abhimanyu was performed with Uttara, all the royal heroes assembled and discussed the next course of action to be taken. It was then Balarama says as follows: When Yudhishthira ...


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On command of Ambika/Ambalika their daasi visited Vyasa and Vidura born. Dhritrastra had a son named Yuyutsu from a daasi during Gandhari's pregnancy. But, such things were not agreed by all daasis. For example, Keechaka asked Shairandhri for the same which she refused. When he forced to do so Shairandhri's husband Vallabh killed him. In specific case of ...


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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 wounded. Since Karna was following his vow of keeping his word and charity, Indra gave a boon to Karna that even after his body is cut while peeling off armour, ...


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Your enquiry is about Shree krishna and Vyasa seeing future events mentioned in Mahabharata and the answer is Yes. Both of them were aware of the events going to happen during the Mahabharata time and this is mentioned in Mahabharata Itself . Maharshi Vyasa was having divine vision and was capable of seeing future is mentioned in Mahabharata - Vana ...


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After death of Pandu, Vyasa advised Satyavati to retire into the forest and engage in the contemplation through Yoga. On this advice, Satyavati retired to forest where she left her body: Acquiescing in the words of Vyasa, Satyavati entered the inner apartments and addressed her daughter-in-law, saying, 'O Ambika, I hear that in consequence of the deeds ...


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It has to be understood that game of dice was played twice. First time, Pandavas lost their kingdom and themselves too (became Daasa/slaves). Draupadi never became daasi in the opinion of wise like Vidura because she was staked after Yudhisthira himself lost. Later, even Arjuna confirmed that Yudhisthira lost himself first so he had no right to stake ...


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The Mahābhārata isn't very clear on this issue. On one hand, before go-grahaṇa (the seizing of cattle by King Suśarma of Trigata and the Kauravas), we have a statement from Vaiśampāyana (speaking to Janamejaya) that the Pāṇḍavas just completed their 13th year in exile. This is even before Arjuna reveals his identity to Uttara and the Kauravas: Virāṭa ...


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I do remember one instance when Yudhisthira received a good scolding from Krishna. It is the time when Pandavs were trying to have peace talks before the Mahabharata war and Yudhisthira asked for only 5 villages. This angered Krishna and he scolded Yudhisthira (not in front of Kaurav's emissary), that being a Kshatriya, begging for land is not dharma. It ...


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Kṛṣṇa doesn't hold the Pāṇḍavas directly responsible for some of their actions like agreeing to the gambling match in the first place, betting their wife, etc. Instead he blames it all on the ill-effects of gambling and the Pāṇḍavas' misfortune. Āraṇyaka Parva / Kairāta Parva 311 (Chapter 14) Vasudeva said, "O lord of the earth! O king! Had I ...


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It is called Dharma-yuddha because the Mahābhārata, in its opening chapter, divides the major characters into two different groups, one based on dharma and the other on adharma. The rest of the story, including events that lead up to the Kurukṣetra war, follows this theme. 01,001.065a    duryodhano manyumayo mahādrumaḥ; skandhaḥ karṇaḥ ...


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