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While providing Pashupatastra to Arjuna Lord Shiva says that neither chief of Gods nor humans know of it. So, it is not possible that any other human would have Pashupatastra. From Vana Parva of Mahabharata: भगवानुवाच | ददानि तेऽस्त्रं दयितमहं पाशुपतं महत् | समर्थो धारणे मोक्षे संहारे चापि पाण्डव || १३ || नैतद्वेद महेन्द्रोऽपि न यमो न च यक्षराट् | वरुणो वाथ ...


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Parashara also got a boon from Lord Shiva that such a powerful son would be born to him. In this chapter of Anushasana Parva of Mahabharata, Parashara says: पराशर उवाच। प्रसाद्येह पुरा शर्वं मनसाऽचिन्तयं नृप। महातपा महातेजा महायोगी महायशाः।। वेदव्यासः श्रियावासो ब्राह्मणः करुणान्वितः। अप्यसावीप्सितः पुत्रो मम स्याद्वै महेश्वरात्।। इति मत्वा हृदि मतं प्राह मा...


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The first time after his birth, Shri Krishna gets his Chakra during the time when Jarasandha lays siege to Mathura, thereafter its used in almost every leela of his (listed the 13 documented ones), before returning to Vaikuntha. Getting the chakra - The battle with Jarasandha: The plough named saMvartaka, the club named saunandaM, the great bow shAr~NgaM ...


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Yes , the the term Sadasiti is explained in Padama Purana - Vol. 1 - Shrishti Kanda - Chapter 77- Shloka 44. तासुयद्वाफलंब्रूमोलोकानांनिखिलंमुने | धनुर्मिथुनमीनेषुकन्यायांषडशीतय ||44|| 44 We (i.e. I) shall , O Sage, (now) tell (you) all the fruit that is (obtained by one) on these (samkranti days) . (The samkranti days) on which the sun enters the Dhanu ...


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But in Rigveda 10:53:4, all varnas and nishadas are said to perform sacrifice. It doesn't actually say that: O ye Five Tribes, be pleased with mine oblation. Some devata is the speaker of that verse, he offered an oblation, and is asking "the five tribes" to be pleased with his oblation. Nowhere is it saying that shudras, nishadhas, etc. are ...


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Arjuna was happy as per Mahabharata: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: "Vaisampayana continued, 'Hearing these cruel words of Drona, who had asked of him his thumb as tuition-fee, Ekalavya, ever devoted to truth and desirous also of keeping his promise, with a cheerful face and an unafflicted heart cut off without ado his thumb, and gave it unto Drona. After ...


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Krishna explains what caused Ghatotkacha's death and how he was happy at his death. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m07/m07177.htm "Vasudeva said, Great is the joy I feel. Listen to me, Dhananjaya! This that I will tell thee will immediately dispel thy sorrow and infuse delight into thy heart. O thou of great splendour, know, O Dhananjaya, that Karna, ...


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https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m18/m18005.htm Janamejaya questions Vaisampayana about what was the end and what lokas were attained by Bhishma, Drona, king Dhritarashtra, and Virata and Drupada. Janamejaya said, "Bhishma and Drona, those two high-souled persons, king Dhritarashtra, and Virata and Drupada, and Sankha and Uttara. Dhrishtaketu and ...


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It was not due to the boon of Gandhari according to KMG's translation. It clearly describes that Duryodhana's upper body was made of Vajra and was indestructible unlike his lower body. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m03/m03010.htm Three reasons are that Duryodhana's upper body was indestructible, Duryodhana would win had he not been defeated by deceit, ...


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Yes. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m07/m07178.htm Hidimva's son also, I have slain by the employment of means, viz., through Karna with his dart. If Karna had not slain him with his dart in great battle, I myself would have had to slay Bhima's son Ghatotkacha. From desire of benefiting you, I did not slay him before. That Rakshasa was inimical to ...


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https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01139.htm First, Karna comes to the Ranghabhoomi. "Vaisampayana continued, 'When the spectators, with eyes expanded with wonder, made way for that subjugator of hostile cities, Karna, that hero with his natural mail and face brightened with ear-rings, took up his bow and girded on his sword, and then entered the ...


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https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m18/m18005.htm Bhīṣma attained Svarga. Specifically, he went to where the Vasus live and went to the abode of the Vasus. Bhishma of mighty energy and great effulgence attained to the status of the Vasus. Eight Vasus, O chief of Bharata’s race, are now seen.


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https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m18/m18005.htm Both Kshattri and king Yudhishthira entered into the god of Righteousness. Yudhisthira, in the end, merged in to Yama. https://sacred-texts.com/hin/m09/m09061.htm "He also beheld the princess of Pancala, decked in garlands of lotuses. Having attained to Heaven, she was sitting there, endued with a form ...


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There is no explicit mention of Buddha or Buddhism. However, Nilakantha the 16th century commentator of Mahabharata, whose commentary is used by Mahabharata translators, claims to see the mention of Buddhism in Santi Parva. I think Nilakantha is right that the bolded parts in Vyasa's speech are clearly referring to Buddhism. "Suka said, 'What is that ...


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Shakuni actually used deceit; it wasn't only skill even though he referred to his deceit as skill. "Hearing these words of Duryodhana, Sakuni replied,--'Hear how thou mayest obtain this unrivalled prosperity that thou beholdest in the son of Pandu, O thou that hast truth for thy prowess. O Bharata, I am an adept at dice, superior to all in the world. I ...


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https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm The evil-minded and wicked king Duryodhana, the destroyer of the fair fame of the Kurus, was born of a portion of Kali on earth. He it was who caused all creatures to be slain and the earth to be wasted; and he it was who fanned the flame of hostility that ultimately consumed all. And the mighty chariot-...


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Mahadeva told Arjuna about his past while giving Pashupatastra. "Mahadeva said, 'Thou wert in thy former life Nara, the friend of Narayana. In Vadari wert thou engaged in fierce ascetic austerities for several thousands of years. In thee as well as in Vishnu--that first of male beings--dwelleth great might. Ye both, by your might, hold the universe; O ...


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