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:
प्रसाद्येह पुरा शर्वं मनसाऽचिन्तयं नृप।
महातपा महातेजा महायोगी महायशाः।।
वेदव्यासः श्रियावासो ब्राह्मणः करुणान्वितः।
अप्यसावीप्सितः पुत्रो मम स्याद्वै महेश्वरात्।।
इति मत्वा हृदि मतं प्राह मा...
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 ...
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.
Three reasons are that Duryodhana's upper body was indestructible, Duryodhana would win had he not been defeated by deceit, ...
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.
Except the 5th verse you provided all other verses are present in BORI EDITION
Your 1st verse - see 141 section 9th shloka
translation is - see 35-36 https://archive.org/details/the-mahabharata-set-of-10-volumes-by-bibek-debroy-veda-vyasa-vyasa-veda-vyas-z-lib.org/page/n2665/mode/2up in the ...
Both Kshattri and king Yudhishthira entered into the god of Righteousness.
Yudhisthira, in the end, merged in to Yama.
"He also beheld the princess of Pancala, decked in garlands of lotuses. Having attained to Heaven, she was sitting there, endued with a form ...
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 ...
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-...