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The actual clause have the word बरह्मचारी (Brahmacharin): दरौपद्या नः सहासीनम अन्यॊ ऽनयं यॊ ऽभिदर्शयेत स नॊ दवादश वर्षाणि बरह्मचारी वने वसेत And the rule they made was that when one of them would be sitting with Draupadi, any of the other four who would see that one thus must retire into the forest for twelve years, passing his days as a ...


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According to my study, the answer for this question lies in the development of Shaivism itself. Shaivism comprises adoration of Shiva and Parvati as divine couple, Skanda and Ganapati as their children, Nandi and others as their Ganas, eulogisation of Shiva in Puranas like Shiva Purana, etc. We do not find mention of Shiva, as we are accustomed to now,ie., ...


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So far as my knowledge NO. There was a story about how he tried to crush Bhima after the war for single handedly killing all his sons. But this is a null point, since Mahabharata has many interpretations & adaptations. Not to mention the Lore, stretching back before the Pandavas & long after their Deaths is littered with Several side stories that may ...


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The meaning of pārṣṇi and its related words – frequently used in the battle scenes of Bhīṣma, Droṇa and Karṇa parvas – suggests that all major warriors had their chariots drawn by four horses standing parallel to each other. The two outside horses each required a separate charioteer. pārṣṇi    f. the extremity of the fore-axle to which the ...


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Yes, he did. The exact word Karṇa uses to refer to Draupadī is bandhakī (बन्धकी): 02,061.035a   eko bhartā striyā devair vihitaḥ kurunandana 02,061.035c   iyaṃ tv anekavaśagā bandhakīti viniścitā ...which translates to: bandhakī    f. ("connected", scilicet with many men), an unchaste woman, harlot, courtesan Bibek Debroy ...


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Bibek Debroy translates the phrase vidyud agnisamaprabhaḥ as: as radiant as the lightning and fire. So, vidyud (विद्युद) here simply means lightning. Astika Parva - Chapter 28 Souti said, 'O best of the twice born! When this turmoil was going on, Garuda, the king of the birds, swiftly came to where the gods were. Having seen his great strength, the ...


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The verse your have quotes is found in Harivamsa purana -Khila Bhaga -Chapter 2 of -Verse 31 -of Mahabharata. Your enquiry is about whether this verse loosely indicate Ice-Age. The answer is No. there is no faint indication of ice age or ice being covered on earth in that verse . In fact the verse is telling us that at the time of Prajapati ...


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This part is considered interpolation. As per Kisari Mohan Ganguli's translation, Karna did not fail in Draupadi swayamvar as stopped by Draupadi in between. Although he didn't shoot the arrow but people present there including Pandavas regarded the mark as already shot. Karna strung the bow and was about to release the arrow but Draupadi denied marrying ...


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To answer your title question, the Pāṇḍavas just wanted one village each. 694 (31) Yudhishthira said, "O Sanjaya! ... Then you should repeatedly speak to the intolerant Prince Suyodhana, entreating him when he is seated in the midst of the Kurus. When Krishna was brought alone into the assembly hall, evil was done towards her. But we ignored ...


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Yes, Mahabharat verily describes Lord Shiva as Viswarupam. Besides Mahabharata there are other Scriptures (From Vedas to Puraanas) where Lord Shiva is described as having Universal Form. But as Question is specifically addressed toward Mahabharata, answer is having more reference from Mahabharata Only. “vadantyagnı̃ mahādēvaṁ tathā sthāṇũ mahēśvaram | ...


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Yes , Lord Rudra is compared with lion in vedas. He is described as young fierce lion in Rig-Veda -Mandala 2- Sukta 33- Mantra -11 .In this sukta Lord Rudra is praised as powerful deity who is destroyer of enemy. स्तुहि श्रुतं गर्तसदं युवानं मृगं न भीममुपहत्नुमुग्रम | मृळा जरित्रे रुद्र स्तवानोsन्यं ते अस्मन्नि वपन्तु सेनाः || RV 2.33.11|| ...


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Drona did not deny Karna, the knowledge of archery. Karna could not excel Arjuna as he did not have the determination. Then Drona endued with great prowess taught the sons of Pandu (the use of) many weapons both celestial and human. And, O bull of the Bharata race, many other princes also flocked to that best of Brahmanas for instruction in arms. The ...


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When Ashwamedha Yajna of Yudhishthira has finished and Lord Krishna has described the Anugita to the Arjuna, Lord Krishna said to Arjuna that he wanted to leave for Dwaraka. It is mentioned in Mahabharata: Book 14: Aswamedha Parva: SECTION LI. "Vasudeva said, 'I am the preceptor, O mighty-armed one, and know that the mind is my pupil. Through my affection ...


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