End of radiance – Karna’s end | Mahabharata Paintings

Karna took over as commander in chief of Kaurava army on the sixteenth day, after the fall of Drona. Kaurava army had much hope of recovery after the fall of their great chieftains, Bhishma, and Drona. Coronation of Karna Kunti knew about the news. She understood that she could not prevent the clash between her … Continue reading End of radiance – Karna’s end | Mahabharata Paintings

Rules broken to kill Bhurishravas | Mahabharata Paintings

When Arjuna was in search of Jayadratha, he was hiding behind the Kaurava army. Arjuna got frustrated. Out of incapacity, Arjuna was a bit moody that day. Bhurishravas was a prince of a Himalayan kingdom. He was part of the Kurukshetra war. He was ferociously fighting with Satyaki, Krishna's follower. Satyaki's sons were killed by … Continue reading Rules broken to kill Bhurishravas | Mahabharata Paintings

Jayadratha’s head blown off | Mahabharata Paintings

Pandava-s were unable to save Abhimanyu. The teenage boy was cruelly killed by Kaurava warriors. Yudhishthira tried to save Abhimanyu. But Jayadratha blocked his way. In a way, he wanted to take revenge for his humiliation by Pandava-s, when he wanted to abduct their wife, Draupadi. Arjuna was far away from the location. Finally, no … Continue reading Jayadratha’s head blown off | Mahabharata Paintings

Foul play – Bhishma on bed of arrows | Mahabharata Painting

10th day of the war - The pressure was on Arjuna to kill Bhishma. Because the old man was unbeatable and ruined Pandava's army. 10 days have passed already. War materials are being consumed day by day. But the war expanded in its own way. So a foul play was planned by Krishna. He suggested … Continue reading Foul play – Bhishma on bed of arrows | Mahabharata Painting

A excruciating war starts | Mahabharata Paintings

Pandava finished their exile life Pandava-s sought refuge at Virata's palace and completed their incognito life Gaurava-s sniffed about Pandava-s hiding in Virata. They attacked Virata without giving any opportunity for Pandava-s. There was a small war in which Arjuna fount as Brihannala. Virata-s won the war to save their kingdom with Brihannala/Arjuna’s help. With … Continue reading A excruciating war starts | Mahabharata Paintings

Jayadratha’s audacity on Draupadi | Mahabharata Paintings

Draupadi - the mother goddess - went through a difficult life after marrying to the Pandava-s led by the gambler Yudhishthira. I pointed out why Yudhishthira is more harmful to Draupadi than Dushasana in my earlier post. Please see Yudhishthira, A Failed Gambler. Her problems did not go away even in her exile life. Jayadratha … Continue reading Jayadratha’s audacity on Draupadi | Mahabharata Paintings

Eliminating Kshatrias | Jarasandha & Shishupala | Mahabharata Paintings

Bhima Slays Jarasandha - Picture (d) Wikipedia

The Rajasuya Yagna (ceremony) was not that simple to Yudhishthira. It is an ancient process of make all other kings of Bharathakanda to agree that someone is their equal. Not an easy job for Yudhishthira. He want to coronate himself with the support of rest of his Pandava-s, wealth from Panchala, Hastinapur and Dwaraka. In … Continue reading Eliminating Kshatrias | Jarasandha & Shishupala | Mahabharata Paintings

Draupadi as Pandava’s wife | Mahabharata Paintings

Arjuna won Draupadi in Swayamvara. Pandava-s were on the way back to the house, where they took refuge. Meanwhile Kunti was afraid as her sons did not turn back till the evening. When they reached their home, Kunti did not pay attention to them. Arjuna - with much excitement - asked Kunti to look at … Continue reading Draupadi as Pandava’s wife | Mahabharata Paintings

Draupadi’s Swayamvara | Mahabharata Paintings

The disguised Pandava-s lived in many places and forests. Bhima found a wife, Hidimbi in forests. Sage Daumya advised them to proceed to Panchala. Swayamvara of Panchala princess Draupadi was scheduled to happen. Invitations had been sent to many kings across the Bharata khanda. Pandava-s disguised themselves as Brahman-s (priests) and entered the Swayamvara hall. … Continue reading Draupadi’s Swayamvara | Mahabharata Paintings

Kuru princes at Drona’s school | Mahabharata Paintings

Ekalavya's Guru dakshina, Wikipedia

Kaurava-s and Pandava-s were grown up in Hastinapur. They attained the age to start proper education and martial arts to increase their endurance. Kripacharya Kripa was grown up in Hastinapur. He was found by Shantanu from forest along with her sister Kripi. He became the first teacher for kuru princes. Dronacharya, tutor with a revenge … Continue reading Kuru princes at Drona’s school | Mahabharata Paintings