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

Kichaka disgraced Draupadi | Mahabharata Paintings

Pandava-s spent 12 years in forest and 1 year in incognito. They seceded themselves and approached Virata kingdom. Yudhishthira joined for a job as King's advisor Kanka, the mighty Bhima as cook Ballava, Archer Arjuna as dance teacher Brihannala, Nakula as Horse keeper Granthika and Sahadeva as sage Tandibala. Draupadi became Sairandhri. Draupadi served Sudeshna … Continue reading Kichaka disgraced Draupadi | 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

Yudhishthira, A Failed Gambler | Mahabharata Paintings

Yudhishitra the failed gambler

Duryodhana was jealous about Pandava's wealth. In addition, he got humiliated when he fell down into water at the palace of Indraprastha. By mistake, he thought Draupadi mocked him with derision. He wanted to take revenge for this. Shakuni - his maternal uncle - consoled him. He ensured him that he can win Pandava-s with … Continue reading Yudhishthira, A Failed Gambler | Mahabharata Paintings

Indraprastha | Mahabharata Paintings

After Pandava-s married Draupadi, they could not hide any more. They exposed themselves to external world. They stayed in Panchala for sometime. Accompanied by Krishna, they reached Hastinapur. Khandavaprastha became Indraprastha They appeared before the blind king Dhritarashtra. He blessed him. The bilateral negotiations about the ownership of the throne was started. Krishna lobbied for … Continue reading Indraprastha | 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

Shikhandi, Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna born | Mahabharata paintings

Drona did not forget or forgive Drupada for humiliating him in his court. He asked Drupada's kingdom as the tuition fee from Kuru princes. Kuru princes fought with Drupada and captivated him. Drupada lost his kingdom. It was given as a gift to Drona by Kuru princes. Drona kept half of it and made his … Continue reading Shikhandi, Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna born | Mahabharata paintings