The mutilated Abhimanyu | Mahabharata Paintings

Abhimanyu

After the fall of Bhishma, Drona became the commander-in-chief of Kaurava army. Though he was a skilled Archer, teacher and master of war tactics, he could not get an opportunity to slay any of the Pandava-s to take revenge for Bhishma's fall. Karna – who had vowed not to come to the battlefield under the … Continue reading The mutilated Abhimanyu | 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

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

Varanavata palace | Mahabharata paintings

The feud between Pandava-s and Kaurava-s reached a stage where both will not gel any longer. Duryodhana did his best to justify his right over the throne. Vidura justified the right of Yudhishthira on the same. To stop any further escalation, Dhritarashtra suggested building a dedicated palace for Kunti and her sons. He discussed this … Continue reading Varanavata palace | Mahabharata paintings

The birth of Dhritarashtra’s sons | Mahabharata Paintings

Gandhari, the great mother

Kunti became a mother first. As a sister-in-law, Gandhari felt insecured about the throne now. The agony and trauma experienced by Pandu earlier, apprehended Gandhari's mind now. The thoughts about the chief chair of Hastinapur bloated everyone's mind. Gandhari conceived well before Kunti. But she did not give birth. Hapless Gandhari did not find a … Continue reading The birth of Dhritarashtra’s sons | Mahabharata Paintings