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

The lie that killed Drona | Mahabharata Paintings

It was the fifteenth day of war. Drona was unstoppable after he took over as commander-in-chief position after Bhishma. Being his teacher, Arjuna could not raise his bow against him. The cruel killing of the unarmed Abhimanyu changed his mindset. But he could not control his teacher and the cost of lives he imposed on … Continue reading The lie that killed Drona | 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

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

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