That weapon can be fired again & again at your opponent until it hits its mark. Bhishma was another person who never performed a selfish action in his whole life. As if that was not enough, when Karna and Arjuna came to fight, Krishna interfered again. So is the case with Krishna. He was actually an impediment to the establishment of a righteous kingdom. - and Mahabharat war itself , he is known for using them too !) Here also Sri Krishna made a brilliant move before starting the war. If, O Krishna, Karna replied, I live through this great battle, then we shall meet here again. And even in sticking to one’s principles, Karna appeared more steadfast compared with Arjuna. Why did Krishna not inform Karna initially that he was Kunti’s son? Do you have any idea how many kingdoms Karna conquered for the sake of Duryodhana? He was ready to fight with Jarasandh as well. They lived their life by different values and their lives came to very different ends. He was in some ways foolhardy, saying and doing several stupid things that could have landed his brothers and himself in serious trouble. An explicit intention to hoodwink someone in order to take advantage of him/her to effect some evil deed is called trickery. Unfortunately no other Hindus groups were [...], The Reclaim Temples team have located the ancient Malayambadi Narasimha Temple which was destroyed during riots and was lying in ruins for close to a century. But Karna had one special weapon, the astra, for which Arjuna had no answer. Krishna put his foot on the chariot's floor and made it dig into the ground -- this caused the arrow to hit Arjuna's crown rather than his forehead. Why did it have to be Duryodhana who offered to make him the king of Anga? ... Why science and scripture see reality differently . Drona was a very shrewd person. Krishna did not encouraged But justified killing karna. Why did Krishna choose Arjuna instead of Karna,Drona or Bhishma - The Mahabharata is one of the greatest literature’s in the world. Karna was a great warrior, in many ways greater than Arjuna. Whose fault is that? Granted, Duryodhana has his own evil reasons but the fact remains Kunti never stood up for him. Krishna is God! According to dharma, praising yourself in public is a sin that is as bad as one’s own death. This Chariot cannot be destroyed unlike chariot used by other warriors in the War and can move with great speed , it can accomodate weapons loaded in nine bullock carts. Drona was an employee of the king of Hastinapur, who happened to be Dhitirashtra, the father of Duryodhana. That oath was that he would unquestioningly follow and do the bidding of whoever was the king of Hastinapur (Delhi). Your lengthy comment doesn’t really carry any punchline nor any meaning. So he does not have a counter for Karna and since Karna has a Vasava shakti, it is a big barrier towards the victory of Dharma. On one hand he stresses the importance of Dharma and righteousness to Arjuna just before the war begins in the Gita. If you would like to make a donation to support this website Click Here. right !? He would follow Krishna’s words even at the expense of other principles or promises that he held dear. Lord Krishna : A Big Troublemaker and Warmonger ? According to dharma, praising yourself in public is a sin that is as bad as one’s own death. Sticking to a vow is important, especially today when people make promises and break them the very next day (or even the very next second). Why did he do this? by Chaitanya Charan das October 29, 2015. Will you stop reinventing history? So Krishna said to Arjuna that just praise yourself in public, and your vow will be fulfilled. So purpose of Incarnation of Lord Krishna was the liberation of Kshtriyas. He was the lord of the world to support Arjuna but only Duryodhana was there to support Karna. He has to do his job by violating the rules -- there is no way around it. Duryodhan and even Karna did not hesitate in this wrong doing. So when Krishna asked Karna for his wishes, Karna's wishes were: At last, afflicted with arrows, he was obliged to turn his back upon the field. Whatever he got from kurus were the reward for his services as a teacher to kuru princes. When Krishna came to persuade him to come to the side of Dharma, Karna refused because, Karna's feeling of indebtedness was so enormous that it outweighed his sense of duty towards Dharma. This is what karna did and sadly before he had a chance to launch a counter attack, the charioter of duryodhana asked for Pandava help. So Krishna said to Arjuna that just praise yourself in public, and your vow will be fulfilled. Indeed, the arrows of this south of great energy are exceedingly fierce. Dhronacharya created the Chakravyuh or Padmavyuh, to trap and kill Arjuna. This milk has magical power and can render Karna invincible. ... Why science and scripture see reality differently . Karna is well versed in using a weapon called Naga Astra. In other words, he can use it only once. On 26th January 1788, Captain Phillip planted the British flag at Sydney Cove. 2. Yudhistra realizes his mistake and apologizes to Krishna, "Krishna, I now remember everything as to why Karna did not kill me. I don’t think that you have read the Mahabharata epic and connected stories in detail. Nara- Narayana is the twin- brother incarnation of the preserver- God Vishnu on earth working for the preservation of Dharma or righteousness. He spoiled Eklawya’s career. Ghatotkach went on a rampage and the Kauravas begged Karna to stop him. The Mahabharata is one of the greatest literature’s in the world. The destruction of the world is at hand, Lord Krishna prophesied, when My words do not become acceptable to the heart. While loyalty is a great value in such cases when it overrides a sense of dharma and even the direct calling of the Divine in the form of Shri Krishna, such loyalty leads one to a tragic end. : The blind leading the blind in Western Yoga”, Divine Shakti Slaying the Demons of Monoculture. While the definition of a lockdown may [...], While atheism and Christianity may seem at polar opposites in mainstream discourse, the reality is that they are actually singing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to Hindus. It was Duryodhana who opted for Sri Krishna’s army, whereas Arjuna settled for Sri Krishna. He always … Karna becoz not only stronger but also as human he is gr8 person (Danveer)! Nara- Narayana is a Hindu deity pair. Read the facts. It's a figment of some jealous imagination!! For his services, he was remunerated handsomely. He disregarded Krishna’s advice, which was that to drop the vow for the greater good. Krishna, the divine guide, will always shower his grace on people who will put Him first, and thus we remember Arjuna as the true hero above any of his contemporaries. Dharma has several meanings. “Why are you doing this to yourself? Some righteousness, huh? " !Authenciaty of vyas original mahabharat by km ganguly:http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/maha/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kisari_Mohan_Ganguli, TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH WHO IS THE GREATEST WARRIOR OF MAHABHARATA- KARNA OR ARJUNA FROM ORIGINAL VYAS'S MB,VISIT:https://www.facebook.com/karnavsarjuna. Karna, poised to kill Arjuna, prepared himself, but Krishna had a brilliant idea – he let Ghatotkach loose on the Kauravas. He used to kill even ordinary soldiers using higher weapons. But Karna did not move as he does not want to disturb his guru. Yet despite this foolhardy streak in his character, Arjuna is the one who is etched upon the heart of humanity as the ideal to which to aspire. Conclusion – Whether Draupadi rejects Karna or not: From the above discussion, we can conclude that Karna participated in Draupadi’s Swayamvar and failed in the task. Duryodhana who went to Sri Krishna for help. by G D Bakshi, Book Review – Krishna Rājya : An alternate system of government for modern India, Book Review : Jihadist Threat to India by Tufail Ahmad Reviewed by Dr David Frawley, Video : 26th January, Invasion Day of Australia, Video : 33 Native Hawaiian elders arrested for peacefully protecting their sacred mountain from desecration, Video : Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo, Are we living inside a cosmic computer game? Karna used all his strength to serve his friend Duryodhan, without even one selfish thought for himself. "Let me ask you this. On some occasions he even tried to stop Duryodhan, at which Duryodhan would say: “Do not bite the hand that feeds you.”. Karna and Arjuna were evenly matched in their martial arts. Purpose of Incarnation of Lord Krishna was depend upon Karna confessed by Narad Muni [ Narad muni to Yudhistira] When Karna was being ridiculed during the archery contest held at Hastinapura as being a suta and hence not eligible to compete with Arjuna, why didn't Kunti Devi come to his rescue and mention his royal lineage? "You are reinventing the definition of "trickery". This army including very powerful kings consisted of the very wicked people on earth. Poor Kunti made Karna promise that he won't use the weapon on Arjuna more than once. Karna had to use the Shakti astra to kill him and you know what happens to that weapon once he uses it? He made his friendship and loyalty to Duryodhan higher than anything else, even higher than right and wrong, and even higher than God. He worked as an unofficial commander of the Pandava Army. Karna never thought of himself (you need to read your commenter's insights in the previous post). Defaming the Hindu Sacred Feminine ( Part 1 ). Colonists declared the country uninhabited or Terra Nullius to [...], In general, the Eastern understanding of time is very subtle, and perhaps is only matched by some of the most recent theories of modern science. Speaking of Kunti Devi, remember Karna would never have been born if she had not had that urge to "test" the boon granted by Durvasha and call up on the Sun God to divine her with a baby. But you see that is where you need to understand him. It was because of … No other work brings out the complexity of … 1. You keep talking about lots of instances of Krishna being deceitful and things like that. He was able to satisfy Duryodhana and at the same time He established His own spy net work in the enemy camp. Krishna was incarnated for the liberation of entire kshtriya race. Krishna caused whatever had to happen. "This is one place I agree with you. It is not like reading Bible every day. For everything that Arjuna did, Karna had an answer. Karna was never unarmed nor was near the mud to take his chariot out. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site. It shows us the application of philosophy when it comes to deciding between the right and wrong in such cases where the answer is not straightforward. 5)When Krishna disguised as a brahmana asks for Karna's punyas (good deeds) as a gift - this is because Karna will not die on the battlefield because Lady Dharma will be protecting him from all harm/that mortal shot from Arjuna's bow - karna becomes impenetrable at that point and therefore unconquerable - Krishna takes away that from him and then Karna is killed. http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m08/m08073.htm& Finally karna himself accepting Arjuna's supeority:http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m08/m08079.htmFINAL KARNA ARJUNA BATTLE(DAY 17 OF MAHABHARATA):http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m08/m08089.htm http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m08/m08090.htm http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m08/m08091.htm ACCORDING TO MY ANALYSIS OF THIS TRANSLATION IN THE FINAL BATTLE OF MAHABHARATA,ARJUNA & KARNA ASSAULTED EACH OTHER 35 TIMES WITH NUMEROUS, THOUSANDS & LAKHS OF ARROWS ………8 TIMES THEY NULLIFIED EACH OTHER ARROWS ,12 TIMES BOTH KARNA & ARJUNA PIERCED EACH OTHER BUT THE REMAINING 15 TIMES ARJUNA PIERCED KARNA IN EVERY PART OF HIS BODY & KARNA’S LIMBS,YOKE,STANDARD,STEEDS,CHARIOT WERE RIPPED APART & KARNA WAS LEFT MANGLED BATHED IN BLOOD & KARNA HAD NO ANSWER FOR ARJUNA’S ARROWS!! Four of the most striking characters in the Mahabharata are Arjuna,Karna,Drona and Bhishma  . Krishna eventually talked Arjuna out of suicide, but Arjuna was sad that he had not kept his own word,and felt very bad. Krishna is however, afraid of Karna’s presence because this man has never committed a sin. He always … Here also the great warriors of the Kaurava army had failed miserably. People who want to know seem to understand the meaning or the spirit of the word. karna was a true, noble and good hearted warrior.a man should live like karna.not any other characters in mahabharat have worth for it. 4. There were some other warriors as well, who were more or less equal to Drona and Karna in prowess, such as, Bhima, Abhimanyu and Satyaki. Kunti’s emotional blackmail to Suryaputra Karna: Krishna failed to lure Karna to fight from the side of Pandavas. Let me tell you what your parentage is. Karna was always aware his association with Duryodhana will be his downfall. He was mighty, learned and respected. Once again, it was only Krishna’s presence which restrained Arjuna. you killed me, not the knife. He was employed to teach all the princes of that kingdom in the art of warfare and statecraft, and was considered the very greatest teacher of the era. And thus were the lives of both Arjuna and Yuddhistir saved. Arjuna put Krishna as his highest guide and ideal, and despite his faults, stands out as the most successful and glorious of the four. "Even god, had to adopt to some trickery to fool and defeat the people on the wrong side of the law. This story illustrates that while Arjuna was far from perfect, he had one over riding quality which sets him above and apart from the others. when during the contest in hastinpur why kunthi kept her mouth shut.she has chances to reveal the secret on that time.if she revealed the secret why karna going to make friendship with duriyothan.karna life is a lesson for worst mothers not for men. in the concept of Nara-Narayana, in the human soul Nara is the eternal companion of the Divine Narayana He knows and always knew what would happen. When Karna is almost dead/dying - Krishna is so pleased with Karna because even at that point, he did not refuse to donate - as far as Karna was concerned nothing belonged to him - Austerity - that is the foremost principle which a brahman should adhere to. Shree Krishna explained us in Bhagavad Gita that Brahmin is a quality. [...]. This vow, he would never break as long as he lived, even when it involved fighting his own beloved nephews who he knew had done nothing wrong. Who is fooling who here? And what did Karna do get that weapn? But then, Arjuna felt bad for insulting such a virtuous person as Yuddhistir, and said that he would commit suicide as there was no point even being alive after doing something so vile as insulting his own brother in public! For everything that Arjuna did, Karna had an answer. Let me tell you what your parentage is. During the Mahabharata war, it happened to be Arjuna’s eldest brother and leader, Yuddhistir, who dealt the fatal insult. No other work brings out the complexity of human problems in such a profound and entertaining way. Krishna eventually talked Arjuna out of suicide, but Arjuna was sad that he had not kept his own word,and felt very bad. So when there is s sudden attack without any weapons one fights and gets killed/capture or flees to launch a counter attack in the immediate future. Since there was no wireless in those days, Sri Krishna took the position of a charioteer so as to reach any place even in the sky and watch the formation of both the army and give orders using the divine chariot and horse of Arjuna and guide him. But while learning from the example of this fierce warrior and a generous ruler, we often question Krishna’s action of advising Arjuna to attack weaponless Karna as against the norms of the war. He gave up his Kavacha and Kundala to Indra who appeared disguised as an old man at a time when Karna would never refuse anyone of anything (that is during mid-day when he worships the Sun God). The statement that Krishna did not save Draupadi from Cheer Haran, may appear as untrue. Drona was incapable of defeating the mighty panchalas on his own. on Video : 26th January, Invasion Day of Australia, on Video : 33 Native Hawaiian elders arrested for peacefully protecting their sacred mountain from desecration, on Video : Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo, on Are we living inside a cosmic computer game? The snake that lives in the Naga weapon actually flew back to Karna and begged him to fire it again so that it can kill Arjuna. If you would like to make a donation to support this website Click Here. Since most of the warier were born in Kshatriya kulam they should have shown their greatness in the war. This event shows their hypocracy. Their names are not associated with the same awe and respect as that of Arjuna. Karna (Sanskrit: कर्ण, IAST: Karṇa), also known as Vasusena, Anga-raja, and Radheya, is one of the major characters of the Hindu epic Mahābhārata. on Why did Krishna choose Arjuna instead of Karna,Drona or Bhishma ? One has to take pain to study the Mahabarata epic and many connected stories to get the inner meaning of every actions of Sri. Arjuna was a great man. @deepak:http://mentalantiemesis.blogspot.com/2016/04/throughout-mahabharata-pandavas-yielded.html. Kunti is your mother and your father is Surya.” Suddenly, Karna broke down. They settle stuff in the battlefield. Here's the most important conversation between Karna and Sri Krishna that is an eye opener - Mahabharata the Epic of Epics has some beautiful aspects of … He and Duryodhana were taken by a surprise attack when they were enjoying in wine. That will help in discussing this a bit further. Video : Hindu Transgenders Telling Christian Missionary to F-off Out of Here, Mainstream British Schools Now Teaching Hindus are ‘Terrorists’, Sadhguru on a motorcycle ride exploring ancient Native American sites & iconic places, https://www.facebook.com/Hindu-Human-Rights-69641119075/, Book Review : Bose or Gandhi, Who Got India her Freedom? Krishna is about to make the milk disappear, when Karna tells Kunti that he will not take milk denied to him at birth. Krishna eventually talked Arjuna out of suicide, but Arjuna was sad that he had not kept his own word,and felt very bad. But there was the need of one most powerful warrior who posses power to provoke war. Incidentally here is another tidbit for you. Whatever we say about the great Arjuna, the fact remains he was inferior to either Bhishma, Karna and even Drona. But Karna decides not to kill Bheema. To Arjuna, it was Krishna’s words that were absolute. He plotted the murder of Abhimanyu. He never had any existential crisis, he was wronged by his mother but he can not punish the world for the same.It teaches us that any favor from Evil if it becomes a chain for you than you also become a evil.So KARNA was a evil .So Krishna was correct when he said to Arjun to finish him as he himself has broken rule by killing Abhimanyu with 7 other man when it was decided only 1 to 1 fight is possible. In the final battle between Arjuna and Karna, none could defeat the other for a longtime. If Karna uses his Vasava Shakti, Arjuna is dead and … Yet he had weaknesses that were actually absent in Karna, Bhishma and Drona. Krishna gave Arjuna a loophole. But Karna had one special weapon, the astra, for which Arjuna had no answer. Bhishma put his personal vow above anything else, even when that vow became an instrument of evil. The legend of Nara-Narayana is also told in the scripture Bhagavata Purana. 'http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m07/m07045.htmWhat Karna's own friend Ashwathama & kripacharya think of karna:http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m04/m04049.htmhttp://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m04/m04050.htmwhat Lord Krishna think of karna's bravery:Krishna said(To Arjuna):.I swear by Truth to thee, O friend, that my limbs are burning at the thought that while the son of Subhadra was thus advancing, consuming the hostile army with his shafts, even on that occasion the wicked-souled Karna was engaged in acts of hostility to that hero,Unable, O Partha, to stay in that battle before Abhimanyu's face, mangled with the shafts of Subhadra's son, deprived of consciousness, and bathed in blood, Karna drew deep breaths, inflamed with rage. 2. Krishna is saddened, but appreciate Karna’s loyalty and accepts his decision. Though your anaysis is good, yet I disagree on some points: 1. That's right it goes straight back to Indra. Balram was the elder brother of Krishna who, during the discussion, asked Lord Krishna the reason why he waited for so long. Terrible as they are and possessed of the energy of fire, these arrows are weakening my heart. But in reality they miserably failed in all fronts. And between Arjuna and Karna. We will never know what motivated him to stay on. Karna and Arjuna were evenly matched in their martial arts. When Krishna came to sue for peace, he spoke to Karna. I don't know why he placed his loyalty to Duryodhana as paramount. That time is relative, is well recognized, and the fact [...], If you’re living in any one of the major countries in this world and reading this article, chances are that you’re living under a lockdown of some sorts. He also promises Karna that he will not reveal his true identity to the Pandavas. If Karna uses his Vasava Shakti, Arjuna is dead and if Arjuna is dead, the loss of Pandavas is certain. Today Australia Day signifies the illegal occupation of Australia to First Nations peoples. This is not what you are. Shastra means 'secret' or 'knowledge'. It is this stance that has helped Karna accrue his league of … Krishna gave Arjuna a loophole. Now the question is why did Krishna support usage of unfair means in the war. The Army Commander-in-Chief sits in a secure place and gives his orders to his subordinate through wireless. That is why he used kurus against them. This whole post seems to be predicated on the mistaken assumption that Krishna killed Karna. Dilip, the post was meant to create an alternate thought, which is not very different from the truth.I stand by my post, it was krishna that killed karna, and arjuna was just an instrument.The argument can be better understood, if you were to stab me (am using first person, only in jest :) and to maybe help understanding). Not only Duryodhana, but also all the great warriors on the Kaurava side were fools, and none of them had a clear strategy to win the war, knowing very well that they were fighting against Dharma. He got what he deserved.And please do not feel sorry for his kabach as it was bound to happen as GOD can not side with you if you decide to side with evil. Drona did not give Karna the complete education that he … Krishna. The other three are remembered as tragic heroes. [ Here Narad muni admitted that Karna was born to provoke kurushetra war in order to liberate all kshtriyas. "Unlike Ramayana, in times of Krishna the big war was not fought with asuras or demons, instead it was fought between members of a family. Discription of Chariot and horse used by Sri Krishna- Like us on Facebook. It's slighly wrong. Mahabharata is epic and always continues to fascinate people, even for those who know the least. 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