MAHABHARATA KATHA

MAHABHARAT written by Brahmarishi Ved Vyas, the ancient philosopher - thinker; known to be the fountain of all human knowledgeis. MAHABHARAT is not an abstruse philosophical or religious tract. It encompasses all shades of human nature - from the utterly base to the completely divine, its high point is Lord Krishna' message to humanity - the song celestial - the Divine Gita, acknowledged to be the quintessence of all knowledge embodied in the Hindu ethos.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Episode 9

Episode 9


One day King Pandu was out hunting, by accident, he killed a Sage and his wife : the dying Sage cursed Pandu : 'You will meet with death the moment you make love to any of your wives !'
To do penance for his sin Pandu decided to spend the rest of his life in exile; but before doing so he returned to Hastinapur where Satyavati, Ambika and Ambalika were eagerly awaiting his return. Once there, he entrusted his Kingdom Dhritarashtra and went to the forest with his wives and lived there a life of complete abstinence. Seeing that Pandu was desirous of having children, Kunti confided to him the story of the boon she had received from Sage Durvasa. Pandu urged Kunti and Madri to use the incantation and thus it was that in time five children (Yudhisthira, Bheem, Arjun, Nakul and Sahadeva) were born to Kunti and Madri. Dhritarashtra had a hundred sons from Gandhari, The eldest being Duryodhana and Dushasana and a Daughter Dushala.
Round about the same time the main protagonist of the epic Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva in Mathura"

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Upload server?

hi all,
I am getting mails regarding uploading server.guys has problem with megaupload i.e. they are NOT able to download from megaupload so can you guys suggest some good uploading where I can upload easily and also you can download very easily(No bandwidth limit/premium account).
Suggestion welcome so that I can upload next upload Episodes 01-06 and also episodes after 09 on as soon as possible.
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Mahabharat

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Episode 09

One day King Pandu was out hunting, by accident, he killed a Sage and his wife : the dying Sage cursed Pandu : "You will meet with death the moment you make love to any of your wives !"
To do penance for his sin Pandu decided to spend the rest of his life in exile; but before doing so he returned to Hastinapur where Satyavati, Ambika and Ambalika were eagerly awaiting his return. Once there, he entrusted his Kingdom Dhritarashtra and went to the forest with his wives and lived there a life of complete abstinence. Seeing that Pandu was desirous of having children, Kunti confided to him the story of the boon she had received from Sage Durvasa. Pandu urged Kunti and Madri to use the incantation and thus it was that in time five children (Yudhisthira, Bheem, Arjun, Nakul and Sahadeva) were born to Kunti and Madri. Dhritarashtra had a hundred sons from Gandhari, The eldest being Duryodhana and Dushasana and a Daughter Dushala.
Round about the same time the main protagonist of the epic Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva in Mathura.

Episode 09 (Download Link)

SOrry for late.. :(

So here is Episode09.
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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Episode 08

After marrying Kunti, Pandu who was a good soldier went on a tour of the entire country, intent on subjugating as many Kings as possible. He conquered Kashi, Anga, Vanga, Kalinga, and Dasarnas and then descended on Magadh and defeated it. Once again he established the supremacy of the Kuru House. It won fame for Hastinapur and Pandu was proclaimed to be the best soldier of his times.
During his campaigns he took another wife, Madri a princess of the Madra kingdom. On his return, he introduced her to Kunti who accepted her as her young sister.
After the campaigns were over, Pandu went to the forest for relaxation. He took his two queens Kunti and Madri with him. In the forest they met many Sages; Sage Kingdam amongst them. He blessed the two queens :
"Putravati Bhava !"(May you be blessed with sons !)

Episode 08 (Download Link)

Here is download link for Episode 08 of MAHABHARATA.
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Episode 07 (Download Link)

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I will upload further episodes aslo....so visiting....

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Episode 01-06 (Download Link)

I had once uploaded episode 01-06 on many file sharing server...but now their link is dead!!
So if any one wants then comment in this thread...I can arrange for u!!

Episode 07

When Dhritarashtra and Panda reached the age of adolescence, Bhishma decided to get them married. He heard that the King of Gadhara had a beautiful and pious daughter .he approached him for Dhritarashtra, but at first he demurred as Dhritarashtra was blind. But Gandhari, the daughter of the king said that she had no objection to marrying the blind Prince. Her next action was to blind up her eyes with a piece of silk, refusing to see the world which her husband could not see. She was therefore married to Dhritarashtra.
King Kuntibhoj held a Swayamwara (a ceremony to choose her husband) for his adopted daughter Kunti who chose Pandu as her husband.
Kunti was the daughter of Sura Sena, King of the Yadavas and thus the sister of Vasudeva, father of Lord Krishna. Sura Sena had given her away in adoption to his friend Kuntibhoj, who had no child. As a she had served Sage Durvasa who had given her the boon that she could summon any god and obtain a son from him. One morning seeing the soft beams of the sun, Kunti thought how wonderful it would be if the Sun God could be there by her side. Suddenly she was blinded by the brilliant rays of the Sun and the Sun God stood right in front of her.
Now that I have come what do you want from me? asked the Sun God. "Nothing !" said Kunti and added, "I imagined how wonderful it could be if you were beside me."
"Perhaps, you did not understand the meaning in the words of Sage Durvasa when he taught you the incantation," said the Sun God and added, "I can not go back till I give you a son !" "But I am unmarried. What will the world say?"
"No one will know of this incident, even after the birth of this child you will remain a virgin," said the Sun God and disappeared after giving her a son. Kunti placed the child in a box and set it afloat on the river as she orayed to the Sun God, "Please guard him and let no evil fall on him." Pandu knew nothing of this incident when he married Kunti and went out to conquer fresh domains for his Kingdom.

Episode 06

Vichitravirya died early and as had no issue and the royal house was threatened with extinction, Satyavati requested Bhishma to marry the widowed queens Ambika and Ambalika; but Bhishma refused and stood firm on his vow of lifetime celibacy. So Satyavati sent for her son Vyasa (given to her by Maharishi Parashar) and made a similar request to him, Vyasa agreed, but because of his unkempt medicant looks Ambika got frightened and closed her eyes, and therefore her son Dhritarashtra was born blind. Similarity Ambika became pale fright and her son, Pandu was born anaemic with a pale complexion. Satyavati pressed Ambika to go to Vyasa, but she sent her maid instead and the son born to her was Vidur.
Bhishma had to look after this generation too as both Dhritarashtra and Pandu were too young to rule; they were young enough to be his children.
As Dhritrashtra was, Pandu though younger was crowned as King of Hastinapur.

Episode 05

Two sons of Shantanu, Chitrangad and Vichitravirya ascended the throne of Hastinapur one after the other. Chtrangad was killed in battle and so Vichitravirya Reached adolescence, Bhishma heard that the three daughters of the king of Kashi were to Choose their husbands according to the ancient Kshatriya practice (Swayamvara). He went there to secure them for his bother, although he was not invited by the King Kashi.
He challenged the assembled Princes, defeated them all, and the three Princesses Amba, Ambalika and Ambika in his chariot, set out for Hastinapur. Shalva the King of Saubala country intercepted Bhishma; but he too was defeated. Bhishma spared hi life and returned to Hastinapur.
At Hastinapur. Amba accused Bhishma of having brought her there by force.
"I have mentally chosen king Shalva as my husband !" said Amba; so she was sent back to Saubala country with proper escort; and the marriage of Ambika and Ambalika was duly performed with Vichitravirya. Amba was rejected by Shalva; so she returned to Hastinapur and asked Bhishma to marry her. Bound by his oath never to marry throughout his life, he had to refuse her and Amba left after cursing Bhishma : "I'll be the cause of your death even if I have take birth after birth for it !"
Ambika and Ambalika were not blessed were not blessed with any children and Vichitravirya died of dissipation a few years later.

Episode 04

Bhishma the son of Ganga led Satyavati to Hastinpaur and to his father King Shantanu who married her.
In court King Shantanu was questioned about the abduction of Bhishma as Yuvraj (heir apparent to the throne) but Bhishma defend the King and said "I alone am responsible for stepping down from the throne of Hastinapur., in favour of sons to be born to Mother Satyavati, however, I am pledge to serve Hastinapur and its Monarchs till my dying day !"
Thus the tradition of choosing only an able monarch to sit on the throne irrespective of his birth in the royal house, laid down by King Bharat was broken by Bhishma as her renounced the throne in favour of those who were not born as yet. This meant pledging the future of the country in the doubtful hands of the present. It is therefore, deduced that the seeds of the great was to be fought out later at Kurukshetra were sown on that very day.
Shantanu had two sons by Satyavati; However, both Shantanu and Satyavati worried about Bhishma and the injustice done to him, but Bhishma blamed no one and continued to serve Hastinapur as a mighty man of arms and a winsome man of wisdom.
Shantanu lacked nothing but his growing grief and goading guilt complex towards Bhishma who looked after all the affairs of the State and never gave cause for complain, took its toll and one day Shantanu died leaving his wife Satyavati and his two sons Chitrangad and Vichitravirya in he loving care of Bhishma.

Episode 03

Shantanu doted on Devrata for his bravery and wisdom; he soon crowned him as his Yuvraj, the heir apparent. One day when the King was out hunting on the banks of river Yamuna, the air was suddenly filled with such divine fragrance; he traced it to a maiden so beautiful that she seemed an angel. He asked her to be his wife. She asked him to get the consent of her father. He was the chief of the fisher folk -an astute man. He asked the King to make a promise to him that the child of his daughter - Satyavati would be the King after him. Shantanu could not make this promise as it meant depriving Devrata of his rightful heritage; so he returned to his hunting lodge with baffled desire and started languishing in silence.
Devrata learnt about the King's predicament from the King's charioteer and went to meet the chief of the fisher folk. He besought Satyavati's hand on his father's behalf. The Chieftain repeated his request to Deviate who instantly gave his word that the son born of Satyavati shall rule Hastinapur. and renounced his right as heir apparent to the throne of Hastinapur. The Chieftain of the fisher folk was still not convinced. He posed another question : "What about the children born of you; they may not renounce their birth right."
Devrata vowed then and there never to marry and to dedicated himself to a life of unbroken chastity and service to the throne of Hastinapur. As he took this vow, the Gods showered flowers from Heaven and cries of "Bhishma, Bhishma", resounded in the air. From that time onwards Bhishma became the celebrated epithet of Devrata.

Episode 02

King Shantanu married Ganga, promising never to question her for anything she did. Days passed by, seven sons were born to Shantanu, but every time Ganga threw the infant into the river. Bound by his promise, Shantanu could not question Ganga; but when the eight son was born and Ganga was about to throw it into the river, Shantanu protested. Then his consort revealed to him that she was the river goddess Ganga and the children born to her were "Vasus" (angelic beings) cursed to be born in he world of men.
"I enabled them to return to the higher regions without least delay," said Ganga and agreed not to kill the eight child. She took him away with her and later restored him to the King, after giving him all the education befitting a prince. Happily the king received him to his heart and his Kingdom - Hastinapur.
The youthful Prince Devarata had learnt the Vedas and the Vedantas from Muni Vaishishtha and acquired wisdom and valour equal to Sukra and Parshuram.
Even as a child of sixteen he could defeat an entire army single-handed. He did just then when Princes Shalva invaded Hastinapur
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Episode 01

Of all the epics we have inherited from the civilisations of antiquity, the Mahabharat is the greatest. It contains the code of life, a philosophy of ethical relations and speculative thought on human problems that is hard to match. It has not rivals in terms of humanistic significance of characters and episodes.In this T.V. Serial of the great epic, Time is the narrator since Time alone can witness all that happens anywhere and everywhere in God's creation. Apparently enough the story starts in the court of King Bharat after whom our country takes it name Bharat.Bharat was the first monarch to have sown the seed of democratic thinking in politics. He put a commoner on the throne as his successor even though he had nine sons of his own. He did so because he believed in he philosophy of (Karma) actions and gave little importance to the privileges that accrued from and by virtue of birth. He refused to risk the future of his kingdom in the hands of a doubtful present.However, several generations later, King Shantanu of the same Royal House broke the tradition and thus laid the foundations of the great war that was to be fought at Kurukshetra....but more about it later.This episode also introduces the viewers, to King Shantanu who met a beautiful woman on the banks of the river Ganga and asked her to marry him. She consented to become his wife on the condition that he will never question her for anything she did, and that the moment he would break his promise she would go away. "So be it", said the king and married her.
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