Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Arjuna's death in hands of Babruvahana (his own son)

After mahabharatha war. Yudhistir performed aswamedha yaga. The sacrificial horse is to roam freely and anyone who captures it will be considered enemy of yudhistira and Arjuna had to defeat him. The horse goes to manipur. Babruvahana, the son of Arjuna and chitrangada and prince of manipur knowing that his father comes to receive him with due honours. But Arjuna gets angry and tells him "i came as a representative of Yudhistir. I am your enemy not your friend you should fight me".

Arjuna rebuked his son in bitter words. Ulupi amother wife of Arjuna and stepmother to Babruvahana comes to babruvahana and tells him to fight his father. Babruvahana fights with Arjuna. Both fight fiercely. Babruvahana shoots an arrow that kills Arjuna. Later babruvahana faints. Chitrangada comes to know that her husband is killed and her son is wounded. Chitrangada comes to battlefield and grieves Arjuna's death. Chitrangada blames Ulupi for making Babruvahana fight with Arjuna

Babruvahana regains consciousness and knowing that he killed his father prepares to commit suicide. But Ulupi comes and stops him and tells him "this is an illusion created by me, Arjuna cannot be defeated by Indra himself. Arjuna's death was caused by the curse of vasus as Arjuna has killed his grandfather Bhishma in unjust way"

Ulupi then revives Arjuna with gem that can revive dead people. Arjuna wakes up and is happy to see both Ulupi and Chitrangada and Ulupi explains about the cause for his death. Arjuna is happy with what Ulupi did. Babruvahana asks Arjuna to come to his palace but Arjuna says he has to go and takes leave of Ulupi, chitrangada and Babruvahana

Why Arjuna could not counter nagasthra

Why Arjuna sould not encounter Nagasthra is not that Arjuna did not have powerful asthra to counter it.
Actually he did not know that it was nagasthra as Karna himself did not know that snake aswasen entered the arrow. Aswasens mother was killed by Arjuna during the burning of Khandava forest. So he entered Karna's arrow to take revenge.So it was not the greatness of karna or inferiority of Arjuna here. Telugu and tamil movies have shown as if karna had nagasthra or something which is not true.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Arjuna vs Karna Who is greater warrior


Arjuna is the greatest warrior in Mahabharata after Lord Krishna. In his name itself there is undefeatable (Jishnu).

Reasons Why Arjuna is better warrior than Karna:
1) Karna tried to imprison Drupada with help of Kauravas and their army but he retreated. Where as Arjuna defeated and brought Drupada before Drona

2) Karna was defeated by Arjuna during Draupadi swayamvar.

3) Karna was defeated by Gandharvas and ran away from battlefield leaving Duryodhana to Gandharvas. He was not drunk at that time. Arjuna defeated Gandharvas and released Duryodhana from their hands

4) Arjuna single handedly defeated Bhishma,Drona, Karna , Kripa, Aswathama, Duryodhana in virata yudh and spared their lives

5) In Mahabharata in one instance Arjuna shot an asthra that would kill Karna But Aswathama saves Karna with his counter asthra.

6) Karna relied on shakti weapon to kill Arjuna. But Arjuna relied on his prowess and strength.

7) Karna was defeated by Bhima many times and ran away from battlefield. Once Karna won against Bhima by hiding in his chariot. Bhima got a chance to kill Karna with his fists but remembering Arjuna's vow did not kill him. Bhima also challenged Karna to a wrestling duel but Karna fearing defeat declined the challenge and went away.

8) Arjuna did not use pasupathasthra against Karna. Pasupathasthra would have destroyed complete kaurava army in single day.

9) Arjuna defeated Lord Indra at khandava vanam.

10) Karna was defeated 2 times by Ahimanyu and ran away from battlefield. It was Karna who asks Drona how to kill Abhimanyu  with deceit.

11) On 17th Day Bhima  vowed to kill Karna and almost would have killed him had not Shalya stopped him and remembered him of Arjuna's vow.

12) Karna was defeated by Satyaki. Satyaki did not kill Karna remembering Arjuna's vow

In BR Chopra Mahabharata it is shown as Karna spared Arjuna's life because of sunset. This is not true. I have read the ved vyas Mahabharata. You can find it here "http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/maha/index.htm". There is no instance in Mahabharata where Karna defeats Arjuna

Reasons why Arjuna is greater than Karna as a person
1) Arjuna never cheated his guru. Karna did by telling he was brahmin.

2) Arjuna never insulted woman. Karna did by calling Draupadi a whore. Karna was the one who encourages Dushashana to disrobe Draupadi

3) Arjuna did not cheat for winning, Karna did by attacking Abhimanyu from behind and breaking his bow.

4) Arjuna never boasted about himself. Karna boasted every time that he would kill Arjuna

5) Arjuna is perfect example of best student. There is Arjuna award no Karna award

Though I have to admit that Karna is also a great warrior though inferior to Arjuna. Karna is great soul in some aspects by giving to brahmins whatever they ask

Arjuna is greatest warrior and always virtuous soul. He was always following the righteous path. He is incarnation of Nara( a part of Lord Vishnu himself).

Arjuna is definitely better warrior than Karna. Arjuna defeated Karna many times in war like virata parva, on Jayadrathas death day etc. Karna ran away from battle field many times. But Arjuna has not run away from battle field even once.

Karna was defeated by Bhima many times and ran away from battlefield. Modern TV serials and movies have made Karna the greatest warrior though he is not.