People are fond of reading mysteries about mythologies like Mahabharata and Ramayana. I was an ardent watcher of Mahabharata on TV. Here I have created a compilation of some rarely known facts from the Mahabharata. They have been collected from various sources across the internet.
Pandu (Father of Pandavas) wished his sons must eat his flesh post death so that all the knowledge may transfer to them which he had collected after so many years. Only Sahadeva ate a piece; the moment he ate he was able to see future but stopped by God. He was a blessed astrologer.
Duryodhana needed Sehadeva’s help :
Sehdeva who ate his father’s brain doesn’t only had the power of looking into the future but also had a great knowledge of Astrology. So, Shakuni asked Duryodhana to go to Sehdeva to ask for the best Mahurat (right time) for Kurukshetra war. Although Sehdeva knew the future of the war and Duryodhana was his enemy, he gave him the proper knowledge about the Muhrata as his duty. At the same time, Sahdeva could not warn Duryodhan because he had a curse: The moment he would reveal the future he would die.
The story of Bhishma:
Bhishma Pitamah’s father was Shantanu – who was first married to Devi Ganga. Before marrying, Ganga took a promise from Shantanu that he will never ask any questions from her. He agreed. Ganga gave birth to many Children. She carried each newborn child to the Ganges, cast it into the river and returned to the king with a smile. Due to his promise, Shantanu could never ask any question to Ganga. When Ganga was going to drown the eighth child too in the river, Shantanu burst into anger and asked her the reason to do so.She told the king, “O king, you have broken your promise. Your heart is now set on the child and you don’t need my presence anymore. So, I go. But before going I must tell you why I behaved as I did.“The eight Vasus were once cursed by sage Vasishta to be born as human beings. Moved by their request and prayer, I had to agree to be their mother. I bore them to you For the service rendered by you to the Vasus, you have earned great merit. I shall not kill this child. But I shall bring it up for a time and then return it to you as a gift,” saying thus, Ganga disappeared with the child. It was this child who has later become famous as Bhishma.
Duryodhana owed a boon to Arjuna:
Before the Kurukshetra war, when Pandavas were living in a forest in exile, Duryodhana placed his camp just opposite to the pond where Pandavas were living. But when Duryodhana was taking a bath, the heavenly Prince Gandharvas came there and they got into the fight. Duryodhana was defeated and captured in this fight and it was Arjuna who set him free. After this, Duryodhana felt very ashamed and told Arjuna to ask for a boon and Arjuna told him that he will definitely ask for a boon but only when needed.
Krishna Married Iravan:
Iravan, son of Arjun and Naga princess Uloopi, sacrificed himself to Goddess Kali to ensure the victory of Pandavas in the Kurukshetra war. However, he had a last wish that he want to get married before dying. It would be difficult to convince any girl to marry a man who would die in few days. So, Lord Krishna took the form of a nubile Mohini, married Iravat and even wept like a widow after her husband Iravan died.
Five Golden Arrows:
When Kauravas were losing the war of Kurukshetra, Duryodhana went to Bhishma one night and blamed him for that situation and accused him of not fighting the battle properly in favor of Kauravas which he promised, just because of his affection towards Pandavas. Bhishma got angry with these words of Duryodhana and he immediately picked up 5 golden arrows, then chanted some Mantras and said that he will kill all the Pandavas next morning. But Duryodhana, who was not able to trust him properly, asked Bhishma to give him the custody of those 5 golden arrows and said that he will keep them safe and will return to Bhishma the next morning.
Arjuna asked for his boon :
It was during that night when Duryodhana asked Bhishma for those 5 golden arrows on which he chanted some Mantras and pledged that using these arrows he will kill 5 Pandavas.Krishna reminded Arjuna of his unsatisfied boon and told him about these 5 golden arrows. So at that night, Arjuna went to Duryodhana and reminds him of his boon and asked for those 5 golden arrows. Duryodhana, being a Kshatriya, has to keep his promise and he gave those arrows to Arjuna. After that, Duryodhana went to Bhishma again and requested him for another set of arrows but Bhishma rejected his request saying that it is not possible now.
In the Mahabharata period were aircraft and nuclear weapons? :
Mohan Jodado had some skeleton in which the effect of radiation was affected. In the Mahabharata, chapters 13 to 15 of the Saptakish festival have been given results of Brahmastra. According to the historians of Hindu history, was the Brahmaputra nuclear bomb left before 3 November 5561? It is described in Mahabharat- ‘Tadastran Prajjwal Mahajwala Tejomandal Samvatam ..’ ‘Shashbadhhamam Vyom Jwalamalakulan Bhrasham. Chachal ch mahat kritsna sapvavavadrauma .. ‘8 .. 10 ..14 .. After leaving the i.e. Brahmastra, the fierce wind began to hit a lot. Millennial meteors started falling from the sky. Geetmata became a terrible Mahabharat. There was a big word in the sky. The sky began to shine with the mountain, the forest, the trees shook the earth.nowadays the question arises whether really our advanced technology was far more advanced than Mahabharata Technology?
Dushasan’s son struck to Abhimanyu:
People, know that Abhimanyu was murdered by seven magicians in Chakravyuh. These seven greats had killed Abhimanyu together but this is not true. According to the Mahabharata, Abhimanyu had defeated one of the seven greats (son of Duryodhana), one of the seven in Chakravyuh fighting bravely. Angry with this, Dushasan’s son had killed Abhimanyu.
Some theories say that Karna was a creation of Lord Krishna :
Lord Krishna created Karna to show the world the true meaning of sacrifice, and how one should accept their fate. Despite bad luck or bad times, he continued to believe in spirituality, generosity, humility, dignity and self-respect, and remained respectful towards his loved ones.
Credit:- Swati Ahuja