Mahabharath !! Life of Pandu & Kunthi !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

The great epic Mahabharath was composed by Maharishi Veda Vyasa/Krishna Dwaipayana, son of Sage Parasara and Sathyavati, a woman from fishermen clan.  Mahabharath describes the legend of Bharatha Dynasty.     It was written in 18 Parva such as Adhi Parva, Sabha Parva, Vana Parva, Virada Parva, Udhyoga Parva, Bhishma Parva, Drona Parva, Karna Parva, Shalya Parva, Soupthika Parva, Stri Parva, Shanthi Parva, Anushasana Parva, Ashwamedha Parva, Ashramavasika Parva, Musala Parva, Mahaprasthanika Parva and Swargarohana Parva and each Parva has divided into many Upaparva and has chapters in detail.    Adhi Parva depicts the life of King Dushyantha and his wife Shakunthala and their son Sarvadhamanan, who was famously known as Bharatha, a righteous ruler of Bharatha Empior.


Lord Brahma created deities, Sages and Prajapathis.  It was the beginning of the growth of human race from the sixty daughters of Daksha Prajapathi.  Pururavass,  Yayathi, Puru,  Dushyantha,  Bharatha, Shanthanu were born in the family of Dithi, one of the daughters of Daksha Prajapathi. 


Life of Pandu & Kunthi !!

Rishi Vaishampayana narrates to King Janamejaya about the glorious marriage of Prudha (Kunthi), daughter of King Kunthibhoja with King Pandu.  Kunthi was the most beautiful and virtuous woman, she led a serene life and performed religious services with utmost devotion and dedication.  King Kunthibhoja planned a Swayamvara ceremony for Kunthi to find a suitable bridegroom, the invitations were duly sent to the Princes and Kings of neighboring cities.  Meanwhile, Bhishma and Sathyavati were in a meticulous search for a suitable bride for King Pandu in Hasthinapur.  Vidura received the message of Kunthi’s Swayamvara ceremony suggested that it is the finest opportunity for Pandu to take part in the occasion.  Initially, Sathyavati was not happy about the proposal and refused the idea as Kunthi was born in the family of Yadhava not from the royal family.  Bhishma intervened and described the devoutness of Kunthi and the boon she had obtained from Sage Durvassa. 


Kingdom of King Kunthibhoja was fabulously decorated to receive the prince and Kings of various cities for the Swayamvara ceremony.  The assembly was over flown with the dignitaries and guests, the most elegant  Kunthi shyly entered the assembly and looked upon their guests, instantly her eyes fallen on Pandu who was seated like a lion with most charming physical features like broad shoulders, beautiful eyes, brilliance on his face and had resemblances of Lord Indra.  Kunthi timidly drifted through the marvelously decorated assembly and adorned the garland on Pandu.  King Kunthibhoja majestically performed the wedding ceremony of the couple.  The people of the Kingdom of Kunthibhoj praised the virtues of King Pandu and couple was marvelously stood as deities before them.  King Kunthibhoja provided abundance of wealth to King Pandu and send off the couple to Hasthinapur with splendid accompaniment of men of army along with the Vedic Brahmins.  The couple reached Hasthinapur was appropriately received with the great honor.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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