Mahabharath !! Birth of Dusshala !!

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. 


Birth of Dusshala !!


Rishi Vaishampayana narrates the birth of hundred sons of Drutharashtra & Gandhari, and the birth of Yuyutsu from a Vaishya woman.  King Janamejaya, after listening to the birth of Kauravas earnestly requested Rishi Vaishampayana to describe the birth of a daughter to Drutharashtra and Gandhari.  King Janamejaya was aware of the boon attained by Gandhari for hundred sons from Maharishi Veda Vyasa, he was desired to know how Drutharashtra and Gandhari had a daughter?


Maharsihi Veda Vyasa sprinkled water on the top of the mass of flesh delivered by Gandhari and cut it into hundred equal pieces.  Shevili was dropping each piece into the mud pot contained ghee.   In the meantime, Gandhari who has observed severe austerities in her life dearly wished for the warmth of a daughter and sincerely prayed for that.  Gandhari was definite that she will have hundred sons with the blessings of Maharishi Veda Vyasa, she sincerely wished for youngest daughter to her hundred sons, the thought itself brought immense pleasure in her.  Gandhari dreamed that the daughter born to them would bring bundle of joy after her marriage, it will double the happiness of her husband, the presence of hundred sons, and daughter and their children around her would be a blissful life.  Gandhari sincerely prayed to herself that if she had undergone austerities with utmost faith and devotion, if she had pleased her ancestors with the performance of homage, if she had performed fire sacrifices with utmost faith and devotion and if she has respect and affection to the elders in the family, they will provide her a daughter as blessing.  Maharishi Veda Vyasa completed the task of cutting the mass of flesh into hundred pieces, informed Gandhari about the boon given to her was not gone waste, a piece of flesh as surplus would fulfill her desire for a daughter and this daughter would bring her boundless joy in the form of her son.  This excess piece of flesh was safely secured in a mud pot containing ghee with the marvelous herbs for the growth of the child and the child born was Dusshala, the only daughter of Drutharashtra & Gandhari.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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