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.
Curse on Pandu !!
Rishi Vaishampayana narrates the birth of Pandavas and Kauravas, their names in the order of birth to King Janamejaya. Rishi Vaishmpayana describes the birth of Pandavas as the incarnation of deities.
King Pandu went on a hunting expedition to the south of Himalayas; he witnessed horde of deer grazing merrily on the lush green land, the chief amongst the herd was extremely captivating, it was wrapped up in the service of its female partner. King Pandu aimed at the deer with his sharp golden arrows, instantly both the deer fallen with a thud on the ground. Alas! It was not deer, it was a sage and his wife in disguise, they were blissfully enjoying in the company of each other’s in the serene land. The arrow pierced through the body of sage and his wife, they cried out loudly from the excruciating pain. Sage Kindhma painfully stated that man with load of anger or interest in physical attraction would kill someone on their gratifying moment. King Pandu sorrowfully answered that the hunters would always treat the animals before them as their enemies and it’s not a new practice at all. Sage Agastya conducted a grand Yagna, he chased all the deer in the forest and sacrificed them in the sacrificial fire to please the deities. Sage Kidhma stated that in the war field, the warriors always follows the war tactics and observe certain rules to attack their enemies, just like it was not the right technique to attack an animal while it was having pleasure time with its partner. King Pandu retorted that the hunter never check the state of an animal before him. Sage Kindhma benevolently replied that he was not all worried of the wound the sharp arrows has created or least anxious about death, it is a vicious kind of act which cause sin to kill animals while they are having physical relationship and no righteous person would perform such a sinful act. The sense of physical attraction is common to all and it is the precious moment adds admiration to them. Sage Kindhma revealed that he was having pleasurable moment with his chaste wife, but everything ended in vain. It was one of most repulsive and dishonorable act form a King of Purus; this would bring him hellish torture after death. Sage Kindhma continued that the respectable King Pandu must be aware of the significance and preciousness of physical attraction between a husband and wife; he should not have committed a sin which leads him to hell. According to Dharma Sastra it is the responsibility of a King to punish whoever commits sin, undergoes illicit acts and work against the prescribed rules in Dharma Sastra. Sage Kindhma was living a life of austere, lived a peaceful life in the serenity of the forest. Sage Kindhma declared that he will definitely curse King Pandu for his dishonorable act; King Pandu will face his death at the time of gratifying moment with his wife. Sage Kindhma does not wanted to have physical relation with his wife in the form of a human, so the couple has assumed the form of deer and they were having blissful time in the company of each other, but King Pandu was not having the patience to recognize their real form as Brahmin. Sage Kindhma whispered at his death bed, King Pandu will not have the sin of Brahmahathya as he was killed deer, but his fate will not change, he will have death at the time of physical relation with his wife and his wife will follow him to the other world due to respect and the pain of separation from her husband. Sage Kindhma cursed King Pandu and painfully left his mortal coil with his wife.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!