Mahabharath !! Birth of Kripacharya !!

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. 



King Janamejaya, son of King Pareekshit conducted a grand Yagna to please serpent Gods.  There were a huge number of Rishis & Sages were present in the magnificent Yagna, Maharishi Veda Vyasa along with his disciple Rishi Vaishampayana and Sage Ugrasrava Sauti was also amongst them.   Rishi Vaishampayana narrated the stories of Kuru Dynasty to King Janamejaya at the time of Naga Yagna.  Later, this anecdote was described to the Sages and Rishis assembled in Naimisharanya by Sage Sauti, son of Sage Romaharshana/Lomaharshana, disciple of Maharishi Veda Vyasa.


Sage Vaishampayan described about the birth of Kripacharya to King Janamejaya.   Sage Gautama* had profound knowledge in Vedas, Scriptures, Astra Sastra and in the science of weapons.  He underwent severe austerities and attained perceptive knowledge in the Astra Sastra which annoyed Lord Indra.  Sage Gautama had a son Sharadwat, who was born with arrows.  In early years of childhood Sharadwat attained insightful knowledge in Veda, Astra and Sastra from his father Sage Gautama.  Lord Indra was jealous at the proficiency of Sage Gautama, he sent a celestial Apsara to create impediments on his austerities.  The celestial Apsara Janapadi arrived at the hermitage of Sage Gautama, there she met young and attractive Sharadwat with bow and arrow and she provoked him to have physical relationship with her.   Sharadwat overwhelmed at the exceptional beauty of Janapadi dressed in an enchanting transparent cloth, eventually his bow and arrow slipped out of his hands, he lost control over senses and wrapped in a rapid emotion but the ascetic traits and the meticulous practice of control over the senses brought serenity in him.  Due to the mental agitation Sharadwat unconsciously released vital fluid and vanished in the sky.   This vital fluid has fallen on the clump of heath was divided into two pieces and two children sprang out of this cluster.  These stunning twins were found by the attendant of King Shanthanu and brought to the notice of the King who was on a hunting expedition to woodland. The attendant informed the King about the bow and arrow, deer-skin as a sign that the children must be born to a Brahmin proficient in Astra Sastra.  King Shanthanu was deeply moved at the plight of the newly born.   King Shanthanu brought the striking twin babies to the palace and decided to bring them up as his own children.  King Shanthau, son of Pratipa performed the prescribed rites and the naming ceremony of the stunning girl and boy child of Sage Gautama (grandchildren) to accept them as his own children, eventually the twins were addressed as Kripa and Kripi.  In the meantime, Sage Gautama left his former hermitage and engaged in rigorous practice of Astra Sastra.  Sage Gautama with the austerities attained and his spiritual insight realized that his grandchildren are growing in the palace of King Shanthanu.  Sage Gautama arrived at Hasthinapur, he met King Shanthanu and narrated about his lineage.  King Shanthanu was pleased at the persona of Sage Gautama and appointed him as the preceptor of Kripa.  Kripa attained intense knowledge in Veda, the four branches of the science of arms, Astra and Sastra and studied various branches of knowledge and their complex and inscrutability.  In a short period of time Kripa became an excellent master in the science of armaments.  Later, Kauravas the hundred sons of Drutharashtra, Pandavas the five sons of King Pandu, Yadavas, Vrishnis and Princes from various kingdoms were learned lessons from Kripacharya.


Lord Brahma’s Manasaputra Angirass had a son Uchathya.  Uchathya’s son Dheergathamass.  Dheergathamass had a son Sage Gautama.  Sharadwan was the son of Sage Gautama.  Kripa and Kripi were the children of Sharadwan and grandchildren of Sage Gautama.  Kripacharya was the aspect of Rudra.   Later, Dronacharya, son of Sage Bharadwaja and the preceptor of Kauravas and Pandavas married to Kripi.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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