Mahabharata is the Sanskrit epic that always keeps on captivating people even to them who know very few about it. It is a vast house of facts and knowledge and it is impossible for anyone to know everything. Many of the facts that are either missed out or still not known to people. Today, we are going to discuss about such interesting facts of Mahabharata.
Sahadev, the youngest pandava brother, knew everything about the future and fate. He knew about the war, but remained slient as he was cursed to die if he revealed anything.
Bhishma Pitamah :
Bhishma Pitamah was great intellectual by nature and he knew that Shikhandi was a women in his past life and his name was amba.
Ekalavya was actually Krishna’s cousin. He was the son of Devashrava (brother of Vasudeva) who got lost in the forest and was found by a Nishada Hiranyadhanu. Ekalavya died protecting his father during Rukmini Swayamvar. He was killed by Krishna.
Bhim’s taunts :
Dhritarashtra and Gandhari retired to the forest 15 years after Yudhisthir’s coronation. The main reason for this was Bhim’s taunts, which depressed them.
Draupadi was asked 3 times by Duryodhan to come to the court after her husbands lost her in dicing. Draupadi kept denying.
Disrobing of Draupadi :
The disrobing of Draupadi was instigated by Karna not Duryodhan. Duryodhan has been remarkably quiet during the entire episode except while asking Draupadi to come in court.
Krishna rode a chariot that was heavily potent and once when Arjun was done with the war, Krishna asked him to get off the chariot first and then he got off. As soon as he got off, the chariot exploded in a huge fireball. That’s when he explained to Arjun why he asked him to get off the chariot first.
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.
Arjun’s ‘pilgrimage’ for breaking his marital laws with Draupadi earned him three more wives. They were Chitrangada (Manipura), Ulupi (Naga) and Subhadra.
Balarama had originally planned to marry his sister Subhadra to Duryodhan. But Subhadra wanted to marry Arjun so she ran away with him.