When I hear from my dad about the various kids and charities who are benefiting from the sales of the book and will continue to do so, it is incredible. Duryodhana wants war and is unwilling to listen to the advice of anyone else. We have relatively flexible terms given that all the money goes to charity and there are no costs to be recovered as such. It comes in a set of 16 files (one each for the 16 Chapters in the book) and are in DRM free mp3 format. Girija Shankar, who played the role of a visually challenged Dhritrashtra in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat, is now settled in Los Angeles and visits India to shoot for Punjabi films. Did he put his son in front of the lives of the sons of the hundreds of thousands of citizens of the country? Please spread the word. Actually, Dhritarashtra had 101 children .One hundred sons and a daughter called **Dushala** from Gandhari, also he had another son **Yuyutsu** from a Vaishya servant Sukhada. My guess was something to do with Kuru dynasty . Upon the birth of those three children, Dhritarashtra, Pandu and Vidura, Kurujangala, Kurukshetra, and the Kurus grew in prosperity. Though I know all these stories, I never knew how it could be simply told like this without revealing the cruelty, revenge etc.”. In the Mahabharata Dhritarashtra (Sanskrit: धृतराष्ट्र, dhritarāshtra) was the son born to Vichitravirya's first wife Ambika.He was fathered by Vyasa.This blind king of Hastinapura was father to a hundred children by his wife Gandhari.These children came to be known as the Kauravas. I am happy to announce that we have taken the first step in putting Mahabharata for Kids in retail shelves. Admittedly, he is the King of Hastinapura for much of the story but Bheeshma ends up playing a much more prominent role. Thus, Bhima was saved and Dhritarashtra composed himself and gave the Pandavas his blessing. So what are you waiting for?. Known to be an able and ethical king, Dhritarashtra is often seen to have sacrificed his ethics for the love of his son Duryodhana and supported his son in many of his wrong doings. I regularly hear from parents and educators about how simple and easy it is to use the book as an introduction for Mahabharata for young kids. File image | PTI. The second topic was about Kunti’s decision to ask Draupadi to take all the Pandavas as her husbands. Sanjaya was a disciple of sage Krishna Dwaipayana Veda Vyasa and was immensely devoted to his master, King Dhritarashtra. And did the name Kaurava come from his name likes Pandava comes from Pandu . [CDATA[ As a last resort, he visits Lord Krishna and asks him for some solution. They died in a forest fire in the Himalayas. The Mahabharata was one of the greatest Indian epic which sent enormous message about the values life, friendship, relation, greed, power and ultimately Karma that everyone is bound to undergo. There are numerous characters in the Mahabharat who were known for their valor, courage, truthfulness and generosity whose names cannot be forgotten even today. Would the Pandavas have achieved immortality?. His brothers, while respectful to their elder brother, also needed to have intervened when they were made the pawn in the game. The Pandavas finish their 13 years in exile and are itching to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. Though he was the eldest son, his younger brother Pandu ascended the throne of Hastinapur because the one who is blind, cannot supposedly lead a nation. The king himself wanted his son to be his heir but he was also forced to consider the eldest Pandava, Yudhisthira who was older then Duryodhana. Pandu is later cursed by Sage Kindama, that he will die if he attempts to impregnate his wives. वाजिद खान की पत्नी कमलरूख का बड़ा खुलासा, पति ने इस्ल I have tried my best to pronounce the names in a slow manner so children can get it. Fearing retribution from the five brothers he returned all the things they lost in the dice game. I will leave the second event for a different post. The first such store to carry the book is Trinethra in Cupertino, CA. Having lost Draupadi, where was his obligation as a husband and responsibility for the well being of his wife?. There are numerous characters in the Mahabharat who were known for their valor, courage, truthfulness and generosity whose names cannot be forgotten even today. Starting with this post, I changed the font in the website which was pretty bad to Hedley New Web. On of his ancestor and famous king Bharata denied kingdom to any of his nine sons despite their claim due to their inabilities and passed throne to his purohit's son. The first discussion topic elicited an excellent response on Facebook and hopefully this one is worth a good discussion as well. Draupadi is at the crux of the whole epic. In that case, why did he?. I would recommend that parents and educators think long and hard and discuss with friends (and maybe even folks in this forum) to get a cohesive answer in place. 'Sanjaya' was narrating everything to 'Dhritarashtra'. But he does not. Most recently, this is what I heard from someone who picked up 10 copies for her family and local kids study group-, “Very nice book and the way in which the story is very carefully told is really appreciable . Being an important person in epic Mahabharata, Yudhisthira's role has been enacted by various actors over the years. Kunti uses her boon, given to her … One such story is of an over-ambitious King named Dhritarashtra, who was visually impaired since birth. Were Dhritarashtra (king of Hastinapur in the epic, Mahabharata) to step into the fray, he would have had a hundred sons and a daughter to back him, but a BJP candidate in Solapur has gone one better. As his father, Dhritarashtra has the one last opportunity to fix things. Sanjay in Mahabharat - Sanjaya was the son of Gavalgana. When I set out to write the book, I did not imagine the kind of response it has generated. He frequently bemoaned his ineffectiveness in preventing Duryodhana from going to war. Even in B R Mahabharat, he could be easily bent by Duryodhan and Shakuni. Some of those funds have already been distributed for charities like this. Dhritrashtra had no virtue but only vices such as attachment, greed, Envy and senseless decisions. INR 50,000 collected for charity. From the time the game of dice is proposed, Dhritarashtra has a bad feeling about it and he echoes that to Duryodhana. Veda Vyasa had agreed to bless Ambica, his brother’s widow, with a son at the request of his mother Satyavathi and met her on an appointed date. It is also hard to discover by happenstance which is ironic since it is on the Google platform. As a solution Bhishma suggested the partition of Hastinapur. Unable to digest the bitter truth, Dhritarashtra … He was the charioteer of Dhritarashtra and the first one who narrated the Bhagavad Gita other than Sri Krishna himself. Fully knowing that Yudhishtira was the rightful heir to the throne of Hastinapura, Dhritarashtra shows nepotism and gives it to Duryodhana. My reasoning is that it is due to the kind or rather lack of publicity. // <! The Mahabharata was one of the greatest Indian epic which sent enormous message about the values life, friendship, relation, greed, power and ultimately Karma that everyone is bound to undergo. Dhritrashtra'role in Mahabharata is shown as degradation in rulers of Bharatvarsha. As I noted earlier, every single cent/paisa you contribute towards the purchase of this book is sent directly to charity. createLegend(); When the blind king met the Pandavas who had come to seek his blessing prior to ascending the throne, he embraced all of them. Because of this reason he was born as blind. Parent’s Corner Discussion: By being a loving father, did King Dhritarashtra fail his people? They hear about the swayamvar of Draupadi, daughter of King Drupada of Panchala and sister of Drishtadyumna. SEF has been a frequent beneficiary of Sri Ranganatha Charities since its inception and we continue to support their remarkable efforts in giving the gift of vision to those unfortunately many who are deprived of it. The earth began to yield abundant harvest, and the crops also were of good flavour. If the retail experiment works in Trinethra, we will consider expanding to other Bay Area Indian stores and eventually sell on Amazon.com. This is just my perspective. In ''Mahabharata'', ''Sanjaya'' was the one who was able to see everything. Little does he realise that with the help of Maya and Krishna, the Pandavas turn the desolate land into a city of untold mysteries, Indraprastha. Mahabharat is an Indian television serial based on the ancient Indian epic Mahabharat. Yes, you read that right. In the Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra (Sanskrit: धृतराष्ट्र, dhṛtarāshtra; lit. I didnt want to commit to a next project until I sold 1500 copies of my first one. Duryodhana and Dushasana were the first two sons. Your funds are providing the gift of vision, Parents Corner Discussion: Kunti’s decision on Draupadi’s marriage, Parents Corner Discussion: The game of dice, Kunti’s decision to ask Draupadi to take all the Pandavas as her husbands. Her father refused to let her marry the king unless the king promised that Satyavati's son and descendants would inherit the throne. Duryodhana and Dushasana were the first two sons. Hence her son, Dhritarashtra was born blind. Several years later, when Devavrat had grown up to be an accomplished prince, Shantanu fell in love with Satyavati. Mahabharata and Ramayana figure in Delhi riots case in court Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat presided over the hearing when Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad relied on the Mahabharata to drive home the point that like the epic, the Delhi riots is also a story of a conspiracy whose “Dhritarashtra” was yet to be identified. After many years as the ruler of Hastinapura, Dhristarashtra along with Ghandhari, Kunti and Vidura left for their final journey into the forest. “The Sanjaya of this conspiracy was DPSG. I was interviewed by the writer about my motivation in writing the book and what it means to me. To blame it all on Duryodhana is to be unfair on him. मुख्य ख़बरें . ****As time has progressed, the digital book seems to be selling better. These copies are worth giving as prizes to our children in Residents Association for the reading competition to be held tomorrow as part of World Reading Day Celebrations. Dhritarashtra was advised by his elders to be fair to the Pandavas, who were returning from the forest with their mother, Kunti. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb, who is known for his fondness for tales from the Mahabharata about the internet and … Vidura raises an objection. The iBooks version does not seem to garner much of interest (or even link clicks for that matter). Feedback is most welcome. One of the silently important characters of Mahabharata is King Dhritarashtra. And many thanks to Sankara Eye Foundation for doing the great work that they are. If not with “Mahabharata for Kids”, but with Amar Chitra Katha’s version or some other rendition of the epic, the game of dice is bound to come up and needs to be explained meaningfully to the child. Fully knowing that, he gave in to his vice and continued to bet everything he had. I am thrilled and wanted you to know that your effort was so worth it.”, “Today when I was cooking he asked me, “Is this how they used to cook?.” I asked “Who?” He was talking about Bheema when he served as the cook during their year in disguise.”, “Got the books.. thanks.. looks very interesting and is definitely on S’s level to read. He is no different than his brothers and in this episode, irresponsible. Would the Mahabharata turned out the way it did?. Stay tuned to know more about it. During Mahabharata there was internet. Although the Kauravas were much … Till now in all the Mahabharats I have seen or read or heard, Dhritarashtra has been mentioned as a weak character - one who can be easily manipulated, one who always seems helpless, dependent on others. Sanjay, a Sanskrit name meaning victory, was the son of Gavalyagana. Watch Mahabharat - Hindi Mythology TV Serial on Disney+ Hotstar now. The accused, who was seeking bail tried to match the police by saying this case cannot be like a Ramayana "where we are going to …  In the media. You can learn more about them here. He was the only Kaurava to fight for Pandavas. Shouldnt they have registered their discomfort with the idea of sharing Draupadi and thus convince their mother to change her mind. We keep your book next to us as our handy guide to the characters and a simplified version of the story”, “So I was driving my son back home from his music class and he starts talking about the characters in Mahabharata . Dhritarashtra was the king of the kingdom of Hastinapura at the time of Kurukshetra war. He was fathered by Vyasa. In Mahabharata—An ancient story of war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas—the blind king Dhritarashtra is the father of the principals of the Kaurava side. The Mahabharata is an important source of information on the development of Hinduism between 400 BCE and 200 CE and is regarded by Hindus as both a text about dharma (Hindu moral law) and a history. // <! When the Pandavas return back to the kingdom, Dhritarashtra has a second opportunity to fix things. In this third topic, we circle back to King Dhritarashtra’s choices and how they shaped the course of events of the great Bharata war. The Mahabharata is an ancient Indian epic where the main story revolves around two branches of a family - the Pandavas and Kauravas - who, in the Kurukshetra War, battle for the throne of Hastinapura. This event, more than any other, triggers the chain reaction resulting in the great war. One of the silently important characters of Mahabharata is King Dhritarashtra. By the way, the Navarathri sale was so popular, it is extended until the end of the year. She refuses. If you know of other locations which might be interested in carrying the book, do let me know. If we take the episode in its entirety and examine its consequences, what would have happened if the Pandavas had rebelled against their mother (something unheard of in those days). You would want people to have a backbone. Later, Bhishma tells Satyavati that Dhritarashtra wants to be the king to hide his imperfection. In the Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra (Sanskrit: धृतराष्ट्र, dhṛtarāshtra; lit. This … But it could have averted a major war. Agreed that in those days, the brides had no voice of their own. No printing costs or operational costs are deducted. After Nitish Bharadwaj and Gufi Paintal, actor Girija Shankar who played Dhritarashtra talked about playing an old man at the age of 28. In the Tamil film Karnan … There are multiple topics of interest here – the game and Yudhishtira’s bets itself and the disrobing of Draupadi. In 'Mahabharata', 'Sanjaya' was the one who was able to see everything." In the Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra (Sanskrit: धृतराष्ट्र, dhṛtarāshtra; lit. The Pandavas are assumed to be dead in the fire at Varnavata. In 'Mahabharata', 'Sanjaya' was the one who was able to see everything." Thank you for continuing to support “Mahabharata for Kids” by buying them and sharing it with your friends and family. North east Delhi riots was a conspiracy just like the story of Mahabharata: Delhi Police 'Dhritarashtra' is yet to be identified, police tells court. Arjuna decides to surprise his mother by saying, “Mother, look what we have brought home.” Kunti, assuming that it was their daily bhiksha (alms) said, “Whatever it is, do share equally with all your brothers.” At that point, Kunti realises that it was Draupadi. And yes, you can buy copies of the book here and help us support more such efforts. ****The book has been purchased in atleast 10 countries – India, UK, France, Germany, US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Italy. As you can imagine, I am totally blown away by the continued support for the book. He advises Bhisma to ask Maharishi Ved Vyasa to visit Dhritarashtra. How could she expect the young Draupadi to share 5 husbands? If you are thinking of buying, look here for your options. Yuyutsu (Sanskrit: युयुत्सु) in the Hindu epic Mahabharata was a son of Dhritarashtra with Gandhari's maid Sughada.He was the paternal half - sibling to Gandhari's children: Duryodhana and the rest of the 100 Kaurava brothers and their sister Dushala.Eventually, he was the only son of Dhritarashtra who survived the Kurukshetra war. On the iBookstore, sales has been pretty spotty. Instead, he gives Pandavas a desolate and arid region at the fringes of the kingdom. The first topic was “The game of dice” and how Yudhishtira shaped the events that were to follow. ****Of the digital formats, Kindle outperforms iBookstore and Google Play by a solid margin of 5:1 if not better. However, Shakuni challenged Yudhisthira one more time, and Yudhisthira once more lost. # Dhritarashtras Greed in mahabharat # Duryodhan # Mahabharat Yudh # Lifestyle and Relationship # Spirituality # Religion; ज्यादा पठित . Brother as it may be, an irresponsible decision needs to be questioned and they should have. Mahabharata for Kids was featured in an article in a big Indian news weekly magazine, Outlook India. It has been exactly a year since I received the first rough copy of “Mahabharata for Kids” in my hand. Pandu virtue was his valor and his foresight. Sanjaya — who has the gift of … At the end of the great battle, Dhritarashtra was overcome with grief and rage at the loss of his hundred sons. More than the numbers, I am humbled by the stories I hear from parents. The Kindle sales nicely complement the physical book sales which is consistent and a good 4-5x higher than ebook sales. The Mahabharata has innumerable intriguing tales to tell to the future generations. These children came to be known as the Kauravas. Should he have intervened in the many opportunities he had to avert the impending crisis? All this is conveyed in a brisk 10-15 minutes, with live music and captivating dancing in three different styles: Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Kuchipudi. Now that the milestone has been successfully reached, I am happy to announce that there will be second book that I will be working on. Hope the audio version is useful and enjoyable. Let me know if you see the difference (or not). So total he had 102 children. One of the most important events in the Mahabharata, is the game of dice. 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