Just put yourself in Karnas position. Still he was about to help draupadi....if krishna was even a moment late, karna would've killed Dushashan. Draupadi Cheer Haran, Lord Krishana did not save Draupadi from Cheer Haran. They do not want to mess with it for the sake of authenticity. The living example is all says Bhisma, Drona and Karna were on Adharma side because they had lost and killed. What Karna did was right. Latter you came to know that woman who rejected you became the wife of five husbands... How you will feel. Duryodhana used him against the Pandavas and made him the king of Anga though he knew that he was a Suta putra. Etiquettes - those are what form the protocols of warfare. Karna was already killed 5 times before; you just finished off an already dying prey".1) When Indra asked for his armour2) When Kunti asked for the wish of Karna not killing anyone else but Arjuna3) When Parasuram cursed karna that he will forget the mantras to invoke astras4) When a sage cursed him that his chariot will be stuck in mud and his charioteer abandoned him at that juncture.5)When Krishna disguised as a brahmana asks for Karna's punyas (good deeds) as a gift - this is because Karna will not die on the battlefield because Lady Dharma will be protecting him from all harm/that mortal shot from Arjuna's bow - karna becomes impenetrable at that point and therefore unconquerable - Krishna takes away that from him and then Karna is killed.Now the interesting point to note here is:When Karna is almost dead/dying - Krishna is so pleased with Karna because even at that point, he did not refuse to donate - as far as Karna was concerned nothing belonged to him - Austerity - that is the foremost principle which a brahman should adhere to.So when Krishna asked Karna for his wishes, Karna's wishes were:1) When he dies on the battlefield, his real mother (kunti) should be informed and she should cry for his death for the whole world to hear his true heritage/lineage - he was denied this opportunity in life, at least let it be granted in death.2)If because of his orientation on the battle (alignment with the Kauravas), he is to suffer the process of rebirth - he wanted to be born as a brahman in a worthy family - the reasoning was, that the one thing that he could not do when he was Karna was provide Anna Dhaana - giving away food to the poor - because people did not want to eat the food fed by a person of questionable lineage.The most impressive part in this is, that when people are dying - they usually wish for either a protraction of life or for easing of suffering and the irony is that Karna asked for those just as any other person would do: He wanted to ease his suffering (not from wounds) but from shame he had to go through all his life of being a son of a charioteer and he wanted a continuation in life so that he can do the one thing that was denied to him in his previous birth - The ability to donate food.Karna was the only person to whom Krishna revealed one of his many forms - the form where he sits on Garuda!Karna was indestructible - and therefore had to be "put down" in an indirect way - if not for all other stories in Mahabharatha - one of them should suffice:Arjuna and Karna were engaged in a mon-a-mono combat and Arjuna hit Karna's chariot with an arrow, which dislodged karna's chariot by a hundred paces. Okay .. It can be for material pleasure or name or can be for enjoying a higher seat after death. If he does then, is he failed in the task? In early days (Mahabharatha time) it was not uncommon to praise the opponent for a move well done - but hatred blinds your judgment and once that happens, you are blinded to the basics of etiquette. The 4 important relations in the life of anyone are maata pita guru bhagwan. It means that if kings like Karna and Shalya who are world famous and well versed in the Dhanur Vidya (archery skills) failed in the task, then how this weak Brahmin (referring to Arjuna) who has no knowledge of weapons succeed in the test? This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from. Rakhi – Krishna and Draupadi. Draupadi had a servant named Nitambini. नानृतं = could not It also indicates that Drupada (Draupadi’s father) does not consider Karna unqualified for the Swayamvar. Personal opinions/ assumptions would mostly be baseless and cannot be trusted up on or considered for further arguments. Karna's revenge cannot be justified but he had already payed for his sins during his lifetime. then Lord said no . May be my mind is filled with doubts.For starters, they said Dhritarashtra was ambitious. What does BORI’s Mahabharata say on this issue? 'Daughter of Drupada'), also referred as Panchali and Yajnaseni, is the tragic heroine, one of the central characters and the common wife of the Pandavas in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata.She is described to be the most beautiful woman of her time and was prophesied to bring a major change in the future. Lets not debate about who was right and who was wrong. He always wanted to know who he was and where he came from. Even Yudhistra never stopped his brothers from insulting Karan when he was supposed to be dharmaraj. There is a common belief in South India that Draupadi was also an incarnation of Maha Kali. But Karna's son was the first to die in the war. If husbands themselves disrespect then Karna disrespecting her should not have any value, especially since he did not use the word "vaishya". As the conversation between the five Pāṇḍavas below shows, they had developed feelings for Draupadī sometime during or after the archery contest so it's possible the backstory that 'Kuntī mistakes Draupadī for alms and then orders them to share' was invented later to justify five men marrying the same woman which was forbidden at the time. If you like this article, then please share it on your facebook and in WhatsApp groups so that more and more people are aware of the authentic Mahabharata. This was the comment that he passed .. and yes, do note that he opposed the Vastraharan scene considering it beneath his stature .... Now, you all blame Karna for telling the god-awful truth , but none of you guys actually point a finger at the Pandava ( Yudhisthira ) who had never won Draupadi as a rightful wife but still deemed to put her as a baazee in the game . bro u told about the insult of Draupati but what about the insult which Karna faced in the Swyamvar of Draupati..She insulted him in front of everyone there...the thing which Karna did was wrong too...but it was the result of what Drauati did...n wht abt the insult which Karna faced by Arjun,Bheem,Drona,Bhishma,etc but only Duroydhan was there wid him (i know that he was like dat becoz Karnaa's friendship would be beneficial for him..but he was there wid him)...n Karna never cheated anyone..always kept his promise. Draupadi insuled Karna during her swayamvara. There's no point in the epic where he tries to be god; he tries to be good (and succeeds often) and yet he has his fair share of fallacies just like all of us have. compared to Karna's factual statement...5. The typical reasons are because he was abandoned as a child, he was cheated by Krishna, he should have been treated as their brother, he was loved by Dhuryodhana and because he never said 'no' to anybody. Though I would think a person of Karna's nature and stature should definitely not have joined in killing of Abhimanyu. Karna was the great person but because of his words about Panchali made him evil from the Pandavas view.He preferred Durodhanas side was not his falt. Our audience is familiar with the popular version of the story in which Draupadi rejects Karna. Lord Krishna is beyond any comparison. Thus he had been released from his human form being blessed by Vishnu at the end.2) Karna was born indestructible, we all know that without Krishna's trickery, nothing could've killed Karna. you all say that abimanyu was killed by unrighteous means ... but the truth is during the war .when chakravuha was formed by kauravas arjuna was not present to penetrate it.. so pandavas ask abhimanyu to do the job .. he says that he knows only how to get in .. he does not know how to come out .. so the pandavas assure him that when he penetrates the vuha they will cover him.... relying on them abhimanyu penetrates the vuha and the pandavas fail to protect him.. so he was naturally surrounded by enemies .. at this point he was alone present between the kauravas .. having being outnumbered he was killed....... there is no adharma done by karna or guru dhrone in killing abhimanyu ,it was pandavas carelessness which got him killed, i think karna was best during the virat yudh he fight without dijaya dhanush n also he was undefeatable tht time coz he have cawaz instead arjun used the sambohan astras which make all unconscious regarding gandharva capturing the duryodhana karna was weapons less tht time n also they r in full entertainment ragarding who is best karna wid a solo power has got digbijaya but whisch is possible only wid combination of whole pandavas simply karna is best. Bheem? was karnan is in his right mind? !You see, history if often written by those who screwed heroes ... .. And oh ! It is one of the most debated topics since it involves Draupadi Whom Krishna mentions in his speech to Karna while offering the royal crown of the Kuru kingdom. I used these two words together to connote 'the truth, or secret of dharma' This blog is to help me think, question, understand and resolve the truth surrounding my dharma. On the other hand Pandavas were also good human beings and followed path of righteousness. No sane person would hand over a shield that can protect his life on the eve of war to his biggest enemy 's father (Indra). Doesnt mean he didnt care. In my opinion, it could have been two things:1) Karna's life was a test. युयुत्सुर्वातवेगश्च भीमवेगधरस्तथा | Does Karna participates in Draupadi’s Swayamvar or not. So you see, Draupadi was considered as nothing but a pawn by someone who ought to have been her father .2. This critical edition will contain the oldest shlokas, thus removing the part which is later added to it. Different People, Different Thoughts. on top of that.. she marries 4 brothers.. tell me HONESTLY... can you respect a woman like that? Arjun spared Karnas life in two battles.1.When karna, and Duryodhanas army stole king Viraats cow.Arjuna defeated all of them alone without krishna.2.When Durodhana Karna were defeated and captured by Gandharav Chitrarath. No . This does not sit well with many. Hello dear friends,i would also like to add what i have understood from what all i have read about Mahabharata. “Why are you doing this to yourself? They do not want to mess with it for the sake of authenticity. Sorry, but it's true.. she's conniving, mean, and she had 4 men. i do accept the pranav had said.its truth.insulting such noble person what punishment should get them. Karna is one of the most wonderful characters of this epic according to Lord Krishna. He gave milk to Ashwasthama as his parents were giving flour mix water as a milk to him due to their poor financial conditions, only he recognised true qualities of Karna and made him king despite his low birth. And Karna during all instances even until the end had never thought about himself. It clearly indicates that Karna also failed in the task as he is one of the kings. But seeing Karna, Draupadi loudly said, ‘I will not select a Suta for my lord.’ Then Karna, laughing in vexation and casting a glance at the Sun, threw aside the bow already drawn to a circle. Don't make only debate, take lessons from the Great epic Mahabharata. Who is the HERO of the Mahabharata ? There was no such kind of Dharma and Adharma. To me the most fascinating and attractive part about Karna as a character is that in spite of having such tremendous qualities he is still a human. @ prathamesh Are you referring to the original post - Why he insulted Draupadi ?Or about why he was loyal to Dhuryodhana ? Duryodhana as bad as he is portrayed, was the only one who gave Karna the respect he deserved, unlike Bheem and Draupadi eho insulted Karna because he was a sut-putra. Moreover he liked Karna.Karna is praised many times by Lord Krishna. Karna was the most powerful warrior after Bheeshm & Drona. Like Pranav pointed out, Karna was ready give everything away. Imagine being respected and obeyed by 99 brothers! Why ?also could you write what Maan Draupadi replied to Karna afetr getting refusal answer from the Lord Sri krishna . Come, join us. 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One cannot know who their biological mother and/ father is until & unless told by her. In my opinion, as Pranav indicated in a prior post, the single biggest mistake Karna made was when he took part in killing Abhimanyu while disregarding all the rules of war. Hi Buddy .. Great post .. Thus the popular story that in which “Draupadi rejects Karna” is later added to the narrative. बलवद्भिर = have great strength dharmashastra - the truth behind my dharma, Peri Peri Decent - Nando's, Phoenix Mall, Velachery, Chennai. In Gita Lord Krishna himself said that among Pandavs Arjuna is best.Karna was danveer. Even Arjun? I know, let's have the swords drawn out against me ! So Krishna tries to trick Karna through words. Chopra’s Mahabharat or its recent 2013 remake on Star Plus named Mahabharat sticks to the popular storyline? Not because i dont agree with all of the above. As far as Draupadi's vastraharan is concerned, she insulted Karna in her swayamwar(no mere rejection as most people say), Karna even lost his son on that day due to the chaos. This and the slaying of Abhimanyu were two mistakes which were unpardonable. But karna was the one who did not do charity for either of these reasons, not even for a higher seat after death. krishna 17 times ran away from jarasandha who is defeated by karna after 21days of battle.how should u r saying krishna can kill karna. This clearly evident when he donates the fruits of all his good deeds including this one. कर्ण = Karna So much for respect and humiiation dude .. You wanted to win the swayamvara but received insult as Draupadi didn't wanted to Mary Suta putra ( though you had all the qualities of Kshatiyas). Even Krishna fades out because eventually, his son was a drunkard. Chronicler..i love your post! But they shared her and lost respect for her. Its not that Arjun wasn't a mighty warrior himself, but then he was always assisted by Lord Krishna and in some sense that takes away the sheen from this otherwise marvelous character.For me, when it comes to choosing my favorite character in Mahabharata, it comes down to either Lord Krishna or Karna, and its not very difficult to make a choice, for Gods are bound to be great but one seldom comes across great humans. He is the avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna asked Karna how he knew that the Pandavas would win the war, to which he replied, "Kurukshetra is a sacrificial field. I would say he still achieved nirvana because of his generous nature, and loyalty. She did not chide her other sons when they humiliated him. tell me honestly, would you respect a woman who consistently bitches and argues.. who seeks revenge on everyone.. who makes fun of blind people.. who thinks she is all that? Karna was a noble soul who became victim of circumstances. I dont think that was a humiliation .. Now before you think that I am one of those male chauvinistic pig who would support Karna blindly , let me assure that I am at best , a measured observer , nothing more or nothing less ...Draupadi was already humilated to begin with at the following stages ----- >1. Also, there would be less drama which is bad for makers of the TV show as, without drama, it is very difficult to … Another reason could be due to TRP (Television Rating Point). Under this 'Upkar' of Duryodhana he remained loyal to him. Does Draupadi rejects Karna saying that Karna is a Sutaputra? (perhaps that is the reason why Modi, being knowledgeable in such matters, took his oath as PM during that period of the day) So, Krishna was merely mentioning that Draupadi along with other queens and princesses would come to Karna's coronation. Does Draupadi rejects Karna saying that Karna is a Sutaputra? Karna always knew that the Pandavas would win the war of Kurukshetra. 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