Satyavati again begged of the Rishi another child, and the Rishi told her in reply, “So be it.” Ambalika, then, when her time came, brought forth a son of pale complexion. Hearing these words of her mother-in-law, the amiable princess, as she lay on her bed, began to think of Bhishma and the other elders of the Kuru race. Dhritarastra didn't see from his birth time but he had 100 elephant's power. Bhishma declines Satyavati’s suggestion to beget children on Vichitravirya’s widows, Satyavati asks her son Vyasa to beget children on Vichitravirya’s widows, The birth of Dhritarashtra, Pandu and Vidura. His wife, too, having obtained children, became indignant with him. Satyavati, beholding him seated at his ease, after the usual inquiries, addressed him and said, “O learned one, sons derive their birth both from the father and the mother. Thus addressed, the girl a little while after, seized with curiosity, summoned, during the period of her maiden-hood, the god Surya. Nur in Zeiten der Abwesenheit des Königs auf Kriegszügen oder Jagden darf er die Krone tragen. Therefore, see you that the ladies conceive. Therefore, at your command, making virtue my motive, I shall do what you desire. So his name was Dhitarastra and he was the eldest brother. He then marched into Mithila and subjugated the Videhas. Vidura was free from desire and passion and was conversant with the rules of government, and was the god of justice born on earth under the curse of the illustrious Rishi Mandavya. These with their forces, vanquished by Pandu at the head of his army, were made the vassals of the Kurus. Pandu, then, at the command of Dhritarashtra, offered the wealth he had acquired by the prowess of his arms to Bhishma, their grand-mother Satyavati and their mothers. The name also your child shall bear will be Pandu (the pale).”. “In olden days, Rama, the son of Jamadagni, in anger at the death of his father, slew with his battle axe the king of the Haihayas. King Subala at first hesitated on account of the blindness of the bridegroom, but taking into consideration the blood of the Kurus, their fame and behaviour, he gave his virtuous daughter unto Dhritarashtra and the chaste Gandhari hearing that Dhritarashtra was blind and that her parents had consented to marry her to him, from love and respect for her future husband, blindfolded her own eyes. Während der Regentschaft Pandus beklagt sich Dhritarashtra oft bei seiner Frau Gandhari über die Ungerechtigkeit des Schicksals, als Erstgeborener blind und damit ohne Aussicht auf die Krone leben zu müssen. A woman without husband shall always be liable to be sinful. One day she had to wait upon the wrathful ascetic of rigid vows, Durvasa by name, acquainted with truth and fully conversant with the mysteries of Dharma. In a kingdom where there is no king, the people perish from want of protection; sacrifices and other holy acts are suspended; the clouds send no showers; and the gods disappear. The birth and marriages of Dhritarashtra, Pandu and Vidura, Bhishma declines Satyavati's suggestion to beget children on Vichitravirya's widows. At the command of their mother, the wicked Gautama and his brothers, those slaves of covetousness and folly, exclaiming, “Indeed, why should we support this old man?”. Vyasa nähert… Another is the master warrior Dronacharya, also called Drona, whose son, Ashwatthama, trains alongside the cousins. From my confidence in you I shall now indicate the means of perpetuating our line. Pritha was endued with beauty and every accomplishment. Dhritarashtra accuses Pandu of conspiring against him and taking over the throne. Er war Sohn Vyasas, Bruder von Dhritarashtra und Vater der fünf Pandavas. Saying this, the illustrious and best of Rishis came out of her chamber. You can, if so minded, create, by the help of your energy, three worlds other than those that exist. O son, all these maidens are of course of blue blood. Then Pandu, beholding Bhishma, who was a father to him, worshipped his feet and saluted the citizens and others as each deserved. It was thus also that many mighty bowmen and great car-warriors wedded to virtue, sprung in the Kshatriya race from the seed of Brahmanas. He sent portion of his wealth to Vidura also. King Kuntibhoja, after the nuptials were over, presented his son-in-law with much wealth and sent him back to his capital. Your ancestors were observant of custom. Der blinde Dhritarashtra hört Sanjaya zu, wie er ihm vom Krieg bei Kurukshetra berichtet. Satyavati having succeeded with great difficulty in procuring the assent of her virtuous daughter-in-law to her proposal which was not inconsistent with virtue, then fed Brahmanas and Rishis and numberless guests who arrived on die occasion. The Kuru prince blessed with great good fortune and the daughter of Kuntibhoja formed a couple like Maghavat and Paulomi (the king and queen of the celestials). Secret Of Satyavati, t... Mahabharat - Birth Story Of Dhritarashtra, Pandu And Vidura, Mahabharat - Story Of Chitrangada And Vichitravirya, Story Of Satyavati And Shantanu & The Story Of Bhishma's Oath in the Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra was rejected for the rights of king and Marriage of Dhritarashtra, Pandu , Vidura. Act in such a way that the lineal link may not be broken and our friends and relatives may not grieve.”. But the queen knowing that the latter was blind and old went not unto him, she sent unto him her nurse. I have occupied it first. For virtue's sake he had kept a (ferry) boat. The room is small. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. It beholds you to guard virtue against loss. Ambalika beholding the Rishi, became pale with fear. This is an attempt to retell the story of the great Indian epic, Mahabharat - in a different manner and style adapted to modern times to the extent possible. They grew up into fine young men skilled in the Vedas and all athletic sports. But the child thus thrown into the water was taken up by the excellent husband of Radha and given by him to his wife to be adopted by her as their son. Attacking him in his capital, Pandu slew him there, and took everything in his treasury and also vehicles and draught animals without number. Beholding the restoration of the extinct line of Santanu, the saying became current in all countries that among mothers of heroes, the daughters of the king of Kasi were the first; that among countries Kurujangala was the first; that among virtuous men, Vidura was the first; that among cities Hastinapura was the first. The Rishi by merely touching her person said to her, “You shall have five children named Anga, Vanga, Kalinga, Pundra and Suhma, who shall be like unto Surya (Sun) himself in glory. Plunge not your ancestors into hell.”. Then the Kuru prince Pandu, accompanied by a large force bearing various kinds of banners and pennons, and eulogised by Brahmanas and great Rishis pronouncing benedictions, reached his capital. As he came out, he was met by his mother who asked him about the would-be-child. Take such steps that the ladies may conceive immediately. He shall bear the onerous burden of this our hereditary kingdom.”. No women shall ever approach me without having observed a rigid vow.”, “O sinless one, it must be as you say. Kakshivat and others have been begotten by me upon a Sudra woman. There, he lived as an ascetic with his wives. The blind old man drifting along the stream on that raft, passed through the territories of many kings. As a result Ambika gave birth Dhritarastra , Ambalika gave birth Pandu , and a lady servant gave birth gave birth Vidura. Upon that Sudra woman the virtuous Rishi of passions under full control begat eleven children of whom Kakshivat was the eldest. onto the lush green of the paddy fields. All over that delightful country whose prosperity was thus increased by the Kurus, there were no misers and no widowed women. The beautiful Gandhari gratified all the Kurus by her behaviour and respectful attentions. He next turned his army composed of innumerable elephants, cavalry, infantry, and charioteers, with standards of various colours against Dhirga--the ruler of the kingdom of Maghadha who was proud of his strength, and offended against numerous monarchs. The dynasty of the Bharatas has become extinct from my misfortune. The high-souled one shall have in his time a century of sons. For the figure in Buddhist mythology, see Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Therefore, from affection for your brother Vichitravirya, for the perpetuation of our dynasty, for the sake of this Bhishma's request and my command, for kindness to all creatures, for the protection of the people and from the liberality of your heart, it beholds you to do what I say. And the first princess of Kosala in due time brought forth a blind son. The Mahaguru was moved enough to sit in silence and spin for hours, talking to nobody, immersed in reflection. Amba , Ambika and Ambalika were three daughters of Kasi's King. Rains were plentiful, swelling the Ganga, spilling generously. When the intelligent one having truth for his strength recited the Vedas, there was nothing he would not then give to the Brahmanas. After performing with her daughters-in-law the funeral rites of the deceased, consoled, as best she could, her weeping daughters-in-law and Bhishma. Then Bhishma addressed the king of Madra and said, “Know that I have come for the hand of a maiden. Virtuously ruled by Bhishma, the kingdom was adorned with hundreds of sacrificial stakes. (For shame is the creature of sin and can never be where there is purity of intention). And Krishna-Dwaipayana, when he met his mother as before, informed her as to how he had been deceived by the senior most of the princesses and how he had begotten a son upon a Sudra woman. By their grace, shall you also obtain children.”. I shall accomplish your desire.”. On the other hand, you have been blind from birth, it is I who have supported you and your children. Therefore beget upon them children worthy of our race and for the continuance of our line.”, “O Satyavati, you know what virtue is both in respect of this life and the other. Indeed, it was this child who afterwards became the father of those mighty archers, the Pandavas. Sura, having promised in the presence of fire that he would give his firstborn child to Kuntibhoja, the son of his paternal aunt, who was without offspring, gave his daughter unto the monarch in expectation of his favours. Pritha with all possible care gratified the wrathful Rishi with soul under complete control. It is well-known, and therefore is known to you as well, I doubt not. The virtuous Pandu gratified his other relatives also with similar presents. Episodes. How can one that is blind become the protector of his relatives and family, and the glory of his father's race? Soon after Bhishma heard from the Brahmanas that Gandhari, the amiable daughter of Subala, having worshipped Hara had obtained from the deity the boon that she should have a century of sons. But from the fault of his mother he shall be blind.”. Seine Mutter Satyavati bat daher ihren unehelichen ältesten Sohn Vyasa, stellvertretend für Vichitravirya einen Nachkommen mit seiner Witwe Ambalika zu zeugen. She continued, “O illustrious Brihaspati, the child that I have conceived has studied in his mother's womb the Vedas with the six Angas. The main story of the Mahabharata was began from here. They said many other things regarding the Muni Dirghatamas. The draught cattle were all happy and the birds and other animals rejoiced exceedingly. They said, “O, this man, transgresses the limit of propriety. The heroic Sakuni, after having bestowed his sister along with many valuable robes, and having received Bhishma's adorations, returned to his own city. The king then pacified that best of Rishis and sent unto him his queen Sudeshna. As Bhishma is Vichitravirya's brother on the father's side, so are you his brother on the same mother's side. Was sonstige Männer im Bezug auf Pandu berichten. These wives of your brother, the amiable daughters of the ruler of Kasi, possessing beauty and youth, have become desirous of children. It beholds myself and you also to take such steps that this our dynasty may expand again as the sea. Having married her, the illustrious Dirghatamas, for the expansion of Utathya's race, begat upon her several children with Gautama as their eldest. You are our respected spiritual instructor. Share. Hier sehen Sie als Kunde unsere absolute Top-Auswahl der getesteten Pandu, während der erste Platz den Favoriten ausmacht. This is the time when the king of Hastinapur was Vichitravirya. Therefore, relying on you greatly, I shall appoint you in a certain matter. Satyavati, then, smiling softly and in voice broken in bashfulness, addressed Bhishma saying. Hearing me, reflect on what should be done in consultation with learned priests and those that are acquainted with practices allowable in times of emergency and distress, forgetting not at the same time what the ordinary course of social conduct is.". There seating her upon a luxurious bed, she addressed her, saying, “O Princess of Kosala, your husband has an elder brother who shall this day enter your womb as your child. Her first son, the great Vyasa, beholding her weeping, washed her with cool water, and bowing unto her, said, “I have come, O mother, to fulfil your wishes. Soon after the monthly season of the princess of Kosala had been over, Satyavati, purifying her daughter-in-law with a bath, led her into the sleeping apartment. The latter, however, told her husband's younger brother, that foremost of eloquent men, that she had conceived from her connection with his elder brother and that, therefore, he should not then seek for the consummation of his wishes. Be the husband dead or alive, it shall not be lawful for a woman to have connection with another. One day a king named Bali conversant with every duty went to the Ganges to perform his ablutions. The earth began to yield abundant harvest, and the crops also were of good flavour. How can then this womb of mine afford room for two children at a time? Turning her eyes to Dharma, and to the paternal and maternal lines (of the Kurus), she addressed Bhishma and said, “The funeral cake, the achievements, and the perpetuation of the line of the virtuous and celebrated Santanu of Kuru's race, all now depend on you. As the attainment of heaven is inseparable from good deeds, as long life is inseparable from truth and faith, so is virtue inseparable from you. One day Utathya's younger brother Brihaspati, the priest of the celestials, endued with great energy, approached Mamata. And Kasiraj organ... After marriage of Satyavati and Shantanu queen Satyavati gave birth two son named Chitrangada and Vichitravirya. Pandu, instilling joy into the hearts of his people with a flourish of trumpets and conchs and kettle-drums, entered his capital. Readers are advised to start from Episode no 1 and then gradually move upwards. Dhritarashtra war der Halbbruder von Pandu, der leprakrank war (woher das Wort Pandu, "der Blasse" kommt) und Onkel der fünf Pandavas, mit denen seine Söhne im Kurukshetra Krieg kämpften. Plump ears of barley, rice, fruits, vegetables . By this mantra that I am about to give you, you shall be able to summon to your side whatever celestials you likest. It seemed that the golden age had come upon every part of the kingdom. Ambalika in particular, upon embracing her son of incomparable prowess, became as glad as the queen of heaven upon embracing Jayanta. As he grew up, he became very strong and excelled in all weapons. Therefore, it beholds you not to seek for the consummation of your desire at such a time.”. As it came, the king took the old man. The earth may renounce its scent, water may renounce its moisture, light may renounce its attribute of exhibiting forms, air may renounce its attribute of touch, the sun may renounce his glory, fire, its heat, the moon, his cooling rays, space, its capacity of generating sound, the slayer of Vritra, his prowess, the god of justice, his impartiality; but I cannot renounce truth.”. They grew up into fine young men skilled in the Vedas and all athletic sports. The couple gave him the name of Vasusena, by which appellation the child soon became known all over the land. The child in the womb then addressed him and said, “O father, cease from your attempt. It has been heard by me that there are three maidens worthy of being allied to our race. Your younger brother has left two widows like unto the daughters of the celestials themselves, endued with youth and great beauty. ", It was thus that the line of Bali was perpetuated, in days of old, by a great Rishi. From fear of relatives she brought forth in secrecy that child who had come out with ear-rings and coat of mail. They became well-skilled in the practice of bow, in horsemanship, in encounters with mace, sword and shield, in the management of elephants in battle, and in the science of morality. Bhishma told that it was good news and called him for niyog. As you are, indeed, my eldest son according to the ordinance, O Brahmarshi, so is Vichitravirya my youngest son. Pandu (Dewanagari: पाण्‍डु; , IAST: Pāṇḍu,) adalah nama tokoh dalam wiracarita Mahabharata, ayah dari para Pandawa.Pandu merupakan anak kedua dari tiga bersaudara; kakaknya Dretarastra, sedangkan adiknya Widura.Menurut Mahabharata, Dretarastra merupakan pewaris takhta kerajaan Kuru dengan pusat pemerintahan di Hastinapura. The amiable daughter of Kuntibhoja, beholding Pandu--that best of men--in that assembly, became very much agitated. 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