The End of the Mahabharata War

Across the expansive battlefield as far as the eye could see stretched the broken and smoldering debris of a war finally drawing to a close: shattered machinery and ruined weapons lay twisted and strewn among the crushed bodies of dead warriors from both sides: Kuru and Pāṇḍava. One Kuru warrior, the king, stumbled and struggled to escape his predator, the enormous Pāṇḍava warrior called “Wolf-Belly.”

Wolf-Belly’s mace struck the king down, and with a roar he landed a blow on the Kuru’s spine, crushing it.

Camouflaged among the trees another fighter in the Kuru army watched his king’s painful end with deep dismay. And then an idea came upon him; a dark, terrible idea.

Night fell. The five young sons of the five Pāṇḍava’s slept deeply. A man snuck in it the tent. It was the same man who was hidden before among the trees: the son of a great man named Droṇa, who was the military guru of both the Pāṇḍavas and Kurus. He drew a blade and severed the head of each sleeping child, then left with the heads in a bag, dripping blood.

Early the next morning a terrible wailing lament echoed horribly across the silent battlefield. The mother had discovered the ghastly massacre.

Her husband, Arjuna, with tears in his own eyes, tried to comfort her. He said, “Oh my dear, auspicious woman. I will not wipe the tears from your eyes. Instead I will bring you the head of the murderer, stuck through with the arrows of my bow! Before performing the funerals for our children, you will stand upon the wretched head of that so-called brahmin!”

Arjuna, the friend of Infallible Krishna thus pacified his beloved wife with many heartfelt words. He then put on his armor, took up his terrible bow, and set off on his chariot in pursuit of his teacher’s son.


About Vic DiCara

Author of 27 Stars 27 Gods, Radically Deep Fundamentals of Astrology, and Beautifully Rational Philosophy of Astrology; Sanskrit translator of Bhagavad-Gītā, Bhāgavata Purāṇa, and Mādhurya Kādambinī. Bhakti-tīrtha vidyārthi at JIVA Institute of Vṛndāvana under the learned tutelage of Śrī Satyanārāyana dāsa Bābājī. Bhakti-śāstrī vidyārthi & adhyāpaka at Vṛndāvana Institute of Higher Education. …but all this doesn’t fully describe Vic. For the rest, best to meet him. Or, hypothesize it via “July 27, 1970 at 19:38 in Bay Shore New York.” View all posts by Vic DiCara

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