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Grade 6 teachers.

Pandavas vanavasam begins, Arjuna gets divine weapons

Yudhishtra and the Pandavas were banished to the forest for 13 years by the Kauravas. When people find out that the Pandavas were going to the forest for 13 years, they feel rejected and follow Yudhishtra to the forest. Dhaumya asks Yudhishtra to pray to Surya Bagwan to feed all of them. Draupadi gets a boon from the sun god where she has to cook very little food and put it in a pot called 'Akshayapatra'. The pot will then be able to feed everyone for 12 years. Only at the end when Draupadi finishes her dinner is when the pot will become empty. 

  The Pandavas first go to The Kamyaka forest. Vidura tries to advise Dritharashtra to get the pandavas back from the forest. Dritharashtra gets so annoyed that he banishes Vidura to the forest. Every rishi that comes to Drithrashra's house always advised him to change his sons actions. They foresaw the future. Maithraya tries to put sense into Duryodana . Duryodana disrespects Maythraia , and so he curses Duryodana and says that he will be killed by Bhima. Bhagwan Krishna visits the pandavas and says he is very sorry at their state. He could not help them as he was very busy protecting his people in Dwaraka from invasion. Draupadi gets angry at Krishna. Krishna promises that a day will come when the Kauravas’ wives will cry the same way Draupati does now.
Arjuna goes up north to get weapons from Indra. He meditates for a longtime and is challenged by lord Shiva, who appears in front of Arjuna as a hunter. Shiva gives Arjuna the ‘Pashupatastra’ and Indra gives Arjuna the ‘Vajarayudam.’

1 comment:

  1. Some nice comments on Pandavas here, thanks for sharing. One cannot stop thinking about Draupadi while discussing Mahabharata or Pandavas. She is considered to be 'Kula Devata' and/ or 'Grama Devatha' by many people.

    In fact, there are many shrines for Goddess Draupadi, spread in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. One of the shrines, where She is a Grama-Devatha and Kula-Devatha to many, is located in one of the small villages of Tamil Nadu.

    The village is named KONDAL, Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Nagapattinam District, Nidur P.O, Tamil Nadu.


    Draupadi Amman Thunai - May you all be BLESSED by HER grace!!