Rashmirathi (Krishna meets Duryodhana : From III Chapter)Rashmirathi (Krishna meets Duryodhana : From III Chapter)

Submitted / Updated On: Thursday, November 8, 2007 | Written By: Ramdhari Singh Dinkar | Hits since Feb 1, 2014: 54921

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Krishna meets Duryodhana: From III Chapter

[As per the original agreement Pandavas were to get back their kingdom when they returned from 14 years exile in the forests. But Duryodhan refused to oblige and part with the land. Lord Krishna came to Duryodhan to persuade him to see the reason and give Pandavas at least five villages where they could live peacefully. Refusal of Duryodhan ultimately became the cause of the mother of all war, the unparalleled war of Mahabharat. This excerpt describes the meeting of Lord Krishna with Duryodhan that ended with Krishna announcing the inevitability of war that Duryodhan would surely lose. Dinkars narration is superb and captures the drama beautifully. Meter is perfect and language , as always, very pure. - Rajiv K Saxena] On the eve of Mahabharata War Kunti, went to Karna and requested him to diffuse the war by leaving Duryodhana and coming over to Pandavas side as he was her first born and it was only appropriate for him to fight from the side of Pandavas. A part of Karnas reply in words of Ramdhari Singh Dinkar is given below. Karna says that even as he foresees a defeat for Kauravas, he must fight from the side of Duryodhana. He says that the war is quite pointless yet it is a destiny that has to be fulfilled. - Rajiv K. Saxena