Perhaps you know it is a curse that escaped me in spite of myself. The chamber filled with the sound of loud, gasping wails and cries of disbelief, the type of mourning the court had not witnessed since the death of Pandu. And the 'Blind' Lady shows her true colors. Krishna accepts Gandhari’s curse with a smile and hugs her lovingly. By this time Gandhari has become a dim presence in her own life and the life of the Kuru clan, retreating to the safety of the ceremonial and the purity of the divine. Krishna then speaks that end of Yadav clan is also necessary. On the other hand, Gandhari’s curse started to take its toll on Krishna. He says that till the time people remember Mahabharat’s story and the lesson it gives, there won’t be no injustice on earth. Yes, Gandhari, the mother with a wounded heart, cursed Shri Krishna by saying that he will experience the agony of losing his entire clan as she did. After Draupadi's curses had rolled out, she pleaded with the King and she pleaded with Draupadi to withdraw her curse. The curse came true. Draupadi says she can forgive anyone but not Duryodhan, Dushasan, Karna and Shakuni. For you know I have cursed in my heart others for doing to me what was done to Draupadi in the dice hall. After 35 years post the Kurukshetra war, the effects of this curse came live and it polluted the minds of the Yadavas and they start to act worse than wild animals. I had cursed Bheeshma and Dhritarashtra for abusing me, for humiliating me, for reducing me to thing. All was in vain. The maces met in mid-air with such a force that the other Pandavas could feel the air around them vibrate…. Continuing the saga of Gandhari’s failings, Banerjee gives us the episode of Draupadi’s disrobing, brought to life in restrained prose. In despair she pleaded with Gandhari to protect her womanhood. His tribe men started fighting among themselves and slowly destroyed the entire Yadava clan. Gandhari’s sons, the Kauravas, grew up filled with hatred for their cousins, the Pandavas. Krishna speaks that both blessings and curse are governed by time and whatever she spoke is according to the work of destiny. She begs Draupadi to not curse the dynasty as they are their own people. Draupadi came to the women’s quarters where Kunti and Gandhari and the other ladies of the court were sitting. Gandhari pleads for forgiveness to the ancestors of Bharat’s dynasty because she gave birth to the son that humiliated them all. Gandhari, who felt helpless when the woman in her was appealed to, now suddenly awoke to the magnitude of a holy woman's curse. Her saree was pulled and pulled until Lord Krishna relieved her of her agony and shame. ... Drona, Kripa. Perhaps my curse is no more than a joke to you. Gandhari cries and asks him to not do such thing and speaks how come she spoke a big dangerous curse. Krishna and Jara - The curse of Gandhari - Part 1 of 3 Bheema and Duryodhana were eying each other murderously their maces in hand. But instead of blessings, he became a recipient of her curse. The curse of Gandhari eventually began to show its effects. ... Dhrishtadyumna and five sons Draupadi, namely Prativindhya, Sutasoma, Srutakriti, Satanika, and … Gandhari came into her own. After being wounded by a hunter’s arrow himself, Krishna left his mortal body for his journey towards the heavenly abode. About the Book When Lord Shiva blessed the young Gandhari, saying she would have a hundred sons, she was ecstatic, not realising how much sorrow they would bring her. Gandhari was never the saint she has been shown here till now, This would actually be close to the In this series, Draupadi becomes the first one to fall, followed by Sahadeva, Nakula, Arjuna, and Bhima. 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