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Mystic Mantra: What made the Pandavas win the war?

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Published : Feb 25, 2020, 3:06 am IST
Updated : Feb 25, 2020, 3:06 am IST

All through the battle Lord Krishna kept saving Arjun from confrontation with the main warriors till the time their weapons were exhausted.

At the end of the war, Lord Krishna himself revealed to the Pandavas that Duryodhana’s army was far superior to the Pandava army. And yet the Pandavas won.
 At the end of the war, Lord Krishna himself revealed to the Pandavas that Duryodhana’s army was far superior to the Pandava army. And yet the Pandavas won.

History tells us that the Pandavas won the battle of the Mahabharat, but the logical mind wonders, how come? Look back at the warriors on the side of the Pandavas and compare them to those on the side of the Kauravas. The Pandava army had only Arjun as a warrior and he too was no comparison to the quality of warriors on the other side. Bhishma, the disciple of Lord Parshurama himself — who remained undefeated even in a battle with his own Guru, who had at his command countless divine weapons. Karna, again the disciple of Lord Parshurama, possessing the Bhargavastra of his Guru and having been declared a warrior equivalent to his Guru by the Guru himself. Dronacharya, the preceptor of the Pandavas and the Kauravas, who possessed the sword of Lord Brahma and the divine weapons of Lord Parshurama, among various divine astras. Duryodhana, the disciple of Dronacharya and Lord Balarama and the greatest mace fighter of his generation. Two warriors in the Kaurava camp had boons of immortality and one of death at will.

All through the battle Lord Krishna kept saving Arjun from confrontation with the main warriors till the time their weapons were exhausted. Bheem, who could slay a thousand elephants, had to break the rules of war to defeat Duryodhan and did not stand a chance in front of Dhritrashtra, because of which a statue of him was placed before the blind king to crush. At the end of the war, Lord Krishna himself revealed to the Pandavas that Duryodhana’s army was far superior to the Pandava army. And yet the Pandavas won.

It was not the capability of the Pandavas that won them the battle of the Mahabharat, they won because they were on the side of dharma and forwarded the Hari karya. The karya of Hari has to happen, and will happen, irrespective of the qualification of the one who executes it. Lord Krishna blessed the Pandavas with the opportunity to become instruments of Hari karya, and their victory was certain. The Kaurava army, despite their unparalleled military prowess and countless divine powers, were unable to the stop it from happening, because it was Hari karya.

Each one of us has the opportunity to join either side because there are only two sides to choose from. There is no third side and whichever side one chooses, decides the future and fate. Joining the side of the devil initially looks attractive and is paying also, but in the long run, you become a loser because the reward for joining the devil is the lower dimensions. The opposite of this happens when you join Hari karya. It’s a hard decision but has to be taken in some lifetime, if not this then the next, that is if you get the next life as a human being on earth.

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