Mahabharatham is one of the greatest ethics of human life. It preaches the moral principles which are to be followed by each and every human being. Each and every character in Mahabharatham teaches us some good qualities to be implemented in us.
Lord Krishna’s Play:
It is been believed that the entire Mahabharatam is considered as the Lord Krishna’s play. Mahabharatam is also one of the avatars of Lord Krishna just like Kalki avatar. In this great epic Lord Krishna teaches the respect and importance that is to be given to each and every woman born in this world. He also says that the women are neither weak nor less than anyone.
Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadevan were the son of Pandavas. The hidden fact was that Karna was the primary brother of Pandavas. But due to kunti’s sin she had thrown her child Karna in the running river in a basket. Later Karna was been grown-up by a charitor. As a result, he was been disgraced at each and every point in his life. The Pandavas lived united, obeyed the orders of their mother and their elder brother. Yudhishthira was the best example of truth. Bhima was the symbol of bravery. Arjun was well versed in a bow and arrow martial art. Nakula was quite charming. Saghadev and Nakula can bring back the life to injured who was about to face their death due to their boon.
Karna Vs Duryodhana Friendship:
Karna had all the five qualities of Pandavas in him. Yet because of his caste, he was been disgraced at each and every place. In spite of being a good warrior, nobody was ready to accept him just because of his caste. He was upset and also felt lonely. At the time of his pain, Duryodhana came for his aid. He had developed a friendship with Karna and had also made him a king of Angdesham. Karnan was true to his relationship and was always been as a support for Duryodhana. Karnan was also well known for his charity behavior.
Draupadi also referred to as Panchali was the princess of the kingdom Panchaalam.She was a good friend of Lord Krishna. She takes every decision in her life only after discussing with Lord Krishna. Panchali’s father had arranged Suyamvaram marriage for selecting her brave husband. Panchali was in the confusion about selecting her future husband.
So she had made a list of five qualities which she expected from her future husband. She had given the list to his best friend Krishna. Krishna who can predict the future had taken the portrait of Karna and had said that he was the only man who possesses those five qualities. As a result, Panchali had expressed her wish of marrying beautiful Karna to Lord Krishna. But Krishna had explained about the past of Karna that he was the son of the charitor. So as a result she cannot marry Karna; if she marries him then she too would face a disgrace in public. But when Karna and Duryodhana came for the Suyamvaram, Draupadi just like others had wished him with joy. But later Lord Krishna had reminded her of the importance of her family.
So having those thoughts in mind, Panchali with utmost difficulty had expressed her wish of disinterest towards him due to his caste. Later Panchali was married to the five Pandavas and she lived a life of hell. Most of the time she had felt that it would have been much better if she had been married to Karna. Even Karna too felt the same. They both loved each other without expressing their love for one another.
As Panchali had been married to five of the Pandavas, Kauravas considered the act as against dharma and hence they refused to be living with them in the same kingdom Hasthinapuram. Hence, the Pandavas had created a separate kingdom for them which was later known as Indraprastha. Yudhishthira had become ruler of the entire kingdom. Pandavas had been invited to a feast in the Hasthinapuram by Kauravas. But there was a cunning act of Shakuni and Duryodhana to revenge Pandavas. The Pandavas were requested to play a gambling game and as a result of gambling Pandavas had lost their kingdom, themselves and also their wife Draupadi. Draupadi was ill-treated by Kauravas.
Pandavas decided to revenge for the act of Kauravas. But in order to revenge, Pandavas has to complete their vanavasam. Ater their Vanavas, there bid war between Pandavas and Kauravas which was later known as Mahabharatham. The major aim of the war is to restore dharma, kill evils, and to respect women.
Moral Principles Preached:
- To follow the path of Dharma
- Respect for women
- Charity behavior
- Treat both heaven and hell the same and accept life as it comes