The mother of all wars, the mother of all rivalries, the cauldron of emotions, insecurities, jealousies and power play – Mahabharat. Rivetting and a master lesson for the entire mankind.
The series covers the incidents of epic Mahabharata revolving around Lord Krishna, Pandavas, Kauravas, Karna, Draupadi etc.
The show begins with Emperor Bharata giving more importance to ‘Capacity’ over ‘Birth’. The latter shows the birth of Bheeshma and his oath, birth of Pandu, Dhitarashtra and Vidur and birth of Pandavas and Kauravas. The story then focuses on the childhood of Lord Krishna.
Elsewhere, Dronacharya teaches Pandavas and Kauravas and asks to defeat Drupad as Guru Dakshina. Pandavas do so and give half of his kingdom to Drona. For revenge, Drupad obtains Dhrishthadhyumna and Draupadi. Dhritarashtra makes Yudhishthir the crown prince of Hastinapur. Shakuni (the maternal uncle of the Kauravas) and Duryodhan hatch a plan to burn Pandavas and Kunti alive, but they survive and go into incognito. Duryodhan is made crown prince of Hastinapur.
Arjuna wins Draupadi in her swayamvara but latter shows her marriage with all five Pandavas. Later, Yudhishthir is made the king of Indraprastha and Pandavas conduct Rajsuya Yagna where Draupadi insults Duryodhana. Latter shows Duryodhana’s revenge by trying to disrobe her and sending Pandavas along with Draupadi for an exile of 12 years and 1 year of anonymity. Duryodhana argues that the Pandavas violated the condition of anonymity in their last year of exile, therefore they must spend another 12 years in exile followed by another year of exile in anonymity. This conflict begins to sows the seed for the Mahabharata War.
After 13 years, Arjun and Subhadra’s son Abhimanyu marries Uttara. Krishna tries to make peace between both parties. Indra in the disguise of a brahmin took Karna’s armor and earrings. Krishna reveals Karna’s true identity of being the eldest Pandava.
Before Mahabharata War, Shri Krishna enlightens Arjuna about Geeta and showed his Virata Swaroopa to Arjuna. The latter shows the deaths of Bheeshma, Drona, Karna, Abhimanyu, Shalya, Shakuni, Jayadrata, Ghatotkach, 100 Kauravas, 5 sons of Draupadi and many other warriors in the war leading to the victory of Pandavas over Kauravas. Gandhari holds Krishna responsible for her son’s death and curses that his family will also get destroyed. The show ends with Yudhishthir’s Rajyabhishek and Bhishma’s death.
This description does not do justice to the mighty epic and therefore we urge you to see the beauty of this classic unfurl by renting your DVD package today!
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