Seeing Dritarashtra rue his blindness, Vyasa is willing to give him the power of sight to see the war, but Dritarshtra is unwillingness, since he has got used to his blindness, and doesn’t have the strength of mind to see blood and gore. Duryodhana explains the justice in his stance. Sanjaya is giving the updates to Dritarashtra: Drupada and the King of Virata announce their full participation in the war and promise to rally the support of their allies. Bhanumati talking to Shubhangi Karna describes Bhanumati as good natured and as beautiful as Draupadi. Gandhari, however, asks with a trembling voice if there is a way to avoid the war.
He then asks the sage to give this boon to Sanjaya, who would moderate and relate to him whatever transpires on the battle field. But Arjuna looks forlorn: Monday, 3 August Gandhari’s Blessings — Let the Righteous Be Victorious Karna barges angrily into his palace and throws off his bow and the quiver of arrows. Karna is narrating to Kunti many momentous events in his life in which Duryodhana played a great role. Seeing Dritarashtra rue his blindness, Vyasa is willing to give him the power of sight to see the war, but Dritarshtra is unwillingness, since he has got used to his blindness, and doesn’t have the strength of mind to see blood and gore. Everyone is wondering what the two are discussing about and why it is taking so long to begin the war.
eoisode Immediately, Krishna gets up and offers ‘havisu’ to the two gods who are still uncomprehending. He then explains how Duryodhana had scorned each of his suggestion for peace, including that of giving merely five houses for the Pandavas.
Finally Dritarashtra announces that Kauravas would launch war against the Pandavas for disobeying their directives and asks the court to seek allies for the impending war. Drona protests saying the Pandavas are like his sons, but Kunti is not satisfied with the answer. Krishna announces, to the utter bewilderment of the Pandavas, the success of his mission.
They personally approach the king of a small kingdom in their dominion called Chandrasailam and ask for the hands of Shubhangi, the princess. Even if Dritarashtra hadn’t been a king, he would still have served him, being bound to him by gratitude. His charioteer Sanjaya speaks to him consoling words when Sage Vyasa arrives there.
After the duo leave the Pandavas ask Sahadeva about Duryodhana’s mission.
Gandhari, however, asks episose a trembling voice if there is a way to avoid the war. Duryodhana accuses Pandavas of revealing themselves before the end of the 1-year ajnaatavasa, and instead of going to the forest omce again as agreed to earlier, had sent Krishna on a peace mission and disrespected them.
He suggests to Karna that he join the Pandavas, especially since they were fv brothers, and then rule Hastinapura. Krishna tells Yudhishtra and Sahadeva that whereas they earn a good name by being true to the scriptures, He is left to undo the results from those actions and get a bad name! Krishna tells Arjuna that he should string his Gandiva bow and declare the begining of the war.
Duryodhana requests Sahadeva to fix the auspicious moment for offering sacrifice to the Lord so as to ensure victory in the war.
Duryodhana is overjoyed to learn that the Pandavas haven’t offered any sacrifice as yet. Duryodhana, Dushshasana, Yuyutsu — Dritarashtra’s son through a dasiand Vikarna — the virtuous son of Dritarashtra, come to mahabharatam their parent’s blessings.
She asks him pointedly if he would kill her sons in the war. Monday, 27 July Shakuni replies that he wants to prevent Shikhandi’s participation in the war, as s he could kill Bhishma. Hence they would have to hv their disapproval appropriately. Monday, 3 August Kunti, however, extracts a promise from Drona that he wouldn’t kill her sons.
Takshak accepts his defeat
Krishna explains that since the sun and the moon have come together, it is indeed the New Moon day and instructs the Pandavas to offer sacrifice to Goddess Durga. Karna is touched by the gesture, but he clarifies that it was far more important to him that Duryodhana is victorious in the battle than the disgrace that he has to endure, to which he had anyway got accustomed to.
Duryodhana silences him, threatening to kill him on the spot. Sahadeva believes he should be true to dharmic injunctions and he would never lie even if he is servicing his enemy. Duryodhana, who has come to meet Karna along with Shakuni, intervenes and lets Shubhangi vent out her anger. Krishna is offering ‘tarpanam’ and the gods in the heaven are surprised as the New Moon is due only the next day.
Duryodhana and Shakuni seek private audience with Sahadeva while the Pandavas are in a meeting with Drupada and Virata and Yudhishtra asks everyone to leave. Pandavas had lost in the wager and went to the forest as per the agreement and similarly they had been spotted just before the period of incognito exile had ended, which meant that they should go into exile once again.
Pandavas, their allies, Krishna, the Kauravas, their allies and Shakuni have assembled. Bhanumati considers Karna her brother, and together with Duryodhana makes plans to enhance Karna’s prestige by getting a kshatriya bride, in addition to Vrushali, Karna’s first wife from the charioteer’s clan.
Karna barges angrily into his palace and throws off his bow and the quiver of arrows. Dushshasana, who had heard part conversation between Kunti and Drona, tells Shakuni that Drona had expressed his inability in refusing to take up arms against the Pandavas because of the indebtedness towards the master who fed him. Duryodhana is dubious about the trustworthiness of Sahadeva’s pronouncements, but Shakuni assures Sahadeva to be infallible.
Seeing Dritarashtra rue his blindness, Vyasa is willing to give him the power of sight to see the war, but Dritarshtra is unwillingness, since he shn got used to his blindness, and doesn’t have the strength of mind to see blood and gore.
Drona is offering prayer to Lord Shiva when Kunti comes to meet him. Later, Duryodhana justifies the abduction, quoting Bhishma’s carrying the Kashi princesses for the sons of Vichitravirya.