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Story when Bhishma makes a comparison between Yudhishthira & Duryodhana

According to Mahabharata, when Bhishma has to pick Dhritarashtra’s successor, he mentions to Vidura many of Duryodhana’s positive qualities in comparison to Yudhishthira. Having spent so many years in the forest, Yudhishthira doesn’t have Duryodhana’s experience, military expertise, education, and courtly manners. Bhishma adds that Duryodhana is loved by the people, while Yudhishthira is an unknown quantity to them. However, Bhishma ultimately selects Yudhishthira, telling Vidura that in his heart, Duryodhana is a power-hungry, vitriolic individual, while at his core, Yudhishthira is a good man who cares tremendously for his people.

Story of Uluka or Ulook in Mahabharata

Uluka or Ulook was the son of the King of Gandhara, Shakuni and Arshi in the Mahabharata. Before the Pandavas come back from their anonymity he wanted to take Shakuni back to Gandhara but Shakuni refused and stayed in Hastinapura to bring the war of Mahabharata. He was killed by Sahadev in the Kurukshetra war. He was sent by the Kaurava prince Duryodhan to the Pandav camp the day before the great war of Kurukshetra started, to insult all the warriors supporting the Pandavas. Having listened to Uluka’s words, Yudhishthira, the son of Kunti, moved his army headed by Dhrishtadyumna and others.

Story of Ekalavya’s Death in Mahabharata

Ekalavya worked as an archer of King Jarasandha. When Jarasandha planned to besiege Mathura, he was aided by Eklavya who was a skillful archer. Eklavya also helped Jarasandha and Shishupala by chasing Rukmini while she eloped with Krishna. After Jarasandha’s demise, Ekalavya sought to avenge him by campaigning to destroy Kuntibhoja and every Yadava in Dwarka. During the attack, he was slayed by Krishna. According to some legends Eklavya survived his battle against the yadavas and somehow reached the court of Duryodhan and was greeted by the prince. He is also said to have made Eklavya the king of all forests in hastinapur. Eklavya became a close friend of the crown prince. He was killed by Krishna who broke his skull from a rock when he tried to kill his son Samba under the order of Duryodhan.

Story this is how Sanjaya was gifted of seeing 80 KM of length in Mahabharata

Sanjaya or Sanjaya Gavalgani is a character from the ancient Indian poetic epic Mahabharata. In Mahabharata—an epic poem of war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas—the blind king Dhritarashtra is the father of the principals of the Kaurava side. Sanjaya, son of charioteer Gavalgana, is Dhritarashtra’s advisor and also his charioteer. Sanjaya was a disciple of sage Krishna Dwaipayana Veda Vyasa and was immensely devoted to his master, King Dhritarashtra. Sanjaya—who has the gift of seeing events at a distance almost 80 KM of the length (divya-drishti) right in front of him, granted by the sage Vyasa—narrates to Dhritarshtra the action in the climactic battle of Kurukshetra, which includes the Bhagavad Gita.

Story of Ekalavya who didn’t give up on his resolute to master archery even when rejected by Dronacharya

In the Mahabharata, Ekalavya was the son of Hiranyadhanus, who was in Bhil Family King Jarasandha’s army commander and leader of the Nishadhas. Ekalavya was hurt when he was rejected by Dronacharya. Ekalavya still didn’t give up on his resolute will to master archery. He once stayed hidden in the forest while guru Drona was teaching the Kaurava and Pandava brothers, after they left to the ashram, Ekalavya collected the mud on which his Guru walked, as a symbolic gesture of want to follow his knowledge and foot steps, later he went into the forest and made a statue of Drona under a big old well grown tree. He began a disciplined program of self-study over many years. Eventually, Ekalavya became an archer of exceptional prowess, greater than Drona’s best pupil, Arjuna. He accepted the statue as his guru and practiced in front of it every single day.

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