Kauravas, inspite of the presence of the towering Bheeshmacharya, Guru Dronacharya, Warrior and Duryodhana's best friend Karna and many other great warriors, lost the epic battle. Waiting for some interesting answers for this question.
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I fully agree with you. But can you please specify your answer in terms of war happenings?
Yeah you are correct anweshablogs. But i need a more specific answer like the curse to Karna, Bheeshma's sacrifice, etc.
Yeah that needs quite a detail and the answer will be pretty long. Almost as long as the entire Mahabharat. I don't think this is the proper platform to answer that serious an answer with such long details. That needs an entire blog.
Interesting. I thought only Bheeshm, Dronachary and Kripachary were unwilling partners. After all every body was given freedom to change sides before the war and Yuyutsu switched from Kauravas to Pandavas side. But I might be wrong.
So Certified Noob.... you mean to say Bheeshmacharya, Dronacharya and Krupacharya were responsible for the loss?
Everybody was free to change the sides apparently, but apart from Yuyutsu, nobody could, because they had their own obligations. Even Karna lost the spirit, after knowing that he was the elder brother of the Pandavas.
Anweshablogs..... I think Karna's act was justified as participating in the war in favour of the Kauravas was the best he could do to return the favours given to him by Duryodhana.....
No Ramkey, I did not mean that. They were just unwilling.But they gave their best which was not enough to defeat Pandavs.
Certified Noob. Bheeshma promised in the open court that he wont kill the Pandavas since they were also his grandchildren. But what would have happened if not for that promise?
I doubt if Bheeshm would have been able to kill Arjun or Bheem and other Pandavs were great warriors too. Arjun was too good for anyone and IMHO Indians underrate him a lot.
Now what would have happened is not the question raised here. It is just a trial to find out the reason, why Kauravas lost the war. One more reason might be because there were no celestial beings fighting for them.
Certified Noob. Bheeshma was regarded as the best warrior in the world and its very difficult to match his skills. But yes, it is meaningless to talk about what had not happened but I think Bheeshma's oath was one of the huge setbacks for Kauravas.
Saguni in the Kauravas camp was also a clever tactician. But I think you meant justice was on the side of Pandavas and so Lord Krishna himself supported them.... Isnt?????
AFAIK, Arjun and Krishn was the duo who could break any vyuh created by anyone and formation of vyuhs(formations like chakravyuh etc) was a major part of military tactics. And yes, Pandav were fighting for a just cause.Sorry, only 250 chrtrs allowed.