Telangana reflection in Mahaa Bharath

The Purohit sent by King Drupada reached Hastinapura. He met King Dhrutarashtra, Bheeshma, Drona, Krupacharya, and Vidura. Next day while King Dhrutarashtra was in his assembly, to the hearing of one and all, the Purohit spoke thus:

“King Dhrutarashtra and King Pandu are brothers. Pandavas are the sons of Pandu and Suyodhana and his brothers are the sons of Dhrutarashtra. It is settled law that they both have right over their ancestral property.You all know that it is just and proper and righteous.You also know pretty well about their past history. The attempts made by Kouravas to kill pandavas and how all those attempts were foiled. Pandavas performed Rajasooya Yaga and acquired and extended their Kingdom by their strength and prowess. But that Kingdom was grabbed by Suyodhana in dice game, with the approval of King Dhrutarashtra. Not satisfied with that, they dragged Droupadi to the open court and tried to remove her clothes. Pandavas were sent to forest and exile. Now Pandavas have completed their Aranya and Ajnatavasa as agreed. They are now claiming their share in the kingdom.

Now you have to put a word to Dhrutarashtra and see that the Kingdom is divided equally between brothers. Pandavas never intended to be inimical towards Kouravas. But they are not helpless. Now they got 7 akshouhini army strength. You may have 11 akshouhini army strength. The great warrior Bheemasena and Satyaki are equal to 1000 akshouhini army. Who will challenge Arjuna if he is on the warfront with his Gaandeeva? Besides all, Sri Krishna, the embodiment of Dharma is on their side. What else they want?

Therefore, please invite Pandavas, honor them and give their due share of kingdom. It is in the interests of one and all” said the prienst sent by Drupada.

Then Bheeshma rose to his feet and said:

“The Priest said well. It is so fortunate that Sri Krishna and Pandavas are intending to solve this problem peacefully. Though your words are bit harsh, but they are acceptable by one and all.We all know what had happened in this assembly on that fateful day. Pandavas should not be troubled any more. Dhrutarashtra should invite Pandavas, treat them as his sons and give their due share in the kingdom and honour them.Otherwise, all will perish in the flames of anger emanated from Arjuna.” said Bheeshma.

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Author: kattashekar

Editor, Namasthe Telangana Daily, Hyderabad

2 thoughts on “Telangana reflection in Mahaa Bharath”

  1. Kingdom cannot be a property. As per the law of the day in Mahabharatha period, the eldest of the royal family would be the king. If the eldest prince is physically or mentally handicapped he is not fit to be the king. Hence, the kingdom cannot be considered as the hereditary property. If it is hereditary, even the handicapped one could be the king. However, Pandu due to his respect over his elder brother installed Dhritarasthra as King and ruled and extended the kingdom on his brother;s name. During the reign of Pandu, the Hastinapura turned into invincible and no king in the world dared to challenge its prowess. However, after his death another system of the then royal hierarchy is that the eldest of the royal family should be the king. In that sense Yudhishtira (Dharmaraja and the eldest of sons of Pandu and Dhritarashtra) should be the king. However, sons of Pandu faced humiliation and insults alongside marginalization. In that sense, where is the Telangana reflection in Mahabharatha context.

  2. Telangana is elder state than Andhra. Telangana was merged in to Andhra without considering resentment in the people. Even Hyderabad assembly did not made a resolution. But by manipulation and maneuver Andhra establishment overpowered on Telangana and got the merger. After Fifty seven years of Vanavasam and Agnatavasam, Telangana came out with complete understanding that what it was lost. Telangana struggled all these years through peaceful manners and due democratic processes to get its freedom back. What Duryodhana then argued is now argued by Seemandhra leaders. What Pandavas then suffered is suffered by Telangana. That’s it. Let the court of Democracy decide the fate of new Mahabharatha. There is nothing to blame people of both regions either as Kauravas or Pandavas. Just reflection of leaderships and their attitudes and approaches.

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