LAKSHAGRAHA (the lac house)

After the deaths of Pandu and Madri the Pandavas with their mother Kunti return back to the Hastinapur palace. Yudhishthira is Crowned Prince of Hastinapur by Dhritarashtra.But  Dhritarashtra also wanted his son Duryodhana to crowned as the king of Hastinapur.

Uncle Shakuni, Duryodhana, and Dushasana plan to get rid of the Padu’s Son the Pandavas. Shakuni ask architect Purochana to build the palace which can catch fire easily. He then requests for the Pandavas and Mother Kunti to stay there and plan to set it alight. However, after all this incident set by the Shakuni, Duryodhana and Dushasana the Pandavas escape with the help of  their wise uncle,Vidur. They escaped to safety and go into hiding. During this time one of the Pandava’s brother Bhima marries Hidimbi who was a demon, and they had a child son named Ghatotkacha. And in Hastinapur, the Pandavas and Kunti were declared to dead.


During the period when the Pandavas was hiding, got to find the swayamvara of the princess of Pancala Draupati. The Pandavas witness the event being as bharmhin. Meanwhile, Krishna and Draupati became good fridends, and tells her to look out for Arjuna (which was considered to be dead). The competion was shoot a target on the ceiling, on the eye of a moving artificial fish while looking at the reflection of the fish in oil below., Karna proceeds to the attempt but by Draupadi refuses to marry a. After all this the swayamvara got opened to all the Brahmins hence the Arjuna wins the competion and marries Draupadi. The Pandavas return home and Arjuna inform their mother about what he have won in the copetion and what they have got after winning  the competion. Without even looking at anyone, Kunti asks them to share whatever Arjuna has won among all five brother. Thus, Draupadi ends up being marrying and being wife of all five brothes.


After being married, the Pandava werecalled up in the Hastinapura. The Kuru family didn’t liked that the Pandavas got married to one lady at a time hence his made all five brother and Draupati to leave the kindom and led them to build their own kingdom at Indraprastha.

Soon after this, Arjuna seceratly marries Krishna’s sister, Subhadra.

As times passed the Pandavas built their new palace for them, They also  invite their Kaurava cousins to Indraprastha, Duryodhan seeing a pond and assumes it will not have any water in it and falls in. All Pandava brothers (except Yudhishthira) everyone laughed at him including Draupadi. Furious by the insult, and jealous at seeing the wealth of the Pandavas, Duryodhana decides to arrange a dice-game as suggested by Shakuni.


Shakuni, Kaurava’s uncle, arranges a dice game,played against Pandavas elder brother Yudhishthira. In the game of dice, Yudhishthira loses all his wealth, then his kingdom. And then he also gambles his brothers, himself, and finally his wife Draupati. The Kauravas then get chance to take their revenge for Duryodhan’s insult and this leads to disrobe Draupadi in front of the entire court, but this disrobe is prevented by Krishna, who magically made her saree endless, therefore it couldn’t be removed.

After all  Duryodhana says there is no place for two crown princes in Hastinapura. Hence Dhritarashtra orders for another game of dice. After the second game of dice now the Pandavas are required to go into exile for 12 years, and in the 13th year, they must remain hidden. And if they were seen by any kaurava in their 13th year of exile, then they again have to go for 12 year of exile.


Soon after the completion of 13 years of exile, the Pandavas return back to Hastinapur.

The battle took place because of the disrespect of the Draupati in the court during dice game.She wanted not to repeat this injustice and torture to any other women in the Hastinapur.Hence lord Krishna was always with the Panadav and guided them during the war. The war was of 18 days. At the end of the 18-day battle, only the Pandavas,Yuyutsu, Ashwatthama and Krishna survive. Yudhisthir becomes King of Hastinapur and Gandhari curses Krishna that he will also face the same situation as she faced.


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