Sunday, March 11, 2018

Guide: Jayadratha

This is a guide to Jayadratha: Retold from the Mahabharata (Volume 653). You can find it at Amazon.

Bizzell Reserves call number: PN 6790 .I443 A437 v.653

Summary:  The story begins with Dushala, the only daughter of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari, who is married to Jayadratha, king of Sindhu. He tells her how her brother Duryodhana won a gambling match and forced the Pandavas and Draupadi into exile. Jayadratha resolves to kidnap Draupadi, but the Pandavas catch and punish him. Jayadratha vows revenge, and is eager to fight the Pandavas in the great war as Duryodhana's ally, but when Jayadratha helps to engineer the death of Arjuna's son Abhimanyu, Arjuna swears that he will kill Jayadratha before sunset. The story ends with Arjuna's supernatural revenge. You can read more about Jayadratha at Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. Some nice comments on Pandavas here, thanks for sharing. One cannot stop thinking about Draupadi while discussing Mahabharata or Pandavas. She is considered to be 'Kula Devata' and/ or 'Grama Devatha' by many people.

    In fact, there are many shrines for Goddess Draupadi, spread in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. One of the shrines, where She is a Grama-Devatha and Kula-Devatha to many, is located in one of the small villages of Tamil Nadu.

    If you got time, patience and willingness to know about 'Draupadi', you can visit my blog and comment.

    The village is named KONDAL, Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Nagapattinam District, Nidur P.O, Tamil Nadu.

    Draupadi Amman Thunai - May you all be BLESSED by HER grace!!