Vikarna - Wikipedia Duryodhana, Dushasana, Yuyutsu, Vikarna, and the remaining Kauravas with the Hastinapura army attacked Pañchala. 112 Who was bestowed with unique vision to narrate the happenings of the war to King Dirtharashtra? Mentioned throughout the war, Vikarna has a few notable moments. Vikarna is someone like Kumbhakarna. Years after the war and prior to the Yadava crisis, Yuyutsu found the city falling apart. Despite his misgivings, Vikarna fights for Duryodhana during the Kurukshetra War. They took stand for justice , they did not approve of Duryodhana’s actions . Yuyutsu, born of a maid, switches sides to join the Pandavas whereas, Vikarna sticks to his own family. He didn’t turn a blind eye towards the fraudulent and evil practices of Duryodhana. The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: K.M. In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Vikarna (Sanskrit: विकर्ण) was third Kaurava, son of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari and a brother to the crown prince Duryodhana. vinā means 'without' and vishāla means 'large'. Bhima, who had sworn to kill all of Dhritarashtra's true-born (100) sons, calls Vikarna a man of dharma and advises him to step aside. Yuyutsu, however, was a little different. With Bharathkumar, Amit Bhargav, Devipriya, Durga. His protests were met with silence, even from wise elders like Bhishma and Dronacharya. He is supposed to have objected to the disrobing of Draupadi as immoral, besides Vikarna, the third Kaurava prince. On the seventh day, he covers the retreat of his brothers from Bhima's rampage. Be the first to contribute! Authored by journalist Ch. Through these characters, Vyasa presents a conflict between morality and familial responsibilities. Duryodhana sends Vikarna to check Bhima's advance. Pleased with the hospitality offered by Gandhari, sage Vyasa gave her a boon. Yuyutsu is not the son of Gandhari. At the start of Kali Yuga, when the Pandavas chose to retire and Krishna departed; Yudhishthira, the lead Pandava and a former king of Indraprastha and later of Hastinapur, handed over the charge of supervising the kingdom of Hastinapur to Yuyutsu. Srinivasa Rao, the speakers at the book launch were quoted saying, Indeed this battle is a curse upon us wherein men like you...have had to be slaughtered. Vikarna is somewhat comparable to Kumbhakarn from the Ramayana. Despite his apprehensions, Vikarna still fought on the Duryodhana side during the Kurukshetra War. Question by author khemkagrt. Vikarna’s heroic act is documented in the book ‘Vikarna’ which was released in March of this year. Yuyutsu grew up in the royal palace and spent a lot of time with the Kaurava’s, but was morally upright with a strong sense of right and wrong. First word is vinā (विना) or vishāla (विशाल), while second word is karna (कर्ण. Their attack was repelled. In the battle of Dharmas of today’s world- how many brothers are doomed to cry out helplessly like Bhima? Vikarna echoed the questions Draupadi had already asked the Kuru elders, demanding that her questions be answered. On the other hand King Shalya was the uncle of Nakul and Sahdev but he fought for the Kauravas. He died the next minute. It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. [3], Vikarna sitting at the corner (left) with, Critical Perspectives on the Rāmāyaṇa. On the thirteenth day of the war, depending on the version of the story, Vikarna is either a silent bystander or a willing participant in the slaying of Abhimanyu. Bheema had slain all the Kauravas (all 99, as Yuyutsu had fought for the Pandavas) and Vikarna was one of the Kauravas. He provided them crucial information centering around Duryodhana’s cunning plotting and schemes, thereby helping Pandavas substantially. He also opposed him, but he stayed loyal to him. But later , Yuyutsu had joined Pandavas party in the Mahabharata war . Yuyutsu was a half-brother to the rest of the Kuru brothers. Yuyutsu - Son of Kuru King Dhritharashtra and a maid of Gandhaari called Sukhada. Then he, Dushasana, Sudarshana, Yuyutsu, Vikarna and the remaining Kauravas attack Panchala with the Hastinapur army. But, who said the right path was easy anyway? On completing their training, Drona asked the Kauravas to bring him Drupada as a guru dakshina. Like what you're reading? Vikarna and his brothers were forced to flee and abandon the field.[1]. Before the commencement of the battle, Yudhishtara felt that he needed the blessing of the elders. Source: Source 4. Vikarna was one of Dronacharyas students. Vikarna - Part 2 of 2 The war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas was about to commence. The 5 Pandavas attacked Panchala without an army. Vikarna and his brothers were forced to flee and abandon the field. The Mahabharata is a saga of enmity between 100 Kauravas and 5 Pandavas, but do you know the names of all the 100 Kauravas? Duryodhana and Dushasana meet Kunti and Vidura. He knew Duryodhan was wrong. On the tenth day, he attempts to prevent Arjuna and Shikhandi from reaching Bhishma, but is counter-checked by Drupada. Bhishma names him as one of the great warriors on the Kaurava side. Yuyutsu and Vikarna are two characters that are unsure about fighting for kauravas against Pandavas. After his death, Bhima laments: Alas, O Vikarna, you were just and knew what was dharma! Both Yuyutsu and Vibheeshana chose to leave his brother during the battle, quoting Dharma, whereas both Vikarna and Kumbhakarna chose to question him, but remained loyal, to fight by his side, quoting Dharma. Jaydipsinh Dodiya Sarup & Sons, Jan 1, 2001 - Hindu literature, Sanskrit - 297 pages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vikarna&oldid=992086164, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Sanskrit-language text, Articles needing additional references from April 2020, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 December 2020, at 12:27. The Pandavas meet Kunti and Vidura and ask Kunti to leave Hasthinapura, but she refuses. He was born on the same day as his other 100 Kuru brothers and a sister Duhsala. However, in the clan of the Kauravas, there were also righteous, whose goodness although shadowed, surpassed the evil. Arjuna captures Drupada as ordered. Around midday, Bhima, trying to reach Arjuna, is making progress through the Kaurava ranks. Duryodhana, Dushasana, Yuyutsu, Vikarna, and the remaining Kauravas with the Hastinapura army attacked Pañchala. On the fifth day of the war, he attempts to break the King of Mahismati's defense of the Pandava formation, and is unsuccessful. Other than Duryodhana, Dushshasana, and Vikarna, other Kauravas are not very popular and didn’t play an important role. When Yuyutsu desired to know the cause, they would hurl abuses at him and call him a traitor and a kinslayer. Yuyutsu and Vikarna both were wise and knew what was wrong and what was right. Fight me, o son of Vayu! Vikarna was one of Dronacharyas students. The citizens would pick up fights with each other and live in depravity. , Vikarna and Yuyutsu were Two of Dhritarashtra’s sons . It is interesting that Yuyutsu is mentioned as being born between Duryodhana and Dushasana, because my understanding is that the 100 Kauravas were born more or less simultaneously. On the fourth day of the war, he attempts to check Abhimanyu's advance, and is severely repulsed. He requests Bhima to perform his last rites and he smiles to which Bhima says yes. Yuyutsu had the same ideology and mindset that of Vikarna. Krishna meets Karna. Since Mahabharata was called the righteous war, both sides (Pandavas and Kauravas) were given absolute freedom to choose any side they wished. Yuyutsu never was respected even though he was same age as Duryodhana. The tale of this Kaurava’s birth is as unique as himself. Vikarna was the only Kaurava who questioned the humiliation of Draupadi, the wife of his cousin Pandavas after they lost her in a game of dice to Duryodhana. In the silence, and depending on the version of the story, Karna later rebuked and taunted Vikarna for his outburst. But both chose different paths of Dharma, Yuyutsu siding with Pandavas and Vikarna staying with Kauravas till the end and perishing in the war. 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