Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Who laughed and who did not laugh?

Question: Did draupadi laugh when duryOdhana fell in a water fountain at the assembly hall? (maya sabha). Did see comment that a blind man's son was also blind? Did this ultimately lead to her de-clothing and the mahAbhArata war?


tatah sphATikatoyAm vai sphATikAmbujaSobhitAm- vApIm matvA sthalam iti savAsAh prApataj jale^
Sabha043006 jale nipatitam drishTvA kimkarA jahasur bhriSam- vAsAmsi ca SubhAny asmai pradadU rAjaSAsanAt^
Sabha043007 tathAgatam tu tam drishTvA bhImaseno mahAbalah- arjunaS ca yamau cobhau sarve te prAhasams tadA.
Sabha043008 nAmarshayat tatas teshAm avahAsam amarshaNah- AkAram rakshamANas tu na sa tAn samudaikshata^
Sabha043009 punar vasanam utkshipya pratarishyann iva sthalam- Aruroha tatah sarve jahasus te punar janAh
dvAram ca vivritAkAram lalATena samAhanat- samvritam ceti manvAno dvAradeSAd upAramat.

ybrems1 From the above verses, readers may observe that bhIma and arjuna laughed at duryOdhana. Not, draupadi. Where is the question of her commenting that a blind man's son would be blind?

ybrems2: Balladeers, Preachers and priests are capable of inserting unproven scenese into narrations, to add spice to their presentations. Can we rely on them?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:22 PM


    and it's answer from Andhra Mahabharata!

    What's the guarantee that Ganguli's tr. is pure without interpolations!!


Severe Criticism is also welcome. Email for private communications with your personal address. specificpurp. It is at

Are you searching for objective type Multiple Choice Questions in any subject?

Are you searching for Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions on various subjects, to prepare for various Admission Tests and Competitive Exams? Here is a free site from ybrao. Online answering and evaluation of random-generated question papers are available free. No charges for anything.

World-level or global level:

Only India-related:

Search Mahabharata (English-Ganguli translation) upto 5 words

click Drona Parva to Shanti Parva.

Bombay version.

spelling variations.

tips for search 1.

tips 2

You can give upto 5 words to search. If you give only one or two words you will get large number of results, making it difficult to study.

Search upto 5 words in Vyasa Mahabharata Sanskrit Verses

Click. (Sanskrit).

Suggestions: Change/vary spellings if you do not expected result. Spellings used in the roman script of mahabharata uploaded by me, may differ from your spelling. Thanks for taking the trouble..