Twelve years in the forest
After they have lost everything, the Pandavas and Draupadi are banished to the forest for twelve years. In the thirteenth year they have to live in public, but nobody should find out who they really are. When the 13 years are over, the Pandavas return and ask for their half of the country back. Duryodhana refuses. Then the Pandavas and Kauravas go to war.
One brother more
What the Pandavas don't know is that they have an other brother, Karna. He was born before the Pandavas' mother, Kunti, got married to Pandu. Kunti abandoned the baby. She put it in a basket and let it drift away along the river. The basket with the child was found by a charioteer who worked for the father of the Kauravas. He brought up Karna as his own son.
Karna becomes Duryodhana's best friend. During the war he fights on the side of the Kauravas against his own brothers, the Pandavas. Karna is a good bow man, but his brother Arjuna too.The two brothers fight against each other in a duel.
The help of God Krishna
Not only human beings, but also gods decide the outcome of the war. The god Krishna has a lot of power and influence before and during the battle. For instance, when the Kauravas try to disrobe Draupadi, she prays to Krishna. And Krishna listens. He protects the beautiful woman. An endless sari unrolls, which protects her honour. Nobody sees her naked.
There is much more to tell.........
How did five brothers marry one girl?
Who wins the war?
Why is Bhima so strong?
What game is Krishna playing?
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