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Dec 16th, 2012

posted Jan 5, 2013, 12:40 PM by Balvihar Teachers 5A   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 12:10 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]
Yudhishtir the oldest Pandava brother rules over Indraprastha with all glory, conducts the Rajasuya ceremony and becomes emperor. Rishi Vyasa although predicts that  much sorrow and misery is to fall upon the Pandavas. Yudhishtir is very worried by this prophecy and tries to avoid any controversies. But Yudhishtir is human and has a weakness - the game of dice- equivalent to gambling.  Enter Shakuni -  Duryodhan's maternal uncle knows about this weakness of Yudhishtir and devises a scheme to defeat the pandavas, taking advantage of this weakness.  The Pandavas are invited for a Game of Dice.  Shakuni cheats and Yudhishtir keeps losing, Yudhishtir wagers his wealth, his kingdom, his brothers, himself and even Draupadi. Draupadi is dragged onto the court and insulted by Dushasan one of the Kaurava brothers. Eventually  the Pandavas lose everything they once owned and are condemned to spend 12 years in the forest and one year in exile incognito. If during the exile anybody finds them , they will have to go back to the forest of another 12 years.  Yudhishtir a man of his words had no choice but to accept this part of the deal. Thus Veda Vyasa's  prophecy comes true.  Will Pandavas survive the forest, will they ever regain their lost glory??  Stay tuned for more.. 
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