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Sept 9th, 2012

posted Sep 22, 2012, 8:07 AM by Balvihar Teachers 5A   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 12:10 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]
Story of Bhishma

Today we learnt about the life of one of the most important & central  characters in the MahaBharat - Bhishma.
Bhishma born Devavrata was the son of King Shanthanu and Ganga. He was a strong and brave boy , whom Shanthanu was very proud of and had made the next crown prince.  Shanthanu while he was on , one of his hunting trips meets Satyavati a fisherman's daughter whom he wishes to marry. The Fisherman had a condition though - The son born to Satyavati should become the next ruler.  Shanthanu was in a dilemma. Devavrata knowing his father's situation takes a Bheeshma Pratigya : ( Firm Oath); that he will never marry and that he will be dedicated to whoever is on the throne of Hastinapur. The Gods bestowed upon him the name "Bheeshma" - One of firm Oath. Bheeshma remains true to his words and serves the sons of Satyavati - Chitrangada and Vichitraveerya, and later  Dhritharashtra and the Kauravas.  To read the entire story refer to 

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