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  Dialogue: Mahabharata - Student Comments & Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Gandhari learns from her woman servant that she has “been betrayed”--that is, her new husband is blind.
Gandhari would have her servant “throw the ball in a well” and leave her be.
Each character is caught in the wheel of life at different stages in samsara, the cycle of death/rebirth, forged by karma (the consequences of one's past and present actions) shaping one's own and others' fates.
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum210/dialoguemahabharata.htm   (3630 words)

He was such a great eater that he was called Vrikodara, 'wolf's belly.' Arjuna (the bright or silvery), the third, was son of Indra, the god of the sky.
Bitter reproaches and taunts passed between him and Bhima; at length he, with his wife Gandhari, with Kunti, mother of the Pandavas, and with some of his ministers, retired to a hermitage in the woods, where, after two years' residence, they perished in a forest fire.
Asramaparva, 'Book of the hermitage.' The retirement of Dhritarashtra, Gandhari, and Kunti to a hermitage in the woods, and their death in a forest fire.
www.mythfolklore.net /india/encyclopedia/mahabharata.htm   (2849 words)

 SB-text-209   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
So Gandhari was so faithful, one of the most exalted chaste wife mentioned in the sastras, Gandhari, that in all conditions she followed the husband.
Gandhari was a powerful ascetic, although she was living the life of a faithful wife and kind mother.
It is said that Gandhari also voluntarily closed her eyes because of the blindness of her husband.
www.prabhupadavani.org /Bhagavatam/text/209.html   (2112 words)

 Weekly Assignments (Epics of India)
Here are the characters from the first reading selection that you may choose to write about this week.
Compare and contrast Śakuni's character with that of Karna and that of Duryodhana, the three characters who are most destructive to the Pandavas.
Gandhari has heard about the plans, and she confronts her brother about it.
www.mythfolklore.net /india/weeks/week12/character.htm   (1045 words)

Multicoloured personalities taking their shapes from multidimensional situations in Mahãbhãrata have influenced the national character of Indian people, more subtly and powerfully than the actual heroes and events produced in its history.
Characters of Krishna, Vidura, Dharma, Arjuna, Karna, Bhima, Bhishma, Drona, Kunti, Gãndhari, Draupadi etc. carry special significance to Indian mind, learned and illiterate alike.
So is the case with Rãmãyan with its characters of Rãma, Sitã, Laxman, Bharat, Hanumãn etc. Their trials, tragedies and triumphs have provided this ancient land a guiding light in its long history of peace and turmoil.
members.tripod.com /bhagvadgita/mahabhar.htm   (448 words)

 E N C Y C L O P E D I A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Deep sorrow and remorse seized upon the Pandavas, and after a while Yudhi-shthira abdicated his throne and departed with his brothers to the Himalayas, in order to reach the heaven of Indra on Mount Meru.
To use the words of Max Muller, “The epic character of the story has throughout been changed and almost obliterated by the didactic tendencies of the latest editors, who were clearly Brahmans brought up in the strict school of the laws of Manu.”
Asrama-parva, ‘Book of the hermitage.’ The retirement of Dhrita-rashtra, Gandhari, and Kunti to a hermitage in the woods, and their death in a forest fire.
www.mypurohith.com /Encyclopedia/EnclopM1.asp   (1178 words)

 Glossary of Terms at Kamat's Potpourri
A character from Hindu epic of Mahabharata, she is transformed into Shikhandi, a male but impotent warrior
Second son of Dhritarashra and Gandhari of the 101 children; humilated Draupadi in a court and was killed by Bheema in the Mahabharat war.
Gandhari, a queen of Mahabharat was a pricess from Gandhar.; Also name of an important school of Indian art that florished during the Kushanas.
www.kamat.org /whois.asp?search=mahabharat   (521 words)

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(Gandhari blindfolded herself to be like her husband who was born blind).
This time, he saw a woman with a brilliant face and with heavenly effulgence all around her, the like of whom he had never seen before, leaving his palace.
So character is most essential and prevails when there is total unity and harmony in the 3H's, as I often say for our EHV.
sathyasaibaba1.tripod.com /swami_answers-194_to_210.htm   (6795 words)

 solo actors
Gandhari is one of the tragic characters of Mahabharata, the great epic of the Indian mythology and is very relevant to today's contemporary socio-political context.
Gandhari was a very strong and intelligent woman, who closed her eyes to protest against her marriage which was a violation of her right as a woman, at a time when her contemporaries like Kunti and Madri were free to choose their husbands.
So many characters (real, fictitious and from the play) merged and forged their individuality, the actor maintained the alienation of an actor and journeyed with them, a facility imposed by the design of the play as a solo performance.
www.soloactor.blog.com   (9001 words)

 Indiaoz Hinduism - The Complete Mahabharata - Story of Bhishma
He was well aware of the weaknesses and ethical decline in the character of his grandsons, and could foresee the cumulative tragedy that was sure to befall the kingdom of Hastinapur.
A great blot on her character would be put, blot of premarital sex and promiscuity.
Kunti and Gandhari lived like sisters, and each one thought she had 105 sons and daughters.
www.indiaoz.com.au /hinduism/Mahabharata/mahabharata_4.shtml   (1010 words)

 Bhagavad Gita
As Dhritarastra was blind from birth, Pandu was installed on the throne of Hastinavati (Delhi), the capitol of Bharata (India), by Bheeshma, grandsire of the Kuru family.
Gandhari's brother Shakuni, the evil-minded one, was the chief advisor of Duryodhana.
Now the hundred sons of Dhritarastra were known as the Kauravas and they were demoniac in character; whereas the five sons of Pandu, known as the Pandavas, were divine in character.
www.templeofcosmicreligion.org /htms/Sadguru/speaksA-Z/speaksBGita.htm   (1815 words)

 Is Anybody Listening? : The Chopra Mahabharata TV Serial by Major Gen Shekhar Sen (VSM)
The poet records it for posterity, capturing all that happens, all that the characters feel, their grief and joy, meanness and greatness, love and jealousy, bravery and cowardice, truth and falsehood, and all their trials and tribulations, painting the narrative with his imagination, creativity and sensitivity.
Gandhari’s moving description of the battlefield as quoted by PB, is sufficiently indicative of that.
It is significant that Arjuna needed the Gita to motivate him whereas Yudhishthira, in the same situation, knew exactly his course of action-he did not need Krishna to recite the Gita to him; he knew it already, as evident from his discourse in the Shanti parva.
www.boloji.com /bookreviews/075.htm   (11559 words)

 AUTHOR'S PREFACE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
IT is not an exaggeration to say that the persons and incidents portrayed in the great literature of a people influence national character no less potently than the actual heroes and events enshrined in its history.
It may be claimed that the former play an even more important part in the formation of ideals, which give to character its impulse of growth.
Divested of these accretions, the Mahabharata is a noble poem possessing in a supreme degree the characteristics of a true epic, great and fateful movement, heroic characters and stately diction.
www.switzerinstrument.com /Rajaji-Original/mahabharata/PREFACE.htm   (977 words)

 Kashmir - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The language spoken in Kashmir is akin to that of the Punjab, though marked by many peculiarities.
The effect of physical calamities partly incidental to the climate of Kashmir, upon the character of its inhabitants has been referred to.
The other races mentioned as inhabiting this country and the neighbouring hills are Gandhari, Khasa and Daradae.
www.1911ency.org /K/KA/KASHMIR.htm   (4214 words)

 Mahabharata Film Notes
Gandhari and Kunti have a conversation, during which Kunti demands that Gandhari uncover her eyes and “see” clearly what is happening.
Gandhari refuses to tear off her veil--”To each his darkness.” Kunti challenges Gandhari to have the “courage to see things as they are”: that she is blindedby the fact that Kunti’s son Yudhishthira was born before Gandhari’s.
Gandhari rejoins that Kunti has children who are united and strong, while she has great fear for her own Duryodhara, “a blind man’s son who lives blindly.”
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum210/coursepack/mahabharata.htm   (7671 words)

 On Women and Forbearance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
But Droupadi had such sterling character that in her great suffering she only asked, "These Upapandavas who were killed by you did not come to you in any emotion or excitement.
Dharmaraja told her that the men will somehow bear the difficulties and that it was not an occasion for women to go into the forest, and he advised her to remain back and take care of the old Dhritharashtra and Gandhari.
The Pandavas had asked Droupadi to take care of Dhritharashtra and Gandhari, the two main people who were cruel and responsible for their having to go to the forest.
www.saiaustralia.org.au /ladies/woman_forbearance.html   (912 words)

 The team
When the play opens, the narrator, Savitri, (named after the famous mythological heroine who followed her husband to the world of the dead and brought him back to life), a middle class working woman, is busy carrying out her morning chores.
Madhavi had been given away in charity by her generous father Yayati to the young brahmin Galava in response to his appeal for help to pay his guru 800 ashwamedha horses as his fee.
Though single on stage, her verbal interpretation seemed to so effortlessly reconstruct the complete context, that it somehow persuaded the audience to search on stage, for corresponding characters to whom the artiste addressed her petition.
members.tripod.com /kannadakuta/jaw_syn.htm   (1618 words)

 The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Books
The play is a gigantic intellectual effort to understand this legendary character from the standpoint of ancient tribes such as the Bhils, Nagas, Nishads and the Ahirs.
There is a constant development in the character of Krishna as it travels across the centuries.
After the ruin of the Kauravas in the war, he was cursed by Gandhari, their mother, that his own people would also perish like hers.
www.tribuneindia.com /2001/20011125/spectrum/book7.htm   (1447 words)

 Clinton Goveas :: Wikipedia Reference
Within the text he is described as an incarnation of Vishnu and is one of the most important characters of the epic.
The movement spread rapidly from the south, and the Gita Govinda of Jayadeva (12th century CE) in eastern India became a landmark in the movement's literature.
It elaborated a part of the story of Krishna, that of his love for one particular Gopi, called Radha, a minor character in the Bhagavata Purana but a major one in some others like the Bramhavaivarta-Purana.
www.clintongoveas.com /wikipedia/?title=Krishna   (3435 words)

 Vedanta Society of New York---Vedanta 101: Part 6--Family Life (contd.)
The character of the parents creates a deep impact on the mind of the children.
Gandhari lost all her sons along with others.
The noble character of parents does command the respect of children.
www.vedanta-newyork.org /articles/vedanta101_6.htm   (850 words)

 Weekly Assignments (Epics of India)
Describe the scene in detail, and imagine just how it could have happened that Bhima was able to rescue her.
After you tell your story, don't forget to include some analysis of Draupadi's character and the character traits that you tried to emphasize the most in your account of this incident.
What are the different personality traits that you tried to emphasize as you imagine this conversation with Gandhari and with Duryodhana.
www.mythfolklore.net /india/weeks/week10/character.htm   (1006 words)

 The Mahabharata, Book 15: Asramavasika Parva: Putradarsana Parva: Section XXXI
"Vyasa said, 'Blessed be thou, O Gandhari, thou shalt behold thy sons and brothers and friends and kinsmen along with thy sires this night like men risen from sleep.
I entertained this purpose when I was urged to that effect by the king, by thee, O Gandhari, and by Kunti.
It is heard that he that was the intelligent king of the Gandharvas, and named Dhritarashtra, took birth in the world of men as thy lord Dhritarashtra.
www.sacred-texts.com /hin/m15/m15031.htm   (652 words)

 Three Gandhari Ekottarikagama-Type Sutras: British Library Kharosthi Fragmments 12 and 14
Allon (we are not told his affiliation) offers a lengthy study of the fragments, comparing them to and placing them in the context of other versions of sutras of the same type.
Three Gandhari Ekottarikagama-Type Sutras continues the Gandharan Buddhist Texts studies of the first-century A.D. birch bark scrolls in the British Library's Kharosthi manuscript collection.
It describes the text found on two fragments which constitute the lower part of a scroll and consists of the remnants of three sutras.
www.zooscape.com /cgi-bin/maitred/WhitePulp/isbn0295981857   (570 words)

 Mahabharata inspired works - Indian Languages
A reverential treatment of the conflicts and character traits through which Krishna's superhuman powers uplifted him from the position of an ordinary mortal to that of God.
This is not the Maharishi, but a down-to-earth character, full of malice and hatred, shrewdly entering Hastinapur politics as Satyavati's son.
The moving tale of Gandhari's predicament as a mother who has no sympathy for her own sons.
www.geocities.com /harindranath_a/maha/inspired.html   (1406 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro
With Draupadi as the epicentre, Ghosh intends to present an insider’s perspective of the historic battle, the dynamic characters and their worldview.
The film will deal with the interiors and psychological complexities of the characters as in my other works,” says Ghosh, back home after attending the 3rd Annual South Asia Human Rights Film and Video Festival in New York and Film Fest DC in Washington with Raincoat and Chokher Bali.
The character causing the maximum worry though is Draupadi herself, for whom Ghosh is looking for a “dark-skinned” actress.
www.telegraphindia.com /1050509/asp/calcutta/story_4713804.asp   (436 words)

 Re: The beauty of MAHABAHARATHA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Even then karna doesn't die, he is immortal 'cos of his charitable character.
I knew that Shakuni was king of gandhar (they called him gandhar naresh shakuni in the serial) and also his sister and the mother of kauravas was called gandhari for that particular reason.
Also, I knew Shakuni was somewhere from Afghanisthan and it didn't take me too much of time to figure out that you were talking about "Kandhahar".
www.sysindia.com /forums/Literature/posts/630.html   (290 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Divided into 11 short chapters, it explores different facets of the epic from a character-based point of view, shedding new light on old knowledge and illuminating new areas in startling ways.
This chapter postulates whether Vidura was the father of Dharma, (who later came to be called Yudhishtira - every character in the epic has several different names, like the epic itself Jaya/Bharata/Mahabharata, and its author Krishna/Dwaipayana/Ved/Vyasa).
Her familiarity with its characters, events, details are nothing short of miraculous.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=11089606&postID=111043285772701922   (1076 words)

The contemporary atmosphere of war and antagonism in different manifestations, and the violence breeding in the psyche of human race prompted this independent adaptation of Andha Yug in Malayalam.
The central character of the play Aswadhama is the feature of the many, who are victimized to wander, armed with hostility and disgust.
Gandhari blinds her eyes to escape the pretensions of dharma, ethics and morality.
lokadharmi.org /andhayug.htm   (334 words)

 Dharambir Rai Sharma's Blog : Draupadi And Pandavas - An Allegory, Dharambir Rai Sharma blogs on sulekha, Religion ...
Then comes Kunti acting as the scion of the Pandava family after Pandu's death, and Gandhari has the role of a remarkably devoted wife in difficult circumstances.
Even in minor characters, he has put women on a high pedestal as in the case of an ordinary housewife humbling the learned Kaushik Brahmin in Dharmavyadha story.
Meanwhile hundred sons were born to Dhritrashtra and Gandhari, and they were collectively called Kauravas.
www.sulekha.com /blogs/blogdisplay.aspx?cid=2739   (2352 words)

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