Monday Nov 07, 2022

Ep 14: Birth of the Pandavas and Kauravas (The Mahabharata)

Part 2 of the story of the birth of Pandavas and Kauravas–the lead characters of the Mahabharata. (Part 1 - Episode 13)

Both Dhritarashtra and Pandu are married, and the responsibility of continuing the royal line is theirs. Dhritarashtra is denied the throne because of his blindness and Pandu was made king.

Listen to the story of:

- Pandu's curse–a King who could not procreate 

- How Gandhari had 100 sons, the Kauravas. (With some help from Veda Vyasa!)

- How and why Pandu convinced Kunti to have sons through niyoga

- How Kunti and Madri conceived their sons, the Pandavas


Music: Jesse Gallagher


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The Mahabharata 1: Complete and Unabridged; translated by Bibek Debroy. (2015). Penguin Random House India. (Original work published 2010)


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