Story after the War of Mahabharata | What Happened after Mahabharata War
The Mahabharata war was fought in Kurukshetra. The army of Kauravas and Pandavas also had a total of 18 Akshohini armies, in which Kauravas had 11 and Pandavas had 7 Akshohini armies. King Shalya was born in the 50th generation of Luv and Kush, the sons of Sri Rama, who fought on the side of the Kauravas in the Mahabharata war. Warriors from all over India took part in this fierce war, but only a few warriors survived (What Happened after Mahabharata War), so let’s know what was the result of all these warriors after the war.
After the war of Mahabharata, if we talk about the warriors of the Pandava side – only 15 warriors were left with the five Pandavas, Yaduvanshi Satyaki and Drupada’s son Shikhandi, while only 3 warriors were left alive from the Kaurava side.
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Among the warriors of the Kaurava side, Yuyutsu was the only survivor of the Kaurava brothers. Yuyutsu, who fought on behalf of the Pandava army, was the son of King Dhritarashtra from a courtesan slave woman. Apart from this, Kripacharya, Ashwathama and Kritavarma were left among those who fought from the Kaurava side, Kripacharya was the maternal uncle of Ashwatthama and the vice-chancellor of the Kauravas and had the boon of living forever. , And it is believed that he is still alive today.
The same Guru Dronacharya’s son Ashwatthama is still alive, no one could kill him because of the nectar gem on Ashwatthama’s head. Due to the death of father Dronacharya and friend Duryodhana, Ashwatthama became fiercely angry with the Pandavas and in the darkness of the night killed Draupadi’s sons in their sleep, mistaking them for Pandu’s sons, but when Ved Vyas came to know that they were not Pandus, Ashwatthama used the Brahmastra.
On the other hand, at the behest of Shri Krishna, Arjuna also left the Brahmastra, but at the behest of Vedvyas, Arjuna returned the Brahmastra, but Ashwatthama used that Brahmastra to destroy the dynasty of Pandavas, Abhimanyu and Uttara’s son Parikshit, who was still in the womb, Due to which she died in the womb, due to this, Krishna cursed Ashwatthama and cursed him to live forever in an injured state by cursing Ashwatthama and snatching his gem. And later Shri Krishna again gave life to Parikshit.
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The same Kritavarma was a Yaduvanshi, who was fighting the war with Shri Krishna’s Akshohini army from Duryodhana’s side. But later due to the curse of Gandhari, he was also killed in the civil war of the Yadavas. Satyaki himself had shown Kritavarma the way to the mortal world. Later Satyaki was also killed in the civil war of the Yadavas. It is said that this civil war started with a mutual quarrel between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, which ended with the destruction of the entire Yadav clan.
After the war, Dhritarashtra and Gandhari spent 15 years with the Pandavas and went into exile with Kunti, Vidura and Sanjay and started doing penance there. Vidur and Sanjay were engaged in his service and used to do penance. One day after coming to Yudhishthira’s forest, Vidura left his body and absorbed his soul in Yudhishthira.
The next day, when all the people including Dhritarashtra were coming to the ashram after taking a bath, then all three of them died in the same fire due to a fierce fire in the forest, Sanjay told this incident to the ascetics and they themselves went to the Himalayas to do penance. . The news of the death of Dhritarashtra, Gandhari and Kunti created hue and cry in the palace.
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After 36 years of the war, due to the curse given by Gandhari, all the warriors of Shri Krishna’s clan were killed, and Balram sadly went to the sea shore and took samadhi. And Shri Krishna was shot in the leg by a fowler named Zara in the Prabhash area, due to which he left his body. He died at the age of 119, as soon as the Yadavas and their other republics came to an end, Dwarka, built by Shri Krishna, also drowned in the ocean.
Yudhishthira ruled Hastinapur for 36 years, but the news of the death of Sri Krishna and Balarama along with his mother Kunti, Gandhari and Dhritarashtra and Vidura disturbed him greatly and all the Pandavas had attained extreme disinterest.
Seeing this, on the same day, Yudhishthira handed over the throne to Abhimanyu’s son Parikshit and along with the four brothers and Draupadi, went to heaven and on this last journey of life, it is said that Kali Yuga begins at 12 midnight on the day of Krishna’s death. After this, Draupadi died first according to the sins and virtues he earned in the Himalayan journey of Pandavas, then Nakula, Sahadeva, Arjuna and Bhima respectively, only Yudhishthira could reach the physical heaven, and in this whole journey there was a death. Kukur means dog was also with him and he was none other than Dharmaraj Yamraj himself, who had come to show him the way to heaven.