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Sri Krishna - The Mastermind Behind The Greatest War

Sri Krishna – The Mastermind Behind The Greatest War

The Mahabharata war often also known as the Kurukshetra war was one of the longest and influential wars in the history of mankind. It was fought between the Kauravas and the Pandavas. The root of this war included greed, ego, lack of empathy, compassion and humanity. This war has left us with some major life learnings.

The war was spearheaded by Sri Krishna subtly and cleverly from the very beginning. It was the battle of Dharma and of course, Lord Krishna had to be the mastermind behind it. This war was a reply or what one calls a “Pratiuttar” to all the unjust done to Kuntiputra – Pandavas. Mahabharata is one way or the other destroyed many families and left the world with a void. It is however important to also remember that it reinstated dharma and justice in this world.

The Mahabharata war was fought to claim the throne of Hastinapur. This entire epic is a great example of what went wrong and how one wrong gave birth to several other wrongs in the world like a ripple effect. Had even one of the chosen path of selflessness and thought their actions and decisions with clarity, the entire war could have been avoided. It was however inevitable and had to be written down in history forever. King Shantanu, Rajamata Satyavati, Bhishma Pitamaha, Guru Dronacharya, Pandu, The blind king Dhritarashtra, Duryodhan and many more have done their part in leading the kingdom to war.

Sri Krishna from the start knew that this war had to happen and that there was no running from it. He did make sure to support and guide the Pandavas in a way that fulfilled their duty and kept their morale up. Pandavas had won the war the day they chose Shri Krishna over Akshauhini (Soldiers). Shri Krishna had made an offer to Duryodhan and Arjuna to choose either soldiers or himself. Duryodhan with the sheer greed for more strength and manpower chose the army whereas Arjuna knowing the brilliance of Krishna, chose him.

There is no denying the fact that Krishna had a brilliant mind. Before the war, he made sure that the Pandavas had everything they needed to be strong in the war and face their cousins. Even in the darkest moments for the Pandavas and the family, he stood there as strong support and the silent leader of their side. His brilliance and cunningness are pretty evident in the game of dice with Shakuni closer to the days of the war.

Sri Krishna had a special set of ideas and strategies to help the Pandavas win the Kurukshetra war. He told the Pandavas to capitalise and attack the enemy at its weakest. May it be Jayadratha’s death or Vridha Kshatra (Jayadratha’s father), Guru Dronacharya or Angaraj Karna, Duryodhan or Dushyasana, he knew exactly how to do it and when. He was also the mastermind behind the peace offering that was made one last time to the Kauravas to avoid the war.

Krishna’s part in the Mahabharata can never be covered in one article. The brilliance is captivating and it will be only justified to break this journey into various parts and present it to you.

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