‘Manuscripts and performance traditions of the so-called “Trivandrum Plays” ascribed to Bhāsa: a report on work in progress’. Karna posed himself as a brahmin and went to the great Teacher parushuram to learn the art of warfare .and when Lord Parushuram came to know of the Deceit he cursed him even though he knew about Karnas real Birth keeping in mind the Big picture that would be played out later. 2. To answer this… Bhasa's Karna is gallant and very, very generous. In an act of vengeance she cursed Karna, saying that his wheel of his chariot would get trapped in muck during a very critical part of the war. This vision adds to his turbulence. on Hotstar Although Karna's story appears in various parts of Mahabharata, all of them appearing together and serving the backdrop for Karna's intense stress, feeling of being let down in life and un-auspicious omens pointing at impending fate, Bhasa's Karna tells Shalya, "हतोSपि लभते स्वर्गं जित्वा तु लभते यश: However, the play contains a multitude of staging signs, and their variety increases its performance time greatly (p. 51). And then there are the Kauravas, because of them everything had destroyed. 4 (Winter, 1989), MIT Press, pp. Yet his selfless deeds and countless donations earned him the title Daan Veer. Like all the Pandavas, his real father was a god, in this case, Surya. Thus ends Bhasa’s play Karnabharan. Once Karna told a lie to his guru that he was a Brahmana. In the Vyasa version, it happens much earlier. Then comes the part where Karna loses the Kavach Kundal and earns the Indrastra. So Arjuna asked Krishna that  how Karna would be better than  his brother Yudhistira. Munshiram Manoharlal Oriental Publishers & Booksellers, Delhi. An interesting discussion around the major scenes of this play is found in Pusalkar. But it went wrong , Rishi parshuram cursed Karna for deceiving him. Now, before the great battle of Mahabharata, when Kunti knew that Karna had vowed to kill Arjuna in battle, she went to Karna, identified herself as his mother, and asked him to spare his brothers. Society criticised him for daring to break the shackles of caste system to become a warrior. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Theme: Newsup by Themeansar. Karna was the eldest of the Pandava brothers. Second, in the original, Surya - Karna's father visits him in his dream and warns him of a possible cheating by Indra (Vanaparva). The owner of the cow, brahmin cursed Karna as he would become helpless when he needs his power most in his life because killing a cow is a Apraadh in hindu dharma because the cow is always worshipping as a goddess in Hinduism. A)Parshuram:-Rishi Parshuram was the guru of Karna. Rishi parshuram was against all Kshatriyas and that’s why he never wanted to teach them. Here we will tell you some stories about the ‘suryaputra’, proving he was nothing less than a hero. (?) The brahmin cursed Karna for giving him teeth with saliva on it. So, he cursed Karna that he would forget all the essential knowledge of weapons when he would need them the most. A bug sat on Karna's thigh and began to bite so viciously that Karna started bleeding. But, he also feels guilty of his own deceit, and so sends his messenger with an unfailing, deadly, single-use weapon called Vimala. As cow was running towards him, for save himself he killed by an arrow. Karna once helped a little girl who had split Milk (or Ghee) on the ground and … [16] The battle of his life awaits him, as he is now the General of the Kaurava army. Then started the great battle with Karna fighting from Duryodhana’s side. However, up until this point in the epic, the Pandavas have no clue that Karna … According to Mahabharatha, Karna, along with Arjuna, were the only warriors who had the capacity to conquer the entire world. Parushuram curses Karna even though he knows of his true birth. When Karna promises Indra to give him whatever he wants, Indra blesses him with 'undying glory'. Mahakavi Bhasa Virachitam: Karnabharam. His reputation spread far and wide, and people lined up waiting for Karna's Surya-puja to be over, so that they could request for Karna's charity. Once Lord Krishna said that  Karna is a  great sacrifice and it hurts Arjuna because he knew Yudhistira was best in that. Karna of Karnabharam is a compulsive giver. But in Karnabhara, the curse of Parashurama is, "Your weapons will be powerless at the moment of need (Shloka 10)." Many times we heard that he was cursed by Rishi Parshuram but he was not only cursed by Parshuram . Karna not having any curses. It is true that Indra was obliged, favored and even dwarfed, but how Karna thinks that Indra was cheated, is a question that does not have a ready answer.[12]. [14] Selected parts appear below: It is noticeable that the shloka seeking blessings from a deity is presented by the Sutradhara, who is introduced as "नान्द्यन्ते तत: प्रविशति सूत्रधार:।" (meaning: Sutradhara enters after Nandi). He was rescued and reared by a charioteer family. The second story is that of Karna's sojourn with his Guru, Parashurama. The messenger from Indra offers a powerful weapon Vimala which can destroy one among the Pandavas. Arjuna knew that now that the curse has been delivered, there is no way fighting on it, trying to see if it can be undone. Karna had accepted to be a General of the Kaurava army provided Shalya drove his chariot. As part of his reaction, he cursed that the entire woman’s race would not … Just before the day of battle when Karna took part in it (he had abstained initially as he did not accept the generalship of Bhishma), Indra, who fathered Arjuna, approached Karna in the form of a Brahmin and asked for Karna's gold chest-armour and earrings. If Karna would not give his armour to Indra then nobody can able to defeat him. In fact, he had lion’s share in getting cursed by unusual people with no mistake of his own. The character which is also most famous but we talk oftenly that is Karna- Son of suryadev,the ill-fated guy, the low-born king and a Sootputra and the man who was accidentally cursed several times. He refused and they returned empty handed. 'Bhara' or burden is the central theme. In later life, he was cursed not once but many times. Karna finds himself filled with extreme agony and grief that manifest themselves from his whole demeanor, which was ironic given that it was a day of great battle for him (Shloka-6). Karna led a cursed life from the moment he was born. But Karna lied to him for learing archery, he claimed that he was a brahmin. 3 curse which killed Karna... Facts about Karna, Karna was cursed 3 times on different occasions which led to the death of Karna. Then, once upon a time, when Parashurama had taken his disciples in the forest, Parashurama slept with his head on Karna's lap during siesta. Again, in Mahabharata, Parashurama's curse is limited to use of Brahmastra by Karna. Indra seems curiously happy to have accomplished his goal of robbing Karna of his life-protecting armor and earrings with which he was born. But this can be argued that though these have been curses, Arjuna was able to use them to his and Pandava’s advantage.… Soon, cheating by Indra follows and Karna lives up to his reputation of the supreme donor - Daneshvari ((Sanskrit: दानेश्वरी). Indian film actor Mohanlal portrayed Karna in the play.[18][19]. Yudhisthira’s grief. The owner of the cow, a Brahmin came running to the spot and saw his cow crying helplessly waiting for death to end its pain. Kunti revealed that Karna was her son, and one of them. Death is imminent in this case, as his adversary is none other than Arjuna, one of the greatest warriors of that time. But when he get to know that his mother is kunti not Radha, then he still wished that he known as Radheya: Son of radha , not Kaunteya: son of kunti. The word 'bhara' in the title may refer to. Karnabharam is created by weaving together several instances and situations that have been mentioned in different parts of Mahabharata, but as it was customary, Bhasa made his own modifications [20] discussed above. Karna of Karnabharam is not aided or supported by anyone from his family, and it appears ironic that Indra, Arjun's biological father goes to Karna to protect his son, while Sun, the biological father of Karna, watches on from the sky. Also read- Interesting facts about Mahabharat! P.110, Oxford University Press, Great Britain, Bhat, G.K., 1954. Dave, P. C. and Dave S. J., 2012-13. Karna cursed by Parashurama. His life indeed was cursed right from the beginning when his mother abandoned him on the very first day of his birth. Karna's cursed existence, war crimes and death: Through his hot headed and thoughtless deeds, Karna earned many curses. Mother Earth’s Curse. The play was performed as part of the National Theatre Festival of National School of Drama. Karna again responds valiantly that "I never seek the return on what I have gifted." Pandavas got really angry, but it hit Yudhishthira the most. This made Arjuna know how much great sacrificer was Karna. None were carrying the name of their author. Karna or Vasusena or … Every morning, Karna performed puja of Surya, followed by a session of charity wherein he granted all the favors requested by the people who came to him for help. Saraswati Pustak Bhandar, Ahmedabad (in Gujarati, Awasthi, S. and Schechner, R. (1989). The treatment of the play takes it beyond reality, beyond the caricature of farce into a realm that transcends the space and time and gets related to the social realities of today. "Theatre of Roots": Encounter with Tradition, TDR Vol. The mockery and adulation of the society moulds his person and fate. And yet, valiant Karna, the hero of Karnabharam, manages to retain his composure while telling the story of Parashurama's curse. Bulletin d’Études Indiennes 17–18, 499–549. Accepting the challenge from Arjuna and Krishna the revitalized Karna proceed to this ultimate fate heroically. The central conflict of The Mahabharata is the war over influence between the Pandava royal family and Kaurava royal family. (Sanskrit: ननु ब्राह्मणवचनात् गृह्यताम्) Karna accepts and asks Shalya once again to take his chariot to where stands Arjuna (Sanskrit: यत्रासावर्जुनस्तत्रैव चोध्यतां मम रथ:). But the role of Karna’s in the Mahabharata is important all the same as arjun’s because he had all skills that arjun had , Karna had cabablity of defeat Arjun. Thus, the play starts with a messenger of Duryodhana and ends with a scene involving the messenger from Indra. [9], Karnabharam is the shortest and the least action-oriented among the plays written by Bhasa. Kunti felt ashamed of it, put Karna in a basket and floated him across the river. Unlike his younger brothers, Karna was given up by his mother Kunti. So, he cursed him that all his martial skill including use of Brahmastra would desert him when he needed them most.This meant that he would forget all that he had learned from Parashurama during his hours of crisis. It is also worth noting that the Mangala Shloka of Karnabharam seeks blessings of the Narasimha avatar of Vishnu. He understands that the whole plot is masterminded by the shrewd Krishna and accepts his fate. In Karnabhara, he simply tells him "नाहं क्षत्रिय:" (meaning: I am not a Kshatriya). Was it his fault that a Shudra Charioteer adopted him? Awasthi and Schechner (1988)[17] note that the length of "Karnabharam" should be given its due importance. A little while later, a messenger sent by Indra arrives and gives him what Indra sent in reciprocation - a weapon named Vimla, which never failed in killing the target. Bhāsa Studies. "Indra cheated you! Ltd. New Delhi, India 1968, This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 00:00. But the stream of warm blood touched Parashurama, who woke up and realized that such fortitude was beyond a Brahmin. When confronted by the Guru, Karna admitted that he had lied about his Jati. Indra accepts and goes away. Mahakavi Kalidasa Virachitam Karnabharam (in Gujarati). ), the invulnerable hero of the Indian epic Mahabharata, as a hero on the vanquished side. He was also cursed by a Brahmin as he practiced with arrows and bows and accidentally killed a Brahmin’s cow. ", cries Shalya. Mahakavi Bhasa Virachitam: Karnabharam. Was it not a Dharma to act kindly towards someone who had been kind? The Malavikagnimitra of Kalidasa: with commentary of Katyavema (Ed. The great warrior Karna, the son of Surya is seen distributed and depressed in the war-field instead of being mighty and powerful. Not wanting to disturb his Guru's sleep, Karna did not move or even make a sound. [8] Soon after, two more were found and lastly, another intact play, ascertained as Dootavakyam was found - thus bringing the number of plays to 13. As he narrates these things to Shalya, the king of Madra and Karna's charioteer, Indra approaches Karna with a request for a great favor. Indra felt guilty at his own treachery and reciprocated by giving to Karna a single-use weapon that could never fail and caused certain death of the enemy for whom it was used. Karna became famous as the rival of Arjuna, the great hero of Hindu mythology. It was designed and directed by Kavalam Narayana Panicker. The play analyses the reasons. With unshaken valor, he asks Shalya to find Arjuna for him. Kuntiwas granted a special chant to use to call upon a god to impregnate her. ),(6th Ed. The astra advised by Parasurama is found powerless at the needed hour. The thought of his weapons becoming useless at the crucial time. ), P.4. In the original story, Shalya was the king of Madra, and sympathetic towards the Pandavas. Karna said, “Yes, I am not a Brahmana. Saraswati Pustak Bhandar, Ahmedabad, A. In fact, rather than countering to the unfairness of the world by unfairness, Karna turned himself out as a great warrior and a philanthropist, a gracious giver, who gave unconditionally, without any expectations of returned favors. When Karna told the truth about him being a charioteer’s son and not a kshatriya , Parasurama’s anger subsided a little. So much so, that according to the authors, Bhasa's Madhyama Vyagoga, Urubhanga and Karnabharam take four times as long as it takes to rea, Karnabharam, the Sanskrit language play was staged at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on 29 March 2001. Karna also remembers the event involving his Guru's curse. In that case, Karna's statement that he was not a Kshatriya was probably not a lie. One day, King Dasaratha went for hunting into the … The Sanskrit Drama in its Origin, Development, Theory & Practice. However, since his curse was irrevocable, he gifted Karna with a celestial weapon called the Bhargavastra and his own bow, Vijaya, for being a diligent student. The poor animal wriggled in pain but there was nothing that could be done. He was raised by charioteers. Watch this mythology clip from Mahabharat streaming online, only on Hotstar. - this Karna of Bhasa faces a much more ominous threat. Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute 35, 73–83, Bhat, G.K., 1968. | "No, it was Indra who was cheated by me", responds Karna. His mother abandoned him upon birth. Karna's memories of his mother's request not to kill his own brothers and the curse of his Guru are fresh in this scene. Trivandrum: College Book House, Brückner, H., 1999–2000. Rishi Parshuram was the guru of Karna. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Proudly powered by WordPress The tragic hero of Mahabharata had his share of curses. The time and space of action is from the eleventh day in the war-field of Mahabharata. He cursed Karna saying, When you are fighting with your worst enemy, the wheel of your chariot will sink into the mud, and just as you killed my poor innocent cow when she was unaware of danger, you will also be killed by your opponent when you are least prepared for it. Karna tried to help her and he tried give her new ghee but she had not accept  and wants the ghee which was mixed with soil on earth.Then  Karna tried to squeeze soil and extract ghee and started filling it back into the bowl. The Karna of the Mahabharata (in Karnaparva) fights bravely in spite of nagging criticism of Shalya. Karna wonders why, as it was customary, the receiver did not give the usual blessing of 'live long' (Sanskrit: दीर्घायु भव). Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. The problem of Karnabhara. He says that irrespective of his victory or defeat, war is a real waste. Kunti had a boon, given by Rishi Durvasa, which empowered her to invoke a god by chanting a mantra for obtaining a son. Karna tried to appease him, but the brahmana was not to be pacified. The child got her ghee but the force that Karna used was so enormous that it hurt the Earth Goddess. 48-69, http://www.indianscriptures.com/scriptures/introduction-of-scriptures/classical-sanskrut-literature/karnabharam, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Karnabharam&oldid=995804543, Ancient Indian dramatists and playwrights, Articles containing Sanskrit-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The weight of the armour and the ear rings. KARNA CURSED BY A COWHERD • Once Karna was practicing his Archery skills and accidentally hit a cow. Whether he is the son of Kunthy and Soorya, or Radha and Sutha? She tested this by callingSurya, and had Karna. For a while he is moved by the meaninglessness of the war where men kill each other. - this Karna of Bhasa faces a much more ominous threat. Because she had Karna at a very young age before her marriage as she used the mantra out of curiosity, Kunti abandoned Karna by putting him in a box and leaving the box afloat in the river. Arjun loses his temper and curses Karna. When the Pandavas and Kauravas had finished their training, a grand ceremony was organized to show their remarkable skills. Karna refuses it but accepts it only because he has never before refused a word of a Brahmin. The same Indra later exploited Karna's generosity and took away the the Kavacha (body armour) and Kundana (ear rings) that virtually made Karna … People called him wicked for supporting his friend Duryodhan. Stories from Mahabharata forming the base of Karnabharam, Dr.G.K.Bhat, 1947. Angered by this treachery, Parashurama cursed Karna that he would forget all his lie-begotten vidya in the moment of true need. Then they went to Karna but Karna  was also not able to find dry sandalwood but  still with the help of his bow and arrow, he destroyed doors of his court and gave that wood to them. Three major changes are: First, the play is characterized by a friendly dialogue between Karna and Shalya, his Charioteer. In the background is the story that identifies Karna as the son of Kunti, born of Surya (Sanskrit: सूर्य) at the time when she was still unmarried. Karna not psychologically weakened by Krishna and Kunti by revealing his birth secret before war. The Nandi occurs first, but we do not know how it was being performed in Bhasa's plays. Karna’s birth mother was Kunti . (Sanskrit: दत्तस्य न प्रतिगृह्णामि) But, the messenger insists that he keep it "because of the request from a Brahmin." Karna was cursed by three different- different persons because of his three different incidents which made his fate worse. After everything was decided, he would look at Karna, “What shall we do?” Karna could very easily have turned the direction of the whole story. Karna, almost dead, took a bow and arrow and punctured Earth so that there was a spring of water to wash the teeth clean. The play has many deviations from the original Mahabharata and all deviations are purposeful. Was he really lying when he told his Guru that he was not a Kshatriya? But, Karna cannot shake off his recent discovery of the fact that he was the eldest son of Kunti (Shloka-7), who did not want him to kill his arch enemy - and now also his younger brother - Arjuna (Shloka-8). Even the Sun god also spoke to Karna but because of his friendship with Duryodhana, he did not change his position. The loss of the ear rings and the armour at the crucial time which increased his bhara or responsibility as the commander of the army. Parashurama was a sworn enemy of Kshatriyas and he taught archery (Dhanurvidya) only to the Brahmins. Curses on Arjuna Mahabharata is full of incidents of curses, yet when curses are mentioned with reference to Mahabharata in Indian mythology, we would normally associate Karna, but Arjuna also had some curses. The debt has been given to you for a cause. Karna tells Salya about the curse given by his Guru, Parasurama. Please don’t be angry with me.” Parashurama flew into a rage, “You idiot, you think you can come here, wear a false sacred thread and deceive me to get all this out of me? Required fields are marked *. Karna was cursed by three different- different persons because of his three different incidents which made his fate worse. This is a thought-provoking response, as the reader wonders how exactly did Karna cheat Indra. [7] The discovery of these manuscripts was made over a period starting from 1909 when ten plays and some parts of the eleventh play were found. Rishi parshuram was against all Kshatriyas and that’s why he never wanted to teach them. Karnabhara - An Edition of the One-Act Play Ascribed to Bhasa Based on Three Manuscripts, Dave, P. C. and Dave S. J., 2012-13. Third, the mental agony experienced by Karna is an exploration and presentation by Bhasa. New Problems in Bhāsa Plays. #Sadhguru #Karna #Mahabharat. Invocation of Narasimha may stir the emotions of fear and cast the dark shadows of killing and death, which is also indicative of the nature of the plot of the play.[15]. Karna is suspicious but goes ahead with the gracious act of giving unconditionally and with unshaken faith. Shalya could not deny Duryodhana's request, but keeps a condition of his own - that Karna would say or do nothing in response to whatever he said to him. He was great sacrifier than his brother Yudhisthir. The entry of Indra disguised as a Brahmin, follows, who cunningly takes away the divine Kavacha and kundala from Karna. When we talk about the Mahabharata, we always recall Lord Krishna as it is said that he was reincarnation of Lord Vishnu and second we recall Arjuna who was the great warrior and third one is Yudhisther who is known as Dharamraaj also. Cupboard nods MoU between India-USA to trade data of mutual curiosity in electrical energy sector, Your email address will not be published. [10], Major elements of this play are the Mangala Shloka, Prologue, Entry of the soldier, Anguish of Karna, Curse of Parashurama, Finding of inner brilliance by Karna, Donation of Kavacha and Kundala, Receiving of Vimala power and Bharat Vakya. Bruckner, H. Thirteen Trivandrum plays ascribed to Bhāsa( 2 Vols), translated by H.C.Woolner, Lakshman Sarup, 193, A.D. Pusalker : Bhasa – a study. In the original, Indra feigning as a brahmin asks for the armor and earrings, and Karna obliges. Karnabharam shows the valiant, generous, righteous Karna riding out towards the battle-ground, where his death under heart-wrenching circumstances is certain. He is now eager to watch the battle between Arjuna and Karna from the heavens by sitting on the back of his elephant Airavata. Before going for the battle karna went to Bhishma for his blessings and he got it from him. Same is the case with our lives. Fourth, in the original, when Karna goes to Parashurama, he identifies himself as a brahmin. [11], The play begins with a scene in which, a soldier sent by Duryodhana informs Karna that the time to go to the battlefield had arrived. For Duryodhana, it did not matter what Shakuni said or did, it was Karna’s advice which always sealed the deal. Sadhguru answers about KRISHNA's Sadhana & why HE loves Arjuna so much.Also HIS & Arjunas past life. Karnabharam as we know today is one of the 13 manuscripts of plays which are generally attributed to Bhasa with some dissent. Karna not demotivated by Salya. [13] Shalya is consistently empathetic towards Karna, and even concerned about his interests - he warns Karna not to give away his armor and earrings to the brahmin-looking stranger. I still admire Karna and Arjuna both. ‘The problem of the Mahābhārata plays of Bhāsa’. Both are highly esteemed in this world - there is nothing like failure in war.]. Generous Karna, rather than asking her why she had remembered him after all these years, and asking if her sons won't kill him if he did not kill them, assured her that she will remain the mother of five Pandavas as always - either he or Arjun would die. [4] That is so perhaps because the Natya Shastra ordains the playwrights to create plays for recreation, and essentially create happy endings. In that case, Karna's statement that he was not a Kshatriya was probably not a lie. 33, No. Was it his fault that he was the first son of unmarried Kunti? O Narada, Yudhisthira replied, indeed, I have conquered the whole earth relying … Lancer'sTrue Name is Karna (カルナ, Karuna? Karna was Saraswati Pustak Bhandar, Ahmedabad (in Gujarati). First they visited Yuddhisthir, asked for wood for cooking food. Lord Krishna always used to praise the greatness of Karna in front of Arjuna but Arjun gets jealous. It was raining heavily at that time and Yudhisthir didn’t find any dry wood . Mahamahopadhyaya T. Ganapati Sastri made this discovery as part of his field research at the site called Manalikkar located in Kanyakumari district, which is now within the city of Trivandrum (now Thiruvanantapuram). During the war, Krishna helped Arjun to kill KARAN. Karna and the Curses After the curse of Parashurama that he would forget his knowledge of the Brahmanda Astra the moment he needed it the most, he was cursed twice Furthermore. Amongst his curses, three stand out. The third story is about Karna's generosity and the vow of charity that remained unbroken even at the cost of his own life. Karna was one of the greatest warriors of ancient India as given in the Mahabharatha. Also Read: Top 8 Dark Secrets Of Mahabharata That Will Shock You! The play depicts Karna's mental agony a day before the Kurukshetra War, as he thinks about his past and his faith. [5] In Karnabharam, the tragedy does not occur on-stage (Unlike Urubhanga, a tragedy that shows Duryodhana dying - again, written by Bhasa). When the truth came out, Parasuram got angry and cursed him saying that the Brahmastra would fail him at a crucial moment. But Karna lied to him for learing archery, he claimed that he was a brahmin. 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