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Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata by AboriChan Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata by AboriChan
Karna from Mahabharat. Karna was the son of Surya, the Sun God. His birth mother was Kunti the mother of the 5 Pandavas and the princess of Kunti Bhoja. Karna was infact her son and the eldest among the Pandavas. Kunti had been blessed with magic incantations given to her by a sage whom she had served for long, by which she could summon anyone of the 6 Gods each of whom would bless her with a child. Out of curiousity Kunti, being just 16, recited the incantation of Sun God. Thus Kunti gave birth to Karna as an unwed mother and thus fearing the laws of society she abandoned him placing the newborn in a basket and setting him down the Ganges. He was found by a childless charioteer and this mistake of Kunti made Karna suffer lifelong discrimination inspite of being a Prince. He had golden head of hair and magical earrings and an invisible armour. He was a great warrior, a generous donor and a loving man.
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facialexpressions90 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013

Karna's death in the Mahābhārata is brought about by a number of factors. The first and foremost contributor was the sage Durvasa himself. While blessing Kunti with a mantra by which she could call upon any god of her choice, he did not tell her the likely consequence of this incantation. Karna's upbringing by the charioteer Adiratha denied the young warrior his rightful recognition as a man of Kshatriya status. And it was Lord Indra, in fact, who, in the form of a giant bee, stung Karna's thigh and caused the guru Parasurama to curse Karna with such a significant curse, for lying about his caste. It was later revealed that Parasurama knew about the impending massacre at Kurukshetra; he explained to Karna in a dream, on the night before Karna's battle with Arjuna, that he purposely cursed him in that way so as to ensure the defeat of the Kauravas. In this dream, he blesses Karna with everlasting glory after his death, because of his humble acceptance of the curse.

Having embarked upon the fateful battle, the curse of the Brahmin who owned the cow and the curse of Bhoomidevi provide the opportunity for Karna's defeat. His giving away of his armour and earrings as alms to Lord Indra, this time disguised as a beggar, left him vulnerable. His generous nature and faith in keeping his word also contributed to his downfall by the two promises he made to his mother Kunti, not to kill his four half-brothers and to use the Nagastra only once.

Karna's hatred towards the Pandavas lessened when he learned from his mother that they were his half-brothers. But, to be loyal to Duryodhana, Karna decided to fight against Arjuna in the war. Karna supported Duryodhana in all his wrongdoings even though he knew the difference between good and evil perfectly well. Lord Krishna tried to persuade Karna to switch his allegiance, knowing that without his support, Duryodhana would not fight the war and millions of lives would be spared. But Karna refused to do so because of his personal honour and his debt to Duryodhana. This resulted in Lord Krishna's apathy towards Karna, which ultimately led to Krishna's fatal instruction to Arjuna to kill Karna without mercy, just as Karna and his army had shown no remorse while killing Abhimanyu.

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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^;
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you draw the sweating emote?
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^;= ^ ^; without space :D
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I already heard that Kuru dinasty is also refered as the Lunar Race.
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right! Its known as Chandra Vamsha
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mm... Garuda is Vishnu's pet eagle... hehe :) And doesn't Hastinapur means "City of the Elephants"?
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! :D
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Goddess Kali would be cool! She dispells the demons and the Dementors are a kind of evil beings, so it would work, no?
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! Goddess Kali would be the coolest! :heart:
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