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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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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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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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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Karnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa my Sun :star:
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Duryodhanaaaaaaaaaa, my moon! (lol he's Chnadravanshi, afterall!)
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. I heard that Arjun's flag has the draw of a monkey as well his chariot is protected with Hannuman and Krishna's blessings... but I hate Arjun, so it would be non-sense if my Patronus had the shape of a monkey, no?
I would like to have the same Patronus of Snape (the deer), because I love him too. I could be Supriya and Lily Evans at the same time! (LOL, I am getting nuts).
Or my patronus could take the shape of a little tiger. Karna is compared to a golden tiger/lion in Mahabharat.
Duryodhan to Drona: "Can a she-deer bring forth to a tiger (of the splendour of the Sun) like Karna, born with natural armour and earrings?" - he tries to explain that the birth caste is not what most matters to be an hero
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
~That monkey is Hanuman. Krishna's own chariot has Garuda or an eagle.
~It would be quite pointless if your patronus would be in the shape of a monkey.
~ You are nuts!(in a good way!)
~That would be better! If your patronus was a tiger. Mine is going to be an elephant because its the emblem of Hastinapur and also I love elephants!
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mm... if I could have a Patronus it would take the shape of Karna. With his arrow he would hit all the Dementors.
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Patronus probably would take the shape of Duryodhana! Or maybe Goddess Kali? Btw aren't Patronuses supposed to take the shape of animals? Hmm...Karna had an elephant on his flagstaff so maybe your Patronus would take the form of an elephant?
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely Karna... so lovely as Lucius Malfoy hehehehehehehehehehe
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovelyy indeed!
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yes, I know that is sad when Dumbledore dies. And Snape is bitten by Nagini in the last movie (sorry if I am being a spoiler). I really love his childhood time love by Lily Evans.
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meh too!
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-_-
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8)
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Sorry, I was trying to post a bullet. Can you give me a list of some DeviantArt icons?
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:Bullet, pink:
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Hey, did you see what I shared with you? :pinkbullet:
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No... if you want pink bullet do this without space: : bulletpink:
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fine. I just need to watch the Hallows of Death. The previous one, the Half-Blood prince, was too heavy. Dumbledore dies :( and Malfoy is in Azkabaan and his son Draco joins to the Death-Eaters.
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nooooooooooo I liked Draco! :ohnoes:
And Dumbledore was nice!
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Karna............. but besides hinduism, I met another passion: Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter movies. But I still loving Karna! :heart:
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just thought so! Because you were changing your profile pic but it was always the same thing :D I haven't watched much Harry Potter except the 1st 3 movies...I'm not a fan of the series...I like anime more!
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Heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh I love him...
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D I admire him...but I love Sudaman! :heart:
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AboriChan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi!!!! how r u? My exams finished so I'm free now :D
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