By- Sumit Raj Jha
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What happened after Mahabharata War?

Hi, all of us have heard about Mahabharata a great war between Kauravas and Pandavas. But only few people know about what happened after war. In this article I will cover how Shri Krishna's dynasty got destroyed and how Pandavas went to heaven.

After 18 days of war Pandavas defeated Kauravas and Mother of Duryodhan- "Gandhari" cursed Shri Krishna that as if he wanted, then he could have been stopped the war but he did nothing so, she cursed him that his dynasty will be destroyed as same as her dynasty got.


Gandhari


Pandavas ruled on Hastinapur for many years. Shri Krishna's sons approached great sages- Gautam Rishi and Vishwamitra, who were on visit to Dwarka (Shri Krishna's Kingdom). To mock and test the spiritual powers of sages they dressed "Sambh" (Son of Shri Krishna and Jambvanti) in form of a lady and asked sages that whether she will give birth to a girl or boy. Sages with their divine powers founded the truth and cursed these princes that she will give birth to Musala (a iron rod) which will destroy complete Yaduvansh. They all got scared and went to King Sursena who advised them to crush Musala and throw it in the sea (Arabian Sea). They did the same as advised but there was one small piece who wasn't destroyed and threw it in sea.


Destruction of Yaduvansh


The powder they threw in sea came back along shore and grew in form of grass as it was created by immense power of sages. That crass still can be used as a weapon. One night, all princes came to Prabhas Khetra (holy place situated) near that sea. When all were taking, a small verbal fight ensured between Yadav commanders Satyaki (fought along Pandavas) and Kritverma (fought along Kauravas) who accused each other for ill- tactics used in Mahabharat war. Then this verbal fight became war and Kritverma was killed by Satiki and Satiki was killed by Kritverma's supporters and then yadav dynasty got divided into 2 groups and started killing each other. When all their weapons got exhausted they used Musala(grass) to kill each other. After that Shri Krishna and Balram was forced to their own childrens as they were trying to kill both of them. Whole Yadav dynasty got destroyed and Balram left his body and went to "Ksheer Sagar" as Sheshnag. One day, Shri Krishna was resting under a tree and a hunter Jara who was Bali in Tretayug saw Krishna's feet and shoots arrow assuming its a deer. That arrow striked Krishna's feet and blood was flowing. Then Shri Krishna took his Vishnu roop and consoles Jara that this wasn't a mistake. It's just a curse he gave to Lord Rama in Tretayuga. Shri Krishna went to his abode destination- Ksheer Sagar. Before going, he asked Arjun to take all his queens to Hastinapur as Dwarka will be getting submerged into sea.


Shri Krishna in "Chaturbhuj" roop and Jara


Arjun took all queens to Hastinapur and after some time, Pandavas along with Draupadi and a dog went to Meru Mountain which will take them to heaven. While going to heaven, the ones who were not perfect for heaven started dying one by one. Firstly, Draupadi died because she always preferred Arjun among other husbands. After that, Sahadeva died because he was very proud on his knowledge. After that, Nakula died because he was arrogant about his good looks and considered himself as most good looking person. After that, Arjun died because he was always jealous of other archers like Karna. Then, Bhim died because he was a glutton (Person who eats a lot). Only Yudhishtir reached to heaven along with his dog, his one finger got melted because he spoke half lie during Mahabharat war and was the only person who went heaven along with body. And in this way All Pandavas left the world. Pandavas met in hell (Yudhishtir too joined them just because he wanted to be with his family) and after some time they all were in heaven.


Yudhishtir on heaven's gate and Indra with his chariot to take him to "Swarg Lok"


CONCLUSION: So, this article was all about how Shri Krishna's dynasty got destroyed and how Pandavas went to heaven. And it is never showed on television. Everyone should know this history. So, this is all I knew. I hope you all liked it. Also, Shri Krishna wanted to destroy his dynasty because he was scared that as his dynasty was most powerful. So, they trouble world a lot. So, he decided to destroy his dynasty with the help of curse.


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