Dhritarashtra

According to the great epic Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra is the King of Hastinapur. He was bornto the great sage Veda Vyasa, and by birth, Dhritarashtra was blind and he got married to a noble and chaste woman Gandhari, and had children. And these children, along with Duryodhana, were called as the Kauravas.

He was mentioned in the Rig Veda. And though he was blind, he contains good wisdom, courage and boldness.

Dhritarashtra, along with his brother Pandu is trained in all kinds of arts by Bhishma and Kripacharya. He got great boons from his father Vyasa, and due to that, he was very healthy and contains great strength in mind and body.

His wife Gandhari used to cover her eyes with a cloth in order to suffer from blindness similar to her husband Dhritarashtra. She was such a noble woman and acts as an example for others.

Though King Dhritarashtra was a good person, due to love and affection, he didn’t oppose the bad activities of his son Duryodhana and due to that, in the Kurukshetra war, his children were died.During the time of the Viswaroopa Darshan of Lord Krishna, he got eye sight through the grace of Lord Krishna, and after seeing the darshan, he has lost his vision.
After the Kurukshetra war, Dhritarashtra went along with his wife Gandhari, to the forest for doing penance. After their death, they attained SALVATION.

Let us praise the glory of the great king and be blessed.
“JAI SRI DHRITARASHTRA”
“JAI SRI KRISHNA”
“JAI MATA GANDHARI”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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