Yuyutsu, Son of Dhritarashtra & Gandhari’s maid

Yuyutsu as per the great epic Mahabharata, was the son of Dhritarashtra and his wife Gandhari’s maid. He was the only son of Dhritarashtra who survived in the Kurukshetra war, after the death of all other kauravas. He was also called by various other names such as Dhartarastra and Vaishyaputra.

LIFE

Yuyutsu was a great warrior, who has chosen the path of righteousness even though he was the half-brother to Duryodhana and other Kauravas. He was away from his family bonds in order to live a noble life.

Yuyutsu also saved the life of Pandavas by his prior intimation about Duryodhana’s plot to kill the Pandavas. He also advised Duryodhana to follow the right path, but he was refused to do so.

During the battle of Kurukshetra War between Kauravas and Pandavas, Yuyutsu fought the battle on the side of the Pandavas. And he was survived in the war. Before his departure from this world, Yudhishthira gave him the charge of helping King Parikshit towards ruling his kingdom in a proper manner.

IMPORTANCE

He was a talented scholar and a master in all kinds of art. He lived an honest life, and took Lord Krishna as his mentor and followed his teachings and became a noble man. He had advised his half-brothers to have friendship with Pandavas, but they have not accepted his wishes and finally destroyed in the Kurukshetra war.

He was a noble, simple and a pious man, who was not interested in leading a luxury life, and lived a good life, by chanting the god’s names and doing his duties properly. He was a humble friend of Pandavas and looked after them in a proper manner.

Let us worship this great warrior and be blessed.
“OM SREE YUYUTSUVE NAMAHA”
“JAI KRISHNA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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