My daughter, who recently is very fascinated by epics has the epic story of Mahabharata all over her mind .. reading its book, watching the show on TV. So we decided why not pen down some thoughts on the same. So here I present to you a poem written by my daughter – Shranya Goel on her favourite epic which gives a crisp overview of the events that happened leading to the mighty war ….
LEGEND OF MAHABHARATA
Mahabharata was a war of truthfulness
Both the armies of cousins were no less
Kauravas red flag was a flag of fight
Pandavas white flag of peace was very bright
Both the families of cousins were bitter rivals
As the Kauravas thought the Pandavas were very trivial.
The five brothers were invited to game of dice
But the game was not very nice
As Draupadi was dishounored in the court of Hastinapur,
Because the 100 brothers were not very truthful.
Draupadi held her head up and stood tall,
And cursed the Kauravas for their downfall.
Kauravas exiled the Pandavas for 13 years,
When they came back, war was declared.
Pandavas chose Lord Krishna,
While Kauravas chose Narayani Sena.
Duryodhan suffered a huge loss because of his decision,
To make Pandavas surrender was his mission.
Lord Krishna made Pandavas victorious using his strategy,
But Duryodhan never realised his mistake, did he?
The Pandavas knocked down Bhishma, their grandfather
And then their guru – Dronacharya their teacher.
Rivers of blood flowed when Kurukshetra war came to an end,
Duryodhan’s brothers had all died, but to Pandavas his head never bent
Bheema struck Duryodhan on his thigh with a swift blow of his mace,
With a broken thigh on the ground he lays.
The crown prince of Hastinapur was left alone to die,
Bye bye evil Duryodhan bye bye.
The curse of Draupadi came to be true,
The wrath of Pandavas came to an end too.
Thus the war of Dharma came to an end,
The 5 brothers walked proudly hand in hand.