I always had this little query regarding the ramayana and mahabharata. as we have seen in ramayana the pattabhishekha intially was only planned for jestha kumara I.e., srirama and others were not eligible when he was there so he was sent out for vanavasa in mahabharata we see that the kaurava’s who are the sons of jestha kumara I.e., dritharastra should be actually given the throne but how were pandava’s eligible ? im really sorry if my question was totally wrong Sathuluri Ravi.
ANS: ALWAYS ELDEST OF THE FAMILY ONLY WAS ELIGIBLE, IF HE IS NOT OTHERWISE HANDICAPPED. TO OBSERVE THAT ONLY, BHARATHA DID NOT ACCEPT THE THRONE AND SUBSERVED THE PA:DUKAS, IN PLACE OF LORD SRI RAMA. WHEN HE CAME BACK, THE THRONE WAS GIVEN BACK. BECAUSE RAMA WAS NOT OTHEREWISE, HANDICAPPED.
DHRUTHA RA:SHTRA WAS BLIND. HENCE, HE LOST THE CHANCE OF RULING THE KINGDOM. PANDU ALSO WAS SUFFERING FROM ILL-HEALTH. YET, BECAUSE OF HIS VISION AND ABILITY, HE WAS GIVEN THE KINGDOM AND CROWN. AUTOMATICALLY, HIS CHILDREN GOT THE CHANCE OF BECOMING HEIRS.
BECAUSE OF PANDAVAS’ OVER-KINDNESS AND DURYO:DHANA’S HIGH HANDEDNESS, KAURAVAS STARTED RULING THE KINGDOM. IN FACT, DURYO:DHANA WAS NEVER CONSIDERED AS KING AT ALL. AFTER PANDU’S DEMISE, DHRUTHARA:SHTRA WAS ONLY THE KING. YET, DURYO:DHANA, DECLARED HIMSELF AS THE KING, AS WAS STARTED MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS AS HE WAS THE
KING OF KINGS. “DURYO:DHANA SA:RVABHOUMA”. HE WAS A ROWDY. HAVING A BIG GANG WITH HIM. HIS FATHER WAS SO MUCH FASCINATED TO HIS SON. HENCE, NO OTHER OPENED THEIR MOUTHS. INSPITE OF SOME ELDERS SAY SOMETHING GOOD, THEY NEVER CARED THOSE WORDS AT ALL.