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Reading Notes: Epified - Mahabharata Part F

Ep 48 - Krishna Meets the Pandavas          News about the defeat of the Pandavas in the gambling match made it to Krishna. He left to meet the Pandavas in the forest. He was upset that he hadn't been available to help the Pandavas because he was protecting Dwarka. Krishna urged the Pandavas to fight the Kauravas and take back their kingdom. They did not agree.      The reason Krishna was not able to be there for the Pandavas is that Dwarka was being attacked by King Shalva. Krishna ended the war when he used his Sudarshan Chakra to decapitate Shalva.  Ep 49 - Arjun Receives Shiva's Weapon     Krishna blesses the Pandavas and promises his allegiance. The Pandavas were struggling with little resources. Many sages came and gave them knowledge while living in the forest. Ved Vyasa came to visit the Pandavas. He told Arjun that he needed to acquire Indra's and Shiva's celestial weapons in order to win the war. Arjun left for the Himalayas. He reached the top of mount Himava
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Reading Notes: Epified - Mahabharata Part E

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Reading Notes: Epified - Mahabharata Part D

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Reading Notes: Epified - Mahabharata Part C

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Reading Notes: Epified - Krishna Part B

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Reading Notes: Epified Krishna Part A

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