#mahabharata, #bharatayudha, #pandawa, #kurawa, #balarama, #krishna
BIMA VS BALARAMA || MAHABHARATA
About radha krishna
RadhaKrishn is an Indian Hindi-language mythological television drama series that was premiered on 1 October 2018 on Star Bharat and is also digitally available on Disney+ Hotstar. After a successful run of more than 4 years it went off-air on 21 January 2023. The series is based on the life of Hindu deities Radha and Krishna. It is produced by Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Rahul Kumar Tewary and Gayatri Gill Tewary for Swastik Productions and is directed by Rahul Kumar Tewary. The roles of Krishna and Radha are played by Sumedh Mudgalkar and Mallika Singh. It completed 1145 episodes and is listed among longest running television series of India also became the longest ran mythological series.
A prequel of RadhaKrishn, titled Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki, started airing from 19 October 2021 and ended on 4 July 2022.
Chapter 1 : Radha-Krishna’s teenage
Krishna’s devotee, Sridama curses Radha in Goloka to forget Krishna for 100 years and live in Bhuloka. This was a part of cosmic play as it was time for Krishna to make his entry into the mortal world. Radha and Krishna are reborn in Barsana and Mathura respectively.
Krishna is destined to kill Kamsa. Meanwhile, Ayan, Radha’s friend loves Radha and he tries to separate Radha from Krishna. Krishna defeats Vyomasura, a demon whose marriage was fixed with Radha. Krishna takes Radha out of all humanly weaknesses like bhaya (fear), moha (greed), krodha (anger), ghrina (hatred), irshya (envy), ahankara (pride) and heenbhavna (lack of self-confidence), after defeating each human weakness Radha comes closer to Krishna. She was forced to marry Ayan. Later she realises that this marriage merely is an illusion as she can’t marry anyone except Krishna because she is the incarnation of Lakshmi. Radha understands that her marriage is fake and eternally, she is Krishna’s consort after Brahma completes Brahma Kalyāna (heavenly wedding) of Radha and Krishna in Goloka.
Krishna, along with Balarama defeats the demons sent by Kamsa such as Putana, Bakasura, Aghasura, Timirasura, Sudarshana, Arishtasura, Keshi, Vyomasura, Dhenukasura, Ekadansha, Pralambasura, the evil enchanter Sammohana, and his 8 brothers who are defeated by Radha’s Ashtalakshmi (8 incarnations of Lakshmi) avatars. Finally, Kans calls Krishna and Balaram to Mathura for killing them, but all in vain. Balaram kills Kamsa’s eight brothers and Krishna kills Kamsa. Krishna’s biological parents Devaki and Vasudeva are freed from prison and Kana’s imprisoned father Ugrasena is crowned king. Now, Krishna, Balarama and the Yadavas move to Dwaraka, their new home. Balarama marries Revati (Jyotishmati) in her earlier life, who loved Balarama as Shesha. Elsewhere, Krishna marries Rukmini. Later, Krishna also marries Satyabhama and Jambavati. He then kills the evil Narakasura and his general Mura.
Chapter 2 : Mahabharata
The Pandavas have escaped the lac-palace incident which was organised by their evil cousins – the Kauravas -Duryodhana and his brother Dushasana, their uncle Shakuni and Duryodhana’s friend Karna. He helps Panchala king Drupada arrange a Swayamvara for his daughter Draupadi, who was born from a yajna. The third Pandava prince Arjuna wins Draupadi’s svayamvara and marries her, however circumstances force Draupadi to marry all five Pandavas. The Pandavas receive a new kingdom Indraprastha, faraway from Hastinapura due to the conflict with the Kauravas.
Krishna’s sister Subhadra elopes with Arjuna, whereas Krishna kills the Pundra king Paundraka Vasudeva, an impostor. The second Pandava Bhima also kills the Magadha king Jarasandha. Pandavas soon perform Rajasuya Yagna where they gain supremacy over all of Aryavarta, where Krishna’s cousin Shishupala interrupts the ceremony, only to be killed by Krishna. Later, Duryodhana organises a dice game with Shakuni wherein Pandavas lose all their wealth and are humiliated, while Krishna saves Draupadi from getting disrobed in the court by Duryodhan’s. Later, the Pandavas and Draupadi are exiled for 13 years. When they return, starts the Kurukshetra War, where Arjuna receives from Krishna, the knowledge of Bhagvad Gita. Shikhandi (who got a boon from Lord Shiva to kill Bhisma in her previous birth as Amba) kills Bhishma. Dhrishtadyumna kills Dronacharya, Arjuna kills Karna. Sahadeva kills Shakuni, whereas Bhima kills all the 100 Kauravas, with the war ending with the death of Duryodhana. Gandhari curses Krishna that Yadava dynasty will also be destroyed. On the other hand, Krishna turns Ayan into a better person.
Chapter 3 : Punarmilan
Krishna returns to Dwaraka. Pradyumna returns to Dwaraka and marries Rukmavati, and a son Aniruddha is born to them. To Jambavati and Krishna, a son Samba is born to her, who was termed to be the reason for the Yadava destruction as cursed by Gandhari. Samba grows up to be short-tempered but loves his family, especially his mother, however, dislikes and hates Radha. Later, Samba, Aniruddh and Balaram’s sons Nishath and Ulmuk are sent to Gurukul along with Radha, and return after a few years, as teens. Aniruddha is kept in captivity at Shonitapura, the kingdom of Banasura, by his daughter Usha. This soon results in a war between Krishna and Banasura, wherein Shiva has to fight for Banasura due to his boon, resulting in a faceoff between Krishna and Shiva. Krishna defeats Shiva and punishes Banasura for kidnapping his grandson. Soon, Aniruddha is married to Usha while Samba is married to Hastinapur’s Kaurava princess, Duryodhana and Bhanumati Daughter’s Lakshmanaa. As Samba had previously joined hands with Banasura, he is cursed with leprosy by Krishna and Radha cures him using Mahamrityunjay Jaap. Later, Krishna marries Devi Yamuna.
Shankhchuda (rebirth of Sridama) enters the story who has a loving wife, Tulasi, who is his strength but he only uses her. With the help of Tulasi and her devotion for him, Shankhchuda got immense strength and he vows to destroy the whole universe. Krishna disguises himself as Shankhchuda and goes to Tulasi to break her devotion. After Shankhchuda is killed, Tulasi feels cheated. She curses Krishna to become a stone (sālagrāma). Krishna becomes a stone. However, Tulasi realises her mistake after she remembers her past. She decides to take her curse back and transforms herself into Tulsi plant. She then marries Krishna in this form and is told to remain on earth in that form. This displays Tulasi Kalyāna (Tulsi’s wedding). Consequently, Hanuman visits Dwarka and witnesses Rama, Lakshman and Sita in Krishna, Balram and Radha respectively.
Lord Shiva suggests that Krishna should perform the Ashwamedh Yagya, for which he would need someone as his consort (ardhāngini). Krishna chooses Rukmini to sit with him for the yajna, however other queens object this, claiming that they are equally eligible for sitting with him. Narada advised to perform Tulabhara (balancing) in order to find the perfect consort for Krishna. On the weighing balance, Krishna sat on one side and the other queens have to put their jewellery to win Krishna. But no one could win Krishna. At last Rukmini kept a pair of bangles gifted by Krishna and a tulasi leaf, and wins him post balancing the scale.
After Krishna’s 100th Janmashtami, the time finally comes, when Sridama’s curse come to an end and Radha remembers everything about Goloka and her true identity as a goddess and the consort of Krishna. Later, she kills Kaptasur, Shalva’s accomplice and Krishna’s lookalike, after she realises his evilness. Afterwards, Vidhurath, brother of Dantavakra, tries to kill Radha but gets executed by Krishna’s Sudharshan Chakra.
Later, Samba insults Rishi Durvasa in disguise, only to get cursed to give birth to Yadav dynasty’s destruction. Krishna lives in Vrindavan and Radha in Varsana to experience the love of their past. Following this, Radha completes her life on earth abiding by the curse of Shreedama and returns to Golok. Gandhari’s curse to Krishna comes into effect, and a fight starts amid Yadav clan. The entire Yadav clan gets dissipated in the war. Post war, Dwarka submerges in the Arbian Sea. Later, Jara shoots Lord Krishna’s left foot by mistake, resulting in his death. Lord Krishna and Radha meets in Goloka.