Danveer Karna, born as Vasusena, is one of the most virtuous characters in the epic Mahabharata. His friendship with the Duryodhana is well-known.
Although he was a great archer and warrior, but he is better known for his ability to give charity and giving up his armor limitlessly. Today we are going to take a look at the few facts that will give us a better insight into the person that Karna was.
So Let’s Take A Look At 5 Unknown Facts About Mahabharata’s Danveer Karna!
5. Draupadi’s Disrobing
Apart from Vikarna, the Kaurava Prince, it was only Karna who opposed Dushasana’s disrobing of Draupadi. While Draupadi was requesting everyone in the courtroom to raise their voice against the heinous act, she skipped Karna. Karna was reminded of the previous insults at her Swayamvara wheres she had refused to accept Karna as he was a ‘Suta-putra’. Karna was enraged that even at a critical situation she gave importance to his caste and hence turned a blind eye to Draupadi’s disrobing.
4. Danveer Karna’s Principle
Karna was determined to give charity, anything to anyone who approached him.He was warned by his divine father Suryadev or some god that a brahman would come seeking armor, and that would be none other than Indra. Despite knowing that parting ways with his armor would make him less advantageous in the battlefield, Karna gave it happily in the charity.
3. Karna And The Pandavas
In the Kurukshetra battle, Karna got many chances to kill the four Pandavas; Yudhishthira, Bhima, Nakula and Sahadeva. However he has promised his mother Kunthi that he will always be left with the ‘Pancha-Pandavas’ that is the five Pandavas. Either he will kill Arjuna or be killed himself. During the war, he rendered them weaponless, but spared their lives.
2. Duryodhana’s Lament
Duryodhana lost his 99 brothers in the Kurukshetra war, but he cried his heart out only at the death of Karna, his best friend. It is believed that Duryodhana lost all interest to fight the war after the death of Karna.
1. Krishna’s Vishvarupa
Krishna took the form of an old brahman and asked for the fruits of charity that Karna had earned all his life. Karna denoted it to Krishna immediately. Because of this selfless act of Karna, Krishna revealed his universal form which only a handful saw in the Mahabharata.