Episode # 573 – Duryodhana decides to commit suicide because of embarrassment!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed a marquee battle taking place between Arjuna and Chitrasena, with both of them not realizing whom they were fighting with. The fight is taking place to save Duryodhana from the clutches of Chitrasena, who is trying to drag him away to the “Svarga Lokha” for some “special treatment”! As Duryodhana cries for help, Yudishtra wants Bheemasena to go to his rescue, however, he refuses. Subsequently, Arjuna takes up the responsibility to save Duryodhana and the fight happens. Finally as Chitrasena realizes that he is fighting with none other than Arjuna, he calls truce immediately and introduces himself to Arjuna! Upon realizing that he is fighting with none other than Chitrasena, Arjuna too stops the fight immediately and both of them put down their bows and arrows. Arjuna asks Chitrasena thus, “Oh Chitrasena! What are you doing here in the Manushya Lokha? You are not supposed to come down to our Lokha isn’t it? Why did you come? What happened between you and Duryodhana? Why are you dragging him away? Please explain!” 

As Chitrasena explains all whatever happened earlier, Arjuna requests Chitrasena to forgive Duryodhana and leave him alone. Paying heed to Arjuna’s words, Chitrasena lets Duryodhana off his clutches and with this, Duryodhana is left alone! As this happens, Chitrasena bids farewell to Arjuna and leaves back to his “Svarga Lokha”. Now, the onus is upon Duryodhana to thank Arjuna for saving his life, isn’t it? But did Duryodhana do that? The answer is “No”! Shame is written all over Duryodhana’s face and he is completely embarrassed! Duryodhana thinks within himself thus, “Oh! Arjuna is my biggest enemy, but I’m being insulted in front of my enemy in this way! I can never take this any further!” Thinking thus, Duryodhana immediately leaves that place. On one hand, his anger towards Arjuna and Co. is simmering, and on the other side, he is unable to express it towards them because Arjuna was the person who had saved his life! Duryodhana is in a clear fix right now – Whether to apologize to the Pandava brothers and call them back, or, just take the embarrassment and move on with his agenda! Duryodhana chooses the latter! Even though an enemy has done something good for him, he is not in a mood to forgive that enemy unconditionally and accept him! This is the biggest fault that Duryodhana has in him! 

Thus, Duryodhana walks away in shame and embarrassment and on the way he meets Karna. Upon seeing Duryodhana bruised all over and in the absence of Chitrasena, Karna initially thought that Duryodhana had won over Chitrasena! Karna praises Duryodhana thus, “Oh wow! Duryodhana! What a victory you’ve obtained today! When none of us were able to stand in front of Chitrasena’s wrath, you’ve single handedly won over him! How was it possible? How did you ensure that you won the marquee battle?” In this way, Karna started praising Duryodhana, which actually made Duryodhana even more embarrassed! Duryodhana replies back thus, “Oh Karna! Please stop this nonsense! You do not know what happened, and don’t blabber something without knowing anything! I’ve been beaten and bruised by Chitrasena and finally Arjuna had to come and rescue me from him! I’m already deeply wounded and hurt by this insult and now you’re rubbing more salt on my injury! With this, I don’t think I have any more strength left in me to live a life! I can’t take this kind of a torture anymore! I’m deciding to commit a suicide and finish myself! I cannot live any further with this embarrassment that I obtained from Arjuna! Oh Karna! You know what? That Yudishtra was looking at me as if he had achieved something huge! Bheemasena was celebrating my loss to Chitrasena! He was looking at me as if he has accomplished something great! Such a coward he is – He doesn’t have the strength to call me for a one-on-one battle with me, but if someone else beats me up, he is celebrating as if it is victory! Can anybody be more cowardly than what the Paandava brothers are? Hence, instead of living any further with this insult, I’m going to finish off my life with this! I’ve had enough!” 

Saying thus, Duryodhana rushes out! Upon seeing Duryodhana’s condition, Karna and the others did not know how to react! All of them are stunned beyond bits! So for today, let us understand up to this point and we shall wait till the next episode to find out what happened to Duryodhana next! Stay tuned! 🙂 

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at Bharatidhasan Institute of Management (BIM) Trichy, India A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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