While Sony TV is all set to give us the detailed story of Suryaputra Karna, here we dig out as to why Karna in spite of being the most gifted, became the most unfortunate of the lot in the Indian Mythology Mahabharat
Born With the Silver Spoon, yet so ill-fated
We have never come across anybody who was born with the silver spoon yet had to be so unfortunate. But, Karna of Mahabharat is a proof. In spite of being the son of the God and a princess (later Queen), Karna all through his life led a life of a sutraputra (son of a charioteer) until he met his friend Duryodhana who bestowed him with the title of Anga raja. Still, all through his life he had to bear the insult of being a low caste, though in reality, he was a son of none other than the supreme deity – The Sun.
Despite Having the Natural Armor, He Became Defenseless
Forget having the top man-made armour and weapons, Karna had natural armors inbuilt in his body in the form of kawach and kundal. Yet these natural armors couldn’t protect him. The reason? Well, the gods themselves in harmony planned against this strong warrior who was matchless in the Kurukshetra war. A warrior so resilient, so strong, and so determined died from the hands of a warrior who couldn’t match his capability. Yes, such was a fate of this warrior!
While the Other Gods Protected Their Sons, Wonder why Lord Surya Didn’t Protect Karna
Indra, the father of Arjuna time and again helped Arjuna. However, the same was not true when it came to Lord Surya, the father of Karna. I really wonder, why Lord Surya choose to warn Karna that Indra would come to him, when he knew Karna would not change his mind, even if he revealed the ultimate truth. He should have rather protected his son from Indra’s plan rather than warning him – Don’t you think so? But again, it was his ill fate. While, Arjuna’s father went to the extent of deceiving Karna, Karna’s father all could do was warn him against a deadly mishap.
He Cared For His Teacher but, His Teacher Cursed Him Instead
While Arjuna’s teacher went to the extent of asking Eklavya’s thumb for the sake of his pupil, Karna’s teacher punished Karna, though all he did was cared for his teacher greatly. While, Dronacharya made sure that his favorite pupil remains the best archer in the world, Parusharam cursed Karna that the moment he would require his vidya to wield the weapon Brahmanda Astra, he would forget everything that he has learnt from him. Such was the kismet of this unfortunate son of Lord Surya…
Who Would Have a Charioteer Who Appreciated One’s Opponent?
Nobody can be so unfortunate and luckless like Karna. While, his hardships, anguish and pain were less, he got a charioteer in the form of Shalya, who did nothing for Karna, but continuously praised his nemesis Arjuna. A last nail in Karna’s coffin, Shalya made sure that Karna had a terrible end, as if his life was less than unfortunate.
Such was the life of Danveer Karna – the Vasusena who was born with the golden kawach kundal, was the son of a God, and could have been the king (he was the eldest son of Kunti), yet he had such an ill-fateful life….
By: Deepti Verma