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shikhndi mahabharat ke patron men se ek hai. mahabharat ki kathanusar, kashiraj ki tin kanyaon men anba sabase badi thi. bhishm ne svaynvar men apani shakti se un tinon ka apaharan kar apane chhote bhaee vichitraviry se vivah ke nimitt mata satyavati ko saunpana chaha, tab anba ne bataya ki vah shalvaraj se vivah karana chahati hai. use vayovriddh brahmanon ke sath raja shalv ke pas bhej diya gaya. shalv ne anba ko grahan nahin kiya. at: usane van men tapasviyon ki sharan grahan ki.

parashuram ki sharan

tapasviyon ke madhy usaka sakshatkar apane nana mahatma rajarshi hotravahan se hua. hotravahan ne use pahachanakar gale se laga liya. snyogavash vahan parashuram ke priy sakha akritavran bhi upasthit the. unase salah kar nana ne anba ko parashuram ki sharan men bhej diya. parashuram ne samast katha sunakar poochha ki vah kisase adhik rusht hai- bhishm se athava shalvaraj se? anba ne kaha ki yadi bhishm usaka apaharan n karate to use yah kasht nahin uthana padata. at: parashuram bhishm ko mar dalen. parashuram ne use abhayadan diya tatha kurukshetr men jakar bhishm ko lalakara.

bhishm-parashuram yuddh

parashuram bhishm ke guru rahe the. adarapoorvak unhen pranam kar donon ka yuddh pranrabh hua. kabhi parashuram moorchchhit ho jate, kabhi bhishm. ek bar moorchchha men bhishm rath se girane lage to unhen ath brahmanon ne adhar men apani bhujaon par rok liya ki ve bhoomi par n giren. unaki mata gnga ne rath ko tham liya. brahmanon ne pani ke chhinte dekar unhen nirbhay rahane ka adesh diya. us rat athon brahmanon (asht vasuon) ne svapn men darshan dekar bhishm se abhay rahane ke lie kaha tatha yuddh men prayukt karane ke lie 'svap' namak astr bhi pradan kiya. vasuon ne kaha ki poorvajanm men bhishm usaki prayog-vidhi janate the, at: anayas hi 'svap' ka prayog kar lenge tatha parashuram isase anabhigy hain. agale din ranakshetr men pahunchakar gat anek divason ke kramanusar donon ka yuddh prarnbh hua. bhishm ne 'svap' namak astr ka prayog karana chaha, kintu narad adi devataon ne tatha mata gnga ne bich men padakar donon ka yuddh rukava diya. unhonne kaha ki yuddh vyarth hai, kyonki donon paraspar avadhy hain. parashuram ne anba se usaki pratham ichchha poori n kar pane ke karan kshama-yachana ki tatha doosari koee ichchha janani chahi.

shiv dvara varadan prapti

anba ne is akanksha se ki vah svayn hi bhishm ko marane yogy shakti snchay kar paye, ghor tapasya ki. gnga ne darshan dekar kaha- "teri yah ichchha kabhi poorn nahin hogi. yadi too tapasya karati huee hi pran tyag karegi, tab bhi too matr barasati nadi ban payegi." tirth karane ke nimitt vah vats desh men bhatakati rahati thi. at: mrityu ke uparant tapasya ke prabhav se usake adhe ang vats desh sthit anba namak barasati nadi ban gaye tatha shesh adhe ang vatsadesh ki rajakanya ke roop men prakat hue. us janm men bhi usane tapasya karane ki than li. use nari-roop se virakti ho gayi thi. vah purush-roop dharan kar bhishm ko marana chahati thi. shiv ne use darshan diye. unhonne varadan diya ki vah drupad ke yahan kanya-roop men janm legi, kalantar men yuddh-kshetr men jane ke lie use purushatv prapt ho jayega tatha vah bhishm ki hatya karegi. anba ne sntusht hokar, bhishm ko marane ke snkalp ke sath chita men pravesh kar atmadah kiya.

drupad ke yahan janm

udhar drupad ki patarani ke koee putr nahin tha. kauravon ke vadh ke lie putr-prapti ke hetu drupad ne ghor tapasya ki aur shiv ne unhen bhi darshan dekar kaha ki ve kanya ko prapt karenge jo bad men putr men parinat ho jayegi. at: jab shikhndini ka janm hua, tab usaka lalan-palan putravat kiya gaya. usaka nam shikhndi batakar sab par usaka ladaka hona hi prakat kiya gaya.

vivah

kalantar men hiranyavarma ki putri se shikhndi ka vivah kar diya gaya. putri ne pita ke pas shikhndi ke nari hone ka samachar bheja to vah atynt kruddh hua tatha drupad se yuddh karane ki taiyari karane laga. idhar sab log bahut vyakul the. shikhndini ne van men jakar tapasya ki. yakshasthoolakarn ne bhavi yuddh ke snkat ka vimochan karane ke nimitt kuchh samay ke lie apana purushatv usake stritv se badal liya. shikhndi ne yah samachar mata-pita ko diya. hiranyavarma ko jab yah vidit hua ki shikhndi purush hai-yuddh-vidya men dronachary ka shishy hai, tab usane shikhndi ki nirikshan-parikshan kar drupad ke prati pun: mitrata ka hath badhaya tatha apani kanya ko mithya vachan ke lie dantakar raja drupad ke ghar se sasamman prasthan kiya. inhin dinon sthoolakarn yaksh ke avas par kuber gaye, kintu striroop men hone ke karan lajjavash sthoolakarn ne pratyaksh upasthit hokar unaka satkar nahin kiya. at: kuber ne kupit hokar ygy ko shikhndi ke jivit rahane tak stri-roop men rahane ka shap diya. at: shikhndi jab purushatv lautane vahan pahuncha to sthoolakarn purushatv vapas nahin le paya.[1]


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  1. mahabharat, udyogaparv, 173-192

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