The story of a man who could have finished the Mahabharata in one minute!
“Barbarika – Bearer of Three Arrows” and the man who was bound by his principle of always fighting on the losing side.
Yes, his name is Barbarika. He is also worshiped as Khatushyam Ji in Rajasthan. He was the grandson of Bheem.
We never had any idea about that!
Well, guess they all had multiple wives and we will surely discuss this topic again later!
As of now, what we are going to tell you about is Barbarika. This man had the power of finishing the Mahabharata war in just one minute.
Never heard this side of the story?
Well, here it goes then!
Before the war of Mahabharata began, Lord Krishna questioned some of the warriors about how soon they could finish the war alone? To which Arjuna replied 28 days, Karana replied 24 days, Dronacharya replied 25 days and Bhishma replied 20 days and this is how Krishna received the answers from all of them.
It was then when Krishna stopped Barbarika and asked the same question to him to test his strength. And to his surprise, Barbarika said, “I can finish it in one minute.”
Barbarika had three arrows, which were given to him by the Ashtadevtas (Gods), so Krishna surprisingly questioned him back that how could he finish such a great battle with only three arrows?
Barbarika told that he can destroy all his opponents with just one arrow which would return to his quiver after that. He told that the first arrow is used to mark all the things that he wants to destroy. If he uses the second arrow it will mark all the things that he wants to save. And on using the third arrow, it will destroy all the things that were marked by the first arrow and then return back to his quiver. In short, with one arrow he can fix all his targets and with the other he can destroy them.
Was he ever the part of the great battle?
You will get to know soon when the next blog is out!
Let’s keep the suspense on!