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Sebuah lukisan dalam kitab Srimad Bhagawatam, yang menggambarkan Batara Surya dan Dewi Kunti.

“Anakmu akan lahir dengan kavacha (selubung pelindung tubuh) dan kundala (anting-anting). Wajahnya akan mirip denganku. Dia akan menjadi pemanah termasyur di seluruh bumi ini. Dalam hal kebaikan hati, tidak ada orang yang bisa menandinginya. Dia akan terkenal di seluruh pelosok dunia karena dermanya yang luar biasa. Dia tidak akan bisa menolak permintaan orang lain; biarpun aku sendiri yang melarangnya untuk menolak permintaan orang itu. Dia menjadi orang yang penuh dengan kepercayaan diri dan berperasaan yang peka. Ketenarannya akan hidup di dunia ini selama matahari dan bintang bersinar.”

Karna - Most Knowledgable Person Of Mahabharat...

MOST OF OUR KARNIANS DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOGIC POWER OF KARAN– KARNA WAS A GREAT KNOWLEDGABLE PERSON WHO WAS FULLY CONVERSANT PRINCIPLE OF DHARMA, VEDAS, SHASTRAS, SCRIPTURES..ETC

● KARNA USED TO CHANT VEDIC MANTRAS SINCE HIS CHILDHOOD:

The first of all successful persons, he soon mastered the sciences. And when the intelligent one having truth for his strength recited the Vedas, there was nothing he would not then give to the Brahmanas.

● KUNTI ALSO MEET KARNA WHEN HE WAS CHANTING VEDIC HYMNS & ENGAGED IN PENENCE :

And having reached the banks of Ganga, Pritha heard the chanting of the Vedic hymns by her son, endued with great kindness and firmly devoted to truth. And as Karna stood with face directed to the east and arms upraised, then helpless Kunti, for the sake of her interest stayed behind him, prayers until his back became heated by the rays of the sun.

● KARNA POSSES GREAT YOGIC POWER THATS WHY HE USED TO WORSHIP LORD SURYA DAILY 5-6 HRS TILL HIS BACK WAS NOT HEATED BY SUNRAYS:

Possessed of great energy, he used to adore the sun until his back was heated by his rays (i.e., from dawn to midday), and during the hours of worship, there was nothing on earth that the heroic and intelligent Vasusena would not give unto the Brahmanas.

Karna after rising from the water, used at mid-day to worship the effulgent Surya with joined hands, the Brahmanas used to solicit him for wealth.

● PITAMAH BHISHMA ALSO ACCEPTED THERE WAS NO ONE EQUAL TO KARNA & HE CALLED KARNA EQUAL TO LORD KRISHNA IN QUALITIES:

In bowmanship, in aiming weapon, in lightness of hand and in strength of weapons, thou art equal to Phalguni himself, or the high-souled Krishna! Thou art devoted to Brahmanas; thou always fightest fairly! In energy and strength, thou art equal to a child of the celestials and certainly much superior to men.

● THE LINE SAID BY KARNA TO KRISHNA WAS NARRATED BY KRISHNA TO ARJUNA IN BHAGWAT GITA:

(Karna said to Lord Krishna)
It is known to me, O lord of the senses, that victory is there where righteousness is.

● FINALLY LORD KRISHNA ALSO ACCEPTED KARNA AS MOST KNOWLEDGABLE PERSON OF ENTIRE MAHABHARAT WHO WAS FULLY CONVERSANT WITH DHARMA, VEDAS, DHARMA-SHASTRA & SCRIPTURE.

“Vasudeva said, ‘O son of Radha, thou hast worshipped many Brahmanas fully conversant with the Vedas. With concentrated attention and mind free from envy thou hast also (on many an occasion) enquired of them after truth. Thou knowest, therefore, O Karna, what the eternal saying of the Vedas are. Thou art also well-versed in all the subtle conclusions of the scriptures.

THIS WAS OUR RADHEYA WHO WAS MOST KNOWLEDGABLE PERSON OF MAHABHARAT–NOTE THIS LINE OF LORD KRISHNA–HE WAS ALWAYS ENGAGED IN PENENCE, CHANTING VEDIC HYMNS & WORSHIPPED OF LORD SURYANARAYANA… THAT WHY KARNA NEVER NEED A KNOWLEDGE OF BHAGWAT GITA… BCOZ HE WAS ALREADY KNOWN TO BASIC PRINCIPLE BHAGWAT GITA, HE ALREADY KNOW ALL ABOUT DHARMA–THATS WHY HE NEVER LEAVE HIS DHARMA!!

Busur selalu melepaskan anak-anak panah, dan tidak dapat ditarik kembali. Demikianlah mulut kita, ia adalah busur yang melepaskan kata-kata sebagai anak panah yang tak dapat ditarik kembali.
—  Radheya (Ksatria di Jalan Panah)
The Six Names of Karna, Suryaputra

Karna the uncrowned hero is one of the most captivating characters of Mahabharat. A legend, he is not only known for his unmatched skills but also for his generosity and integrity. A great warrior, he is often considered as “anti-hero” because of his loyalty towards Duryodhan, the leader of the wrong side. Here, for a change we will not judge him whether he was right or wrong in his doings but about his various names that was bestowed on him for various reasons:

1. Vasusena
This is Karna’s original name given to him by his foster parents - Adhiratha, the charioteer of Dhritarashtra and his wife Radha. They gave the name of Vasusena because he was born with wealth – natural armor (Kavach) and a pair of earrings (Kundal). Vasusena was actually born to Kunti in her teens way before she married to Pandu. She accidentally gave birth to Karna in curoisity to test her boon given by Durvasa Rishi. She had invoked Surya, the Sun God to give her a child. But, when the child was born she was afraid of being an unwed mother along with the society’s repercussion. So, she secretly abandoned him by setting the baby float on a river. This baby was received and raised by childless Radha and her husband Adhiratha.

2. Radheya
Although his name was Vasusena, he was popularly known as Radheya - the son of Radha. Radha loved him immensely and bestowed him with all the love and care. She nurtured him as if he was his real son. Radheya too loved his foster parents immensely. He didn’t knew that they were not his real parents till Lord Krishna exposed the reality of he being the son of Solar Deity Surya and Kunti, few days before the Kurukshetra War.

3. Angaraj
Once Dronacharya arranged a tournament of archery in Hastinapur. Vasusena, who was a skilled archer himself also wanted to participate. No wonder he had the skill and talent of beating Dronacharya’s most favored pupil Arjun. However, Dronacharya was shocked to see somebody challenging Arjun, one of the most talented archer. Somewhere he was even afraid what if he wins over Arjun? And so he made excuse by not allowing Karna to contest in the tournament.

According to the customs, only a prince could take part in such tournaments. On the basis of that, Dronacharya smartly shunned Vasusena bu asking him his kingdom and clan. Duryodhan who saw cousin Arjun as a rival was happy to see somebody challenging Arjun. He liked Vasusena’s guts and immediately shaked his hands with Vasunsena by giving him the land of Anga. This is how Karna became Angaraja – The King of Anga. This gesture of Duryodhan was never forgotten by Angaraj and he remained loyal to him till he breath his last.

4. Karna
Karna actually means the peeler and cutter of one’s own cover. The name Karna was given to Vasusena only after he peeled his own natural armor from his chest to grant it to the Brahaman in disguise who approached him during his sun worship. Till that time, he was either known as Vasusena, Radheya or Angaraja. This Brahmin in disguise was none other than Lord Indra who in order to benefit his own son Phalguni (Arjun) wanted to make Karna vulnerable by taking away his natural combat – kavach and kundal.

It is said that Karna knew who this Brahmin was through Surya, his father, who a fortnight ago had warned him of Indra’s cruel intention. However, despite knowing the fact that the Brahmin is Indra, he gave his natural armors. Mainly because, Karna was bounded by his words that he shall never let anybody go from his door empty handed. Therefore, he happily peeled his own chest and gave away his kavach despite knowing the true intentions of Lord Indra. This is the reason why he is also called Vaikartana.

5. Vaikartana
Karna and Vaikartana almost mean the same. Besides, Karna he is also known as Vaikartana. While Karna means the peeler of one’s own cover, the title Vaikartana was given to Karna mainly because he had peeled his Kavach along with his kundal to offer it to the Brahaman in disguise, “Lord Indra.”

6. Vrisha
Karna was also called as Vrisha because of his righteous nature. Right from the very beginning he was engaged in penances. He was kind even to his enemies – Though he knew the Brahaman in disguise was Lord Indra (who wanted to help his son and Karna’s arch rival) he still helped him. Besides, he was a person who kept his vows!

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A person sailing over the ocean is guided by the North Star, even though it is far away from him. You too will have to stay away from me, and guide me to happiness. If it is written in my fate, then I shall indeed reach that place someday.
—  Radheya