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The one king obstacle in performing the Rajasuya, Jarasandha was eliminated. So now Yudhisthira can perform the Rajasuya sacrifice. But the next big question is the Finance for Rajasuya. An event of this size and importance would cost huge money and pandavas can’t afford it. So Yudhisthira sent his four brothers to four sides of the country to conquer all the kings and extract money from them. Arjuna, with mighty army went North, Bhima went towards East, Nakula went towards West and Sahadeva proceeded towards South from Indraprastha. The Pandava brothers along with their army marched fearlessly in the four directions. Most kings recognized Yudhisthira’s suzerainty and paid the royalty kindly. The others who hesitated to pay the royalty were attacked and then seized their property including money, diamonds, gold ornaments, pearls, gems, vehicles and other precious things.

Arjuna, with mighty army conquered Pulinda, Prativindhya, Bhagadatta (Pragjyotisha), Antargiri, Bahirgiri, Upagiri, Modapura, Vamadeva, Sudaman, Susankula, Vrihanta (Uluka king), Devaprastha (Senavindu), Viswagaswa (King of northern mountains of Puru's race), Barbara, Sabara, Turushka King, Kings of Maalava, Seven tribes called Utsava-sanketa, Poundra, Chitraayudha (king of Kashmir), king Lohita, king of Simhapura, Trigartas, Daravas, Kokonadas, Avisari town, Rochamana ruling in Uraga, Singhapura adi, Suhma and Sumala, Valhikas, kings of Kambojas and Kataka, robber tribes in north-eastern regions, Lohas, Limpurushas (Durmaputra), Harataka, North Harivarsha and the city of Sakraprastha. Arjuna then reached Mountain Meru in Himalayas and conquered the northern Kuru Kingdoms. Thus Arjuna conquered the entire northern bharatvarsha up to Meru Mountain.

Bhima who already conquered Jarasandha of Magadha Empire went towards eastern part of bharatvarsha with army, as he thought that easterners are skilled in fighting with bare arms. He then conquered the kingdoms of Panchala, Gandakas, Videhas, Dasarnas (King Sudharman), Aswamedha (King Rochamana), Pulinda (from kings Sukumara and Sumitra), Chedi (King Sishupala), Kumara (King Srenimat), Kosala (King Vrihadvala), Ayodhya (King Dirghayaghna), northern Kosalas, king of Mallas, Bhallata, Kasi (King Suvahu), Suparsa (King Kratha), Matsya, Maladas, Madahara, Mahidara, Somadheyas,Vatsabhumi, Bhargas, Nishadas, Manimat, Southern Mallas, Sarmakas, Varmakas, Videhas (King Janaka), Sakas, Seven kings of the Kiratas, Danda, Dandadhara, Girivaraja, Madagiri, Kausika-Kachchha (King of Pundra and Mahaujah), Vanga, Samudrasena, Chandrasena, Tamralipta, Karvatas, Suhmas, Prasuhmas and finally the Mlechchha tribes along the coast of eastern parts of bharatvarsha.

Nakula went towards West of bharatvarsha. He conquered the kingdoms of Rohitaka, Mahitaka, Maru, Malavas, Mattamyurakas, Barbara, Madhyamakeyas, Karbara, Amvashtas, Saireeshaka, Mahetta, Dasarnas, Sivis, and Trigartas, five tribes of the Karnatas, Vattadhanas and the Utsava-sanketas. Nakula reached Dwaraka during his conquering and visited Sri Krishna and took the blessings. He then reached the Kingdom of Madhra and met King Salya who was his maternal uncle. He collected the royalty from King Salya in a respectable manner. It is supposed that Nakula arranged ten-thousand camels to bring the entire wealth collected to Indraprastha.

Sahadeva proceeded towards south. On her way, Sahadeva met an encounter with Agni, the god of fire in the city of Mahishmati. Since the king of Mahishmati, Nila had blessings from Agni for protection. Sahadeva was unable to defeat Agni. So he bowed and prayed the Agni with utmost devotion. Pleased with Sahadeva’s devotion, Agni instructed Nila to accept Pandava superiority over Nila’s kingdom and pay royality. Sahadeva thus conquered the cities of Sumitra, Surasenas, Dantavakra, Sukumara, Sumitra, Matsyas, Yavanas, Avanti (Vinda and Anuvinda), Rukmi, Bheeshmaka, Kishkindha (kings Mainda and Dwivida), Surparaka (Talakatas and Dandakas), Dandaka, Saurashtra, Vidarbha, Taalavana, territories of Bhojakata, Pandya, Navarashtra (King Kunti-Bhoja), Bhojakata, Paurava, Timingila, a wild tribe called Kerakas, Nishadas, kingdoms near Narmada river, Udrakeralas, Andhras, Pashandas, Talavanas, Ushtrakarnikas, Sekas, Karahatakas, Paundrayas, Ushtrakarnikas, Surabhipatna, Ramaka, Tripura, Kalinga, Dravida and KarahaaTaka. At last, he reached the southernmost coastal area of bharatvarsha and sent message to Vibhishana, the king of Lanka for royality. Vibhishana accepted the request of Sahadeva and paid the royalty. Thus Sahadeva completed his mission and returned to Indraprastha with the collected wealth.

Thus all the four brothers viz. Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva conquered all the four sides of bharatvarsha and had brought enough wealth for the Pandava treasury to overflow so as to conduct the Rajasuya sacrifice.  Nakula was chosen as Yudhisthira’s messenger for the invitation of Dhritarashtra and his court members for Rajasuya sacrifice. Yudhisthira appointed Nakula as his ambassador. Upon the elder brother’s instruction, Nakula invited Bhishma, Drona, Dhritarashtra, Vidhura, Gandhari, Kauravas and all the members of Dhritarashtra’s court for Rajasuya on behalf of Yudhisthira. He seeks their blessings and encouragement for the function. Dhritarashtra said to Nakula that he is proud of Yudhisthira for taking step to conduct the function and added that he and his court members would attend the sacrifice and personally bless them. Sahadeva invited Duryodhana and his brothers to grace the function. Invitations were sent to all the Kings throughout the country. Sri Krishna came from Dwaraka to Indraprastha with plenty of gold and diamonds and gave it to Yudhisthira. 

Yudhisthira asked Krishna, Can Jarasandha be killed?

Krishna told Yudhisthira that nobody can kill Jarasandha using weapon or in a battlefield. So only Bhima can kill him with his hands and it can be achieved only through a personal combat. Krishna then proposed a plan for destroying Jarasandha. According to that plan Krishna, Bhima and Arjuna decided to went to Magadha disguised as Brahmins. Jarasandha had greatest respect and devotion towards Brahmins, so he should not refuse whatever the Brahmins asked for.

After taking bless from Dharma Raja, Bhima and Arjuna followed Sri Krishna to the kingdom of Magadha.

As per the plan, Krishna, Bhima and Arjuna gained entry to meet Jarasandha in their disguised form. Once they reached Jarasandha, they revealed their identity to him and demanded to release the imprisoned kings. Jarasandha mockingly replied that he would add these three to those imprisoned. But only after defeating one by one in a duel, since these three are not having army and it is against Kshatriya dharma to fight against weaponless. Jarasandha preferred Bhima as his first opponent, since Bhima looked the biggest and strongest among the three and should be a right opponent to fight against him.

Jarasandha immediately made arrangements for installing his son Sahadeva as king before the battle started. The fight began and it seemed like a duel between two mountains. They clashed like elephants with roars in the daytime and in the night they would sit together like friends and dine. The battle entered the fourteenth day and bhima did not know how to defeat Jarasandha. Both of them seemed to be equal in strength.  So, bhima sought the help of Krishna. But Krishna gave him assurance and said that it would be his last day with Jarasandha. The fight began once again and this time Krishna took a leaf in his hand and split the leaf into two, since Jarasandha can be killed only by separating his body into two as he was born by merging two lifeless halves of body. Bhima who noticed it took the hint and holding Jarasandha by his legs, split his whole body into two pieces from the bottom up as a great elephant splits the branch of a tree. But, these two pieces came together and Jarasandha was able to attack Bhima again.

This time Krishna sliced the leaf into two and threw the left piece on right side and the right piece on the left side. Bhima exactly did the same. Thus, Jarasandha was killed as the two pieces could not unite into one.  Jarasandha, the mighty king, lay on the ground dead. Krishna released those kings whom Jarasandha had kept in prison. The released kings thanked Krishna for liberation, but Krishna informed them that it was Bhima, who rescued them.  Krishna added that Bhima is the brother of the great king, Yudhisthira and he is holding a Rajasuya sacrifice. So in order to pay the gratitude for liberation to bhima, all the released kings should assist the Pandava king in his Rajasuya. The released kings agreed in one voice. Krishna consoled the son of Jarasandha and installed him as the new king of Magadha. The two brothers, Bhima and Arjuna returned to Indraprastha after the victory, where they are given rousing welcome. While Krishna left Dwaraka.


Sri Krishna continued to say the story of Jarasandha to Yudhisthira.

Brihadratha was the mighty king of Magadha. His wives were the twin daughters of Kasi ruler. He led a happy life and was a famed king; his wives are gifted with beauty and intelligence. But they are unable to have children for a very long time. One day, he heard that a sage, Chandakaushika was camping at the border of his capital. The king and his wives visited the ashram of Chandakaushika and served him with utmost devotion. Saint was satisfied with their devotion and services and asked them what they want. The king told the sage of his desire to have a son. By God's grace, a fruit fell on the sage’s thigh at that time. The sage handed over the fruit to the king and asked him to give it to his wife. The sage then blessed them to beget a son who would be a mighty monarch.

King Brihadratha along with his wives returned to capital. Not wishing to displease either wife, Brihadratha cut the fruit in two equal halves and gave them to his wives. Both the wives ate the equal halves of the fruit. Soon the wives became pregnant and both delivered lifeless half of a baby with one arm, one leg and half a head. Each halves are left and right portions of a single baby. The disappointed queens wrapped the two half parts of child in a cloth and gave them to a maid to throw away. The maid threw it the parts at the backdoor of the palace. At that time, one demoness called Jara was wandering there in search of food. She found these two pieces and due to her curiosity, joined the pieces. Strangely, both the halves joined together into one and a healthy baby was formed. The baby cried loudly in a thunderous voice which created panic for Jara. Not having the heart to eat a living baby, Jara handed over the baby to the king and went away. King Brihadratha was very happy and so were the queens. The king later named the child as “Jarasandha”, since the child is attached by Jara.

Jarasandha grew as prince with a mighty personality and physical strength. One day, Saint Chandakaushika visited Magadha to see the son of King Brihadrada. King Brihadrada welcomed him with great admiration and respect. The sage then blessed Jarasandha to become a great king and emperor to conquer all the kingdoms and grab their wealth. The sage added that nobody can kill Jarasandha using weapons. Later, King Brihadrada enthroned Jarasandha as King of Maghadha. In time Jarasandha grew into a fearsome king. He prevailed over many kings. Many powerful kings like Narakashura, Shishupala of Chedi kingdom, Shalva of Shuva and Vishmak became his allies. His daughters were later married by Kamsa, whom was later killed by Krishna. Jarasandha attacked Krishna in vengeance for his son in law’s death. Krishna recognized that Jarasandha was unbeatable and his time for death was not yet arrived, so he migrated to Dwaraka from Mathura.

Upon the invite from Yudhisthira, Krishna arrived Indraprastha in his celestial chariot and was received by Pandavas with due honors. Yudhisthira then informed Krishna about the Narada’s advice to perform Rajasuya. Krishna told the mighty Pandava monarch to follow Narada’s advice, as he is superior to all other kings and is the apt king to perform Rajasuya. But there is a one exception and he is the Magadha king, Jarasandha.

All kings have become Jarasandha’s vassals. He now conquered eight-six kings from various dynasties who resisted him and he is in the process of conquering fourteen more kings to offer them one by one as sacrifice to the god Rudra. Jarasandha would never accept Yudhisthira as a superior king than him. So he will try to block the sacrifice. He would seek everlasting fame by defeating Yudhisthira. Even Krishna and Balarama had taken defensive measures against Jarasandha’s attack by building a very strong fort at Dwaraka. Jarasandha who also grouse against Krishna for killing his son in law, Kamsa is looking a twist for attacking Dwarka.

“What makes Jarasandha so unbeatable?” Yudhisthira asked Krishna.

Krishna related Jarasandha’s story to the king.


When Yudhisthira showed Narada around the recently built Mayasabha, the sage expressed his admiration for its architectural brilliance. “This is easily one of the marvelous halls, I have seen,” the sage said. He then described to Yudhisthira the halls of the various gods which includes Brahma sabha, Indra sabha, Varuna sabha, Kubera sabha and Yama sabha. Then he described the members he met once visited to these halls.

On visiting Yama’s court, Narada found the illustrious father of Yudhisthira, Pandu as he was disqualified for admission in Indra’s court. The qualification for a king to enter Indra’s court is that he should have done Rajasuya sacrifice or lost his life in a battle or performed strict meditations. Disappointedly, Pandu had not performed the above three and also he enjoyed the fame of a king throughout his life. Yudhisthira felt deeply saddened that his father did not find a place in Indra’s court. Narada consoled Yudhisthira to perform a Rajasuya sacrifice so that Pandu would get the benefit of such a sacrifice from his son and would qualify for admission into Indra’s court as it was Pandu’s wish. Narada added that Rajasuya sacrifice would also establish the Yudhisthira’s dominance over all the kings of the earth. Then Narada left Indraprastha.

Fired by Narada’s words, Yudhisthira discussed this matter with elders and other ministers of Indraprastha and decided to perform the Rajasuya sacrifice. Before that he wants to consult Krishna. So he immediately sent his ministers to Dwarka for inviting Krishna.


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