Krishna’s Crucial Role in the Mahabharata: A Divine Catalyst

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N. R. Gopal


This paper explores the dominant role Shri Krishna played in the epic Mahabharata, shedding light on his divine incarnation, teachings, and influence. Being a manifestation of divinity himself, Shri Krishna served as a central figure within the Mahabharata narrative— guiding the Pandavas and imparting timeless wisdom through his discourse, the Bhagavad Gita. This exposition immerses itself in exploring the many dimensions that compose the character portrayal of Shri Krishna. Through a thorough examination of his inherent traits, varied involvements, and extraordinary divine playings, this work seeks to shed light on what makes him a captivating figure. It particularly emphasizes his strategic acumen, which enabled him to navigate complexities threading throughout Mahabharata’s storyline, ensuring righteous support offered towards Pandava’s camp and thereby fostering Dharma’s preservation. Lessons surrounding responsibilities, ethics, and virtuousness sent forth from verses contained within the Bhagavad Gita continue inspiring generations. Shri Krishna’s relationships, mainly his bond with Arjuna and the devotion of Radha, exemplify the intense connections he forms with individuals. The paper also explores the legacy and impact of Shri Krishna, emphasizing his influence on Indian philosophy and spirituality. His teachings continue to inspire millions, promoting universal love, harmony, and selfless service. The enduring worship of Shri Krishna reflects the timeless appeal and significance of his character in contemporary times.


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N. R. Gopal. “Krishna’s Crucial Role in the Mahabharata: A Divine Catalyst”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 8, no. 5, Oct. 2023, pp. 12-23, doi:10.53032/tcl.2023.8.5.02.
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