In fact, in a very melodramatic twist, Karna‘s real mother was indeed Kunti, the mother of the Pandavas. Karna was an illegitimate child born to her, before her marriage to prince Pandu, of Hastinapura. Thus Karna, who now is in the Kaurava camp, was in fact, a step brother of the Pandavas.
There is another story that is related to Karna‘s childhood. Karna, was spurned by every known teacher for being not belonging to the warrior caste (Kshatriya). Atlast, he approached the sage Parasurama, to accept him as a student. Now Parasurama, had been a sworn enemy of the Kshatriyas (warrior caste). But he accepted only Brahmin […]
One afternoon, Parasurama went to sleep with his head on the lap of his student Karna. After some time, he sensed some wetness on his body and woke up to find young Karna bleeding profusely from a wound in his thigh. While Parasurama was asleep, an insect had crept in and bit Karna in his […]
No Brahmin would be able to bear such a pain without even making a grimace. Parasurama was now convinced that Karna had been impersonating as a Brahmin boy all these years. Later Karna also admitted that. He not only expelled Karna from his school and, also cursed him that, whatever he had leaned would be […]