Jun 20, 2024, 11:09 AM IST

AI imagines Delhi when it was ruled by Pandavas

Pravrajya Suruchi

Delhi, the bustling capital of India, boasts a rich history that stretches back for centuries. But according to the epic Mahabharata, its roots go even deeper. Legend tells us this vibrant metropolis was once known as Indraprastha, the glorious capital of the Pandava brothers.

The Mahabharata narrates how the Pandavas, with the help of the mighty Krishna, cleared the Khandava forest with divine assistance from Indra, the king of gods. On this sanctified ground, Indraprastha rose, a testament to their power and prosperity.

Modern artificial intelligence has been used to paint a picture of this bygone era, offering a glimpse into the magnificence of Indraprastha during the Pandava reign.

The story continues with the Pandavas choosing the Khandava forest (Khandavaranya) as the strategic location for their capital city. However, a fateful game of dice led to Yudhishthira losing everything, including their beloved Indraprastha.

After their exile, the Pandavas sought a peaceful resolution. Krishna, ever the diplomat, proposed that the Kauravas simply return five villages, including Indraprastha.

But Duryodhana, the Kaurava prince, remained stubborn, refusing to cede even a sliver of land. This unwavering refusal ultimately ignited the flames of the great Mahabharata war.

Please note: This story is based on ancient Indian mythology. The accuracy of these historical details cannot be confirmed.

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