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Mahabharata: the Pandawa's saga


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Gatotkaca, the Flying Knight of Pringgadani, son of Bimasena

The central story of the epic deals with the conflict between two branches of a family descended from the suprem Gods of Hinduism. One branch of the family, the Korawa, usurps the throne from the rightful heirs, the Pandawa.

 

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Arjuna

The Indonesians have their favourite characters, like Arjuna, the famous Pandawa warrior-lover who is also the essence of the Javanese concept of nobility. Indeed, the Javanese kings sought to enhance their legitimacy by claiming direct descent from Arjuna, and through him back to the Gods of Hinduism.

 

   

They admire the scholarly wisdom and honesty of the eldest of Pandawa, Yudhistira, and the great physical strength and moral will-power of the second eldest, Bimasena.

 

 


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