Why did Karna Support Duryodhana in Mahabharata War?

In the stories of Mahabharata, Karna has been given the name of the greatest warrior. Along with this, he has also been called the best archer in the world. His character in the stories of Mahabharata was so much important and that we all know very well.

Friends, we all know that Karna was the eldest brother of Pandavas. He was the son of the lord Suryanarayana and Kunti. But he was wronged by Kunti and because of this, he was called a son a charioteer despite being a Kshatriya. Actually, He faced so much humiliation in his entire life due to this.

In Mahabharata, we have clearly seen that Karna was a great devotee of Shri Krishna and always tried to follow the path of Dharma. So what happened after all that he had to choose the path of unrighteousness in the war of Mahabharata.

Let’s try to find out the answer to this question via this article.

Duryodhana and Karna were best friends.

From the stories of Mahabharata, we get to know that Karna and Duryodhana were special friends of each other. Their friendship was actually also initiated by Duryodhana when he made Karna the King of the Anga state.

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Just because he was the son of a charioteer, Karna always had to face humiliation in front of the people. At such a time, Duryodhana had given him the respect he deserved for years.

Shri Krishna’s effort to stop the war of the Mahabharata

Shri Krishna had made every effort to stop the war from his side. Despite being the king of Dwarka, he had gone to Hastinapur with a peace proposal from the side of the Pandavas, but arrogant and selfish Duryodhana rejected that proposal of him,

Shri Krishna knew very well that Karna is Duryodhana’s biggest strength and if he is taken in favor of Pandavas, then this war can be stopped. That’s why Shri Krishna revealed all the secrets about his born to him. Still, Karna decided to support Duryodhana despite knowing that Pandavas are his brothers.

Why did Karna Choose Duryodhana?

According to the Mahabharata epic, there are various reasons available behind Karna’s selection of the Kauravas army instead of Pandavas. Here I have mentioned some important points.

Karna considered Duryodhana as his best friend. He had a lot of respect for him in his heart. That’s why he decided to support him in the war of Mahabharata.

Karna always believed that Duryodhana is stronger and wiser than Yudhishthira and that’s why only he has the first right to sit on the throne of Hastinapur. That was also one of the reasons why he supported Duryodhana in the war of Mahabharata.

The third reason is that when Duryodhana had made Karna the king of the Anga state, he promised Duryodhana that he would support him throughout his life and always stand by him in difficult situations.

As Karna didn’t want to break that promise, he decided to support Duryodhana despite knowing that he is surely going to lose in this war against Pandavas and Shri Krishna.

Final Words on Why did Karna Support Duryodhana in Mahabharata

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