Bhishma:Birth; vow of Brahmacharya; boon to choose time of death

September 4, 2022 0 Comments

The story of Bhishma’s birth and his vow to be childless is told in the Sambhava Parva of the Mahabharata.    As commander of the Kuru army and the grand-uncle to both the Kauravas and Pandavas, Bhishma is one of the main protagonists of the story. The son of King Shantanu and goddess Ganga, he …