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11/7/21 Mahabharata Class Notes

CMP Bala Vihar® Grade 8A

Class 9 : Summary

  • RAW review: You are the company you keep: We had a great conversation and participation from kids and talked about good and bad company and how it changes us. We reflected on scenarios from movies, books and TV shows. Kids have been asked to watch out how Karna and Duryodhana's friendship progresses.

  • Story: We narrated story of how Drona seeks gurudakshina from the Kuru princes by asking them to capture King Drupada. After he humiliates Drupada, he makes an offer of friendship and offers him back half his kingdom. Now, Drupada refuses to let by gones be by gone, and indulges in seeking further revenge. He obtains a powerful son as boon from a fire sacrifice to kill Drona. We also narrated about Yudhishtira being declared the crown prince and the rise of the Pandavas in the eyes of the citizens of Hastinapura. Duryodhana simmers in jealousy and negativity and surrounds himself with 'bad' company.

  • We analyzed the characters of Drona, Drupada, their never ending revenge saga, and Duryodhana's jealousy and the influence and encouragement from his companions. We reflected on Yudhishtira, Bhima and Arjuna's skills and prowess.

  • RAW: The theme for this week is 'Forgive and Let Go Or Eye for an Eye'. Kids have been asked to reflect some questions related to this theme.

  • Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12: We learn to chant shloka 4.

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