The gods knew that the decisive moment that would end the royal rivalry had arrived. They watched in dismay as the inevitable end of a grand era fast approached, yet hopeful that in the end dharma would stand triumphant. Would the stalwarts Bhishma and Drona survive to see the end? And what of Karna? Where would his loyalties lie? With his savior Duryodhana or with his true brothers the Pandavas?
Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born to reinstate dharma at a time when it was threatened. But the life of the heir to Ayodhya's throne was one of endurance. Banished to the forest by his own father, Lord Rama; his divinely beautiful wife, Sita; and his faithful brother, Lakshmana, settled down in Panchavati. Life seemed peaceful. But would it stay that way? Why did trouble follow them? How and when would Lord Rama encounter the demon king, Ravana?
"Short and sweet"
The roll of the dice reverses the fortunes of the Pandavas. The peaceful years following the division of the kingdom of Bharata are soon to end because of Duryodhana's jealousy. Along with his uncle, Sakuni, he plots to secure the entire kingdom. The twisted path of simmering tension between the royal cousins culminates in an unfair game of dice.
Perhaps Hindu mythology has not produced a hero more wronged than him, cursed from the moment he opened his eyes till the moment he closed them.
The meeting between the brave King Dushyanta and the sublime naive beauty Shakuntala has been pre-ordained. She would give him the long awaited heir to his throne, a son. But when the time of their parting beckons, little do the lovers know that their only means of being re-united lies in the royal ring that Dushyanta gives Shakuntala. Love's journey is never simple.