Mahabharata: Anecdotes from Mahabharata

                                                                  Q. It is stated in SB 1.11.16-17 purport:

                                                                  "Ahuka, the father-in-law of Akrura, was not on good terms with Akrura."

                                                                  What is the background history of this discord between Ugrasena and Akrura?

                                                                  In Mahabharata it is explained that Ahuka and Akrura did not get on because there was doubt in each other's minds that the other did not support Krishna. They were always quarrelling because of this. Therefore in Mahabharata Santi Parva Chapter 85, vs 8-11 Bhisma laments that it is so hard to have them on one's side, but equally hard to not have them on one's side.


                                                                  Q. 1. According to Mahabharata, among pancha Pandavas, who left their body first?

                                                                  A. 1. This is from K.M Ganguli (Mahaprasthanika Parva)