Who amongst us would not be familiar with the greatest epic Mahabharata narrated by Great Maharishi Ved Vyasa over 5000 years back? Fieriest warriors of the Pandavas and Kauravas filled most of the evening Indian TV channels with barbarous war stories of love and hatred, fought to yield a single throne!! Chills runs down our spine when the name “Game of Thrones” is mentioned. HBO’s biggest American fantasy drama series with its Season 7 to be released keeps the viewers in tiptoe waiting in garnering excitement.
The curious part comes when you start analyzing both epic sagas that collides with loyal fighters, men with treachery in eyes, manipulative and strongest female characters initiating the war, deep emotions of integrity, sacrifices, power and strength – all for just one “Throne”!!
Portrayed as the sharp-witted game changers, isn’t Lord Krishna who saved Draupathi from ‘Vastraharan’ similar to Tyrion Lannister who saved Princess Sansa Starks honor from Joeffry Baratheon’s ‘Cheer haran’? Mahabharata’s unforgettable hero Karna – illegitimate son of Surya and Kunti Devi seems to resemble the bastard son, Jon Snow always solemn and loyal guard of Night’s watch? The two of them always wanted to prove themselves. Adding cherry to the top, it is evident that deep rooted family feud is apparent in both the epics. They are essentially stories of warring royal families claiming their way to power in both epics. Here we have chosen 9 never-to-be missed similarities between the two great epics.
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