There was a blind King, who had a wife. This wife was so dedicated to her husband, that she thought it was only fair, if she yielded her sight for the rest of her life. The kingdom was happy for the two, because it had been a very long time since the kingdom had, had a King and Queen. The King had two brothers, and they worked for their brother in different ways. When it came to Pandu, who had two wives he tended to the Kings army. Pandu was a little upset with the King because he wanted the thrown, but the oldest son always gets to be king first.
Pandu had to stay away from the kingdom for when he had went away for awhile with his two wives, he made a mistake that got him cursed for eternity. Ashamed of this, Pandu refused to go back. They stayed out there and during this time had five sons. The Queen had heard the news that Pandu now had five sons and that raised fear between the King and Queen, they knew they needed to have a son very soon so Pandu's sons would not take the thrown over when he died. The King being as selfish as his was, and wanting to be better than his brother, demanded that he would have a hundred sons. Once the Queen was pregnant, she began to have agonizing pain is her stomach. Throughout the whole pregnancy she stayed hidden away from everyone, she did not want people to see their Queen in the vulnerable state she was in from baring children.
They day came that the Queen gave birth, but something seemed very unusual. After every push, scream, and tear, it came out. The Queen and the maiden with her were shocked, they maiden ran out screaming, "DEMON!". The King heard this and ran up to see his wife. When he got there all he heard was his wife sobbing uncontrollably, they could not see what come out of his wife but it was a huge lump of blood covered flesh. The Queen yelled at him to get rid of the thing because it was not a child and to never let anyone know of what happened. The King ragged and said, "I told you we would have a hundred sons and that is what we are going to do!". The King then ordered two servants to fill a hundred gold vases with the blood of a goat.
As time passed, the sons grew. They grew until it was time to take them out, once out the servants where terrified. The sons looked like something of a demon, they did not look like sons of a King. The whole kingdom came to see the boys and all who saw would have nightmares from looking at these sons. The King and Queen were so happy, but no one else could ever imagine loving such hideous boys. They would soon meet the sons of Pandu that would bring jealousy, death, and war.
In the original part of the story, where the King and Queen have the hundred sons, there is not much said about how the wife feels. I tried to go into more depth and show how frightened one would be seeing a huge lump of flesh come out of someone. I also changed the oil, to goats blood to give it a more demon affect since that is how everyone saw them to be. I left out how the atmosphere changed, because to me that was not a big part. I think adding how other people saw the sons added an affect that the reader would better understand. I also thought that adding how the queen felt was important because I feel like that wasn't incorporated enough into the original story. I wanted to give the story a more demonic feeling since the original story made this crazy thing seem somewhat normal. The karmic aspect of this story is how the king would literally do anything to have sons. Little did he know, that this would have the consequence of them being hideous, and being seen as demons by everyone in the kingdom.
Bibliography: The Mahabharata: Karmic Revolution by Epified TV (India). (2015-2016)