Dharmayuddha Edit

"Dharmayuddha" by Aditya Bidikar is a story in the anthology Burning with Optimism's Flame edited by Jay Eales. It is inspired by Hindu mythology.

Synopsis Edit

This is the story of King Jarasandha from the era of Dvapara Yuga. It is the day of the Shiva Mahapooja, a day dedicated to Jarasandha's patron god, Shiva The Destroyer. On this day the king is unable to deny any request, even one to personal combat. On this day King Jarasandha will reminded of the wisdom that one does not dabble in the dealings of the gods, or the Great Houses for that matter.....