Queen Gandhari गांधारी , Mother of the Kauravas कौरव, after they were slain, determined to die of FASTING, although Lord Krishna श्रीकृष्ण did His best console her, and to abandon such dying determination.
One night Gandhari गांधारी ran to the battle field where her sons were lying slain, to give up her life.
And there Maayaa माया worked up the miracle.In her sight , a beautiful mango tree grew up with infatuating mangoes. She would go to pluck them, but they would remain a bit higher. Maayaa माया made her loose all sense in solitude , in starvation.To gain the height and to reach the mangoes, she heaped up her 100 sons’ bodies, one upon another; still the mangoes remained a little higher. Lord Krishna came over there, plucked the mangoes, gave them to her and taught her the highest lesson about the nothingness of man, and the nothingness of everything , IN THE VAST UNIVERSE .
REFERENCE : MAIISM PAGE 625-626
AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND
MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA