Karna: The unsung hero of Mahabharata

Karna was the eldest son of Kunti (and spiritual son of Lord Surya). She abandoned him when he was just a few days old

Karna became a competent warrior of extraordinary abilities but was denied training by Dronacharya as he was not a Kshatriya

Karna was cursed by Parashurama to forget all the essential knowledge of weapons when he would need them the most, when he found out that Karna had disguised as a Brahmin

Karna shot the fish before Arjuna at Draupadi’s Swayamvara. However, Draupadi rejected Karna since he belonged to a low caste

Duryodhana had nominated Karna as the commander-in-chief in the Kurukshetra War.

However, Bhisma refused to fight under Karna as he was not a Kshatriya.

Karna had to wait until Bhisma fell so that he could take part in the Kurukshetra battle.

Karna had an impenetrable armor attached to his body. Indra made him rip out armor to give Pandavas an edge in the war

Karna had also promised Kunti that he will kill only Arjuna in the war

When Arjuna's Chariot's wheel was stuck in mud, Karna did not attack him. But when Karna's Chariot's wheel was stuck, Arjuna attacked him

To read in detail the curses that led to death of Karna, swipe up the link below.