New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday made a reference to wounded ‘Bhishma Pitamah’ lying on a bed of arrows in a scene in Mahabharata after the sulking BJP veteran citing ill-health, stayed away from the party executive meet in Goa that elevated Narendra Modi.
The 83-year-old party stalwart, however, made no mention of Gujarat Chief Minister in his blog or in a video address to a religious event in Jaipur.

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The reference to Mahabharata epic - which is often interpreted metaphorically- was made by Advani in his blog on a day when Modi was anointed as Chief of BJP's Election Campaign Committee 2014 General Elections.
In his video address to Jaipur event, Advani broke his silence on his ill-health that triggered speculation on his perceived opposition to Modi's appointment. He was due to attend the event.
Advani, who missed the national executive meet for the first time in his entire political career, said he was having "stomach upset" for the last three days and therefore could not participate in the deliberations.
In his blog, he first praises a sandalwood carving of Lord Krishna's Vishwaroop avatar, which he says also, has a carving of "Bhishma Pitamah on his bed of arrows, sermonizing to the Pandavas".
Advani was referring to a "remarkable" piece of sandalwood carving on display at his Prithviraj Road residence in Delhi in which Shri Krishna is administering Geetagyan to Arjuna at Kurukshetra, and in that process giving him a darshan of His Vishwaroop.
"What is even more significant about this carving is the fact that the artist, hailing from Chikmangloor (Karnataka), has depicted on the back side of this excellent Vishwaroop carving not only several other scenes from the Mahabharata, like Draupadi Cheer Haran, and Bhishma Pitamah on his bed of arrows, sermonizing to the Pandavas, but also all the Dashavataras, from Matsyavatara and Kurmavatara to Krishna and
Kalki," he said.
Advani also wrote about Kamal Haasan's film Vishwaroopam (in Tamil) and Vishwaroop (in Hindi) on June 3.
The BJP veteran said he had recounted to Haasan an anecdote he had heard during his school days in Karachi.
"The story is about a meeting Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini had during the Second World War, in which Hitler tells the Italian Supremo that the sins committed by the two of them would prove very costly for them after death," he said.

"When Mussolini said to his friend that so far as he was concerned when his own end came he would go to the Vatican and seek help from the Pope who is believed to have a Pass for Heaven. Hitler asked him to commend to the Pope his name also," Advani said.
This anecdote is accompanied by a demonstrative exercise with a pair of scissors and a sheet of paper, in which the story ends up with both the two Fascist leaders landing in Hell and only Pope reaching Heaven, he added.


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