We have been told that Duryodhan was responsible for Mahabharat; but was he really responsible? When sons of Satyavati died childlessly, she, fearing the passing of throne back to Bhishma, decided to do something unthinkable and immoral. She called her eldest son born out of a brief encounter with Sage Parashar. She asked him to make the widows of her son pregnant. It didn’t go very well with the subjects, generals and nobles of the court. Bhishma remained silent. But deep inside he was hurt. He decided to avenge his insult. He vowed to end the lineage of Satyavati completely.