Who is Anadhrsti in Mahabharata? What is his significance?

Anadhrsti in Mahabharata was referred to as Sanjay. Like his father before him, he was a charioteer and adviser of Dhritarashtra, the King of Hastinapur. A loyal, humble, and devoted man, Sanjay, who was a great devotee of Maharishi Ved Vyasa, didn’t directly participate in the Kurukshetra battle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas but, through his divine vision, which he was blessed with by his guru Maharishi Ved Vyas, he knew everything that was happening during the battle.

Sanjay as chariot

Sanjay’s Appointment As The Charioteer 

After Adirath, the charioteer of King Dhritarashtra, disappeared from the King to watch out for his received youngster, Bheesma alongside Guru Kripacharya and Vidur led an enrollment interaction, one which requested an unmistakable comprehension of one’s obligations and duties. Sanjay, who was chosen for his insight and dynamic capacities, showed his ability and, alongside Vidur, turned out to be close compatriots of Dhritarashtra. He was a Suta who drove chariots, joined in and gave news and data to the King, formed epic sonnets that applauded the chivalrous deeds of rulers and fighters, and engaged the King by singing tunes that celebrated his accomplishments. 

A decent guide, he made Dhritarashtra mindful of Shakuni’s insidious plans and Kauravas’ wrongdoings. A genuine adherent of dharma and a man of rule, Sanjay went about as a diplomat between the Pandavas and the Kauravas during the ineffective harmony arrangements. Such was his inclination that Dhritarashtra and the Kauravas accepted that the solitary individual who could pass on their message of not consenting to the Pandavas’ interest that Indraprastha be given back to them was Sanjay, who might advance the message most politely conceivable. 

Divya Drishti (Divine Vision) 

In Mahabharata, the night before the conflict, the Pandavas and the Kauravas have effectively talked about the plans and techniques for the principal day of the conflict. Bhisma, mindful of the vestiges the conflict would surely bring, is at disquiet and needs to plan something to forestall the conflict. If all else fails, he visits Lord Krishna and asks him for some arrangement. Master Krishna attempts to clarify that the conflict is unavoidable however offers Bhisma a promise of something better. He encourages Bhisma to request that Maharishi Ved Vyasa visit Dhritarashtra. Ved Vyasa agrees and visits Dhritarashtra, who Sanjay is taking care of. 

Maharishi Vyasa advises the King for submitting latently to the improper longings of his children, esp. Duryodhana and Dushasana, and attempts, though ineffectively, to convince Dhritarashtra to go about as a middle person between the Kauravas and Pandavas. Enraged at Dhritarashtra, Maharishi Vyasa discloses to him that his name would perpetually be spoiled for his latency, which has brought about a tumultuous circumstance. Showing regret for his activities and requesting absolution, Dhritarashtra at that point notices to Vyasa his craving to know the occasions during the fight and advances a solicitation to present to his charioteer Sanjay the heavenly vision or Divya Drishti. Maharishi Vyasa reveals to Dhritarashtra that on the off chance that he needs divine vision, he when all is said and done, could acknowledge it. Dhritarashtra, expecting that he may need to observe the passings of his children and his military, will not acknowledge it and requests that he award Sanjay the heavenly vision. Sanjay, being faithful to his lord, acknowledges it with effortlessness.

Sanjay as a constant reporter of the war

After being invested with Divya Drishti, Sanjay, in line with King Dhritarashtra, begins to disclose to him everything about the then world. This is referenced toward the start of Bhisma Parva in the Mahabharata. He portrays to his lord, in extraordinary detail, the variety of life, his speculations on the matter, living things, geology, and so forth 

During the fight, Sanjay reports everything to Dhritarashtra in incredible detail. Clear, legitimate, and without favoring one side, Sanjay never gets some distance from detailing the deficiency of his lord’s children in the front line, however, it’s an agonizing position telling a parent the grisly passing of his children on account of the Pandavas. Notwithstanding this, he never avoids portraying genuine occasions; he, in any case, soothes Dhritarashtra and Gandhari at whatever point he reports the deficiency of their children. 

Alongside Arjun, Hanuman, and Barbarika, Sanjay is an immediate audience of the Gita, presented by Lord Krishna himself, which he at that point describes to his lord, King Dhritarashtra. He is additionally one of the two observers to the Vishwaroop, the widespread type of Lord Krishna. 

After the fight 

After the conflict was over which finished in the Pandavas being triumphant, Sanjay followed Dhritarashtra, Gandhari, Vidur, and Kunti into retirement to Vyasa’s ashram, or cabin, to spend the remainder of their lives as sanyasi or holy people where Vidur passed on. They, at that point, chose to go to Gangadwara, presently known as Haridwar, to contemplate along the banks of the heavenly waterway Ganges. At some point, there was an out-of-control fire, one which Dhritarashtra, Gandhari, and Kunti decide to be devoured by since being immersed by fire is a demise befitting a holy person. Be that as it may, on Dhritarashtra’s guidance to get away from the fire and leave them be, he at that point resigned to the Himalayas, gone forever, which is portrayed by Narada to Yudhishthir, presently the King of Hastinapur.


Sanjay was considered as Anadhrsti as Dhritarashtra couldn’t see and Sanjay was his chariot and he used to guide the King about everything. During the war, Sanjay described the whole war to Dhritarashtra as he was given a variant so he was able to see everything. So his role was very significant in Mahabharata.

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