What are reasons for Karna’s death?


There are many reasons For karna's death,as given in Wikipedia

  • Parashurama laid curse upon Karna that he would forget all the knowledge required to wield the divine weapon Brahmanda astra, at the moment of his greatest need.
  • Karna was also cursed by a Brahmin for killing his cow while practising his skills with bow and arrows.
  • BhoomiDevi cursed him that at a very crucial moment in battle, his chariot wheel would be trapped tightly in the mud
  • Kunti extracted a boon from him that he would not kill anyone of her sons except Arjuna
  • Kunti asked him not to use the nagastra more than once
  • His charioteer Salya deserted him at an important moment
  • Indra took away karna's Kavacha Kundala(natural armour)
  • He exhausted the Vajrayudha he had reserved to kill Arjuna on Ghatotkatcha(Bheema's son)

Karna attained Svarga(heaven) not Moksha(liberty) ,as all Kshatriyas(warriors) who die in war are sure to attain heaven.

Lord Krishna says in the Gita that war is like an open door to heaven for a kshatriya
Here is the sloka fore reference:

Yaddrchaya choppapannam svarga dvaaram apavrutam
Sukhinaya Kshatriya Partha labhante yuddham idrsam

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