Prior to its airing, Indian television had been rocked by the explosive popularity of Ramayan
(1986), which had reached over 100 million viewers on a weekly basis. When "Mahabharat" aired, it soon reached and finally overtook that popularity. According to an Indian television poll, it was estimated to have been viewed regularly on 92% of Indian televisions during its original run. See more
[Krishna has told Karna the truth about his birth and begs him to join the Pandavas in the upcoming Kurukshetra war. Karna turns down the offer, but later that day, he approaches at a temple alone
O, Creator! Why have I been tormented like this, to learn the truth about my birth? The Sun is still the source of light to the world! My mother is still a respected queen! Yet I, the result of their union, am a wanderer... But I will never give up Duryodhana!
Do you hear me? I will never ...