I just started watching mahabharat after a long time. Just my view on how the story would have been if bhishm and amba / sikandini were married... My work is entirely fictional. It is not to hurt anyone's feelings
After bhishm takes the oath to stay as a bachelor for his entire life... Queen Satyavati calls upon a astrologer and asks him to predict the future of her sons and the rajya. The astrologer informs that her son vichitravirya will have a short life span and he will die and his death cannot be avoided. Upon hearing this Satyavati is upset and asks the astrologer if there is a way to avoid this foretelling The astrologer informs that there is no way to stall his death but it can be avoided for sometime in the future if he marries 3 young woman who are sisters and will give him an heir within the next year. If not then the crown prince will surely die...
At the same time bhishma arrives at the place so Satyavati asks the astrologer to predict bhishma 's future as well.
The astrologer predicts bhishma's future and let's bhishma and Satyavati know that bhishma will get married to a woman who will be much younger than him and who will be responsible for the fate of hastinapur and also a child will be born out of the wedlock as a result of both of bhishma and his wife sacrifice and love
Upon hearing this both Satyavati and Bhishma are shocked and let's the astrologer know about his oath to stay as a bachelor for his entire life and not have any kids of his own.
The astrologer informs that fate cannot be changed Bhishm informs the astrologer he will never get married to anyone let alone a girl who is younger than him And asks the astrologer for a way to avoid this mishap happening
The astrologer informs bhishma to find 3 sisters for his half brother to marry if the marriage does happen then both of my foretelling will become reality
Upon hearing the astrologer's prediction bhishm lets Satyavati know that he will not marry anyone under any of the circumstances.
And asks her not to worry and start looking for bride for vichitravirya as informed by astrologer
Search for the brides begin...
After few months they recieve a invitation from Kasi rajya for the swayamvar of their 3 young princess
After reading the invitation Satyavati asks bhishma to reach Kasi and win the swayamvar on behalf of his half brother and bring the 3 brides to hastinapur.
Bhishma arrives at Kasi to the swayamvar venue and makes a announcement that he is present at the swayamvar on behalf of hastinapur .. And declares a open challenge to all the princes to fight him in order to marry the princess if not he will take the princess to hastinapur.
As they were aware about bhishma's valour and the strength of hastinapur the prince's did not fight against bhishma
So bhishma was declared as the winner of the swayamvar
He along with the 3 young brides reached hastinapur.
The brides were amba ambika and ambalika
The preparations for the wedding began
Upon reaching the mandap the brides were asked to wear the varmala to the groom.
Both ambika and ambalika placed the varmala upon vichitravirya and amba did not budge from her place
Queen Satyavati urged amba to place the varmala upon the groom's neck
Hesitantly amba approached vichitravirya but she crossed him and placed the varmala upon bhishma that shocked every single soul in the place ...