Category: Mahabharata

Mahaprasthanika Parva: a mountaineering lesson from Mahabharata

In mountaineering circles, it is a very famous practise to sleep lower than the altitude you climb to, especially at higher altitudes. To elaborate, your body...

Dusshasana speaks

The so-called shameless act Honestly, I don’t regret what I did. Why should I? I ascended to heaven after leaving the mortal frame. All my brothers attained the...

Where was Krishna during Draupadi Vastraharan?

Draupadi’s lament “Neither the grandfather Bheeshma nor the Dhritarashtra intervened in my disrobing. My husbands deserted me and even you were not there to...

The importance of Ram Naama

In the Anushasana Parva of Mahabharata, Yudhisthira asks Bheeshma about the supreme soul and the best mantras. In reply to this, Bheeshma handed over Vishnu Sahasranama...

In conversation with Yaksha: Yudhishthira’s wisdom

Prologue It so happened that at the end of the twelfth year of the exile of Pandavas, the five brothers went chasing a deer, which had stolen the kindling and churning...

The most important Mahabharata characters

The puzzle called Mahabharata Characters A standard and a diplomatic answer to this question will be that every one of the Mahabharata characters is important. We cannot...

Dusshera or DASHA HARA: Arjuna’s lessons

The boastful prince “I cannot stand this mammoth army!” exclaimed Uttar, the prince of Matsya, looking at the ocean of Kaurava army, along with whales like...

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From Ganga ji to Gandhi ji: Remembering the Mahatma

The two tales of Ganga Ji and Gandhi Ji In his Great India Novel, Dr Shashi Tharoor created a fictional but comparative narrative between the Mahabharata and the Indian...

The great teacher Krishna

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. –William Arthur Ward When Arjuna crashed with...

Krishna Janmashtami : a walkthrough of Krishna’s life

वसुदेवसुतं देवं कंसचाणूरमर्दनम् , देवकीपरमानन्दं कृष्णं वंदे...

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