Category: Mahabharata

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...

Karna and Arjuna

Karna and Arjuna: the genesis A gem of a boy named Vasusena (later Karna) appeared in the city of Champa, near the banks of Ganges. He was talented enough to rule the...

Rukmini Krishna: when they first met

Prologue: the love letter ‘O Lord, ever since I saw you first, seven years ago, you have owned me. I have chosen you as my husband. In my conscious, unconscious...

A sacrifice greater than Yudhishthira’s Ashwamedha

Prologue to the Ashwamedha The deadly Kurukshetra war between Kauravas and Pandavas destroyed the very fabric of Indian politics. Besides, innumerable kingdoms were...

Arjuna’s Dilemma and Bhagvad Gita

9th Day of Kurukshetra War A muddled Arjuna used to run into the lap of his grandfather who used to embrace him lovingly. However, the same grandsire slaughtered...

Greatness of Krishna

Prologue: the Krishna Jarasandha rivalry The greatness of Krishna was not a mere accident, but a result of superhuman choices. His life was everything apart from roses....

Vidura: the unsung hero of Mahabharata

For those who don’t know the epic character of Vidura, here is a short backdrop: Son of maid Somewhere in northern India, flourished the Kuru kingdom ruled by the...

Draupadi Swayamvar: Krishna’s best friend Uddhava

Prologue The Panchala king Drupada offers his daughter Draupadi’s hand in marriage to Krishna. This leads to Krishna’s entrance in Mahabharata. I strongly...

Krishna’s sister and wife of Duryodhana: Bhanumati

Prologue Before we proceed with this interesting tale, I strongly recommend you to read this story on how Krishna entered Mahabharata. In this story, the Panchala king...