Category: Mahabharata

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 decides to offer his daughter Draupadi’s hand in marriage to Krishna. This leads to Krishna’s entrance in Mahabharata. I...

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...

Krishna in Mahabharata: the beginning

If you read any unabridged version of Mahabharata, it is evident Krishna enters the story in Draupadi swayamvara. Yet, reading through the story reveals that he entered...

The Real Culprits of Mahabharata war

Some might blame the fabulous four of Mahabharata viz. Duryodhana, Dusshasan, Shakuni, Karna. One may claim it’s Dhritarashtra, while some may assert that...

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