Category: Mahabharata

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...

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....