Category: Mahabharata

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...

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...