Category: Mahabharata

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...

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...

How Krishna defeated Jarasandha by commanding the sea

‘Why’s that the path of Dharma is always laborious?’ mused Krishna lying on his grass bed in the remote Gomantaka Hill of Sahyadri Ranges. It was one of the dark...

Balarama: The Fourth Pillar of Duryodhana’s arrogance

Amidst the melodious sounds of Vedic chants and annoying vehicles, I walked towards the Tirumala bus stand from the exit of the world famous Srivari temple of Tirumala....

A poem on Arjuna

Arjuna, the protagonist of the great epic of Mahabharata is a very personification of heroism. His character and charisma have inspired and writers and poets for...