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Mahaprasthanika Parva: a mountaineering lesson from Mahabharata

In mountaineering circles, it is a very famous practise to sleep lower than the altitude you climb to, especially at higher altitudes. To elaborate, your body...

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...

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...

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...

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....

When Arjuna saved Duryodhana

The Exile of Pandavas The best revenge is massive success – Frank Sinatra When we think about injustice, one of the prominent incidents that occur to our mind is...

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