HARI or Indra – Preamble

Recently there was article that stated that Rig Veda had not slokas on Indra. That is patently incorrect. I am no theologist and neither claim to be a linguist. But, some things are now agreed by humongous majority of the scholars is that Rigveda is the oldest written text among the humanity. Rigveda is backed […]

Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन III

Everything you wanted to know about Indra and were afraid to Ask Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन् Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन II All the Other Indra’s After Nahusha, deities who take the title of Indra include gods who are Indras and there are kings who get Indrahood or Kings who are equal to Indra’s and even parallel Indras […]

Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन II

Manvantara and Time Paradox We are in the seventh manvantara of the current cycle but the events of future manvantaras (as in stories of Savarni family and Tulasi) have occurred. There are many Kalpas described in various Puranas and some are future, some are past, some are parallel. The time or Kala is a concept […]

The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 2

Koshas and Masters of the Universe and Pitamaha Brahma Read Part 1 – The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 1 So back to Moon the Lokapati. Here too, let me plant another thought in your minds. Grahas are to astrology and Lokas are to Astronomy (Read – What is (Not) a Planet? – Grahas vs […]

The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 1

Chandras, Somas and Koshas The Riksharaja or Rikhspati et all is a very important concept and appears in very crucial places in both our Epics. This question was asked earlier but as the answer developed, several other serendipitous and related queries came along and thus, the answer was expanded to include them all. In Puranas, […]

Panch Kanya – How the List? – Part 2

How does the slokas and the lists like Pancha Kanya get created? The ancient Indians and especially Rishis liked to debate and they would have great debates on the Vedas and Puranas. Most of the dharmashastras and Upanishads grew out of those discussions. The merits of the various scholars were tested in creating lists and […]

PanchKanya – How the List?

Appendix A RAMARAMARAMURARIMARAMAMURAIRAMA The ancient seers had an interesting concept of fun. The debates are well and good, they focus the important messages of Vedas and Vedanga and Itihasas and as a corollary create Rupyams and the lists. New terms were invented in such debates and they become the food for thought for the poets […]

Vedas, Brahmanas, Arayanakas, Upanishadas

The Prelude Part 0.2 Rgveda Shishyas Paila divided Rgveda into two samhitas and gave one each to Indra Pramati and Baskala. Indra Pramati is son/grandson of Ruru, step-grandson/great grandson of Veda Vyasa and is grandfather to Indrota Pramati who was the Asvamedha priest for Janamejaya. If the throne had passed to Devapi instead of Shantanu, […]