Arjuna or Karna – Who was the Greatest?

Let us not forget that we have seen Arjuna and Karna from their birth to death. Naturally, we have “different” Arjunas and Karnas here. Would any reader accept about him/herself that he/she has remained constant and static throughout his/her life? That, what he/she has been in her teen days, he/she has remained the same in her 20s or 30s or 40s or 50s…? Would any reader in his/her ripe days like to be judged by his/her action of green days?

Mahabharata: The Myth of the Death of Bhisma, Drona, Karna, Duryodhana

Bhisma, Drona, and Karna share another common thing. The common blood! They have Bharadwaja-Angira blood and therefore Puru-blood running through their veins! We know Ashwathama and Kripa survived. If that indicates Bharadwaja-Gautama survival despite Vashishtha-Bhrigu-Kanva victory, the myths might well be the creation of Puru-vamshi affiliated poets! One evidence of this is the myth of Kripa’s (a gautama!) immortality! Kripa’s myth strains our imagination as he is said to have been the Acharya of even Janmejaya’s son! Another evidence is the myth of Ashwathama’s immortality and also his new avatar as the next Vyasa! The composition of Mahabharata was not always in Vashishtha or Bhrigu hand! If the composition period extends up to the Gupta period or even later, it is natural some powerful Bharadwaja-Gautama-Angira poets contributed to the corpus!

Durga Durgati Nashini

HAPPY NAVRATRI नमस्ते सिद्धसेनानि आर्ये मन्दरवासिनि । कुमारि कालि कापालि कपिले कृष्णपिङ्गले ॥ 6-23-4 I bow to you, O leader of Yogins, O thou that art identical with Brahman, O thou that dwellest in the forest of Mandara, O thou that art freed from decrepitude and decay, O Kali, O wife of Kapala, O thou […]

The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 2

The Mahakavya of Krishna-Draupadi Read Previous Part – The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 1 Ideal King was not the mere Political King of Rashtra; in fact, King is the metaphor for the Atma (Soul) – the King of the Deha–Rashtra (Physical Body) or Self-Rashtra. And Purusha is never a gendered concept of Male. In fact, Purushais any Human Being without Ahamkara. At the Symbolic level, Vak-Sarasvati was the Goddess of Wisdom […]

The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 1

The Mahakavya of Krishna-Draupadi The mainstream Gotra Vashishthas of the GangaYamuna valley of that time viewed Parashara’s dalliance with the Nishada girl Satyavati as a scar to their Gotra pride; the Angiras particularly the Bharadvajas and Gautamas – the politically powerful Gotras of the time enjoying royal patronage of most of the ruling dynasties of Bharatavarsha – considered Parashara an outcaste Brahmin of the already objective-less Vashishthas. Vyasa […]

Shiva Thandava Stotram – शिवताण्डवस्तोत्र

Jai Shiva Shankara जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले गलेऽवलम्ब्यलम्बितां भुजंगतुंगमालिकाम्‌। डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं चकार चंडतांडवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम ॥1॥ Jatatavee gala jjala pravaha pavitha sthale, Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga thunga malikaam, Dama ddama dama ddama ninnadava damarvayam, Chakara chanda thandavam thanothu na shiva shivam. जिन शिव जी की सघन जटारूप वन से प्रवाहित हो गंगा जी की धारायं उनके कंठ […]

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यक्ष प्रश्न – परिणाम

पढ़े:- यक्ष प्रश्न – प्रस्तावना यक्ष प्रश्न – भाग (क) यक्ष प्रश्न – भाग (ख)   यक्ष उवाच। व्याख्यातः पुरुषो राजन्यश्च सर्वधनी नरः। तस्मात्त्वमेकं भ्रातृणां यमिच्छसि स जीवतु ॥ यक्ष ने कहा- राजन् ! जो सबसे बढ़कर धनी पुरुष है, उसकी तुमने ठीक-ठीक व्याख्या कर दी; इसलिये अपने भाइयों में से जिस एक को तुम […]

यक्ष प्रश्न – भाग (ख)

भीेमसेन उस स्थान पर गये, जहाँ वे पुरुषसिंह तीनों भाई पृथ्वी पर पड़े थे। उन्हें उस अवस्था में देखकर भीमसेन को बड़ा दुःख हुआ। इधर प्यास भी उन्हें बहुत कष्ट दे रही थी । महाबाहु भीमसेन मन-ही-मन यह निश्चय किया कि ‘यह यक्षों तथा राक्षसों का काम है।’ फिर उन्होंने सोचा; ‘आज निश्चय ही मुझे […]

यक्ष प्रश्न – भाग (क)

युधिष्ठिर जो की बुद्धिमानों में श्रेष्ठ थें अपने बुद्धि के बल पर यह पता कर लिया की उनके भाइयों की मृत्यु असहज नहीं हैं ये अवश्य ही दैविक हैं और इसका संबंध जल के सरोवर से ही हैं और इसलिए वे स्वंय ही जल में प्रवेश करते हैं तभी बगुला रूपी यक्ष उनके सामने अवतरित […]