The Rudras

“Oye havan kund maston ka jhund..  Sun saari raat ab  aisi raat rakh dil pe haath hum saath saath  Bolo kyaa karenge..  Havan karenge.. havan karenge.. havan karengey..” It’s a place to work hard, for group of joyed men.. Listen all night now On such a night, keeping our hands on hearts, together what shall […]

Comments on Critical Edition – Part 2

Read Part 1 :- Comments on Critical Edition How to treat the passages inserted by scribes of the 1159 mansucripts? Rule 1: If the story represented by passage is in several editions then only it is checked for further reliability. Other wise it is dropped. So imagine, you have a story in 100 of the 1159 […]

Comments on Critical Edition

Dr. Suktathankar also wrote an extended Prolegomena for the Adiparva critical edition, I have referenced to it in this post as well as Edgerton’s essay on Sabha and War Parvas plus Mehendale’s own analysis plus couple of PhD Thesis of the original Critical Edition Editors Dr Kulkarni and Dr. Meenakshi. Mehendale was the one who […]

Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन्

Everything you wanted to know about Indra and were afraid to Ask Part 1 First, I think there is big confusion regarding what Hinduism is. One of the major tenets is that it is a polytheistic religion. If you do not understand that, there are options within smartha religions available as well as Semitic religions […]

Kauravas and Pandavas

Similarities between Kauravas and Pandavas Someone asked me what are the similarities between Pandavas and Kauravas; Draupadi had asked Duryodhana, what is the reason that in spite having many common things in between Kauravas and Pandavas –  Family Same Grandfather Bheeshma Same Guru Drona Same relations Vidura, Somadatta, Krishna, Balarama and others Kauravas still always […]

Rama Neeti

रामो राजमणि: सदा विजयते रामं रमेशं भजे रामेणाभिहता निशाचरचमू रामाय तस्मै नम: रामान्नास्ति परायणं परतरं रामस्य दासोस्म्यहम् रामे चित्तलय: सदा भवतु मे भो राम मामुद्धर || रामरक्षा स्तोत्र Rama, the jewel among the kings, Him I worship, by Him the hordes demons have been destroyed, to him is said my prayer, beyond Him there is […]