Karna: The Pupil of Drona

Karna was friend of Duryodhna before the learning (Gurukul) period with Kripa and Drona and Rama (Parshurama), Mahabharata describe “Then Duryodhana, Karna and Subala’s son Shakuni tried many other means to kill the Pandavas. However, Pandavas, scorchers of their enemies, got to know about all of these. As advised by Vidura, they never revealed all […]

Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata

Persian and Indonesian Mahabharata Cases – Part 3 Read Part 1  Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata Read Part 2 Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata Comparing Mahabharata War Parvas and BharataYudhha from Old Javanese Prose It is a poem of 52 cantos. 9 Cantos and 89 chapters were the Udyoga Parva. Remaining 40 odd Cantos are the War. […]

Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata

Persian and Indonesian Mahabharata Cases – Part 2 Read Part 1 Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata Indonesian Mahabharata Old Javanese Prose Version When the Sanskrit Mahabharata left our shores and migrated to Indonesia in 8th cen AD, it found versions of Mahabharata extant and available for a long time, going back to beginning of trade relationships […]

THE PERFECT TEACHER – STUDENT RELATIONSHIP

I would like repost the Champa Srinivas words. We may think of names like Drona, Arjun, Ekalavya, Karna, Parasuram, Duryodhan, Balram —- there are endless examples of teacher student relationships in the Mahabharat. But none came close to that between two unassuming friends – Arjun and Krishna. When Arjun crashed with confusion at Krishna’s feet, […]

The Game of Dice – Game

Read; The Game of Dice – Prelude The Game of Dice – Prelude II Yudhishthira accepted the invitation to the game of dice. He left for Hastinapur along with his brothers and Draupadi. They arrived at Hastinapur to a warm/pseud-warm welcome. Bhishma, Drona, Kripa were glad to see them, Duryodhan and brothers with Shakuni were […]

The Mind Game!!!!

We all know about the famous dice game incident. But most of us not aware about those incidents that happened after the dice game. It is the most important event of the Mahabharata and also the one of the most brutal mind game of nerve was played at the cost of a woman. Serials now days […]

Maharathi Karna

Few characters in ancient literature have been painted with such consummate skill and insight into human nature as Maharathi Karna, a character which in the past has never been properly understood — has in fact been consistently misunderstood — though the epic has furnished us with details of his life with remarkable fullness, candor and […]