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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Mahabharat, Book 17: Mahaprasthanik Parva

Post-War Parvas ========================================== “Mahaprasthan” means “the great (last) journey” or the journey of the soul leaving the body. Mahaprasthanik Parva describes the last journey of the Pandavas as they relinquish the royal garbs and take up the great journey to the Himalayas with the ultimate aim to achieve “mukti or Mokasha” or salvation. Background of Mausala […]

The Mahabharat, Book 15: Ashramavasika Parva

Post-War Parvas ========================================== “Ashramavasika (आश्रमवासिक)” literally means to “making an abode out of a hutment(ashram) in the forest“. In this Parva or book, Hastinapur is shown being ruled by the Pandavas with Yudhishthir as the emperor and Dhritarashtra as their head. After some time the old king Dhritarashtra get tired of the royal life. He now […]

The Mahabharat, Book 10: Sauptika Parva

Post-War Parvas ========== Sauptika means “the sleeping”. This book describes the killing of the entire Pandava army and Draupadi’s five sons while they are sleeping. The war is over but Duryodhan is not dead yet. Only three warriors remain from the 11 aukshahoni’s army of the Kauravas – Kripacharya, Kritvarma and Aswatthama. They discover Duryodhan […]

Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice – Part IV

The slaying of Jarasandha – Part III p/s. This long descriptive story is necessary to describe the true story of Jarasandha. Even then, it is heavily edited and curtailed. After all, the Mahabharat can hardly be written in a few pages and yet do justice. So my request … please BE PATIENT and READ with […]