We all know that story of Amba and Bhishma – How Amba was abducted from her swayamvar along with her two sisters by Bhishm, how she was later sent back Continue Reading
Once, there lived a King named Mahabhisha born in the Ikshwaku dynasty. He was a very generous and righteous person. He performed a lot of austerities including one thousand Ashwamedhas Continue Reading
Devavrata, the son Ganga and King Satntanu, he was the man who also called as Bhishma (the terrible), he was the observer of vow, he was the follower of Dharma Continue Reading
The sense of duty, honesty, integrity, etc. is of paramount importance when it comes to defining the person. But what should be one’s duty? To follow one’s friends, relatives, well-wishers, Continue Reading
Post-War Parvas ====================================== King Yudhishthir decides to perform the Ashwamedha Yagya (अश्वमेध) or “The Horse Sacrifice” to absolve the crimes of war. It is about how Yudhishthir attempts to revive Continue Reading
Post-War Parvas ====================================== Ansushasan means governance via discipline. It is almost a continuation of the Shanti Parva (शांति पर्व). The Parva starts with a scene of the battlefield, where Bhishma Continue Reading
Post-War Parvas ================================ “Shanti” means “peace”. Peace generally follows after a war is over. But the “peace” as is referred here is not what we associated with general amity, armistice, Continue Reading
Author’s note: Interesting to note that most people believe that Mahabharat is more or less over at this stage. The war is won and what remains is crowning of Yudhishthir as the the king. But readers may note that only 9 parvas out of 18 are complete at this stage.