Q & A – प्रश्नस्य उत्तरम् – Part 2

Q & A – प्रश्नस्य उत्तरम् – Part 1 Supreme deity Indra worships Aryaman! Rig Veda Book 4 Hymn 30 1. O INDRA, Vṛtra-slayer, none is better, mightier than thou: Verily there is none like thee. 2 Like chariot-wheels these people all together follow after thee: Thou ever art renowned as Great. (like chariot wheels […]

Q & A – प्रश्नस्य उत्तरम् – Part 1

Someone examined us “Why do Hindus have a trinity?” The examiner (parakhi) queried  Holy Geeta do not have the word ‘hindu‘ in any of its adhyaya. So is it OK to bound it to Hinduism? if not then what’s wrong in accepting it as a National Granth/epic/book? The Querier wondered “Why does Indra send apsaras […]

The Puranas and Their Provenance – Part 3

Part 1 – The Puranas and Their Provenance – Part 1 Part 2 – The Puranas and Their Provenance – Part 2 The Brahma-Vaivarta Purana Radha’s Purana That Puráńa which is related by Sávarńi to Nárada, and contains the account of the greatness of Krishńa, with the occurrences of the Rathantara Kalpa, where also the story of […]

The Puranas and their Provenance – The Synopsis

There has always been discussion in the groups on the provenance of the various Puranas. People who would like to take a contrary position would decry them with few unsubstantiated statements such as “Puranas are wrong” or “Puranas are later”. Therefore, I searched for and found the Royal Asiatic Society proceedings from 1832 which actually […]

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 1 One of the tasks which the BORI Critical edition achieved was to push the date back on the story of Mahabharata we have now getting rid of many impurities and interpolations on the way. Most Indian manuscripts are from 17th cen AD and 14th cen AD. Many […]

Lamentation of Ganga

Lamentation of Ganga for respected Bhishma! All the kurus offered oblation of water to the son of Ganga and Santanu who was the great Vasu who disguise himself in human form. ततो भागीरथी देवी तनयस्योदके कृते। उत्थाय सलिलात्तस्माद्रुदती शोकविह्वला। परिदेवयती तत्र कौरकवानभ्यभाषत॥ 13-274-20 (92351) The goddess Bhagirathi, after those oblations of water had been offered […]