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 […]

Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन III

Everything you wanted to know about Indra and were afraid to Ask Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन् Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन II All the Other Indra’s After Nahusha, deities who take the title of Indra include gods who are Indras and there are kings who get Indrahood or Kings who are equal to Indra’s and even parallel Indras […]

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 […]

Shishupala Vadha (Death)

The Rajasuya Yajna ceremony is completed and the final event of befitting the honours is about to begin. Bhishma advised Yudhishthira that Krishna deserves the first place in the list. This greatly upsets and angers Shishupala … Read; Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice – Part I Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice – Part II Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice – Part III Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice […]

The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 2

Koshas and Masters of the Universe and Pitamaha Brahma Read Part 1 – The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 1 So back to Moon the Lokapati. Here too, let me plant another thought in your minds. Grahas are to astrology and Lokas are to Astronomy (Read – What is (Not) a Planet? – Grahas vs […]

Panch Kanya – How the List? – Part 2

How does the slokas and the lists like Pancha Kanya get created? The ancient Indians and especially Rishis liked to debate and they would have great debates on the Vedas and Puranas. Most of the dharmashastras and Upanishads grew out of those discussions. The merits of the various scholars were tested in creating lists and […]

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 […]

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 […]