Part 1 Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 1 Part 2 Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 2 What ‘shreshhTha’ does, is followed by ‘itaro janaH’, in other words, we may tentatively translate it as ‘what extra-ordinary minds do’, ‘ordinary mentality follows.’ Yudhishthira’s Dharma being Manava-Dharma, the Dharma of humbleness, […]
According to one myth in Mahabharata, Yudhishthira is a former Indra incarnate in the seed of Dharma, according to another he is Dharma’s son, and yet, according to another, he is Dharma incarnate! If Yudhishthira is Indra or Dharma-incarnate or Dharma’s son, why would he need to listen to and participate in discourses on dharma […]
Since the Indian Constitution and the Indian Legal System has accepted the words Hindu and Hinduism, and we also have a glorious tradition of the Bengal/Indian Renaissance behind acceptance of such naming, nothing matters if believers in Hinduism call themselves Hindu.
Vivasvat aka Surya performed a shrouta sacrifice here. Because he offered this direction as Dakshina to his preceptor, this direction is known as Dakshin (south or दक्षिण).
One day, Dharma himself came in disguise and asked his son, “What is the highest Dharma in the world?” What can be the answer? We might have expected to hear “Truth” or “Forgiveness” or “Kindness” as these are the most well-known virtues. But the son of Dharma does not give a conventional answer. He utters […]
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 […]
Lambi Kahani ((Long Story)) Back to Indra Hari Vishnu and All the Siva vs Vishnu fights So repeating myself The reason the human relationships are emphasized by the ancient Texts is exactly that. There is no one superior or inferior. Everyone is a family. I am going to tell you two stories. Lambi kahaniyan. Then […]
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 […]
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 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 […]