The Mahakavya of Krishna-Draupadi Read Previous Part – The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 1 Ideal King was not the mere Political King of Rashtra; in fact, King is the metaphor for the Atma (Soul) – the King of the Deha–Rashtra (Physical Body) or Self-Rashtra. And Purusha is never a gendered concept of Male. In fact, Purushais any Human Being without Ahamkara. At the Symbolic level, Vak-Sarasvati was the Goddess of Wisdom […]
One Day, Arjuna had returned from Dwarika and he was cheerless, his mouth was dry, his eyes was filled with water. He was the warrior and who never confronted defeats in his entire life. He was the Brahma himself in the knowledgeable (Sadhu/Sage) and Vishnu (preserver) for his kinsmen and brothers and the mighty Rudra […]
भीेमसेन उस स्थान पर गये, जहाँ वे पुरुषसिंह तीनों भाई पृथ्वी पर पड़े थे। उन्हें उस अवस्था में देखकर भीमसेन को बड़ा दुःख हुआ। इधर प्यास भी उन्हें बहुत कष्ट दे रही थी । महाबाहु भीमसेन मन-ही-मन यह निश्चय किया कि ‘यह यक्षों तथा राक्षसों का काम है।’ फिर उन्होंने सोचा; ‘आज निश्चय ही मुझे […]
युधिष्ठिर जो की बुद्धिमानों में श्रेष्ठ थें अपने बुद्धि के बल पर यह पता कर लिया की उनके भाइयों की मृत्यु असहज नहीं हैं ये अवश्य ही दैविक हैं और इसका संबंध जल के सरोवर से ही हैं और इसलिए वे स्वंय ही जल में प्रवेश करते हैं तभी बगुला रूपी यक्ष उनके सामने अवतरित […]
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 […]