The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 3

The Riksharajas series – Indrarajas इन्द्रराजन् Part 1 Indra is the most famous figure in Vedas and Puranas. The number of names of Indra, I stopped counting at 500. The number of terms which begin with Indra are again more than 500. He is called sata and asata as well. He is the Hari in […]

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 2 Read Part 1 Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata Indonesian Mahabharata Old Javanese Prose Version When the Sanskrit Mahabharata left our shores and migrated to Indonesia in 8th cen AD, it found versions of Mahabharata extant and available for a long time, going back to beginning of trade relationships […]

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 […]