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 […]

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. […]

The Story of the Divine Birth of Dhrishtadyumna and Draupadi

This incident happened after GuruDakshina period where Drupad, king of Panchala was defeated by Pandava Arjuna and captured alive. He was dragged into the Drona’s feet. He was badly humiliated by this incident. Drupad was not only humiliated, he lost half his kingdom to Drona. He was seething in anger. He longed for a son […]

The Mahabharat, Book 11: Stri Parva

Post-War Parvas ============================= “Stri” means a “woman“. It describes the lament of the widows who visit the war field Kurukshetra. Upon seeing their dead ones, the wailing and deep anguish is very aptly described in this book. A small synopsis as written here cannot describe the pain and grief that must have been felt by […]

Tree of Dharma Part 1

The Antonym Case In the very beginning of Mahabharata, Vyas gives a clear depiction of both the camps. The Tree of Righteousness and Tree of Adharma. Poet described that Duryodhana was a tree of evil with Karna its scabrous trunk, Sakuni its crooked branches and Dusshasana its evil spreading seeded flowers and the root is […]

Happy International Women's Day

अहल्या द्रौपदी तारा कुंती मन्दोदरी तथा । पञ्चकं ना स्मरेन्नित्यं महापातकनाशनम् ॥ Remembering ever the virgins five – Ahalya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari Destroys the greatest sins. The Great Ladies from Epic. Shree Hari…