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. […]

Karna – Victory, Achievement & Defeat

Karna The Great, was the eldest son of Kunti and the Lord Surya, he was also called as Soota (foster father – Adhiratha) and most famous name Radheya (foster mother – Radha). He was the friend of Duryodhana and had great sons. He had learned four kinds of weapons from Drona, Kripa and Rama aka Parashurama. He became famous in […]

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 […]

Shakuni – the dapper villain

If Mahabharata has a very clear villain, that person is the Shakuni. Even Bheeshma while detailing all the warriors on booth sides, literally considers Shakuni the midwife of the “Ghor Vaimansya” literally the hatred between the grandsons of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa. Though called Gandhara raja many times in the epic, he was not the oldest […]

Who is a Son?

Krishna said to Karna that by sastras he is Kanina putra and hence morally son of Pandu and can inherit the throne. The sastras actually does not say it. It was Krishna’s half-truth. Karna was the Kanina son of Pandu but he is not the son of Pandu and neither was he a Kuru heir. […]

The Mind Game!!!!

We all know about the famous dice game incident. But most of us not aware about those incidents that happened after the dice game. It is the most important event of the Mahabharata and also the one of the most brutal mind game of nerve was played at the cost of a woman. Serials now days […]

Dancing the Self – Pandav Leela ~ An Intro

Garwhal Mahabharata and worship of Duryodhana In 1970s, aptly named William Sax got a scholarship to study Pandava legends in the hills and dales of Garhwal. In 1978, he returned with a great book on the Pandava leela (a nine day festival celebrated in Garwhal hills), bitten by the bug, he returned again and again […]