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 […]

Lamentation of Ganga

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 […]

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 […]

Kauravas and Pandavas

Similarities between Kauravas and Pandavas Someone asked me what are the similarities between Pandavas and Kauravas; Draupadi had asked Duryodhana, what is the reason that in spite having many common things in between Kauravas and Pandavas –  Family Same Grandfather Bheeshma Same Guru Drona Same relations Vidura, Somadatta, Krishna, Balarama and others Kauravas still always […]

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 […]