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 […]

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 PERFECT TEACHER – STUDENT RELATIONSHIP

I would like repost the Champa Srinivas words. We may think of names like Drona, Arjun, Ekalavya, Karna, Parasuram, Duryodhan, Balram —- there are endless examples of teacher student relationships in the Mahabharat. But none came close to that between two unassuming friends – Arjun and Krishna. When Arjun crashed with confusion at Krishna’s feet, […]

Shishupala Vadha (Death)

The Rajasuya Yajna ceremony is completed and the final event of befitting the honours is about to begin. Bhishma advised Yudhishthira that Krishna deserves the first place in the list. This greatly upsets and angers Shishupala … Read; Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice – Part I Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice – Part II Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice – Part III Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice […]