Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 3

Part 1 Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 1 Part 2 Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 2 What ‘shreshhTha’ does, is followed by ‘itaro janaH’, in other words, we may tentatively translate it as ‘what extra-ordinary minds do’, ‘ordinary mentality follows.’ Yudhishthira’s Dharma being Manava-Dharma, the Dharma of humbleness, […]

Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 2

Part 1 Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 1 At first Yudhishthira could see the bird only, but when Drona wanted to test his firmness in concentration further, he set a ‘trap question’, and tagged the previous question with multiple choices. It should be noted that Drona’s question has the word ‘vaa’ […]

Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 1

According to one myth in Mahabharata, Yudhishthira is a former Indra incarnate in the seed of Dharma, according to another he is Dharma’s son, and yet, according to another, he is Dharma incarnate! If Yudhishthira is Indra or Dharma-incarnate or Dharma’s son, why would he need to listen to and participate in discourses on dharma […]

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 […]