The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 2

The Mahakavya of Krishna-Draupadi Read Previous Part – The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 1 Ideal King was not the mere Political King of Rashtra; in fact, King is the metaphor for the Atma (Soul) – the King of the Deha–Rashtra (Physical Body) or Self-Rashtra. And Purusha is never a gendered concept of Male. In fact, Purushais any Human Being without Ahamkara. At the Symbolic level, Vak-Sarasvati was the Goddess of Wisdom […]

The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 1

The Mahakavya of Krishna-Draupadi The mainstream Gotra Vashishthas of the GangaYamuna valley of that time viewed Parashara’s dalliance with the Nishada girl Satyavati as a scar to their Gotra pride; the Angiras particularly the Bharadvajas and Gautamas – the politically powerful Gotras of the time enjoying royal patronage of most of the ruling dynasties of Bharatavarsha – considered Parashara an outcaste Brahmin of the already objective-less Vashishthas. Vyasa […]

Four Directions – The East (पूर्व)

This is the root of the prosperity of the gods and Shakra aka Indra was anoited as the king of the celestials. It was there, O regenerate Rishi, that both Indra and the gods underwent their ascetic penances. It is because of these reasons that this direction is known as Poorva (पूर्व aka the first aka begning). And because in the earliest of times this quarter was overspread by the Suras (Gods), it is for this that it is called Poorva (East).

Ramayana

इदं पवित्रं पापघ्नं पुण्यं वेदैश्च संमितम् | यः पठेद्रामचरितं सर्वपापैः प्रमुच्यते || This Ramayana is holy, sin-eradicating, merit-endowing, and conformable with the teachings of Vedas. Whoever reads this Legend of Rama, will be verily liberated of all sin.. IN Sanatana Dharma, there is two great epics known as Ramayana and Mahabharata. We always loved to […]

The Pandava Allies

On the side of the Angels Rama and his brother found support from most unlikely source and we were introduced to the fact that GOOD and GOD works in mysterious ways. All the Devta’s had planned for the 7th Avatar of the Vishnu to arrive and were available in full complement to fight the forces […]

Rajasuya Yagya/Sacrifice – Part I

The Background of the Rajasuya Yagya The real events happened in the following order: The kingdom is partitioned and Yudhishthir gets Khandavaprastha The Pandavas slowly start building their kingdom and establish their capital at Indraprastha (modern day Delhi) The celestial sage Narad pays a visit to Indraprastha. He advises them of having an established pattern […]