Story of Shantanu and Ganga, Devavrata and the broken promise.

Once, there lived a King named Mahabhisha born in the Ikshwaku dynasty. He was a very generous and righteous person. He performed a lot of austerities including one thousand Ashwamedhas and a hundred Rajasuyas. He made all the gods and Indra very happy. With all his good deeds he was able to go to Brahma […]

The Story of the Divine Birth of Dhrishtadyumna and Draupadi

This incident happened after GuruDakshina period where Drupad, king of Panchala was defeated by Pandava Arjuna and captured alive. He was dragged into the Drona’s feet. He was badly humiliated by this incident. Drupad was not only humiliated, he lost half his kingdom to Drona. He was seething in anger. He longed for a son […]

Birth of Atiratha Arjuna

IN the Mahabharata only Arjuna & Krishna’s birth were celebrated by Deva’s, Gandharvas, Apsaras and Rishi’s. Arjuna and Krishna both were part of Hari (Visnhu – Master of Universe) and born in two body but they were one soul together. अर्जुनः फल्गुनो जिष्णुः किरीटी श्वेतवाहनः | बीभत्सुर्विजयः कृष्णः सव्यसाची धनञ्जयः || When Bhima was born, […]

Birth of Shree Krishna

ॐ नमो नारायणाय Om Namo Narayana – Bow Down to Supreme God Narayana and his dearest friend Nara (Arjuna).   सत्यव्रतं सत्यपरं त्रिसत्यं सत्यस्य योनिं निहितं च सत्ये । सत्यस्य सत्यमतसत्यनेत्रं सत्यात्मकं त्वां शरणं प्रपन्नाः ।। You are the truth of vow the truth of the Supreme and the truth of the three-foldness [of e.g. […]

The Cases of Misplaced Duty, Honesty, Integrity, etc. – Part 3 – Karna

The earlier threads covered the choices before Bhishma and Drona and the path that they chose to undertake. Part 1 – Bhishma Part 2 – Drona In this part, I shall cover Karna. Karna’s story is a typical quintessential tragic hero. Born in an unacceptable situation (by society), cast away at birth, raised by foster […]

The Cases of Misplaced Duty, Honesty, Integrity, etc. – Part 1 – Bhishma

The sense of duty, honesty, integrity, etc. is of paramount importance when it comes to defining the person. But what should be one’s duty? To follow one’s friends, relatives, well-wishers, no matter what, even if it clearly seen that they are toddling on the path of adharma (wrong-doings)? The Mahabharata throws three such heroes whose […]