Arjuna or Karna – Who was the Greatest?

Let us not forget that we have seen Arjuna and Karna from their birth to death. Naturally, we have “different” Arjunas and Karnas here. Would any reader accept about him/herself that he/she has remained constant and static throughout his/her life? That, what he/she has been in her teen days, he/she has remained the same in her 20s or 30s or 40s or 50s…? Would any reader in his/her ripe days like to be judged by his/her action of green days?

Durga Durgati Nashini

HAPPY NAVRATRI नमस्ते सिद्धसेनानि आर्ये मन्दरवासिनि । कुमारि कालि कापालि कपिले कृष्णपिङ्गले ॥ 6-23-4 I bow to you, O leader of Yogins, O thou that art identical with Brahman, O thou that dwellest in the forest of Mandara, O thou that art freed from decrepitude and decay, O Kali, O wife of Kapala, O thou […]

Ramayana – The Critical edition

Dr. Macdonell was Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University who in 1907 persuaded Chandra Shamsher Rana the PM of Nepal to donate a huge collection of Manuscripts collected from all over India. This is the Chand Shamsher collection at Bodelain library at Oxford. MdcDonell also persuaded Balamukunda Sharma Malaviya penname Karmkandin (an ardent collector) to […]

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 […]