Q & A – प्रश्नस्य उत्तरम् – Part 2

Q & A – प्रश्नस्य उत्तरम् – Part 1 Supreme deity Indra worships Aryaman! Rig Veda Book 4 Hymn 30 1. O INDRA, Vṛtra-slayer, none is better, mightier than thou: Verily there is none like thee. 2 Like chariot-wheels these people all together follow after thee: Thou ever art renowned as Great. (like chariot wheels […]

Q & A – प्रश्नस्य उत्तरम् – Part 1

Someone examined us “Why do Hindus have a trinity?” The examiner (parakhi) queried  Holy Geeta do not have the word ‘hindu‘ in any of its adhyaya. So is it OK to bound it to Hinduism? if not then what’s wrong in accepting it as a National Granth/epic/book? The Querier wondered “Why does Indra send apsaras […]

The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 3

The Riksharajas series – Indrarajas इन्द्रराजन् Part 1 Indra is the most famous figure in Vedas and Puranas. The number of names of Indra, I stopped counting at 500. The number of terms which begin with Indra are again more than 500. He is called sata and asata as well. He is the Hari in […]

Karna: The Pupil of Drona

Karna was friend of Duryodhna before the learning (Gurukul) period with Kripa and Drona and Rama (Parshurama), Mahabharata describe “Then Duryodhana, Karna and Subala’s son Shakuni tried many other means to kill the Pandavas. However, Pandavas, scorchers of their enemies, got to know about all of these. As advised by Vidura, they never revealed all […]

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 […]