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 […]

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 Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 2

Koshas and Masters of the Universe and Pitamaha Brahma Read Part 1 – The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 1 So back to Moon the Lokapati. Here too, let me plant another thought in your minds. Grahas are to astrology and Lokas are to Astronomy (Read – What is (Not) a Planet? – Grahas vs […]

PanchKanya – How the List?

Appendix A RAMARAMARAMURARIMARAMAMURAIRAMA The ancient seers had an interesting concept of fun. The debates are well and good, they focus the important messages of Vedas and Vedanga and Itihasas and as a corollary create Rupyams and the lists. New terms were invented in such debates and they become the food for thought for the poets […]

Rama Neeti

रामो राजमणि: सदा विजयते रामं रमेशं भजे रामेणाभिहता निशाचरचमू रामाय तस्मै नम: रामान्नास्ति परायणं परतरं रामस्य दासोस्म्यहम् रामे चित्तलय: सदा भवतु मे भो राम मामुद्धर || रामरक्षा स्तोत्र Rama, the jewel among the kings, Him I worship, by Him the hordes demons have been destroyed, to him is said my prayer, beyond Him there is […]

Rama and Yudhishthira on the same Path

Prelude Sources: Valmiki Ramayana and Mahabharata ⇒Translated by Desiraju Hanumanta Rao & K. M. K. Murthy and KMG + Bibek Debroy As Krishna said to Yudhisthira in the Vana Parva; धर्मः परः पाण्डव राज्यलाभा; त्तस्यार्थमाहुस्तप एव राजन् | सत्यार्जवाभ्यां चरता स्वधर्मं; जितस्तवायं च परश्च लोकः ||१६|| “O Pandava! Dharma is superior to winning the kingdom. O king! It is […]