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 […]

Shiva Thandava Stotram – शिवताण्डवस्तोत्र

Jai Shiva Shankara जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले गलेऽवलम्ब्यलम्बितां भुजंगतुंगमालिकाम्‌। डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं चकार चंडतांडवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम ॥1॥ Jatatavee gala jjala pravaha pavitha sthale, Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga thunga malikaam, Dama ddama dama ddama ninnadava damarvayam, Chakara chanda thandavam thanothu na shiva shivam. जिन शिव जी की सघन जटारूप वन से प्रवाहित हो गंगा जी की धारायं उनके कंठ […]

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 […]

The Puranas and their Provenance – The Synopsis

There has always been discussion in the groups on the provenance of the various Puranas. People who would like to take a contrary position would decry them with few unsubstantiated statements such as “Puranas are wrong” or “Puranas are later”. Therefore, I searched for and found the Royal Asiatic Society proceedings from 1832 which actually […]

Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन II

Manvantara and Time Paradox We are in the seventh manvantara of the current cycle but the events of future manvantaras (as in stories of Savarni family and Tulasi) have occurred. There are many Kalpas described in various Puranas and some are future, some are past, some are parallel. The time or Kala is a concept […]

Vedas, Brahmanas, Arayanakas, Upanishadas

The Prelude Part 0.2 Rgveda Shishyas Paila divided Rgveda into two samhitas and gave one each to Indra Pramati and Baskala. Indra Pramati is son/grandson of Ruru, step-grandson/great grandson of Veda Vyasa and is grandfather to Indrota Pramati who was the Asvamedha priest for Janamejaya. If the throne had passed to Devapi instead of Shantanu, […]

Indraraja’s – इन्द्रराजन्

Everything you wanted to know about Indra and were afraid to Ask Part 1 First, I think there is big confusion regarding what Hinduism is. One of the major tenets is that it is a polytheistic religion. If you do not understand that, there are options within smartha religions available as well as Semitic religions […]