Four Directions – The North (उत्तर)

Narada, the son of Brahma himself continued in Kuru Sabha the story of Galawa and his haughtiness to pay about the preceptor fee. His meeting is with Garuda and how Garuda helped him and Garuda narrated the reason of four Directions with it’s different name and it’s origin. Garuda narrated how East aka Poorva, tthe […]

Varna System?

Varna system and its downfall with Srinath S Rao Our ancients were strict on “Varna” system – it was based on Interests, Passion, Service to the Society, and set of strict rules and rituals.  Even in Mahabharata (and also in Gita too), we may see some/several shloka’s emphasizing on “Varna” and “Saankarya” (Varna Saankarya)! As […]

WHAT IS EARTH?

Source: NASA Well, we all know it from the beginning, Earth/World is millions years old, but still posting it from NASA’s perspective.   Earth is our home planet. Scientists think Earth formed billions of years ago. Four planets in the solar system are bigger than Earth. Three planets are smaller. It is the third-closest planet […]

Tree of Dharma Nara Purushartha Pratigya

Part 1 Tree of Dharma Part 1 Part 2 Tree of Dharma Sahodara Case Part 3 Tree of Dharma Freedom of Expression Part 4 Tree of Dharma Synonym and Antonyms The Nara Purushartha Pratigya Case Arjuna was the avatar of Nara. Arjuna is also represented as the Archer of the family. Actually, all five brothers were extraordinary archers. Bhima […]

The Window with a View of Ourselves

The beauty about the Mahabharata, is that there are many profound anecdotes embedded in the fabric of the story, some in mainstream versions, some in folklore. The purpose of these tales is really to give a deeper understanding of the characters, and more importantly, a deeper understanding of ourselves. They act as windows through which […]

Tree of Dharma Part 1

The Antonym Case In the very beginning of Mahabharata, Vyas gives a clear depiction of both the camps. The Tree of Righteousness and Tree of Adharma. Poet described that Duryodhana was a tree of evil with Karna its scabrous trunk, Sakuni its crooked branches and Dusshasana its evil spreading seeded flowers and the root is […]

Happy International Women's Day

अहल्या द्रौपदी तारा कुंती मन्दोदरी तथा । पञ्चकं ना स्मरेन्नित्यं महापातकनाशनम् ॥ Remembering ever the virgins five – Ahalya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari Destroys the greatest sins. The Great Ladies from Epic. Shree Hari…

What is Wealth

The Mahabharata is regarded as equal to four Vedas and called as fifth Veda. It is a the great ocean of the knowledge, and combined circle of life. It is a book of Stories and History of Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. I have not such a proper word to explain the Greatness of Great […]