Final Journey of Yudhisthira!!!

One Day, Arjuna had returned from Dwarika and he was cheerless, his mouth was dry, his eyes was filled with water. He was the warrior and who never confronted defeats in his entire life. He was the Brahma himself in the knowledgeable (Sadhu/Sage) and Vishnu (preserver) for his kinsmen and brothers and the mighty Rudra […]

यक्ष प्रश्न – भाग (ख)

भीेमसेन उस स्थान पर गये, जहाँ वे पुरुषसिंह तीनों भाई पृथ्वी पर पड़े थे। उन्हें उस अवस्था में देखकर भीमसेन को बड़ा दुःख हुआ। इधर प्यास भी उन्हें बहुत कष्ट दे रही थी । महाबाहु भीमसेन मन-ही-मन यह निश्चय किया कि ‘यह यक्षों तथा राक्षसों का काम है।’ फिर उन्होंने सोचा; ‘आज निश्चय ही मुझे […]

यक्ष प्रश्न – भाग (क)

युधिष्ठिर जो की बुद्धिमानों में श्रेष्ठ थें अपने बुद्धि के बल पर यह पता कर लिया की उनके भाइयों की मृत्यु असहज नहीं हैं ये अवश्य ही दैविक हैं और इसका संबंध जल के सरोवर से ही हैं और इसलिए वे स्वंय ही जल में प्रवेश करते हैं तभी बगुला रूपी यक्ष उनके सामने अवतरित […]

यक्ष प्रश्न – प्रस्तावना

ये संवाद श्रीमान यक्ष (धर्म मूर्तिमान) और महाराज युधिष्ठिर के मध्य हुआ था जो की अत्यंत शूक्ष्म ज्ञान से परिपूर्ण हैं एवं सभी के लिए उपयोगी हैं । जब यक्ष रूपी धर्म ने महाराज पाण्डु के सभी पुत्र – भीम, अर्जुन, नकुल और सहदेव को मार डाला (मूर्क्षित) तब स्वंय युधिष्ठिर जल के लिए उस […]

Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 3

Part 1 Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 1 Part 2 Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 2 What ‘shreshhTha’ does, is followed by ‘itaro janaH’, in other words, we may tentatively translate it as ‘what extra-ordinary minds do’, ‘ordinary mentality follows.’ Yudhishthira’s Dharma being Manava-Dharma, the Dharma of humbleness, […]

Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 2

Part 1 Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 1 At first Yudhishthira could see the bird only, but when Drona wanted to test his firmness in concentration further, he set a ‘trap question’, and tagged the previous question with multiple choices. It should be noted that Drona’s question has the word ‘vaa’ […]

Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 1

According to one myth in Mahabharata, Yudhishthira is a former Indra incarnate in the seed of Dharma, according to another he is Dharma’s son, and yet, according to another, he is Dharma incarnate! If Yudhishthira is Indra or Dharma-incarnate or Dharma’s son, why would he need to listen to and participate in discourses on dharma […]

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 […]