HARI or Indra – Preamble

Recently there was article that stated that Rig Veda had not slokas on Indra. That is patently incorrect. I am no theologist and neither claim to be a linguist. But, some things are now agreed by humongous majority of the scholars is that Rigveda is the oldest written text among the humanity. Rigveda is backed […]

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 […]

The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 1

Chandras, Somas and Koshas The Riksharaja or Rikhspati et all is a very important concept and appears in very crucial places in both our Epics. This question was asked earlier but as the answer developed, several other serendipitous and related queries came along and thus, the answer was expanded to include them all. In Puranas, […]

Panch Kanya – How the List? – Part 2

How does the slokas and the lists like Pancha Kanya get created? The ancient Indians and especially Rishis liked to debate and they would have great debates on the Vedas and Puranas. Most of the dharmashastras and Upanishads grew out of those discussions. The merits of the various scholars were tested in creating lists and […]

The Rudras

“Oye havan kund maston ka jhund..  Sun saari raat ab  aisi raat rakh dil pe haath hum saath saath  Bolo kyaa karenge..  Havan karenge.. havan karenge.. havan karengey..” It’s a place to work hard, for group of joyed men.. Listen all night now On such a night, keeping our hands on hearts, together what shall […]

Story of Shantanu and Ganga, Devavrata and the broken promise.

Once, there lived a King named Mahabhisha born in the Ikshwaku dynasty. He was a very generous and righteous person. He performed a lot of austerities including one thousand Ashwamedhas and a hundred Rajasuyas. He made all the gods and Indra very happy. With all his good deeds he was able to go to Brahma […]