Story of Gadhi & MayaDevi

BhrguVamsha and Kaka Bhushandi Story of Gadhi (father of Vishwamitra) told to Vashishtha by Kaka Bhshandi. What is Maya? When Visvamitra grew up, Gadhi gave up the throne and retired to the forest. He achieved Brahminhood just as his father and several ancestors had done. Ohh yes, Visvamitra was not unique in becoming a Brahmin […]

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 […]