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 […]

PanchKanya – How the List?

Appendix A RAMARAMARAMURARIMARAMAMURAIRAMA The ancient seers had an interesting concept of fun. The debates are well and good, they focus the important messages of Vedas and Vedanga and Itihasas and as a corollary create Rupyams and the lists. New terms were invented in such debates and they become the food for thought for the poets […]

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 […]