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 […]

Samrat Pandu and his achievements

As written earlier, Pandu won Kunti, the sister of Vasudeva in a swayamvar. A year or two later, Madri became Pandu’s second wife due to the foresight of Bhishma. After enjoying married life for a thirty days, Pandu decided to set forth on a conquering mission (Digvijay). Moving south, he first defeated Dasharnas (Telengana), followed […]

Maharathi Karna

Karna is on the horns of a dilemma. To be or not to be: should he break his vow, as the sun-god, his putative father, had exhorted him to do; or should he surrender his invincibility ? Characteristically he disobeys his father and chooses the second alternative. He hugs still more closely round himself the pretentious cloak of generosity and parts with his precious possessions, with apparent nonchalance.