Weapons used in the time of Mahabharata – 2

Mahabharata – Important weapons from Indian Mythology Karna’s weapons Karna had the knowledge of Brahmastra, but his teacher Parshurama has cursed him that he could not use it when he requires it most. He had kavach and kundal from Sun, which would made him invulnerable, but Indra asked those in alms. But he had given […]

Weapon catalogue – Indian Mythology (4)

This is the last article describing weapons in Indian mythology. I am really amazed by the range and diversity these provided to the owners. Another noticeable fact is that lot of them can be related to the weapons used in modern warfare. Following is the list of weapons in weapon series. Name of the weapon […]

Shri Krishna janmabhoomi mandir (temple) at Mathura

Shri Krishna janmabhoomi temple The city of Mathura contains the famous Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple.  This temple is the birthplace of  Lord Krishna, who is believed to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.  This temple is actually  a prison cell belonging to Kansa, who was the uncle of Krishna and King of Mathura. Janmbhoomi Temple that is currently […]

When Arjuna was killed (Mahabharat)

Arjuna defeated and killed by another archer Sounds surprising? This is true that Arjuna was killed by his own son before revived with the help of his wife. When Yudhishthira was conducting ashwamedha yaga, Arjuna came to manipur. Babhruvahana, the son of Arjuna and Chitrangada was the ruler of this state. There was a fight […]

Weapons used in the time of Mahabharat – 1

Weapon used in Mahabharat We are continuing on from the weapons used in the times of The Ramayana. Brahmastra has been mentioned quite frequently in ancient texts and Mahabharat is no exception here. Brahmastra As described in the sastra, a Brahmastra is an astra. This is created by Lord Brahma. It is sometimes known as […]

The Ramayana story in pictures – Ayodhya Kand (2)

Ayodhya Kand – The Ramayana in pictures The Ramayana story is told by sage Valmiki in various kandas. This is the story which is told in Ayodhya kand and is primarily around Rama’s vanvaas. Kaikeyi and Manthra were the central characters towards Rama’s vanvaas. Manthra and Kaikeyi Manthra advising Kaikeyi to ask for Bharat’s ascendance […]

Story of Barbari in mahabharat

Barbari – if he had fought the Mahabharat war Barbari or Barbarika has been a less written but important character of Mahabharat. He has been the illustrious son of the great warrior Ghatotkacha. Ghatotkacha has been himself the son of great Bhima and Hidimba. Lord Shiva has granted him three infallible arrows which had the […]

The legend and significance of Rahu and Ketu

The legend and significance of Rahu and Ketu According to legend, during the Samudra manthan, Dhanvantari came out with a pot of Amrit and immediately there was a mad scramble for it among the Devatas and Asuras. Seeing this, Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini (a beautiful dancer) and offered her services in distributing […]

Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata (4)

Mahabharata, the fifth veda The epic Mahabharata contains so much of teaching that it is considered to be the fifth veda. Following are some interesting unpopular stories involving mahabharata characters Draupadi, Drona, Karna, Jarasandha, Arjuna and of course, Shri Krishna. Why was Drona invincible in Mahabharata war? Drona used a weapon called brahmadanda on fifteenth day […]