Draupadi Swayamvara

Draupadi Swayamvara Draupadi was the beautiful girl of King Drupad. When she attained youth, Drupad wanted her wedding to happen. Thus, Draupadi swayamvara ( the ceremony of choosing a groom) was organised with great fanfare. When this ceremony happened, Pandavas were supposed to be dead in the house of Lakshagriha. The suitors Many dignitaries, who […]

Seven interesting stories of Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha He is the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, has the blessing that his worship should be performed before all gods. Following are some of the unknown and interesting facts about Lord Ganesha.  Broken tusk When Sage Vyasa set out to write Mahabharata, he wanted someone to help him with the writing.. […]

Seven unknown facts from Mahabharata about Bhishma Pitamah

Seven untold and unknown facts about Bhishma Pitamah from Mahabharata   Bhishma, or Devvrata will be known in the history as one of the great warriors who adorned this earth. The story of his birth was and his death were strange, but even stranger were his deeds on this planet. We all know that he […]

How Pandavas saved at Lakshagriha ( The lacquer house)

 Vidura, Pandavas and Lakshagriha Once, Duryodhana asked his father Dhritrashtra to send the new yuvraj to Varnavat for yearly festival. Dhritrashtra could not refuse Duryodhana and he requested eldest pandava to visit the Varnavat as his representative. All five pandavas alongwith their mother Kunti reached Varnavat. Meanwhile Duryodhana sent Purochana to build a palace which […]

When Dhritarashtra was surprised

Dhritarashtra, the blind king Dhritarashtra, the blind king of Hastinapur was also blind in for the love of his son Duryodhana. This is the incident from Mahabharata just after the Draupadi swayamvara. In this event, Duryodhana and all kauravas brother participated. Pandavas were not to be part of the swayamvara, as they were supposedly killed […]

Shri Krishna did not save Draupadi from cheer haran

Who saved Draupadi from cheer haran The statement that Krishna did not save her, may appear as untrue. When we read the following facts, we may find there are other stories regarding how Draupadi was saved on that shameful day, when Yushishthira lost everything. All gurus and sages remained silent while Dushashana was trying to disrobe Draupadi. Duryodhana, Dushashana […]

The story of Raja Parikshit and snake sacrifice by Janmejaya

 Raja Parikshit and snake sacrifice   Birth and formative years Parikshit was born to Uttara and Abhimanyu. He was the grandson of Arjuna and he was saved by Lord Krishna in the womb of his mother, when Ashwaththama directed Brahmastra on him. Since the baby had been protected by Vishnu in his form of Krishna, […]

Seven occasions when Lord Krishna saved Pandavas

Shri Krishna – Friend, philosopher and guide of Pandavas Shri Krishna saved Pandavas on numerous occasions. Pandavas could not have survived the various designs of Shakuni and Duryodhana, if Shri Krishna would not have been around. Here are some of the facts. Saving Pandavas from Sage Durvasa Sage Durvasa has been famous for his ill […]