- Seven little known facts about Karna from the Mahabharata Karna – the most virtuous but tragic warrior from Mahabharata
Karna was the eldest son of Kunti. He was born before Kunti was wedded, so Kunti had to let him go and He, being the eldest and most deserving, had to live his life in obscurity. The only fault was his timing of birth, where he had no control over. Read some of the fate’s cruelty imparted to him.
1. Curses on Karna
One afternoon, Parashurama requested Karna to bring…
- Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata (1) Seven less known facts from Mahabharata
In Indian mythology, we find mention of stories which are not only interesting, but also serve a message/ purpose. Mahabharata is one such epic, where we find these types of topics in abundance. Here are seven captivating stories from the epic Mahabharata from Indian mythology.
1. Arjuna as an eunuch
In Indralok, Arjuna was propositioned by apsara Urvashi, but Arjuna addressed her as ‘mother’, Urvashi was annoyed with the rejection and cursed him that…
- 21 facts of Lord Krishna Shri Krishna – known and unknown facts
Shri Krishna is perhaps the most written about amongst the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. His stories are magical, inspiring and sometimes they look human like. Please read on for some interesting and unknown facts about him.
1. Shri Krishna was born in Rohini Nakshatra as the eighth son of Devki and Vasudeva.
2. He brought back the son of his guru (teacher), Sandipani, who was dead. Thus he paid his Gurudakshina to Sage…
- 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 has taken couple of difficult vows, but there are few other stories which are equally mesmerizing. Read on.
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- The meaning and importance of Shivlinga What is Shivlinga?
Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of linga from ancient times. Lord Shiva is one of the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and even considered to be supreme lord. He has been worshipped by various devtas (gods) in Hindu mythology and by Vishnu Dashavatara’s. But why in the form of Linga?
Worship of Linga is not a strange thing and it is a known fact that reproductive organs have been worshipped across various civilizations….
- Seven untold facts from the Mahabharata about Pandavas exile (3) Unknown and untold incidents from Mahabharata Pandavas exile
Sri Krishna, Rama are the avatars of Vishnu and they have their distinct place among gods of mythology, but the epics Ramayana and Mahabharat gives us a chance to look at the characters of others gods of mythology from a human perpective. They are fallible, they have their weaknesses, but in the end, they overcome the obstacles.
Lord Krishna had played a vital role in shaping the fortunes of Pandavas. Following…
- Eighteen days of Mahabharata war Mahabharata war which lasted eighteen days
In the context of Mahabharata, eighteen is an important number. Duryodhana had 11 akshouhini soldiers and Pandavas had 7, making a total of eigtheen. There are eighteen chapters in the epic and last but not the least, the war has lasted for exactly eighteen days.
Day One and Two – The Grandsire’s amazing skills on display
Uttara and Sweta, sons of Virata, were killed on day one of Mahabharata war. Shalya killed Uttara and Bhishma killed Sweta. This day belonged…
- Pandavas after Mahabharata war Pandavas after Mahabharata war
What happened to Pandavas after the Mahabharata war? It was nothing like Shri Ram ruled Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. But this era was more of Lord Krishna, rather than of Pandavas.
Gandhari’s curse and end of Yadavas
At the end of Mahabharata war, in the Mausala Parva of the epic Mahabharata, Gandhari curses Shri Krishna. This chapter begins with the visit of Lord Krishna to Gandhari. In a fit of…
- 51 facts – Mahabharata Mahabharata – facts
In the epic Mahabharata, there are numerous facts which fascinates us. This is also known as pancham veda or fifth veda. Few people know that the entire epic was narrated as a flashback at the Sarpa Yagna being conducted by Janmejaya, the son of Parikshit (Abhimanyu’s son). There are interesting stories which narrate why the Sarpa Yagna had to be conducted, and who were all the people acting as catalysts for the Yagna.
Following are the 51 facts,…
- 51 facts – The Ramayana Interesting facts from the Ramayana
Some more facts added in 2015, July
Lord Hanuman is one of the 7 chiranjeevs. These immortals will live till the beginning of the next Satya Yuga.
The stripes on the back of squirrels is supposed to be Ram‘s caress for their dedication to help construct the bridge to Lanka.
Ravana once broke his arm to construct a musical instrument to sing songs of praise for Shiva. It was called the Ravan Hatta. While Ravan lay dying Ram asked Laxmana to go up to him to learn all that Ravana had to…
- The festival of Chitragupta puja or dawaat puja The festival of Chitragupta puja
Every year, a day after diwali, Kayastha’s all over the world celebrate Chitragupta puja. This festival is also known as Dawaat puja. It is believed that byy doing this puja, devotees will be benefited as Chitragupta god keeps the record of good and evil deeds of every person. Onthe basis of these records a man fate is decided whether he will ascend to heaven or hell.
So worshipping the Lord Chitragupta pleases him and…
Indian mythology is a supreme collection of teachings, learnings and inspiring stories. There are four important vedas, a lot of puranas, upanishads and many more. Then there is Ramayana and Mahabharata. Mahabhrata is also known as Fifth veda, and it is a mesmerizing story of human relationships.
Then in Indian mythology, there are three supreme deities, also called as Trinity. These are Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. There is an interesting story of why Lord Brahma is not worshipped.
There are famous incarnations of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. We have twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and there are Shakti peeths which are formed when Devi Sati ended her life. Each of these are of great relevance to Hindus.
Maa Durga is worshipped for nine days. During this period, her nine forms are celebrated. Tenth day is celebrated as Dusshera.
Draupadi is one of the most talked about character of Mahabharata. Few people know that she could have fourteen husbands.