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 […]

A tale of two brothers – Bhima and Hanumana

 When Bhima was humbled There is an interesting story from Mahabharata about Bhima and Hanumana. This may sound strange but Bhima and Lord Hanumana can be termed as brothers, as they both are born to Lord Pawan, the god of winds. While Hanumana was a constant companion of Lord Rama in treta yuga, Shri Krishna […]

Marriage of Bhima and Hidimba – The Mahabharata

 Hidimba and Bhima After Pandavas fled from the fire of Lakshagriha, the came to a forest. After walking for hours, they came to the part of the forest where a demon named Hidimb and his sister Hidimba lived. The forest Hidimb was a ferocious demon with a great appetite for human flesh. He sensed very soon […]

Duryodhana’s moment of greatness or Yudhishthir’s moment of madness

Weakness of Yudhishthira in mahabharata Probably Yudhishthira had a tendency to blow it all when he was very close to achieving. He first blew it for Pandavas when he agreed to play the dice, A game which he did not know how to play. Again, there was a moment on eighteenth day of Mahabharata war, […]

Revenges by Pandavas

Revenges in Mahabharata Revenge has been indeed a common occurence in Mahabharata. We find that all pandavas have some scores to settle. Interestingly, we do not find any incidents of revenge involving Yudhishthira. Revenge of Draupadi The incident of Draupadi cheer haran made lot of people opting for revengeful vows. The first and most important […]

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 […]

Seven interesting death stories – Indian mythology

Death stories from Mahabharata and The Ramayana – Indian Mythology Though this topic seems a bit unusual, but there are enough incidents in Indian mythology, especially in Mahabharat and in the Ramayana, which compel me to write an article on the matter. These are a bit peculiar, so they warrant your attention. Interested? Read on… Death […]

Ghatotkacha – rescuer of Pandavas (Mahabharata)

Ghatotkacha – rescuer of Pandavas A very important character in Mahabharata, because his death has ensured that a threat to Arjuna’s life was removed. A brave warrior, who fought bravely to bring Karna to use his special weapon on Ghatotkacha. Pandava’s sons, Abhimanyu and Ghatotkacha have virtually ensured that their fathers won the battle of […]