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 […]

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 […]

Vidura – an incarnation of God – unknown fact from Mahabharata

Vidura – an incarnation of God (Mahabharata) Here we come again with an unknown fact from the great indian epic, Mahabharata. This is about the brother of Pandu and Dhritrashtra, who was knowledgeable and wise, the great Vidura. Few people know that Vidura, the chief minister of Dhritrashtra was an incarnation of Dharma. There is […]

Bhishma and Parshurama – Two great warriors

The battle between Bhishma and Parshurama Amba’s abduction Bhishma (son of Shantanu and Ganga) was a great archer and a warrior. He is known for his vow of celibacy and skills in the Mahabharata. He had the task of  finding a bride for his half-brother,  Vichitravirya.  He abducted princesses Amba, Ambika and Ambalika of Kashi […]

The complete story of Parshurama avatar – Vishnu dashavatara

 Parshurama Avatar ( Dashavatara of Lord Vishnu) Parshurama is the sixth incarnation (one of the dashavatara) of Lord Vsihnu. He is said to be one of the chiranjeevis. Chiranjeevi means one who doesn’t die. Birth Parshurama is born to Sage Jamdagni and Renuka. Parshurama was very obedient to his father, and once when asked by his […]

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 great warriors and how they died in mahabharata – in pictures

Death of various great warriors in Mahabharata war   Mahabharata was was fought over for eighteen days. The major part saw the prowess of Bhishma. He was on the verge of decimating pandavas army single-handedly, before Shikhandi came to the rescue of Pandavas. Following is a brief on how the great warriors were neutralized and […]

Seven supreme sacrifices from Indian mythology

Supreme sacrifices from Indian Mythology We come across unparalleled sacrifices in Indian mythology. Here are seven of them which are the most remarkable. The sacrifice of sage Dadhichi Sage Dadhichi has done the ultimate sacrifice of giving his life so that Devas finally got an upper hand over asuras. Because of his sacrifice, Indra got […]

Hindi movies inspired by Mahabharat

Hindi movies inspired by Mahabharat Mahabharat has inspired bollywood. A number of hindi movies are based on this epic and rightly so, because no other epic provides the depth and variety as this does. There are a number of films and serials which have been made on Mahabharat story and in recent times, we see […]