Festival of Chhath

The Chhath festival Chhath is a festival of reverence to the solar deity, the only festival in the world where devotees offer salutations to the setting and rising Sun. The word Chhath denotes the number six and thus the name itself serves as a reminder of this auspicious day on the festival calendar.  The festival […]

Seven unknown facts from Mahabharata

Even Lord Krishna was once rendered helpless. This was not with force, but with love. The youngest Pandava, Sahadev once tied him with love and affection. People do not know that Sahadeva was a great astrologer as well. Untold, Unknown facts from Mahabharata The epic Mahabharata has many instances which reveal various aspects of human […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seven reasons why you would not like to be Arjuna

Seven reasons why you would not like to be Arjuna I am sure you would be surprised by this but please be patient. I am going to write few facts which are not unknown, and then you probably will agree with me. 1. He had to share his wife with his four brothers. Imagine someone winning […]

Panchkanya

Panchkanya – five reverred ladies in Indian mythology [quote]Daily remembering the five maidens great,Ahalya, Draupadhi, Kunti,Thara and Mandodari will destroy the greatest sins[/quote] In Hindu mythology, panchkanyas have been given special importance. These are Ahilya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari. One unknown fact here is that all these ladies have been subjected to indecent behaviours […]

Draupadi – an enigma

Draupadi – An enigma Of all characters of Mahabharat, Draupadi’s character is probably the most complex and interesting, barring the Shri Krishna’s character. If I dare say, one can paint her as a positive character or a negative one, if one wants to. One can find enough of both, positive and negative indicators about her […]

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 […]

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 […]