Eighteen days of Mahabharata war

 Mahabharata war which lasted eighteen days has seen various great warriors in action. On one side, there were five pandavas with Krishna as their guide, another side was full of great warriors, Bhishma, Drona, Karna and many more. In the context of Mahabharata, eighteen is an important number. Duryodhana had 11 akshouhini soldiers and Pandavas had … Read more

Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata (4)

Krishna in Vishwaroopa

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 … Read more

Interesting birth stories from Indian mythology

Birth of Rama, Pandavas, Jarasandh and others Indian or hindu mythology talk about interesting stories of  births as well. We find instances where great characters came to earth in different way. One common way is that eating dessert or fruit results in birth of a child. We find this once in the period of The Ramayana and once … Read more

What Arjuna gave to his teacher as Gurudakshina?

Arjuna’s gurudakshina to his teacher One wonders that what kind of gurudakshina Arjuna offered to his teacher, Drona. Drona gone to great lengths to ensure that Arjuna becomes  the best archer in the world. We find only one story, and that too was a gurudakhina by all pandavas, when the captured Drupad, once a close … Read more

Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata (2)

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Yudhishthira’s Chariot in Mahabharata war Yudhishthira has never lied in life save for one incident. Due to this, his chariot always floated a few inches above the ground. At the Mahabharat War, he told a half lie that “aswathama hatha kunjara” which led to Drona’s demise. As a result of this, his feet and chariot, … Read more

Mahabharat – Drona

Drona – A respectable teacher and a fearsome warrior from Mahabharata I am going to write something about another important character from Mahabharata, Drona. Drona was the Guru (Teacher) of Kauravas and Pandavas. He was a well known warrior of his times and being his disciple was a matter of pride. Though he has his … Read more

Mahabharata – Unknown facts

Shri Krishna challenging Bhishma in the war of Kurukshetra

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. Arjuna as an eunuch In Indralok, Arjuna was propositioned by … Read more