The curse of Ashwaththama – Mahabharat

Seven people apart from five Pandavs survived the Mahabharat war (Kurukshetra). These are Krishna, Kripacharya, Yuyutsu, Kritivarma, Vrishakethu, Satyaki, and Ashwatthama.Ashwatthama , the son of Drona, guru of Pandavas and Kauravas was the great warrior who also commanded the Kauravas army post Drona demise. He is supposed to not die and  this was not as […]

Karna – the unfortunate who deserved

Karna – The most virtuous warrior from Mahabharata In Indian mythology, I don’t come across anyone who is as gifted as Karna, and at the same time, most unfortunate as well. He had everything, yet he ended up having nothing. The reasons, one may argue would his deeds, or the company he kept,but at the […]

Rudraksh – A gem from Indian mythology

In Indian mythology, Rudraksh has its own space. It is believed that the Rudraksh stone has got beneficial powers and those who keep these stones, enjoy various benefits. It is supposed to take away our sufferings and bring wisdom and health. Legends There is an interesting legend associated with Rudraksh. We will tell you the […]

The achilles heel in Indian and greek mythology

Indian mythology and Greek mythology – Similarities between gods and characters The achilles heel is a phrase borrowed from greek mythology which denotes an area of weakness. Achilles was a great fighter who was washed with water of river styx to become invincible. His mother, Thetis held him by his heel and dipped him into […]

Curses on Arjuna (Mahabharata – Indian mythology)

Curses on Arjuna Mahabharata is full of incidents of curses, yet when curses are mentioned with reference to Mahabharata in Indian mythology, we would normally associate Karna, but Arjuna also had some curses. But this can be argued that though these have been curses, Arjuna was able to use them to his and Pandava’s advantage. […]

Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata (2)

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, […]

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 […]

Ekalavya gurudakshina to his teacher

Teacher and disciple – Drona and Ekalavya Indian culture gives tremendous importance to Guru or the teacher. In Indian culture, Guru or a teacher is greater than father. Here is an Indian story of Ekalavya who epitomises the role of a shishya, or pupil. In Mahabharata, Ekalavya is introduced as a young boy who wanted […]

Gurudakshina – offering to teacher

Gurudakshina – importance of teacher Teacher or Guru is given tremendous importance in Indian culture, The Guru or  teacher is greater than father in Indian culture. Though there are numerous incidents available depicting pupils who have sacrificed for their Gurus, many people do not know that Krishna was one such pupil who went to great […]