Mahabharat – Karna

Karna – The respectable character from Mahabharata Read more about Karna Karna – The incomparable Perhaps the most respectable character in Mahabharata, because he cannot be faulted for his actions. Perhaps the most deserving and worthy who achieved nothing, because everyone around him was plotting against him. From Indra to Krishna. Perhaps the odds were […]

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 […]

When Vishwamitra and Vasistha used Brahmastra weapon

Brahmastra (a weapon) used by sages Here is  another story, related to Brahmastra from Indian mythology. Two great sages fought between them. Vishwamitra, who was king Kaushika, had stayed with his army at sage Vasishtha’s ashram (hermitage).  Vasishtha fed everyone and out of curiosity, Vishwamitra asked him – “How have you managed this?” Vasistha said […]

Barbarika surprises Sri Krishna

Barbarika and his three arrows When Shri Krishna mocked Barbari that how he is hoping to win the Mahabharat war with three arrows? (Read the story of Barbari) He responded that a single arrow was enough to destroy all his opponents in the war, and it would then return to his quiver. He further explained that, […]

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 […]

Birth of Hiranyakashyap and Hiranyaksha and curse of Jaya and Vijaya

The curse on Jaya and Vijaya There is a curse behind the birth of Hiranyakashyap and Hiranyaksha. Jaya and Vijaya were the gatekeepers of Vishnu. Once they diasllowed sanath kumaras from meeting Vishnu. Sanath Kumaras cursed them to become mortals. Vishnu provided them some relief. Later Vishnu took four avatars to relieve them of their […]

Mahabharat and Sholay – A resemblance

Mahabharat and Sholay (Hindi movie) There is atleast one instance, although not significant in whole scheme of things, where Mahabharat (the epic) and Sholay (hindi movie) have similarity. I am discussing the incident when Gabbar Singh killed Salim and asked the villagers to give Jai and Veeru to them.  After a bit of discussion, a decision was taken when […]

O teacher – a tribute to you

In Indian culture, teacher is given a higher position than father and mother. Teacher All over the world, a teacher holds an exalted place. It is the teacher who is responsible for his pupil’s  welfare and his education. So, he is given a special place all over the world from ancient times to today as […]

Can you answer these questions on Mahabharata?

Dear readers, Following are the few facts presented to you in form of questionnaire. You may reply using the facebook comment section or comment form available at the end of the article. Hint: This blog contains the answers in various posts. 1. Three people saw Shri Krishna in his Vishwaroopa form. Arjuna and Sanjay were […]

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 […]