Mahabharat – names of 100 Kauravas

It was indeed tough for Dhritrashtra and Gandhari to name their hundred sons. Beside this, they had a daughter as well. Following are the names of them. Duryodhana Dussaasana Dussaha Dussalan Jalagandha Sama Saha Vindha Anuvindha Durdharsha Subaahu Dushpradharsha Durmarshana Durmukha Dushkarna Vikarna Sala Sathwan Sulochan Chithra Upachithra Chithraaksha Chaaruchithra Saraasana Durmada Durvigaaha Vivilsu Vikatinanda […]

Stories of Boon in Indian mythology

 Stories of Boons from Indian Mythology In Indian mythology, especially in times of Mahabharat and The Ramayana, we find many interesting stories related to boons. These boons were awarded by gods and sages to their devotees.  The devotees  performed penance so that they can be granted boons. Following are the narratives of some of the […]

Danveer Karna – indian mythology – Mahabharata

Stories related to Danveer Karna  from Mahabharata Karna is known for his helping nature and he never turned anyone back when someone asked for anything from him. Following are the incidents which reflect upon this virtue of him and fittingly, he is also known as Danveer Karna. Kavach and Kundal He was born with Kavach […]

Seven interesting death stories – Indian mythology

Death stories from Mahabharata and The Ramayana – Indian Mythology Though this topic seems a bit unusual, but there are enough incidents in Indian mythology, especially in Mahabharat and in the Ramayana, which compel me to write an article on the matter. These are a bit peculiar, so they warrant your attention. Interested? Read on… Death […]

Love stories from Mahabharata – Indian mythology

Interesting love stories from Mahabharat Mahabharat is full of love stories. It was not only about battle between good and evil.  Mahabharat was lot more than this. We find examples of revenges as well. But you might get surprised seeing the incidents of love. Yes, you heard me right. There are numerous incidents of love as in the […]

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 […]

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 […]