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 […]

Ghatotkacha – rescuer of Pandavas (Mahabharata)

Ghatotkacha – rescuer of Pandavas A very important character in Mahabharata, because his death has ensured that a threat to Arjuna’s life was removed. A brave warrior, who fought bravely to bring Karna to use his special weapon on Ghatotkacha. Pandava’s sons, Abhimanyu and Ghatotkacha have virtually ensured that their fathers won the battle of […]

Mahabharata – Ekalavya

Ekalavya – The great disciple There cannot be a better example of a shishya than Ekalavya. Here we have a person, who learnt archery on his own after denied by his Guru and then given it all when his Guru asked for. This is a supreme example of self sacrifice, another example of greatness where […]

Single most important event of Mahabharat

This can be argued that death of Abhimanyu is the most important event of Mahabharat. This led to the foundation of killing of great warriors from Kaurava’s side – Drona, Karna and Duryodhana himself. This is another example of a Pandava’s son sacrificing his life for a greater cause, other was Ghatotkacha’s death. All can […]

Bhishma Pitamah- who angered Shri Krishna

Bhishma – Mahabharata Mahabharata is probably the best piece of fiction ever written, if it did not happen in reality. And if story of mahabharat is someone’s imagination, then the writer must have got a divine gift. Here, we have an epic which is very interesting and yet it provides us so many teachings for […]

Mahabharata – Unknown facts

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 […]