Shakuni – the real story

Shakuni We know that Shakuni was the person who masterminded the ascendancy of Duryodhana by beating Pandavas in gambling. What we don’t know that he was imprisoned by his own nephew, Duryodhana and his father and brothers have sacrificed their life, so Shakuni could survive. Read this unknown and interesting strory. Shakuni – The gambler, […]

Bhishma and Parshurama – Two great warriors

The battle between Bhishma and Parshurama Amba’s abduction Bhishma (son of Shantanu and Ganga) was a great archer and a warrior. He is known for his vow of celibacy and skills in the Mahabharata. He had the task of  finding a bride for his half-brother,  Vichitravirya.  He abducted princesses Amba, Ambika and Ambalika of Kashi […]

Pandavas after Mahabharata war

 Pandavas after Mahabharata war What happened to Pandavas after the Mahabharata war? It was nothing like Shri Ram ruled Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. But this era was more of Lord Krishna, rather than of Pandavas. Gandhari’s curse and end of Yadavas At the end of Mahabharata war, in the Mausala Parva of the epic Mahabharata, […]

Shikhandi – The determined

Shikhandi – The determined As we know, every character in the Mahabharata is found to be serving a purpose, for the fulfillment of bigger goal, victory of Truth over falsehood. Here we find a controversial character who ultimately became the cause of Bhishma’s downfall. But wait, we will find good reasons for that. The unknown […]

Karna’s Kavach and Kundal in Mahabharata

Kavach and Kundal – The armour of Karna Kavach and Kundal are significant in terms of Indian mythology or to be specific, Mahabharata epic. These were the insurance for Karna, the tragic hero from Mahabharata, as he was impenetrable from any weapon, as long as he was wearing them. It happens that Karna was born […]

Shakuni – The mastermind in mahabharata

Shakuni – in Mahabharata Shakuni’s character cannot be underestimated in the context of Mahabharata. He has been a highly intelligent person and a brave warrior. He had been a matermind to lot of plots to help Duryodhana gain upper hand on Pandavas. The most notorious and damage inflicting was the game of dice. Pandavas losing […]

51 facts – Mahabharata

 Mahabharata – facts In the epic Mahabharata, there are numerous facts which fascinates us. This is also known as pancham veda or fifth veda. Few people know that the entire epic was narrated as a flashback at the Sarpa Yagna being conducted by Janmejaya, the son of Parikshit (Abhimanyu’s son). There are interesting stories which narrate why […]

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 […]

Arjuna and Babruvahana

Babruvahana and Arjuna There is an interesting side story in Mahabharata about Babhruvahana who was even more skilled to his father, Arjuna. He succesfully stopped the Pandavas quest of performing Ashwamedha. This story may be treated as similar to Luv Kush stopping Rama from performing Ashwamedha yagya. Here is the detailed story of Babruvahana. Birth […]

Mahabharata – Vidura

Vidura One of the most knowledgeable characters of Mahabharata, who alongwith Chanakya, is coined as the father of politics. Vidurneeti is still referred in india in matter of Governance. It is said that God Dharma himself took birth in the form of Vidura. In the whole of Mahabharata, Vidura’s is the voice of reason and wisdom. […]