Unknown Facts from Mahabharata

One warrior from Shri Krishna’s army did not fight alongside Duryodhana, contrary to the arrangement This is a well known fact that Shri Krishna promised his army to Duryodhana, and he said that he will accompany Pandavas in the war, yet there was one person from his army, who helped Pandavas. He was Satyaki and … Read more

Seven little known facts about Arjuna

Drona providing knowledge of Brahmastra to Arjuna

Arjuna, the gifted archer of his times, has struggled and humbled few times. Being a good disciple, he had the liking of his Guru and Lord Krishna, which provided him invaluable edge. Presented here are some of the lesser knows stories of Arjuna. Arjuna’s son sacrificed himself before Kurukshetra war Iravan, was the son of … Read more

Mahabharat – Karna

Parshurama sleeping in Karna's lap

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 … Read more

Eighteen days of Mahabharata war

 Mahabharata war which lasted eighteen days has seen various great warriors in action. On one side, there were five pandavas with Krishna as their guide, another side was full of great warriors, Bhishma, Drona, Karna and many more. In the context of Mahabharata, eighteen is an important number. Duryodhana had 11 akshouhini soldiers and Pandavas had … Read more

Arjuna and Kirata

Arjuna receiving Pashupata

 Arjuna and Kirata There is a humbling story about Arjuna who was humbled by Kirata. The world’s greatest archer, did not know how to beat an ordinary Kirata. He was made to understand that being greatest archer did not mean he was invincible. Mukasura and his death Arjuna did great penance in quest of Divyastras. … Read more

Marriage of Bhima and Hidimba – The Mahabharata

 Hidimba and Bhima After Pandavas fled from the fire of Lakshagriha, the came to a forest. After walking for hours, they came to the part of the forest where a demon named Hidimb and his sister Hidimba lived. The forest Hidimb was a ferocious demon with a great appetite for human flesh. He sensed very soon … Read more

Draupadi Swayamvara

Draupadi Swayamvara Draupadi was the beautiful girl of King Drupad. When she attained youth, Drupad wanted her wedding to happen. Thus, Draupadi swayamvara ( the ceremony of choosing a groom) was organised with great fanfare. When this ceremony happened, Pandavas were supposed to be dead in the house of Lakshagriha. The suitors Many dignitaries, who … Read more