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

A tale of two brothers – Bhima and Hanumana

 When Bhima was humbled There is an interesting story from Mahabharata about Bhima and Hanumana. This may sound strange but Bhima and Lord Hanumana can be termed as brothers, as they both are born to Lord Pawan, the god of winds. While Hanumana was a constant companion of Lord Rama in treta yuga, Shri Krishna … 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

Revenges by Pandavas

Revenges in Mahabharata Revenge has been indeed a common occurence in Mahabharata. We find that all pandavas have some scores to settle. Interestingly, we do not find any incidents of revenge involving Yudhishthira. Revenge of Draupadi The incident of Draupadi cheer haran made lot of people opting for revengeful vows. The first and most important … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more