Festival of Chhath

The Chhath festival Chhath is a festival of reverence to the solar deity, the only festival in the world where devotees offer salutations to the setting and rising Sun. The word Chhath denotes the number six and thus the name itself serves as a reminder of this auspicious day on the festival calendar.  The festival … 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

Karna’s family – Vrushali and Vrishketu

Karna was the eldest son of Kunti and Lord Surya. There is not much available about his family, but following briefly tells about the family of this great archer, the rashmirathi. In some texts, Vrushali has been names as the wife of the great warrior Karna, but there is not much material available on her. … Read more

The complete story of Parshurama avatar – Vishnu dashavatara

 Parshurama Avatar ( Dashavatara of Lord Vishnu) Parshurama is the sixth incarnation (one of the dashavatara) of Lord Vsihnu. He is said to be one of the chiranjeevis. Chiranjeevi means one who doesn’t die. Birth Parshurama is born to Sage Jamdagni and Renuka. Parshurama was very obedient to his father, and once when asked by his … Read more

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 … Read more

Seven great warriors and how they died in mahabharata – in pictures

Death of various great warriors in Mahabharata war   Mahabharata was was fought over for eighteen days. The major part saw the prowess of Bhishma. He was on the verge of decimating pandavas army single-handedly, before Shikhandi came to the rescue of Pandavas. Following is a brief on how the great warriors were neutralized and … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more