The curse of Ashwaththama – Mahabharat

Seven people apart from five Pandavs survived the Mahabharat war (Kurukshetra). These are Krishna, Kripacharya, Yuyutsu, Kritivarma, Vrishakethu, Satyaki, and Ashwatthama.Ashwatthama , the son of Drona, guru of Pandavas and Kauravas was the great warrior who also commanded the Kauravas army post Drona demise. He is supposed to not die and  this was not as … 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

Curses on Arjuna (Mahabharata – Indian mythology)

Curses on Arjuna Mahabharata is full of incidents of curses, yet when curses are mentioned with reference to Mahabharata in Indian mythology, we would normally associate Karna, but Arjuna also had some curses. But this can be argued that though these have been curses, Arjuna was able to use them to his and Pandava’s advantage. … Read more

Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata (2)

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Yudhishthira’s Chariot in Mahabharata war Yudhishthira has never lied in life save for one incident. Due to this, his chariot always floated a few inches above the ground. At the Mahabharat War, he told a half lie that “aswathama hatha kunjara” which led to Drona’s demise. As a result of this, his feet and chariot, … Read more

Pandavas in exile

Lord Shiva giving Pashupata astra to Arjuna - Mahabharat

Untold incidents from Mahabharata Pandavas exile Pandavas were sent to exile after they were defeated in the game of dice. They have undergone lot of hardship during this time. Lord Krishna had played a vital role in shaping the fortunes of Pandavas.  Following interesting incidents are taken from Mahabharata which are related to the period … Read more

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 … Read more

Bhishma Pitamah- who angered Shri Krishna

Bhishma forcing Krishna to take up the wheel of a chariot, despite the oath that he would not pick arms in the war

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 … Read more