May 31, 2011
Astika, the brahmana boy of tender years, persuaded King Janamejaya to end his snake sacrifice. The King had earlier initiated the sacrifice to avenge the death of his father Parikshit by Takshaka, the poisonous snake.
April 30, 2011
The race of snakes trace their origins to Kadru, the wife of rishi Kashyapa. Kadru bore a thousand snakes for her sons through the grace of the muni. Kadru also had a sister by the name Vinata, who was also married to Kashyapa.
March 29, 2011
Yayati lived in the upper regions for a long time. One day, he met with Indra, who asked, "Tell me, o King, to whom do you compare yourselves in ascetic merits?". Yayati replied, "I have not seen anyone among the Devas, humans, Gandharvas and maharishis whose ascetic merits are equivalent to mine"...
December 1, 2010
As per Mahabharata, all things in the creation, including mobile & immobile beings, matter, energy, time and space originated from one source. This ultimate source is said to have no attributes (no color, form, smell, taste or sound) and is imperceptible (for our senses). This ultimate source is described by various terms Brahman, Paramatma and […]
October 5, 2010
Yudhshitira approached Krishna and asked how could the son of Drona slaughter everyone single-handedly, something that even Drona could not do in the war. Krishna replied, "Ashvattama had the blessings of ...