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Vrishnis

March 31, 2010

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The brawl between Sathyaki and Kritavarma led to the destruction of the Vrishni race. What initiated the brawl? What did they accuse each other of?

Kurukshetra wars – Survivors and the aftermath

March 31, 2010

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The 10 warriors who survived the war include 7 from the Pandavas (Krishna, 5 Pandavas and Sathyaki) and 3 from the Kauravas (Aswattama, Kripa and Kritavarma) (Source: Mbh 9.1) Sathyaki and Kritavarma were from the Vrishni race. Many years after the war, these two warriors got into a brawl against each other that inadvertently led […]

Kurukshetra war – Survivors

March 29, 2010

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Only 10 warriors are known to have survived the Kurukshetra war. Among them are Krishna and the Pandavas. Can you name the other four, and what they did in the aftermath?

The death of Arjuna – at the hands of Babhruvahana

March 29, 2010

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Arjuna is slain by his son Babhruvahana, who was born out of the Pandava's marriage to Chitrangada, the princess of Manipur. (Mbh 1.218) Long after the battle of Kurukshetra, Yudhishtira decides to conduct the Aswamedha Yaga. The yaga horse enters the dominion of Manipur, where Arjuna challenges their King Babruvahana for a fight...

The death of Arjuna

March 27, 2010

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Most of us know of Arjuna‘s demise at the end of Mahabharata (Parva 18: Svargaarohana Parva) as the Pandavas climbed the Himalayas. But there is another instance in the Bharata where Arjuna dies. Can you guess when & how? No, this is not the incident at the enchanted pool where Yudhistira comes to the rescue […]