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The curse on Parikshit & the forgiveness of rishi Shamika

June 26, 2010

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It is well known that Parikshit, the son of Abhimanyu and grandson of Arjuna, was cursed to die within seven days when he insulted an innocent rishi by placing a dead snake on the rishi’s shoulder. The curse was however not pronounced by the rishi himself, but by his son. The incident happened when Parikshit […]

Profile: Abhimanyu

May 8, 2010

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Abhimanyu was the son of Arjuna and Subhadra. He – was the incarnation of Varchas, the son of Soma (the Moon-God) (Mbh 1.67). – when born, had the rituals related to his birth performed by Krishna himself¬† (Mbh 1.222) – had a broad face like the hood of a snake (Mbh 1.222) – lived in […]

The incarnation of Abhimanyu

May 2, 2010

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Abhimanyu was the incarnation of Varchas, the son of Soma (the Moon-God). Once the celestial deities together decided to incarnate on earth to fight the Asuras who had taken birth among humans.¬† Among them, Soma agreed to have his beloved son Varchas incarnate on earth; but due to the attachment towards his son, he asked […]

Profile: Kritavarma

April 5, 2010

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Kritavarma, the son of Hridika, was from the clan of Yadavas. He – was a partial incarnation of the Maruts (Mbh 1.67) – was present in the svyamvara of Draupadi (Mbh 1.187) – visited Indraprastha with nuptial presents for Arjuna & Shubhadra (Mbh 1. 222) – was a member in the court of Yudhishtira in […]

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 […]