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The story of the Camel and the Jackal

August 15, 2010

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In the Satya Yuga, there lived a camel who had recollection of all the acts of his former life. The camel engaged in austere penances in the forest. Brahma, gratified by the penances, expressed His desire to grant the camel a boon...

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 […]

Time: Part 1 – The Chatur Yuga

April 17, 2010

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The scriptures, including Ithihasas and Puranas, quote that Time is without beginning or end; and that the cycle of creation and destruction is perpetual. One can find analytical as well as descriptive details on the subject spread across various chapters in Mahabharata. For example, Markhandeya rishi (Vana Parva: when Yudhishtira meets with him) and Bhishma […]