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Brighu’s curse on Agni

June 7, 2010

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Maharishi Brighu, one of the seven great sages (the Saptarishis), had a wife by the name Puloma. Once when she was pregnant, Brighu went out of his Ashrama to take his bath. At that time, a rákshasha , also by the name Puloma, stopped by the áshrama. Upon seeing the rishi’s wife, the rákshasha  was […]

Mahabharata: how the narration begins

May 27, 2010

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It is well known that entire epic of Mahabharata is structured in the form of a narration, recited by Ugrashrava Sauti unto a group of sages in the Naimisha forest who have been performing a yagna under the head of Shaunaka Kulapati. Ugrashrava Sauti is none other than the son of Romaharshana, a disciple of […]