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Indra’s conversation with Surabhi

August 28, 2011

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Once Indra found Surabhi, the mother of the cows, weeping in the heavenly regions. Overcome by compassion, he approached her and enquired about the reason for her despair. Surabhi replied, “I am depressed on account of my son who is made to bear the excruciating load of the plough. The stronger of the pair is […]

The story of Elephant & Tortoise – Supratika and Vibhavasu

May 12, 2010

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Once there lived two brothers Vibhāvasu and Supraťika, who were both sages engaged in ascetic penances. Vibhāvasu, the elder one was susceptible to anger. Supraťika, the younger among the two, was keen to partition their family wealth, and he made repeated attempts attempts to achieve this. One day Vibhāvasu called his brother and said, “Men […]

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 […]