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The Revenge of Takshaka and Aswasena on Arjuna

June 22, 2010

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When Arjuna and Krishna assisted Agni in the burning the Khandava forest, the wife of Snake Takshaka perished in the fire.  Takshaka’s son Aswasena, however escaped. (ref: The burning of the Khandava forest). After this incident, Aswasena moved to the nether world and lived there. During the Kurukshetra war, when Karna was battling Arjuna, Aswasena […]

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 […]

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 […]