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Mahadeva blesses Ashwathama

October 5, 2010

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Yudhshitira approached Krishna and asked how could the son of Drona slaughter everyone single-handedly, something that even Drona could not do in the war. Krishna replied, "Ashvattama had the blessings of ...

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 […]

The burning of the Khandava forest

June 18, 2010

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Once Agni developed a condition of indigestion, for which he approached Krishna and Arjuna and sought their help in burning the Khandava forest (Read: ‘How Arjuna acquired the Gandiva‘). Brahma had earlier prescribed Agni to consume the forest’s vegetation along with its inhabitants as a cure. Arjuna and Krishna agreed to help, and Agni in […]

How Arjuna acquired the Gandiva

June 11, 2010

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Once there lived a King by the name Swetaki who was known for conducting extremely long yagnas. His priests assisted him for a long time until their bodies became weak and eyes were afflicted by prolonged exposure to the smoke. One time Swetaki desired to conduct a one hundred years long yagna. But his priests, […]

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 […]

Profile: Sathyaki

April 14, 2010

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Sathyaki, also known as Yuyudhana, was the son of Satyaka and grandson of Sini. He – was a partial incarnation of Maruts (Mbh 1.67) – was present in the svyamvara of Draupadi (Mbh 1.187) – participated in the grand festival of Vrishnis and Andakas in the Raivataka mountain. (Arjuna first saw Shubadhra in this festival) […]

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 […]