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The history of Kurukshetra

August 19, 2010

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The land of Kurukshetra was in the ancient times called Samanthapanchaka (five lakes of blood). It later came to be known as Kurukshetra as Kuru performed asceticism in that place...

Akshauhini

August 9, 2010

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An 'Akshauhini' is a combination of certain count of of elephants, chariots, horses and foot-soldiers. The count is arrived as follows...

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 […]