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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, […]

The incarnation of Abhimanyu

May 2, 2010

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Abhimanyu was the incarnation of Varchas, the son of Soma (the Moon-God). Once the celestial deities together decided to incarnate on earth to fight the Asuras who had taken birth among humans.  Among them, Soma agreed to have his beloved son Varchas incarnate on earth; but due to the attachment towards his son, he asked […]