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The story of the Camel and the Jackal

August 15, 2010

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In the Satya Yuga, there lived a camel who had recollection of all the acts of his former life. The camel engaged in austere penances in the forest. Brahma, gratified by the penances, expressed His desire to grant the camel a boon...

Pandavas receive the gift of Akshaya Patra

July 18, 2010

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When Pandavas marched towards the forest to serve the next thirteen years in exile, a lot of Brahmanas followed them. The entourage stopped at the banks of River Ganges to spend the night...

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 […]

Time: Part 1 – The Chatur Yuga

April 17, 2010

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The scriptures, including Ithihasas and Puranas, quote that Time is without beginning or end; and that the cycle of creation and destruction is perpetual. One can find analytical as well as descriptive details on the subject spread across various chapters in Mahabharata. For example, Markhandeya rishi (Vana Parva: when Yudhishtira meets with him) and Bhishma […]

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 […]

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 […]

The death of Arjuna – at the hands of Babhruvahana

March 29, 2010

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Arjuna is slain by his son Babhruvahana, who was born out of the Pandava's marriage to Chitrangada, the princess of Manipur. (Mbh 1.218) Long after the battle of Kurukshetra, Yudhishtira decides to conduct the Aswamedha Yaga. The yaga horse enters the dominion of Manipur, where Arjuna challenges their King Babruvahana for a fight...