The Battle of Eighteen Days – The Mahabharata

Hari Om Soon after Krishna had returned from Hastinapur, Duryodhana sent a challenge to the Pandavas. His messenger spake, saying: “You have vowed to wage war against us. The time has come for you to fulfil your vow. Your kingdom was seized by me, your wife Draupadi was put to shame, and you were all … Continue reading The Battle of Eighteen Days – The Mahabharata

BRAHMĀ AND SARASVATI — In Vedic Scriptures

Hari Om BRAHMĀ Brahmā, the first of the three great Hindu gods, is called the Creator; he is the father of gods and men, the Vedic Prajāpati, the lord of creatures. As nearly all the writers of the Purānas seem to regard it a duty to describe the work of creation as performed by this … Continue reading BRAHMĀ AND SARASVATI — In Vedic Scriptures

More Stories from Mahabharata

Hari Om Dhridhrashtra’s sight Krishna tried to make the Kaurava’s see reason, in order to avoid war. So he reached Dhridhrashtra’s court and tried to make peace. However, Duryodhana and his brothers were not amenable. Karna too, was eager for war. Even as the king, Krishna, Drona and the other elders advised avoiding a battle, … Continue reading More Stories from Mahabharata

Untold Stories – From Mahabharata

Hari Om Seeking blessings The war was just about to begin. The two armies – that of the Kauravas and the Pandavas – were arrayed facing each other, on the battlefield. Yudhishtra suddenly got down from his chariot and walked towards the Kaurava camp. His brothers were surprised and worried. They called out to him, … Continue reading Untold Stories – From Mahabharata

Untold Stories from Mahabharata

Hari Om Suyodhana becomes Duryodhana When Duryodhana was born, his happy mother Gandhari named him Suyodhana or ‘great warrior’. However, he later preferred to be called by the name ‘Duryodhana’ or ‘he who is unconquerable. Duryodhana is believed to be an avatar of the Demon Kali. In character, Duryodhana was a generous and righteous king. … Continue reading Untold Stories from Mahabharata

Parallel Universe and Cyclic Time — Can Mahabharata and Ramayana happen again? Will Maha Vishnu incarnate himself as Lord Rama and Lord Krishna again?

Hari Om According to Vedic cosmology, there is no absolute start to time, as it is considered infinite and cyclic. Also, the space and universe has neither start nor end, rather it is cyclical. The current universe is just the start of a present cycle preceded by an infinite (countless) number of universes and to … Continue reading Parallel Universe and Cyclic Time — Can Mahabharata and Ramayana happen again? Will Maha Vishnu incarnate himself as Lord Rama and Lord Krishna again?

Interesting Stories from Mahābhārata

Hari Om Duryodhana’s three regrets Duryodhana lay dying on the battlefield. He took shallow breaths, his life hanging on by a thread, as tears rolled down into the soil. “If only... if only...” His mind raced as they thought of the mistakes that had brought about his tragic end. “If only,” he thought, “I had … Continue reading Interesting Stories from Mahābhārata

Importance of Nithyakarma (Daily Worship) / Japa / Upasana

Hari Om Karma binds everyone including God, when He is in human form. Curses are invited through karmas that affect others negatively. Even good actions can sometimes hurt people and can invite curse - so we have to be very conscious while performing actions, that we do so without hurting or harming others. Sin is different from … Continue reading Importance of Nithyakarma (Daily Worship) / Japa / Upasana

The king of Udipi (A story from the Mahabharata)

Hari Om When war was declared between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the King of Udipi chose to be neutral. He told Krishna, “Soldiers have to eat. What I will do, is provide cooked food to soldiers of both sides.” Krishna agreed. The Udipi king did so, and personally took care of serving Krishna his … Continue reading The king of Udipi (A story from the Mahabharata)

The Sparrow on the Battlefield – A story from Mahabharata on Faith

Arjuna and Krishna were surveying the battlefield to devise their strategies before the Kurukshetra war began. A sparrow fluttered up to Krishna and chirped, “O Lord! Look! My young ones are going to be killed tomorrow when the fighting begins.” Krishna looked and sure enough, there was a nest on the ground with young ones … Continue reading The Sparrow on the Battlefield – A story from Mahabharata on Faith