Hari Om Both are equally good ways in meeting with psycho-relief of the self. Visiting temples and getting attached to the divine activity is spiritual mainly to meet with inner satisfaction and peace. Donating to the poor is a practical way to derive the same (manava sevaye madhava seva - service to man is service … Continue reading FAQ: Which is better —Donating to a Temple or Donating to the poor?
Hari Om Karna parva has 96 chapters and 5175 slokas in it. After the slaughter of Dronacharya, distressed Duryodhana and others kings went to Asvatthama. While consoling grief-stricken Asvatthama, they suggested him to follow the system of science. Later, they returned back to their camps at the time of sun set. Though they were at … Continue reading KARNA PARVA (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
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
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
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