Adi Parva - 5

Adi Parva - 5

Drupada, after being defeated by Drona had performed a yajna (sacrifice) to get a powerful son to avenge his humiliation. From the fire emerged a...

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Wars - Mahabharat and Now

Wars - Mahabharat and Now

What led to Mahabharat? Was it the love for power? Or the craze for revenge? Or plain jealousy? Or injustice had to be put to an end!? Whatever the...

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Taxation in Mahabharat

Taxation in Mahabharat

There is a popular story about Agastya rishi visiting demon brothers Ilvala and Vatapi, where Ilvala deceived him into eating Vatapi with the inte...

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Adi Parva - 4

Adi Parva - 4

One day Drona pretended to be caught by a crocodile. Without a second thought, Arjuna killed the crocodile and saves Drona even as the others watch...

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Women of Mahabharat

Women of Mahabharat

Kunti was a single mother who raised 5 highly capable and righteous sons, despite the hardships and constant threat to their lives. She also surv...

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Adi Parva - 3

Adi Parva - 3

Meanwhile Pandu who wanted a powerful son asked Kunti to summon Vayu, the God of the Wind. The son born was named Bheema. He was so strong that as ...

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Gita Jayanti

Gita Jayanti

When all the efforts at diplomacy had failed, armies for both Pandava and Kaurava stood at the battlefield of Kurukshetra facing each other. All t...

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Who was Eklavya?

Who was Eklavya?

Everyone remembers the story of a poor tribal boy who wanted to study archery under Guru Dronacharya. When the renowned Guru declined to accept hi...

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Adi Parva - 2

Adi Parva - 2

Bheeshma flatly refused to break his vow but suggested that the principle of Niyoga can be used to produce an heir. He suggested that a Brahmana we...

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