Yearly Archive: 2014

Top verses in the Hindu Scriptures Part II : Bhagavad Gita 0

Top verses in the Hindu Scriptures Part II : Bhagavad Gita

1. “We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.” 2. “He alone sees truly who sees the Lord the same in every creature…seeing the...

Fascinating Stories From Mahabharata Ep IV : Story of Jayadratha 0

Fascinating Stories From Mahabharata Ep IV : Story of Jayadratha

Jayadratha was the son of Vridhakshtra, king of Sindhu (present day Pakistan) and was the brother in law of the Kaurava prince, Duryodhana. He had married Dushshala, the only daughter of Dhritarastra and Gandhari....

Fascinating Stories From Mahabharata Ep III : Karna’s Last Test 0

Fascinating Stories From Mahabharata Ep III : Karna’s Last Test

So here is another story about Karna and his DaanVeerta. He was one of the greatest Daanshur (the one who Donates) ever witnessed by humanbeings. *Daan(Donation) Karna was lying on the battlefield gasping for...

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Fascinating Stories about Lord Vishnu Ep I : Jaya and Vijaya

Jaya and Vijaya are the two gatekeepers (dwarapalakas) of the abode of Vishnu (Vaikuntha Lok). According to the Bhagavata Purana, the Four Kumaras, Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana, and Sanatkumara, who are the manasaputras of Brahma...

Fascinating Stories From Mahabharata Ep II : Role model of all Danas (donations) 0

Fascinating Stories From Mahabharata Ep II : Role model of all Danas (donations)

Once Krishna and Arjuna were walking towards a village. Arjuna was pestering Krishna, asking him why Karna should be considered a role model for all Danas (donations) and not himself. Krishna, wanting to teach...

Top verses in the Hindu Scriptures Part I 0

Top verses in the Hindu Scriptures Part I

1. No one can push a boulder away while standing on it; you cannot be free from anxiety while all the entrances through which it sneaks in are open. — Atharvana Veda 2. Delusion...

Why do Hindus burn bodies of the dead? 0

Why do Hindus burn bodies of the dead?

Well there are many theories, Stories and angles for this question’s answer.  I will try to give all the possible answers here. I will take references from the Buddhist Bardo Thodol and the Hindu...

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Fascinating Stories From Mahabharata Ep I : Story of Barbarik

Barbarik was the grandson of Bhima and the son of Ghatotkacha. Barbarik was supposed to be a brave warrior having learnt the art of warfare from his mother. Lord Shiva pleased with Barbarik’s talent...

Fascinating Stories about Lord Shiva Ep III : Shiva’s fight with Narasimha avatara 2

Fascinating Stories about Lord Shiva Ep III : Shiva’s fight with Narasimha avatara

Perhaps one of the least known stories about Shiva is his fight with Narasimha avatara of Lord Vishnu in the form of Sharabha. One version says he killed Narasimha! Another says Vishnu assumed another...