Nahusha and Ashoka Sundari

Nahusha and Ashoka Sundari Pururavas was the first king of the Lunar Dynasty. He and his wife Urvashi (celestial nymph) had 6 sons. Ayu or Ayus was the firstborn, Ayu succeeded the throne after Pururavas and became the king of Pratishthana. Ayu married Prabha. Prabha is also called Indumati, she was the daughter of Asura […]

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The mysterious birth and life of Veda Vyasa

The mysterious birth and life of Veda Vyasa According to Hindu mythology, Vyasa is considered one among seven immortals (Chiranjivis). Vyasa is the author of Vedas, Puranas and Mahabharata including Bhagavad Gita. He is the son of Satyavati and Maharishi Parashara. The festival, Guru Purnima is dedicated to Veda Vyasa. It is also known as Vyasa Purnima which happens to the […]

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Devavrata’s Early Life and Bhishma Pratigya

Devavrata’s Early Life and Bhishma Pratigya  Devavrata is commonly known as Bhishma. He was the most illustrious man of his times. Devavrata was also known as Bhishma Pitamaha and Gangaputra Bhishma. He is the eighth son of Kuru King Shantanu and Goddess Ganga. He took human form due to a curse. To read curse of Astavasu please […]

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Kul Guru Kripacharya

Kul Guru Kripacharya Kripacharya was Kul Guru of the Kuru dynasty. He was also known as Raj Guru (royal teacher) of Hastinapur. Kripacharya was considered as the foremost Rishi of Kaliyuga. Kripacharya is the most important and striking personality of Mahabharata. He was considered the fourth avatar of Brahma. Kripacharya was a descendant of sage […]

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Ashtavasu : Previous birth of Bhishma

Ashtavasu : Previous birth of Bhishma Ashtavasu means 8 Vasu’s. Ashtavasus are eight Ganadevatas or attendants of Indra. They represent 8 fundamental elements of nature. Names of 8 Vasu’s according to Mahabharata are as follows: Name Meaning Dhara Earth Anala Fire Anila Wind Apa Water Pratyusha Sun Soma Moon Prabhasa Sky Dhruva Star Here is […]

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Mango rice

Mango Rice Mango rice is also called Puliyodarai, Puliyogare or Pulihora. This is mainly a south Indian dish where “Puli” means sour in most of south Indian languages. Mango can also be replaced with lemon juice or tamarind juice. This is usually served as prasad (a devotional offering made to a god, typically consisting of […]

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