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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Shakuni

SHAKUNI – Little Known Facts Shakuni was a king of the Gandhara kingdom. He had ascended on the throne after the death of his father Subala. [Gandhara kingdom which includes modern days part of northern Pakistan and some parts of Afghanistan. Puskalavati, Taxila(Takshasila ), and Peshawar (Purushapura ) were cities in this Gandhara kingdom. It is believed […]

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