Kiratamurti, Lord Shiva as Hunter (Shiva Presented Pashupathastra to Arjuna)

Kiratamurti is the form of Lord Shiva where he appears as the hunter in the epic of Mahabharata. The cause behind this form of Kiratamurthi is to present Arjuna the most powerful weapon called Pashupatastra. Lord Shiva grants this weapon to Arjuna, because of the fact that Arjuna needs to accumulate the strength of divine […]

Kurukshetra War

Lord Krishna preaching Bhagavad Gita

The Kurukshetra War is a war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas and it is mentioned in the holy epic Mahabharata. It is believed that at the present place of Haryana, the Kurukshetra war took place. This war was lasted for a period of 18 days, and after that, the Kauravas were killed in the […]

Sri Krishna in Mahabharata

Lord Krishna is the perfect avatar of Lord Vishnu. At the time of his birth itself, he was born with four hands, holding the holy conch and the Sudarshana Chakra in his hands. He was born in the previous Dwaparayuga, in order to protect the Yadavas and the Pandavas, and to destroy the evil demons […]

Story: Rukmini and Krishna, Why Krishna kidnaps Rukmini?

rukmini krishna story

The story of Rukmini and Krishna tell us why Krishna kidnaps Rukmini and the relationship between Rukmini Devi and Lord Sri Krishna… Maharshi Parashara narrated the story of Devi Rukmini’s abduction by Krishna. Both of them were fond of each other and desired to wed together. But, Rukmi the brother of Rukmini hated Krishna and was […]

Vikarna | Brother of Duryodhana

As per the epic Mahabharata, Vikarna was one of the sons of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari and a brother of Duryodhana. Among the Kaurava brothers, he was considered as a noble and a good person. He can be compared with his half- brother the mighty warrior Yuyutsu. Vikarna has questioned about the harm caused to Draupadi […]

Bahlika | King Vahlika in Mahabharata

Bahlika also spelled as Vahlika, was the king of Bahlika kingdom in the Mahabharata, the elder brother of Shantanu, who was a king of Hastinapur and the uncle of Bhishma. He was the oldest warrior to fight in the Mahabharata war. Bahlika had a son Somadatta and grandson Bhurishravas who along with him fought on […]