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There is mention of word Krishna in Ramayana several time but that should be taken as adjective which means "the most attractive one / the one who's all attractive / the one who's of dark complexion" etc. To clarify, see this shloka from 119 Sarga of Yudhaa Kanada: सीता लक्ष्मीर्भवान् विष्णुर्देवः कृष्णः प्रजापतिः || ६-११७-२८ वधार्थं रावणस्येह ...


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So, even if the soldiers might have adjudicated the punishment for the Rishi, the credit or responsibility shall fall onto the King only. Correct. Now, logically extend it one step further. In above sentence, replace soldiers with King, and King with Yama. Even if the King might have adjudicated the punishment for the Rishi, the credit or responsibility ...


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You can read about the activities of lomasha in the vAnaparva of the mAhAbharata, as you have described above. He seems to feature heavily from about chapter 92 onwards. Also see where lomasha appears in this summary chapter. There are also many references to him in the purAnas, and these are what I will discuss in my answer. Lomasha's main appearance is in ...


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So, my question is, here Krishna is to be taken as the adjective which means - "The most attractive one / the one who's all attractive / the one who's of dark complexion". Or it is to be taken in the proper noun form, i.e., the incarnation of the Lord - "Shri Krishna"? It appears most translators of Rāmāyaṇa consider kṛṣṇa to be a proper ...


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Draupadi Arjuna rightfully participated in swayamwara organised by King Drupada and won Draupadi's hand. So this is Brahma marriage. Bhishma said, 'Having enquired into the conduct and disposition of the person, his learning and acquirements, his birth, and his acts, good people should then bestow their daughter upon accomplished bridegrooms. All righteous ...


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Garuda (by Devas - Adi Parva: Chapter 23) Indra (by Kadru - Adi Parva: Chapter 26) Surya (by Vashistha - Adi Parva: Chapter 172) Agni (by Sage Mandalala - Adi Parva: Chapter 228, Birds - Adi Parva: Chapter 231) Kartikeya (Do any scripture portrays Lord Kartikeya (Murugan) to be the Supreme God?) Shiva/Rudra (by Upamanyu - Anushashan Parva: Chapter 17)


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The dice game was considered as unfair and deceit because Yudhistira was not skilled to play. Krishna says this in Karna parva when Karna asks for time to lift his car wheels and reminds as it is unfair to shoot on unarmed. Similarly, Krishna repeats again Shalya parva [1], while responding to Duryodana's claim that his warriors were slain unfairly. Thou ...


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Krishna does not directly point out Yudhishthira's faults, being junior to him like the other Pandavas. But I think he sarcastically mentions it when he pays second visit to the Pandavas with his wife Satyabhama during their exile. "..... it is for this, you have been named the Virtuous King, O son of Pritha! Having won kingdoms and riches and means of ...


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No they were not aware of his reality. Gita says BG 7.24: The less intelligent think that I, the Supreme Lord Shree Krishna, was formless earlier and have now assumed this personality. They do not understand the imperishable exalted nature of my personal form. BG 7.25: I am not manifest to everyone, being veiled by my divine Yogmaya energy. Hence, those ...


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Although this would be an appropriate question for a Language forum, and not exactly Hinduism persay, the word meaning is as follows. The word Abhyahanyata, as you said is prefixed with Abhi, which means "moving towards". The other part of the word is Ahanyanta, which is a word in past tense plural third person, and derives from the root √han, ...


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Even if there was such a rule, Abhimanyu can't be qualified as a child. Abhimanyu born at the time of Kahandava dahan. Then Subhadra, the favourite sister of Kesava, gave birth to an illustrious son, like Puloma's daughter, (the queen of heaven) bringing forth Jayanta. Adi Parva CCXXIII Thirty three years had passed to that incident at the time of ...


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Here are two examples. The Supreme Spirit hath three condition, In the form of Brahma, he is the Creator, and in the form of Vishnu he is the Preserver, and in his form as Rudra, he is the Destroyer of the Universe. Mahabharata Vana Parva Section CCLXX Mahadeva is eternal Brahman. Mahabharata Anusasana Parva Section XVII


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Sanjaya did take part in the war. In Shalya parva, when Duryodana disappeared from battle field, he [says:][1] I myself, O king, having only two kinds of forces, and becoming reckless of life, joined the five leaders of our army, and fought with the forces of the Pancala prince, posting our men on that spot where Saradwat's son was stationed. We had been ...


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We need to know the exact meaning of deceit before concluding whether the act of Sakuni is deceit or not. According to Cambridge dictionary deceit: (an act of) keeping the truth hidden, especially to get an advantage So, if Sakuni knows a truth and still hiding it for a benefit, then we can call it as a deceit. Now, the truth that Sakuni is hiding for ...


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The name "rAdhA" occurs a few times in itihAsa. However, it is controversial whether these are connected to the rAdhA worshipped by some today. mahAbhArata Adi parva: 104.14 taM utsR^iShTaM tadA garbhaM rAdhAbhartA mahAyashaH putratve kalpayAmAsa sabhAryaH sUtanandanaH The famous husband of Rādhā (Adhiratha), the son of a charioteer, took that ...


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