I would like to add to Ram’s answer, a reference from Doha 204 of Balakanda of Sri Ramcharitamanas:
भए कुमार जबहिं सब भ्राता। दीन्ह जनेऊ गुरु पितु माता॥
गुरगृहँ गए पढ़न रघुराई। अलप काल बिद्या सब आई॥२॥
जाकी सहज स्वास श्रुति चारी। सो हरि पढ़ यह कौतुक भारी॥
बिद्या बिनय निपुन गुन सीला। खेलहिं खेल सकल नृपलीला॥३॥
(बालकाण्ड दोहा २०४, चौपाई २,३)
When all the ...
Who said they didn't or did?! Who got that ultimate siddhi/special vision and power to declare that they got mOksha?! Neither Vyasa got into any of these nor he is one person (It's a post)! Also, Bhagavad Geeta is completely misunderstood and misquoted most often and here too. Krishna said "come to ME". But Who is this ME?! ME is not that human ...
Probably Vashishta and other court-appointed acharyas.
From Valmiki Ramayan
गजस्कन्धेऽश्वपृष्ठे च रथचर्यासु सम्मतः
धनुर्वेदे च निरतः पितृशुश्रूषणे रतः
Rama is admittedly a champion of riding elephants and horses, also in
tactical charioting, and he rejoices in the art of archery, and
absorbed in the obedient service of his father.
The keyword is '...
If seen from Bhishma's angle, he was perhaps not so dysfunctional as it may appear.
He already paid a second heavy price by being cursed by Shikhandi after the first big step to give up rights to kingdom and proclamation not to marry. To witness the unpalatable tendencies of Duryodhana is a continuous third predicament and the fourth tragic consequence was ...
As specified in the link Rakshasendra, consist of two words, Rakshas and Indra.
As per my understanding, when the term Indra is used with other terms, it signifies that for whomever the term is used for, he/she/it is superior to others of its kind or is like a king of its kind.
Devendra is Indra within devas or king of Devas,
Narendra is Indra ...
Ok i have read many answers. Let me make it clear to you with. Lineage.
» shantanu was the last king before every problem. Hehad 3 sons devavratha aka beeshma, vichithra veerya & Chitrāngada.
» first son beeshma rejected the crown for stepbrothers
» chitthrangatha got killed while vichitraveerya died after marrage.
Now the complicated part. Who can be ...
Everyone is moving on the periphery of the problem. The real problem of that era or even now has been a patriarchial, Verna, and caste system. Because of these problems, a deserving person was refused his right. After the Bhisma's refusal to the throne, Satyavati was the most deserving candidate, but she was denied the coveted position as she was a woman. ...
Daksha Prajapati's daughter Taamra was married to Kashyapa. Shuki was name of one of the daughters of Taamra. Śukī gave birth to parrots.
As Indra was talking to a "Suka" i.e. parrot whose origin is from Daksha > Taamra > Śukī, he referred same Daksha Prajapati.
Daksha was son of Lord Brahma in Svaymbhu Manvanra. Later in Vaivaswata Manvantra ...
Yes, King Prasanajit who was Lord Rama's ancestor was also Lord Parashurama's maternal grandfather. So Lord Parashurama has links to Ikshavaku lineage.
From Chapter VII - Lineage of Puruvasas and Jahnu of Vishnu Purana,
Jamadagni married Reṇukā, the daughter of Reṇū, of the family of Ikṣvāku, and had by her the destroyer of the Kṣatriya race, Paraśurāma, ...
Its said in Mahabharata, Bishma Parva chap 40, which is the the Bhagavd Gita
yatra yogeśvaraḥ kṛṣṇo
yatra pārtho dhanur-dharaḥ
tatra śrīr vijayo bhūtir
dhruvā nītir matir mama
Wherever there is Kṛṣṇa, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality.
Karna conquered the enemies of Kauravas such as Drupada. He single-handedly defeated them and made them pay his entire wealth. Arjuna and Karna are considered as best warriors of earth and to face each other. Nobody defeated each other and since Karna is older than Arjuna, his name is always taken before Arjuna.
As per Mahabharata: Karna Parva, Yudhishthira wanted to retire into forest leaving Mahabharata war after Arjuna insulted him:
Hearing, however, those harsh words of his brother Phalguna, Pandu's son, king Yudhishthira, the just, rising up from that bed (on which he had been sitting), said these words unto Partha, with his heart filled with sorrow, "O ...
He was bound by his vow that the king is in his fatherś image.
Bhishma then took another vow that he would always see his father's image in whoever sat on the King's throne, and would thus serve the king faithfully & truthfully.
Everybody should accept that if Duryodhana is defeated, others are not defeated like Bhishma. Arjuna is not like Bhima. Even though Duryodhana tried to kill Arjuna many times, he does not express his anger and this was before Pandu's death. Bhima was always angry on Kauravas because they tried to kill 5 brothers, especially him. Bhishma just requested to end ...
The Yadava clan (Bhoja, the Andhaka, and the Vrishni races) fought among themselves and died. Sri Krishna was witness to this incident.
Later, when Arjuna tried to bring the women of Vasudeva, robbers attacked him and he, being a great warrior, could not protect all the women.
Vyasa consoling him says as follows:
‘The mighty car-warriors of the Vrishni and ...