Male and Female or Purusha and Prakriti can be understood through the Tree of Jiva and Atman
The Rig Veda samhita 1.164.20-22, Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.1-2, and Svetasvatara Upanisad 4.6-7, speak of two birds, one perched on the branch of the tree, which signifies the body, and eating its fruit, the other merely watching.
Rig Veda samhita says:
Both man and woman have many issues in common - both experience hunger, sleep, desire to earn, desire to play and enjoy, etc.
There are 2 ways of looking at this concept of separate bodies of man and woman.
If looked at in a physical sense, yes, they are apparently different and they are not interdependent on the other, except for gratifying sexual ...
There might be no such texts that are entirely dedicated discussing the concerned topic but scriptures do mention why male-female counterparts must exist.
For example, it is said that at the onset of creation God divided himself into a male and a female part.
The god Brahma cleft his body in two, of yore, Out of one part sprang
the husbands, and out of ...
Well, the battle of ten kings predates the Ramayana for sure and does take place in this manvantara. But it is not so easy to date it.
We know Ramayana took place in 24th Treta Yuga in this manvatara.
From RV Mandala 7 Hymn 18, we know one of the combatants in Battle of Ten Kings opposite of King Sudas was Puru
Indra at once with conquering might ...
The measurement of time is different in Vedic Era. Weekday was not the part of that measurement. It is a subsequent development.
In Ramayana, there was no mention of vAra (weekday), but muhUrta, thithi, nakshatra, rAshi, etc, were mentioned.
In his Research paper Scientific Knowledge in the Vedas, Padmakar Vishnu Vartak says as follows:
The system of ...
Vara is intrinsic part of Jyotisha, hence Vedas, hence exist for all time in Sanatana Dharma.
Bhanu vasara - Sunday
Soma - Monday
Mangal - Tuesday
Budh - Wednesday
Guru - Thursday
Shukra - Friday
Shani - Saturday
The weekdays are related to the NavaGruhas. Pls don't ask for source. This is almost basic common sense knowledge.
Yudhishtira was simply In hell. He was not Tortured in hell.
The keyword is 'behold'.
A king is supposed to know the sufferings of their subjects. The only way they can do so is to experience pain themselves. But because they are kings, they can't be punished by anyone while on earth. So they are shown a sample of tortures in hell after they leave the ...
Indeed, Gandhari never removed her blindfold. However, there is one instance from where one can estimate the power she from her penance. It was not for rendering Duryodhana's body hard as thunderbolt, but charring Yudhishtra's toe. This took place after the war when Gandhari was lamenting the loss of her sons.
From Jalapradanika-parva in Stri-parva
Mahabharat, created more than 2,000 years ago, is a complex story of the mythological Kurukshetra war. It is the longest known epic poem in the world, about 10 times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey combined.
There are hundreds of interpretations for any ancient text. This one is not an exception. There's direct text to text translation which no ...
As per Mahabharata: Adi Parva: Chapter 62, Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa took three years to compose the Mahabharata:
The history of the exalted birth of the Bharata princes is called the Mahabharata. He who knoweth this etymology of the name is cleansed of all his sins. And as this history of the Bharata race is so wonderful, that, when recited, it assuredly ...
The original version of Mahabharata composed by Sage Vyasa by name Jaya, contains 8,800 Slokas only. Later it was expanded to 24,000 Slokas Bharata. Still yet a later period it was expanded to Mahabharata containing 1,00,000 Slokas.
I am (continued Sauti) acquainted with eight thousand and eight
hundred verses, and so is Suka, and perhaps Sanjaya. From ...
The questions are
Is there any recorded knowledge for how to incite or use Brahmastra or
its likes in Mahabharat or any other scripture, if not, why wasn't
that all recorded or known or passed on?
Why isn't that available like Vedas and other things?
Why does no one have any knowledge regarding those weapons, or transcending in skies with ...
Indeed Valmiki Ramayana does not mention the name of the bow that was broken by Sri Rama. But it did mention that the same bow was used to destroy Tripura.
From Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Kanda
Oh, best one among men, out of the two longbows gods gave one to restive Trymbaka, God Shiva for a combat with demon Tripura, and oh, Kakutstha, that bow alone is ...
Yes, she indeed did for she wanted to save her son, as you can read here:
Travelling swiftly during the seventeenth day of the war, she finally
arrived on the field at sunset. When she entered the ladies tent she
received the terrible news that all her sons were now dead, with the
exception of Duryodhana alone. The old queen dropped to the ground in
It's incorrect to say Hanumanji played no role in the war. As this answer says Hanumanji mentioned he will send forth fearful shouts to dampen courage of enemies.
Took some searching but finally found one instance, which happened on the 17th day of battle. King Susharmana wounded Arjuna with ten arrows and Sri Krishna with three arrows. He then pierced ...
One's varna is not decided solely based on birth.
Please see following Manusmriti verses which says Education is true birth
2.147: The birth that happens from womb of mother after parents desire for procreation is an ordinary birth. Real birth happens when the person completes his education
2.157: A Brahmin devoid of education is equivalent to an ...
From the the link of this section of Adi Parva of Mahabharata which OP provided in comments:
In a former millennium, Parashurama, killed Kartavirya Arjuna in
battle for the sin of slaying his father. Not only did he kill the
followers of Kartavirya Arjuna, but he destroyed the entire kshatriya
race twenty-one times. When the earth was devoid of ...