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This is named in Mahabharata itself. Mahabharata contains 100 parvas one of them is 'Bhagavat-gita' Parva. These 100 parvas again arranged in 18 major parvas: The high-souled Vyasa composed these hundred parvas of which the above is only an abridgement: having distributed them into eighteen, the son of Suta recited them consecutively in the forest of ...


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According to the introduction to K. K. Shastri's The Jaya-Saṃhitā (The Ur-Mahābhārata) much of the Mahābhārata story we know today including the Bhagavad-gītā is a late addition to the text. He writes: A puzzling problem before us is of godly or super-human characteristics of Kṛṣṇa and Śiva. It is quite easy to find out that wherever such narrations ...


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As per the comments in the wiki link, According to Indologist and Sanskrit scholar John Brockington, known for his Mahabharata-related publications, the table of contents in the Spitzer Manuscript includes book names not found in later versions, and it is possible that the parvas existed but were with different titles. The epic known to the scribe of ...


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After fighting with the warriors of Kaurava side, Arjuna issued a divine astra Sanmohana, which stupefied everyone on Kaurava side, except Bhishma. And with celestial weapons in their hands, they completely surrounded the son of Pritha and rained on him from all sides a perfect shower of shafts, like clouds showering on the mountain breast a heavy ...


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The purposes of composing the Veda, the Ithihasa like Ramayana and Puranas are different. And, their sayings are not applicable to all. So they cannot be compared. *1. The Veda * Though there were references to historical kingly personalities like Bharata, Puru and Sages like Vasistha, Viswamitra, etc, and of rivers like Sindhu, Saraswati,etc, the Veda ...


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The Brihadaranyaka upanishad says Verse 2.4.10 sa yathārdraedhāgnerabhyāhitātpṛthagdhūmā viniścaranti, evaṃ vā are'sya mahato bhūtasya niḥsvasitametadyadṛgvedo yajurvedaḥ sāmavedo'tharvāṅgirasa itihāsaḥ purāṇam vidyā upaniṣadaḥ ślokāḥ sūtrānyanuvyākhyānāni vyākhyānāni; asyaivaitāni niḥśvasitāni || 10 || As from a fire kindled with wet ...


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Kunti exposed this truth to pandavas in Stri parva:26. That hero and great bowman, that leader of leaders of car-divisions, that warrior distinguished by every mark of heroism, who hath been slain by Arjuna in battle, that warrior whom, ye sons of Pandu, ye took forth, Suta’s child born of Radha, that hero who shone in the midst of his forces like the ...


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Abhimanyu was killed in a fair war if we read the scenario of whole war. He had a lot of advantage in the war. Let's read about his advantages and later we I crush the misconception regarding the war. Advantages of Abhimanyu He was under the protection of a celestial armour protecting him from the attacks of warriors. Abhimanyu is young, his prowess is ...


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Mahabharata 1.2 antare chaiva samprApte kalidvAparayorabhUt | samantapa~nchake yuddhaM kurupANDavasenayoH || 9|| It was at this same Samantapañcaka that at the juncture of the dvApara yuga and the kali yuga the war between the armies of the Kurus and the Pāndavas was fought.


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First by defintion, Karna was a Kanina and could be made king Manusmriti 9.172 says pitṛveśmani kanyā tu yaṃ putraṃ janayed rahaḥ | taṃ kānīnaṃ vadennāmnā voḍhuḥ kanyāsamudbhavam || 172 || If a maiden secretly bears a son in her father’s house, that son, born of a maiden, should be declared as ‘maiden-born’ by name, and to belong to the man who ...


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For this we have to do comparison of scripture as per the scriptures Devi Bhagwatam 11:1 Where you will find differences between S’ruti, Smriti and Purânas, accept the words of the S’rutis as final proofs. Wherever Smriti disagrees with the Purânas, know the Smritis more authoritative. And where differences will crop up in the S’rutis themselves, know ...


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Varna is decided by quality not by birth If you are a seeker teacher or guru you are bharaman If you are solder, diplomat, government official you are a shatria If you are business man, farmer you are a vaiya If you are a labour you are a shudra It doesn't mean you can only have same quality You can change your Profession anytime Bhagvad Gita 18.41: ...


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Vijay bow of Rukmi was different and less powerful than that of Karna. It was an ordinary bow broken by Lord Krishna before before Kurukshetra war . Seeing the speed of his hands, keshava became angry. Shooting a bunch of arrows, he cut down rukmi's bow.


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