Here is the story of parshuram and Karan.
Most who consider that Parashuram cursed Karna are quite wrong in their understanding about Bhagwan Parshuram himself, Bhagwan represented the force who believed in equality, standing up for the weaker sections and using knowledge and force for the greater benefit of society. When Parashuram is questioned by Karna , ...
That is incorrect information. Karna was cursed because he lied, not because of anything else.
Karna was kind of 'kshatriya' (warrior). I say kind of because, even though he was born to Surya (sun-god), he was raised by a charioteer, which is what the world knew him as.
3 varnas - Brahmanas, Kshatriyas & Vaishyas - are supposed to study Vedas (whether ...
In Shiva Purana, the power of Trishula was briefly described by Upamanyu.
While performing penance, I saw at the side of Rudra the imperishable highly secret weapon which had no other missile superior
or equal to it.
It was the weapon Vijaya, the trident of the fierce weapon that destroyed all other weapons and missiles.
There is no doubt that it ...
Shiva’s trishul represents the three fundamental aspects of life. These are the three fundamental dimensions of life that are symbolized in many ways. They can also be called Ida, Pingala and Sushumna. These are the three basic nadis – the left, the right and the central – in the pranamaya kosha, or the energy body of the human system. Nadis are pathways or ...
1)Where in the Vedas is the statement that the offerings should be vegetable rather than goats?
Vedas clearly prohibit the use of anything like meat or anything in yajnas.
Mahabharata ,Shantiparva 265:9:-“Liquors, fish, mead, meat- all these have been inserted into Yajna by the wicked people. Vedas have not prescribed their use in Yajnas”.
The questions are:
1.Why Bhisma, Karna and others did not hear Gita even they were also present there?
2.If time was paused, how Sanjay heard Gita?
3.Is there any reference in Mahabharata or Gita, which proves that Krishna paused the time?
An interesting question indeed!!
There are 2 options available , in my opinion, to answer these questions....
It starts with Bhagawad Gita Parva of Bhishma Parva in Mahabharata.
The link to that Parva (Sanskrit and Transliteration version) has been provided below;
The link to that Parva (Translation) has been provided below;
The questions are:
How come we have Hinduism alive only in handful countries coz Pandavas
were alive 5 K yrs ago in such small time how whole world got
If conversion is the case how come Muslims in Pakistan and Bangladesh
still follow caste system ?
The Oldest literature of Sanatana Dharma aka Hinduism is the Veda.
The Veda, per ...
Balarama is a Jivatma but he did not live in samsara world. In Sri Sampradaya, he is a nitya Suri along with Garuda, Vishvaksena "the commander in Chief of Lord's Army".Also there are 500 fairies in Vaikuntha to decorate new jivamas who attain moksha with royal attire. Balarama or Sesa is Vishnu Tattva.
The story is mentioned in Mahabharata.
Bhishma said "Listen as I relate his history. Shishupala was born with four hands and three eyes, and upon his birth, he screamed like an ass. His parents were intently thinking of abandoning him for fear that he was a demon. Just when they were about to rid themselves of the child, a voice from the heavens spoke,'Do ...
Kshemendra, 11th Century C.E. in his Bharatamanjari too alludes to the incident:
Bhima, with brother(s), and the Raaja lalanaa: (royal women), all laughed at Duryodhana: See image here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1alVotE3tTCNmOV34zxBQeztbJrCtL5Ff7F9sMiyFBQI/edit?usp=sharing
The sub-questions of the question are:
So , it is Parbrahman who's actually saying this ?
Now Mahabharata (incl BG) was written by Krishna Dwaipayan (Ved vyasa) , so why we attribute BG to Sri Krishna when he's just being
messenger of god ?
As far as 1st sub-question is concerned, I had already answered it under another question stating that ...
The concept that messenger of God is separate from God and creator lives in some imaginary heavens and is separate from the creation has become popular because of widespread Abrahamic religions spread out among majority of population of Kaliyuga(age of ignorance) where the concept of soul and its linked law of Karma, reincarnation are rejected rather matter ...
I agree with others as Yudh + stira = Yudhishthira ( Aa + sta/ta = ie )
Yudh = war, Stir = steadiness, meaning one who is steady in the war which is an essential quality of warriors. Just like how we expect batsmen to be steady and won runs in cricket.
But actually Yudhistir is an adjective given to the first son of Pandava. As he is the main one to ...
Takshaka cannot be called evil, just going by 2 incidents. Brahma modified the curse of Kadru, that only evil serpants will die, but not virtuous.
Thus, those who survived the snake-sacrifice must be virtuous.
Let us revisit the 2 acts of Takshaka that were mentioned by the OP.
Takshaka killed Parikshit
Takshaka had stolen ear rings from Utanka.
This is going to be a long answer, so I request you to bear with me.
In the comments section, I asked the OP, what exactly he/she would consider as disproving the statement that "Krishna is not the brahman in the Bhagavad Gita but is merely a medium". At the time of writing this answer, I did not receive any response from the OP on this matter. So, I do not ...
Bhagwat Geeta said by Krishna himsef. And Krishna is no differ than Parbrahma. In other word, Krishna is Parbrahma. And it's proof we can find in Bhagwat Geeta easily.
In Geeta When Krishna says I am Parbrahma, then some may say (coz of partial knowledge) It is not Krishna who is saying I am Parbrahma, BUT instead Parbrahma himself saying by making Krishna ...
Vasuki naag's nephew was a sage named Astik who saved him and other serpents.
Rishi Astik went to the place of yagya and asked janmajeya to stop the yagya as a boon.
Janmajeya was committed to please the Brahmin sage so he stopped the yagya unwillingly.
Kadru curses all 1000 sons/snakes, for their refusing to make the tail of the horse Uchchaihsravas look black, to get consumed in the the snake-sacrifice of the wise king Janamejaya of the Pandava race. Later Brahma consoles Kāśyapa, the father of snakes, and teaches him the knowledge of neutralising poison.
Takshaka meets Kāśyapa, who was on his way to ...
Mahabharata: Adi Parva: Chapter 62 mentions:
This work [Mahabharata] presents an account of the gods and royal sages and sacred regenerate Rishis, the sinless Kesava; the god of gods, Mahadeva and the goddess Parvati; the birth of Kartikeya who sprang from union of Parvati with Mahadeva and was reared by many mothers; the greatness of Brahmanas and of ...
It is hard to answer this question with certainty. There are many different names for celestial weapons in the Puranas, and there is no clear explanation as to if they are different ones.
For example the following weapons are associated with Lord Shiva.
1) Rudrastra - Lakshmana uses this in The Ramayana to neutralize Indrajit's Varunastra. And Lord Rama ...
@KeshavSrinivasan Many entries in Wikipedia are either incorrect, or written without references (often based on hearsay). Nothing I have read so far says Rudras were involved in the application of Narayanastra.
But what The Mahabharata does say, at least in one of the versions is, the following. In the same Parva, Arjuna tells Vyasa how he saw the image of ...
The question is
Are there any Hindu scriptures earlier(historically) to Mahabharata
contains either implicitly or explicitly the fact head has the
capability of thinking.
I don't know why this passage was inferred this way - the son of Pandu, filled with rage, struck off that head which was the root of the evil policy of the Kurus,.
It should have ...
This is not a proper answer, but it was large enough that I could not put it in comments. Not sure if there were any written facts about it, but given that people of those times had immense knowledge about things, they must have been aware of this simple fact.
This can actually be inferred quite easily, if you cut off hands or legs, the victim can survive, ...