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We need to see what term is used for those scriptures in our scriptures. We should stick to it. The word used is "Itihasa" only. Here are various references from various scriptures: One should make them [i.e., the invited Brahmanas] listen to the Vedic recitations, Dharma-Sastras, Itihasas (History) Puranas, and the most beautiful portion [of the S'...


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Padma Purana , Patala Khanda, Chapter 71 (5.71.29-31) describes that Vrishabhanu, the father of Sri Radha perceived her to be motionless, blind and deaf and requested the sage Narada to have a look at her. Then, when the best sage, after having talked to the excellent cowherd, decided to go, Bhanu spoke to him like this: "O god, I have (also) a ...


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The Beng Mealea relief image is showing an ascetic lying under ground or probably underwater performing tapas or penance. There are many ways mentioned in Hinduism scriptures with which one can perform tapas or penance. For e.g. living only on air , Standing on one foot in meditation , surviving only on dry leaves etc. Similarly ascetics doing Tapasya ...


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At first, as per Duryodhana, they didn't complete: Vaisampayana said, 'King Duryodhana then, on the field of battle said unto Bhishma, and unto Drona--that tiger among warriors, and unto Kripa--that mighty car-warrior, these words, 'Both myself and Kama had said this unto the preceptors 1 I refer to the subject again, for I am not satisfied with having ...


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We can safely say that part is added by the writers of the show. Even in old movies on Mahabharata, this treatment episode by Nakula and Sahadeva is not shown. Indra was not merciless to leave Karna wounded. Since Karna was following his vow of keeping his word and charity, Indra gave a boon to Karna that even after his body is cut while peeling off armour, ...


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The following is from another answer. Kutsa is mentioned in the Vedas in 40 to 50 different contexts. Kutsa asked Indra to help in decimating Ruru's enemies. Indra invited Kutsa to Indraloka to celebrate the victory. Rig Veda 4.16.10 mentions a conversation between Sage Vaamadeva and Indra, which indicated that Kutsa and Indra were friends who resembled ...


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The following text was from a Vedic scholar's ( Sri Kiron Krishnan) notes on this subject. A simple search on the origin of this cruel myth shall put light on one of the many Hindu attempts to blaspheme God and Vedas, for the superiority of their gods and incarnate bands. The mention is made first in Yajur Veda Maitrayani, Kathaka Samhitas, in a litany, ...


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On command of Ambika/Ambalika their daasi visited Vyasa and Vidura born. Dhritrastra had a son named Yuyutsu from a daasi during Gandhari's pregnancy. But, such things were not agreed by all daasis. For example, Keechaka asked Shairandhri for the same which she refused. When he forced to do so Shairandhri's husband Vallabh killed him. In specific case of ...


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Myth literally means fiction and mythology is the the study of myths. Since in Hindu purans, deities have supernatural powers which people simply ignore and say that isn't possible in real life. Thus, they call it as a myth and thus mythology. Also, according to Oxford Dictionary: mythology A collection of myths, especially one belonging to a ...


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After death of Pandu, Vyasa advised Satyavati to retire into the forest and engage in the contemplation through Yoga. On this advice, Satyavati retired to forest where she left her body: Acquiescing in the words of Vyasa, Satyavati entered the inner apartments and addressed her daughter-in-law, saying, 'O Ambika, I hear that in consequence of the deeds ...


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The Mahābhārata isn't very clear on this issue. On one hand, before go-grahaṇa (the seizing of cattle by King Suśarma of Trigata and the Kauravas), we have a statement from Vaiśampāyana (speaking to Janamejaya) that the Pāṇḍavas just completed their 13th year in exile. This is even before Arjuna reveals his identity to Uttara and the Kauravas: Virāṭa ...


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