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  • The Palace Of Illusions Analysis

    depicts Paanchali’s complicated friendship with Krishna, her views on her marriage to the five Pandavas, her secret attraction towards the man who is her husbands’ most dangerous enemy and her role in the battle of Kurukshetra. The book finally gives a woman’s take on the timeless tale, that is the Mahabharata and deals with themes like revenge, patriarchy prevalent in the Hindu classic Mahabharata and love. The title of the book is …

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  • Source Analysis: Bhima Drinking The Blood Of Dushasana

    cousins, the Pandavans and the Kaudavans. Bhima led the Pandavan army and Dushasana was the second son of one hundred sons of the blind king of the Kaudavas, Dhritarashtra. Bhima is responsible for killing all one hundred Kaudavan sons. The Kurukshetra War is believed to be dated back to 3102 BCE. Therefore, this painting is a rendition by Abul Fazl of the epic battle between Bhima and Dushasana as described in the Mahabharata. The portrait is painted on what seems to be very durable paper…

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  • Mahabharata Criticism

    The main battle is not the Kurukshetra war but the fight between Krishna and Jarasandha, who is killed by Krishna. Ultimately, the Pandavas and Balarama take renunciation as Jain monks and are reborn in heaven, while Krishna and Jarasandha are reborn in hell for their exploits and evil…

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  • Analysis Of The Geeta

    Body of the paper The content of the Geeta is the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra before the start of the war between the two clans of the brothers- the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Responding to Arjuna’s confusion and dilemma about fighting his own cousins, Bhagwan Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince and elaborates on different Vedantic concepts. This has led to the Gita being described as one of the prasthana…

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  • Bhagavad Gita Notes

    Bhagavad-Gita as Guide India is one of the biggest countries in the world with a long history of great Indian civilization. It contains many important historical events, the rise and decline of empires, prolonged wars, establishment of their own religion, language, social structure, own philosophy and cultural values that were passed from generation to generation. There are several world known ancient Indian texts that contain all the wisdom and teachings of the Indian civilization that were…

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  • Book Review On The Bhagavad Gita

    Comparative Book Review The texts The Bhagavad Gita, Apology, and In the Buddha’s Words all have different concepts of their God/deities, but share the same common base of themes. In The Bhagavad Gita, the theme is to not fear death and live in the moment. Being a part of the world, doing the best you can, helping others, and not getting egoistic with your actions are also all themes. In Plato’s’ Apology, the theme is using wisdom and virtue to improve the society. Having more self-knowledge…

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  • Bhagavad Gita

    About The Gita I chose to read The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran. In the preface Easwaran recalls a train ride from India to Simla, and making a stop in Kurukshetra. The name can literally be translated as “Song of the Lord”. This place was the setting of the Mahabharata. The Author compares the Gita to the Sermon on the mount saying that both have an “immediacy” and both are timeless. They describe getting off the train and taking in the scenery. His companion tells him to…

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  • Just War Theory Of War In The Bhagavadgita

    The Bhagavadgita is a tale of duty in war and why it is necessary to perform one 's duty despite the cost. However this raises the question of whether the war in the Gita was justified. The god Krishna who performs the role of charioteer for Arjuna believes that the war is just and convinces him to fight. There is a theory known as the “just war theory” which details the legitimacy beginning a conflict and proper actions during the conflict. This theory consists of two major parts (Jus Ad Bellum…

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  • The Mooksha Of Hinduism

    Mahabharata is one of the two major works of ancient India which is a narrative of the Kurukshetra war which takes place between Pandavas and Kaurvas. But it is not only an epic which depicts hatred, jealousy and the lust for power but also deals with concepts of purusarthas and moksha. It provides the opportunity to find out about the history…

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  • Research Paper On Arjuna

    Arjuna also travels to the world of the god Indra and on his way he fights against the god Shiva who assumes the form of a mountain man. Once in Indra’s heaven, Arjuna spends ten years and he learns to dance. The background of Arjuna’s adventures relates to an episode in which two sets of cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, are competing for the throne. Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers, loses his right to rule during a dice game. Tha Kauravas challenge Yudhisthira to…

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