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  • Mahabharata Importance

    RELEVANCE OF MAHABHARAT IN PRESENT TIMES Mahabharata, written by Maharishi Ved Vyas, is one of the two great epics of ancient India. It is one of the greatest stories ever told and is undoubtedly one of the most vast, vivid and detailed epics of the world. It is not a story, it is not a poem not even an epic but rather a philosophy about humans, the evolution of their thought process and the battles of their interests. The account holds true and relevant even in current times. It is said that what exists in Mahabharata, is there in world and that what is not there, does not exist anywhere in the world. If looked closely, it demonstrates with all the possible themes such as mentioned above of the human society and life. It is a story about…

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  • Mahabharata Criticism

    Critical Analysis Considered to be India’s greatest epic, there are few uninspired by the Mahabharata. But, the Mahabharata is also a narrative which has its own share of criticisms. A very noticeable aspect is the double standard held by many formidable characters such as Bhīma, Drona, Arjuna, and many others. While there is no doubt that the good they performed certainly outweighs the evil it is important that they not be portrayed as infallible- for legends as they are, they are also human.…

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  • Source Analysis: Bhima Drinking The Blood Of Dushasana

    “Razm Nama” is the Persian translation of the Mahabharata. It was on the seventeenth day of the war that this battle took place. The war was the result of a dynastic succession struggle between the two groups of 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…

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  • Ikshvaku Essay

    Alambusha, was Sumati. This was the same place where Diti, the mother of the Daitya clan, did her penance in order to beget a child who would slay Indra. Before the penance was completed, Indra secretly entered her womb and sliced the embryo into 49 pieces (which were still alive having done so). When they were born, those children came to be called the Maruts or attendants of Vayu deva. Meanwhile, the famous Yadava clan of great prominence during Mahabharata times were represented by Lavana and…

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  • Submission And Action Of Religious Heroines Analysis

    Submission and Action of Religious Heroines Written expressly to convey the main beliefs and principles of their respective religions, the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, and the Hebrew Bible are composed as epic histories and biographies of mythic figures, whose lives act as fables to teach these principles to the educated, uninitiated believers. In most cases, these fables are told through a heroic male character, blessed by God or a god, who fulfills a destiny defined by his relationship with…

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  • Mahabharata Analysis

    structure to plain text than one might think. Mahabharata is the longest epic in the world written around 300 BC, it was narrated by Rishi Vyasa and written by the Hindu God Ganesh and many other authors over centuries. It contains accounts of Bhagavada Gita, the story of Damyanti, some part of Ramayana and the Rishyasaringa. It is also referred to as the longest poem ever written.…

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  • Bhagavad Gita Notes

    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 written under the influence of events through the historical change. Like Unpahidas, Vedas and Ramayana, the Bhagavad-Gita is an Indian poem, which is one of the most important texts of…

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  • Mahabharata And Odyssey

    The Similarities of the Greek and Hindu Culture: Based on the Mahabharata and the Odyssey Similarities between cultures exist throughout history, even with cultures that are separated by time and distance from each other. The Greek and Indic civilizations are no different; in that we can see that they took multiple essences of storytelling from one another and used it in epic poems and stories that fueled the religion and backbone of these societies. The Mahabharata in the Hindu culture was…

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  • Manusmrti Analysis

    The Manusmrti remains one of the finest embodiments of Classical Hindu law and of fundamental importance in any study on law in India. Buhler designates Manusmrti as 'Bhrigu's version of the Institutes of Sacred law proclaimed by Manu".14 Its opening verses describe how Manu, the descendent of the self¬ existent Brahmana was approached by the great sages to explain the sacred law. Buhler further explains that if the versions given by commentators like Govihdraja, Narayana and Raghavananda as…

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  • Silence The Court Is In Session Analysis

    India has a glorious history of drama from the ancient times. Drama begins its journey in India with the Sanskrit plays. Indian drama is characterized with the rituals, folks, cultural heritage etc. But the major concern of contemporary Indian drama is the representation of socio-political scenario, marginalization, gender discrimination, oppression, poverty and hunger. A general consensus seems to have emerged that though the social criticism, corruption, oppression, gender discrimination can…

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