How was Guru Dronacharya born?

Rishi Bharadwaj was the father of Dronacharya and his mother was an apsara called Ghritachi ( घृताची )

The origin and meaning of various names of Sri Krishna

As mentioned in Mahabharata Udyog Parva, chapter 70, when Dhritarashtra ask about the various name of Sri Krishna to Sanjaya. Following are...

Why Arjuna is called Savyasachi ?

Why Arjuna is called Savyasachi (सव्यसाची)? सव्य means "left-hand" As mentioned by Adi Shankaracharya in the...

Why Arjuna is called Kiriti ?

Why Arjuna is called Kiriti (किरीटी)? The word किरीटी is derived from किरीटिन् -   - one who wears...

Why did Arjuna rejected the Urvashi ?

Why did Arjuna rejected the Urvashi (उर्वशी ) ? Arjuna considered Urvashi (उर्वशी ) as his mother, this is because...

Why Draupadi is called as Trihayani (त्रिहायणी) ?

Trihayani (त्रिहायणी) -  त्रयो हायना यस्याः । “दामहायनान्ताच्च ।” ४ । १ । २७ । इति ङीप् ।  It...

How did Arjuna went to Swarga alive for getting weapons ?

How did Arjuna went to Swarga alive for getting weapons ? When Pandavas were residing in Dvaitavana (द्वैतवन), Veda...

How many years were spent by Arjuna in Swarga?

It is mentioned by Vaishampayana (वैशंपायन) in Mahabharata Vana Parva chapter 44 verse 5 गृहीतास्त्रस्तु कौन्तेयो...

Why was Draupadi called as Sairandhri (सैरन्ध्री ) ?

Why was Draupadi called as Sairandhri (सैरन्ध्री ) ? Sairandhri (सैरन्ध्री)  -  means female attendant or a maid servant

Why did Rishi Maitreya curse Duryodhana?

As mentioned in Mahabharata vana parva - chapter 10, Rishi Maitreya (मैत्रेय) after meeting Pandavas in the Kamyaka van (काम्यक वन), and knowing that...
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