Mahabharata

How did Bheem got his gadha and Arjun got his sankha...

Mayasura (मयासुर) who was the architect of demons gave Bheem his gadha and Arjun his sankha named as Devadatta (देवदत्त)

What are the benefits of reading Mahabharata ?

The importance of reading and listening Mahabharata, is mentioned in the epic itself in Svargarohana Parva (स्वर्गारोहणपर्व), chapter 5, verse 80-81

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...

Which prayer helped Yudhishthira to get the Akshaya Patra (अक्षयपात्र) ?

Ashtottara Shatanamavali (अष्टोत्तरशतनामात्मक स्तोत्र) - This Stotram was given to Yudhishthira (युधिष्ठिर) by Rishi Dhaumya (धौम्य), to pray to Lord Surya for attaining...

What are the name of sons born from Draupadi ?

What are the name of sons born from Draupadi (द्रौपदी )? As mentioned in Mahabharata Adi Parva (आदिपर्व) chapter...

Story of marriage of Rishi Agastya and Lopamudra

Story of marriage of Rishi Agastya (अगस्त्य) and Lopamudra (लोपामुद्रा) This story is mentioned in Mahabharata Vana Parva...

What are Yaksha-Yudhishthira Prashna (यक्ष युधिष्ठिर संवाद) ?

Yaksha-Yudhishthira Prashna, are the question & answer dialogue between Yudhishthira (युधिष्ठिर) and  Yaksha (यक्ष) in the Mahabharata. It appears in the Mahabharata...

Story of Vindhya mountain and rishi Agastya

Vindhya (विन्ध्यः) is a range of mountain which separates north India from the south; it is one of the seven Kulaparvatas ( कुलपर्वत )
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