Mahabharata

How many sons did Dhritarashtra have?

As mentioned by Veda Vyasa himself to Dhritarashtra, in Mahabharata Vana Parva 9.21 चिराय तव पुत्राणां शतमेकश्च भारत ।पाण्डोः...

Who were the characters of Mahabharata? Who were their Father...

Abhimanyu (अभिमन्यु ) - son of Arjuna and Subhadra. His son was King Parikshit (परीक्षित) Arjuna - son of Kunti...

Who had Agneyastra in Mahabharata ?

Agneyastra (आग्नेय अस्त्र) Agneyastra (आग्नेय अस्त्र) - It is weapon belong to Agni, god of Fire. The weapon emitted...

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 ?

Benefits of reading Mahabharata The importance of reading and listening Mahabharata, is mentioned in the epic itself in Svargarohana Parva...

How was Guru Dronacharya born?

Guru Dronacharya Guru Drona, also known as Dronacharya was the teacher who taught the arts of war to both...

The origin and meaning of various names of Sri Krishna

Names of Sri Krishna As mentioned in Mahabharata Udyog Parva, chapter 70, when Dhritarashtra ask about the various...

Why Arjuna is called Savyasachi ?

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

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 ?

Why Draupadi is called as Trihayani ? त्रिहायणी -  त्रयो हायना यस्याः । “दामहायनान्ताच्च ।” ४ । १ ।...

How did Arjuna went to Swarga alive for getting weapons ?

Visit of Veda Vyas and Pratismriti Vidya When Pandavas were residing in Dvaitavana (द्वैतवन), Veda Vyasa visited them and suggested...

How many years were spent by Arjuna in Swarga?

Time spent by Arjuna in Swarga Loka It is mentioned by Vaishampayana (वैशंपायन) in Mahabharata Vana Parva chapter 44 verse...

Why was Draupadi called as Sairandhri (सैरन्ध्री ) ?

Draupadi Stay at Matsya Kingdom Sairandhri (सैरन्ध्री)  -  means female attendant or a maid servant Draupadi...

Why did Rishi Maitreya curse Duryodhana?

Rishi Maitreya visits Dhritarashtra As mentioned in Mahabharata vana parva - chapter 10, Rishi Maitreya (मैत्रेय) after meeting Pandavas in...

Which prayer helped Yudhishthira to get the Akshaya Patra?

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

What are the name of sons born from Draupadi ?

Name of sons born from Draupadi As mentioned in Mahabharata Adi Parva (आदिपर्व) chapter 220 verse 79-85, also referred...

Story of marriage of Rishi Agastya and Lopamudra

Story of Rishi Agastya and Lopamudra This story is mentioned in Mahabharata Vana Parva - chapter 95-99,...

What are Yaksha-Yudhishthira Prashna ?

Yaksha-Yudhishthira Prashna (यक्ष युधिष्ठिर संवाद) Yaksha-Yudhishthira Prashna, are the question & answer dialogue between Yudhishthira (युधिष्ठिर) and  Yaksha...

Story of Vindhya mountain and rishi Agastya

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