Who is Responsible For the Mahabharata War?

We have a question from Vijay, According to you, who is responsible for the Mahabharata war? I know there are multiple people who are responsible but what is the root cause of the war and who are the people responsible for it? According to me, the root cause of the Mahabharata war is – disobedience… Read more »

Abhimanyu’s Edge Over Kaurava Warriors On 13th Day

We have a question from Rajiv, In Mahabharata, wasn’t Drona, Karna or Aswathama capable enough to stop Abhimanyu on their own? How can a 16 year old boy cause so much fear in Kaurava army, especially when the commander in chief is Drona himself, whom even Arjuna cannot beat. Drona alone could have stopped him,… Read more »

Aswathhama and Karna: The Silent Friendship

Aswaatthama and Karna became friends first before Karna and Duryodhana became friends. Their relationship is older compared to the relationship of Karna and Duryodhana. Both the subjects had nothing to gain from this relationship but they connected on the basis of similar circumstances and how they were perceived in the society because of their “lineage” and not “skills”

How did Nakul and Sahadeva influence the story of Mahabharata? How did they have an impact on the story of the epic?

Nakula and Sahadeva played key roles in the epic, which are not known since their parts have been overshadowed by the parts of Arjuna, Bheema. Again, not every part will be mentioned. What you read in the epic is just a synopsis, it is impossible to document every single thing then the epic will not finish since every character played an equally important part in the whole battle and epic.

Friendship and Business

A relationship where both the subjects aren’t needy, aren’t insecure and help each other for mutual growth is friendship. A relationship where both the subjects are needy, are insecure and transact with each other for mutual growth is business.

Who is a Greater King – Karna or Yudhisthira?

Arjuna said that Yudhisthira is more righteous but Krishna explained that such is not the case. Just because Karna is siding with Duryodhana doesn’t mean he is any less righteous than Yudhisthira. He has his personal limitations but this has nothing to do with his righteousness as a king.

Pursuit is Important, Results are Trivial

We are often deluded by the result and ignore the pursuit of something. Everyone is focused on what results his action will bring and not focusing on the present pursuit. The subjects fail to realize that they have no control on the result anyway.

DharmaSankat

DharmaSankat is a predicament to the moral code of an individual and the context of his situational truth. “DharmaSankat” is the conjugation of two terms – “Dharma” (moral code) and “Sankat” (danger).

Arjuna’s Ego And It’s Disintegration

Arjuna is one of the most egoistic character in Mahabharata, if not as presumptuous as Duryodhana.He considers himself as the best archer and his ego is amplified by the praises of Bheesma, Drona, Krishna and other warriors of his time.