Similarities between the Greek and Indian Epics – Mahabharata, Ramayana

Similarities between the two epics – Mahabharata and Iliyad. 1. Pandavas were sent to forest for 14 years, The battle of Troy was fought for 14 years. 2. When the war starts out, Arjuna is reluctant to fight. Similarly, when the Trojan war starts, Achilees does not want to fight. 3. Arjuna laments over the… Read more »

The equations of Curse and Boons in Life

A curse can be a good thing and a Boon can be bad.  What “Looks Bad” for you is actually doing good in the background, you just don’t realize it from the surface. In Hindu mythology, a curse is something which generates Debt ( “Wrin”). Boon is something which earns equity. If a soul has… Read more »

Why is Lord Ram Respected and Worshiped over Ravan?

Ram is respected because he is Maryada purushottam (maryada ki raksha karne wala purushon mein uttam …just a higher order of Krishna who is Leela purushottam). Ram never asked Sita for agnipariksha. The kingdom asked Ram whether she deserves to be the queen after being abducted by a Rakshasha king. Ram had complete Faith over… Read more »

What do the 10 heads of Ravan in Hinduism signify?

Ravana’s ten heads is a metamorphication of his knowledge of the six shastras and the four Vedas. Namely: Sankhyashastra (Mathematics) Yog Shastra (Yoga as a way of life, meditation) Nyayashastra (Law and administration) Vaisheshik Shastra (Physics, astronomy, mechanics) Purvamimansa (Philosophy, Justification) Uttar Mimansa Shastra Rigveda Yajurveda Samveda Atharvaveda. His original name is “Dashagriva” (a monster… Read more »