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  • Who first narrated the two epics Ramayana and Mahabharata?

    There are some records regarding the first narration of the two epics-Ramayana and Mahabharata both. However, this is no exact proof of the exact origin of the narration. The theories shared so far is enough to amuse you and is a worthy read. Ramayana According to the Puranas, it was Luv and Kush, the two […]

  • What Happened to the Astra Vidya of Ramayana and Mahabharata?

    In Sanskrit, Astra means, ‘An extraordinary weapon,’ in Latin, ‘Star’ and in Norse, it meant ‘Divine strength.’ In the epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, Astras were widely used during the great battles described in each of them and came into high importance. They are depicted as used by archers such as Parashurama, Rama, Lakshman, Indrajit (Meghnad), Ravana, […]

  • Vampires in South America described in Ramayana as Mandeha-s

    A typical definition of a Vampire would be, ‘a corpse supposed to leave its grave at night to drink the blood of the living by biting their necks with long pointed canine teeth’. Vampires are a constant favorite around Halloween, but they can be found year-round in movies and on television, in books and on […]

  • Lord Hanuman’s son Makardhwaja – Yes Sankat Mochan had a son!

    Hanuman, exceptionally rendering the quality of the greatest devotee of Lord Rama, is known for his great strength and intellect. He has been given different names, one of them being Kesarinandan which means the son of Kesari. What if we say Kesarinandan himself was a father even though he had taken a vow of remaining […]

  • The Untold Story of Ravana’s sister Surpanakha

    Not many of us know about the life story of Ravana’s sister Surpanakha.If there had been no Surpanakha, there would have been no Ramayana. This sentence marks the utmost importance of her character as only after her unreciprocated seduction of both Rama and Lakshman resulting in chopping away of her nose and ears by the […]

  • Hindu Dharma and Mysticism – The Mystical Creatures

    Life in all forms plays a vital role in the Universe, all are equal and all deserve the respect and importance the Godly creatures and the warriors usually demand. The stories in the Hindu Dharma often speak of the unlikely hero who plays a major role Paratma’s greater design. Here we present such mystical creatures […]

  • When Hindu Dharma Meets Fiction – Best Fictional Hindu books

    While the subject of Gods, Jiva, Atma, and Paramatma seem too heavy for some people to contemplate and follow, some people find it easier to grasp the essence of Hindu dharma by fictionalizing and humanizing the mighty Gods. As long as it serves as an instrument of the propagator of the core essence and the […]

  • How Lord Hanuman’s thirst for knowledge led to his Marriage

    The faithful ally we all wish for who goes to the extent of gambling his life for the noble cause, who would carry a hill for your kin, such was the Character of Anjanai Putra Hanuman. He was well known for being an aide of Rama, and a Celibate. But was he really a celibate? […]

  • The Story of Lord Rama after Sita Surrenders to Mother Earth

    Ramayana, the epic we have been listening to since childhood and the holy lessons from the life of the legends are eternal. Lord Rama and his wife Sita, Laxman and Hanuman are the heroes we have been learning about since forever. We all have a thorough understanding of Ramayana until Rama escapes Sita from the […]

  • The Fate of Lord Rama’s lineage – Lava and Kusha

    The Ramayana is the testimony of the greatness of Lord Ram. From being the obedient and dutiful son of King Dashrath and queen Kaushalya to the model brother for his siblings – Lakshman, Bharata, and Shatrughan, the fearless warrior who defeated the mighty warrior Ravana, Lord Rama did it all. But what about his role […]

  • Was Ravana Kidnapping Sita A Pre-decided Act?

    Even the youngest member of the Indian families knows that Sita was abducted by Ravana and the reason we have told them shapes kidnapping of Sita into a revenge taken by Ravana on behalf of his sister. The question that frames here is that whether the chopping of nose and ears of Shurpanakha by Lakshmana […]

  • Sita was a Daughter of Ravana according to some versions of Ramayana

    Goddess Sita’s birth is disputed and vague as she was said to be found in a furrow in a plowed field, and for that reason is regarded as a daughter of Bhumi Devi. It is believed that her birthplace to be Janakpur in the Eastern-Madhesh of Nepal or Sitamarhi in Mithila region of present-day Bihar. […]