Historical Krishna – 5626 BCE

Nilesh Oak

Nilesh Oak says Krishna was born in the year 5626 BCE and lived upto 101 years. Do listen to his talk on dating the Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Vaali Vadh and a Sadhu’s lynching

In the Ramayana, Vaali and Sugriva are twin brothers and Vaali is the King of Kishkindha (probably modern day Hampi). They both are powerful and great warriors. The brothers have a fallout and Vaali forcibly keeps Sugriva’s wife with himself, while banishing Sugriva from his kingdom. Rama and Lakshmana meet up with Sugriva and his … Read more

Naming conventions during Ramayana and Mahabharata

#LockdownTales As we watch re-telecast of Ramayana and Mahabharata, its fascinating to see how the warriors and other important characters are addressed. As I was thinking about it, Kiran KS, made my life easy by posting the following note on his FB timeline. This is so powerful…. even as we celebrate a few men in … Read more

Great Power = Great Responsibility

As we watch the reruns of Ramayana and Mahabharata, one of the things that stands out is the number of  curses that great warriors/leaders have to face. For instance Emperor Dasaratha is cursed by Shravan Kumar’s blind parents that he would die of “Putra Shok” or “Sorrow due to his son’s separation”. A little background … Read more

Hanuman, Jambavan and Lessons for life

Hanuman, Jambavan and potential 🙂 This is one of the most popular blog posts of mine. I was reminded about this yesterday as I saw the episode of Ramayana on TV about precisely this exchange between Hanuman and Jambavan. There are so many life lessons that I pick up everyday in nearly every episode. Am truly … Read more