The Indian Astrology Series

The sky as our teacher…

The Mystery behind Madri’s Death…

The Mahabharata tells us that on Pandu’s death, his wife Madri entered his funeral pyre and left for the nether world with him. Or, does it? Why did Madri actually choose to end her life? Or, did she? Click the link to explore some interesting possibilities!

Intriguing Patterns in the Mahabharata

Pandu, the father of the Pandavas dies as a result of a curse on his head. On closer observation, one finds that Pandu’s life, bears some similarities with Bhishma’s life. Both of them are forced to give up the throne or their claim to sovereignty when young.  While Bhishma is forced to abdicate his kingship…

Mahabharata in Stone

Mahabharata the epic has captured and held the imagination of Indians for over two millennia. The epic has inspired scores of literary works over the years. So, it’s hardly surprising that the epic also inspired several sculptors to tell its story in stone. Proud to present some stories from the epic that found expression in…

The Cult of Goddess Draupadi Amman

Vyasa’s Draupadi, despite being bold and beautiful, is often a victim of her circumstances. But for a few people living deep down the south of India, Draupadi is the supreme goddess, untouched by any ugly episodes in her life. For them, she is both a war goddess who blesses her devotees with victory in war…

Yuyutsu: The Son Who Didn’t Belong

Yuyutsu was the second son of Dhritarashtra. Yet, he was rarely acknowledged as one of the Kaurava siblings by his own family. The epic says he was a Maharatha, capable of single-handedly taking on10,000 warriors. Yet, like Karna, Yuyutsu chose to fight his own brothers in the Kurukshetra war. Why? Watch the video to find…

The Mystery of the Missing God from the Mahabharata

(A 5-minute read) The Shanmatha traditions Hindu religion, as we know it today, is mostly an aggregation of what used to be six independent sects called the Shanmatha, which included the worship of the Sun (Saura), Vishnu (Vaishnava), Shiva (Shaiva), Kumara or Skanda-Karthikeya (Kaumara), Devi (Shakta) and of course, Ganapati (Ganapatya). The Missing Deity of…

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