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Mahābhārata

Upholding Dharma

Upholding Dharma

The Kurukshetra war was on in full swing, and as it progressed, the losses for the Kauravas increased. Duryodhana began to suspect that Bhishma’s loyalty to the Pandavas had resulted in his fighting half heartedly. Accused of being disloyal to the side he was fighting on, Bhishma got angry. He told Duryodhana that he would [...]

June 14, 2016 HHR Archives, Hindu Wisdom 4

Sri Aurobindo and the Gita

Sri Aurobindo and the Gita

Of all Indian scriptures, the Bhagavat Gita has likely been the one most commented on. India’s sages, yogis, philosophers, thinkers have, as a rule, regarded it a sacred duty to add theirs to the long list of commentaries on these eighteen brief chapters from the Mahabharata—a mere 700 slokas which have left the deepest of [...]

April 15, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Notorious Wendy Doniger hosted by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Notorious Wendy Doniger hosted by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

“On Hinduism is a treat. For those who already know and admire Wendy Doniger’s work, this is a handy (if hefty) compendium of many of her essays…. For those who are reading her for the first time, the book is a marvellous introduction to the multiple ways that Hinduism can be approached and understood through [...]

December 1, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 4

When Mahatma Gandhi followed Dhritarashtra

When Mahatma Gandhi followed Dhritarashtra

The great Pandurang Shastri once said that that the most adharmic thing that anyone did in the entire Mahabharata was a message sent by King Dhritarashtra to Yudhisthir prior to the outbreak of the Great War. The message was along the lines of: “Dear Yudhisthir. You are righteous, but my sons are foolish and stubborn. You [...]

November 24, 2013 Rajesh Patel Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

India : Made in Britain or Bharata ?

India : Made in Britain or Bharata ?

One not uncommonly comes across the opinion today that India was never really a nation but that its nationhood was only recently invented by the British through their definition of the region as part of their empire. Similarly we are told that Hinduism was up to recently not a religion at all but merely various [...]

October 15, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights, India 0

The Rape of Our Epics

The Rape of Our Epics

The following 4 part series of articles with a final conclusion article by Sandeep from The Rediscovery of India blog exposes the distortions and misinformation being spread by the Indian hindu hating collective. Please read and be armed with knowledge when facing such garbage which is being promoted in mainstream Indian media and academia presently. [...]

January 27, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Why did Krishna choose Arjuna instead of Karna,Drona or Bhishma ?

Why did Krishna choose Arjuna instead of Karna,Drona or Bhishma ?

Out of Karna,Drona ,Bhisma and Arjuna, It's Arjuna who stands out from the four as the hero who future generations of Hindus admire the most. The other three are remembered as tragic heroes. Their names are not associated with the same awe and respect as that of Arjuna. They all met sad deaths on the [...]

August 10, 2012 Rajesh Patel Archives, Understanding hinduism 13

Lord Krishna : A Big Troublemaker and Warmonger ?

Lord Krishna : A Big Troublemaker and Warmonger ?

Was lord Krishna just a warmonger and a 'Hindu' trouble maker ? Was he unfair and biased in the way that he dealt between the Pandavas and Kauravas? Were his war ethics, which involved a disregard for the pre-ordained rules of warfare, justifiable? [...]

August 9, 2012 Rajesh Patel Understanding hinduism 2