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MAHABHARATA

MAHABHARATA

Waldorf ~ 5th grade ~ Ancient India ~ Resource ~ Ramayana - Chakravarti Rajagopalachari ~ Originally published in the year 1951,the book due to it's huge popularity has been re-printed many,many times.The Ramayana is not history or biography. It is a part of Hindu mythology. One cannot understand Hindu dharma unless one knows Rama and Seeta, Bharata, Lakshmana, Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Hanuman. ~ free pdf http://www.gita-society.com/pdf2011/ramayana.pdf

Waldorf ~ 5th grade ~ Ancient India ~ Resource ~ Ramayana - Chakravarti Rajagopalachari ~ Originally published in the year 1951,the book due to it's huge popularity has been re-printed many,many times.The Ramayana is not history or biography. It is a part of Hindu mythology. One cannot understand Hindu dharma unless one knows Rama and Seeta, Bharata, Lakshmana, Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Hanuman. ~ free pdf http://www.gita-society.com/pdf2011/ramayana.pdf

barbarika /Khatu Shyam -Krishna then explained to him that before a battle, the head of the bravest Kshatriya needs to be sacrificed, in order to worship/sanctify the battlefield. Krishna said that  Barbarika to be the bravest among Kshatriyas, and was hence asking for his head in charity. Barbarika gave his head to him in charity. This happened on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha (bright half) of the month of phaagun on Tuesday. Barbarika was a Yaksha in his previous birth.

barbarika /Khatu Shyam -Krishna then explained to him that before a battle, the head of the bravest Kshatriya needs to be sacrificed, in order to worship/sanctify the battlefield. Krishna said that Barbarika to be the bravest among Kshatriyas, and was hence asking for his head in charity. Barbarika gave his head to him in charity. This happened on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha (bright half) of the month of phaagun on Tuesday. Barbarika was a Yaksha in his previous birth.

Scenes from the legend of Gazi - part 4 - a scroll painting - Murshidabad District Bengal India - Circa 1800 This is a story of miracle-working Muslim saints, including Gazi and Manik. This type of long scroll painting was used by itinerant storytellers in rural Bengal, as a visual aid to a spoken narration of the myths and exploits of the painted scenes.

Scenes from the legend of Gazi - part 4 - a scroll painting - Murshidabad District Bengal India - Circa 1800 This is a story of miracle-working Muslim saints, including Gazi and Manik. This type of long scroll painting was used by itinerant storytellers in rural Bengal, as a visual aid to a spoken narration of the myths and exploits of the painted scenes.

The Stronghold Rebuilt: 'Ramayana' In 'Hordes Of The Things'

The Stronghold Rebuilt: 'Ramayana' In 'Hordes Of The Things'

Lord Siva and the Rishis of Darukavana /  Later on they created countless black cobras to kill the Lord. Lord Siva wore them as His ornaments. they created countless Bhuta Ganas to kill the Lord. Lord Siva made them as His army. Then they created a Damaru to kill the Lord. Lord Siva wore it in His hand. Then they created an Asura, Muyalaka, to kill the Lord. Muyalaka marched with the Yajna fire to destroy Lord Siva. Lord Siva held the fire as Malu in His hand and kept the Asura under His…

Lord Siva and the Rishis of Darukavana / Later on they created countless black cobras to kill the Lord. Lord Siva wore them as His ornaments. they created countless Bhuta Ganas to kill the Lord. Lord Siva made them as His army. Then they created a Damaru to kill the Lord. Lord Siva wore it in His hand. Then they created an Asura, Muyalaka, to kill the Lord. Muyalaka marched with the Yajna fire to destroy Lord Siva. Lord Siva held the fire as Malu in His hand and kept the Asura under His…

Sai Baba of Shirdi- India is a land of saints, Rishis and Mahatmas. Many saints were born in this country at different times. The message of love and compassion has been spread by the saints through the ages. Bhagvan Mahavir, Gautam Buddha, Kabir and Sai Baba to name a few, all spoke of love and humility so that ordinary people could achieve fulfillment in their lives. Love is universal.

Sai Baba of Shirdi- India is a land of saints, Rishis and Mahatmas. Many saints were born in this country at different times. The message of love and compassion has been spread by the saints through the ages. Bhagvan Mahavir, Gautam Buddha, Kabir and Sai Baba to name a few, all spoke of love and humility so that ordinary people could achieve fulfillment in their lives. Love is universal.

Panchamukhi Hanuman- the significance of number five is beautifully narrated as follows:  The son of one of the five elements (son of wind - Pavana Thanaya) crossed one of the five elements (water – the ocean), through one of the five elements (sky), met daughter of one of the five elements (daughter of earth - Sita Devi) burnt down Lanka by one of the five elements (fire).

Panchamukhi Hanuman- the significance of number five is beautifully narrated as follows: The son of one of the five elements (son of wind - Pavana Thanaya) crossed one of the five elements (water – the ocean), through one of the five elements (sky), met daughter of one of the five elements (daughter of earth - Sita Devi) burnt down Lanka by one of the five elements (fire).

Draupadi emerges from the holy pyre of Drupad's yagna

Draupadi emerges from the holy pyre of Drupad's yagna

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