WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KURUKSHETRA WAR, ACCORDING TO SARALA MAHABHARATA

When a war comes to an end and life limps painfully to normalcy, comes the time for questions: about its cause, about who must be held responsible for it, among others. The voice may be agonizingly loud or fearfully subdued. It was no different in the case of the Great War at Kurukshetra. Two facts …

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HERE I WILL POST SOME SHORT PIECES ON SARALA MAHABHARATA. SARALA DAS IS KNOWN AS THE "AADIKAVI" (THE FIRST POET) OF ORIYA LITERATURE. HE LIVED AND WROTE IN THE 15TH CENTURY. MAHABHARAT IS HIS MAGNUM OPUS. THE EPISODES IN SARALA'S MAHABHARAT ARE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT FROM THOSE IN VYASA'S (SANSKRIT) MAHABHARAT. SOME OF THESE POSTS HAVE …

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Friends, more than two years ago I had posted the story of Lakshmana Kumara here but was very uneasy about the ending of that episode - it can indeed be emotionally very unsettling to write about God not honouring His assurance to His devotee. In the context of Sarala Mahabharata, which Sarala himself called “Vishnu …