12 Wise Mahabharata Stories From the Ashramavasika Parva

The Ashramavasika Parva of the Mahabharata begins with the departure of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari (accompanied by Kunti, Vidura and Sanjaya) into the forest. It ends with their deaths. Following on from the Ashwamedhika Parva post, I have put together a dozen Mahabharata stories from the Ashramavasika Parva, which will add …

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12 Excellent Mahabharata Stories From the Ashwamedhika Parva

The Ashwamedhika Parva of the Mahabharata contains a description of Yudhishthir’s Ashwamedha sacrifice performed after his victory in the war. It contains a number of stories and philosophical treatises. Following on from the Stree Parva post, I have put together a dozen Mahabharata stories from the Ashwamedhika Parva, which will …

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How Old was Bhishma? A Mahabharata Timeline

A commonly asked question about the Mahabharata is: How old was Bhishma during the Kurukshetra war? Bhishma is 101 years old during the events of the Mahabharata war. Bhishma is the longest-living character of the Mahabharata, and can be cited as the one man who has the most impact on …

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Why did Draupadi Die First?

In the Mahabharata, have you ever wondered: Why did Draupadi die first? She was: And yet she was the first to die. Why? In this post we will try and answer this. Draupadi dies at the foothills of Mount Sumeru, when accompanying the Pandavas in their bid to reach heaven …

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