After Dhṛtarāṣṭra spoke to Yudhiṣṭhira [regarding the trip to Vāraṇāvata], Duryodhana was delighted and summoned Purocana to meet him in private. Duryodhana held Purocana’s right hand and said, “Look Purocana! It is now in your hands to make sure that this land, rich with resources

At the fag-end of the tournament, when they heard the tumultuous sound at the gates, filled with wonder the spectators asked, “Have the mountains crumbled?” “Has the earth been torn apart?” as they looked in that direction. With naturally endowed armour (kavaca) and earrings (kuṇḍala),

Arthāntaranyāsaḥ   uktirarthāntaranyāsasyātsāmānyaviśeṣayoḥ | (C.L. – 119) In Arthāntaranyāsa, a general statement is used to provide a rationale for a specific case or a specific case is used to justify a general statement. Iliad - Book 1, lines 217-220 (Achilles says the following to the goddess Athene, who has been

The primary purpose of any work of art is to evoke ‘rasa’, i.e. aesthetic experience in the connoisseur. The experience of rasa is universal and holds true for all times. This is achieved in poetry through verbal expression, by portraying the emotions of characters under

ಉಪಕ್ರಮ ನಮ್ಮ ಪರಂಪರೆಯ ವೇದ-ಪುರಾಣಕಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬರುವ ಅನೇಕಪಾತ್ರಗಳನ್ನೂ ಸಂಗತಿಗಳನ್ನೂ ಆಧುನಿಕರು ಬಗೆಬಗೆಯಾಗಿ ವಿಶ್ಲೇಷಿಸುವುದುಂಟು. ಹೀಗೆ ಮಾಡುವಲ್ಲಿ ಅದೆಷ್ಟೋ ಬಾರಿ ಮೂಲದ ತತ್ತ್ವದೃಷ್ಟಿಗೆ ಅಪಚಾರವಾಗುವ ಸಂದರ್ಭಗಳು ಅಪಾರ. ಇಂಥ ಒಂದು ಅಂಶವನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಪುರಾಣಬಾಲಪಾತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧನಾದ ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದನನ್ನು ಕುರಿತು ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಶ್ಲೇಷಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗಮನಿಸಬಹುದು. ಈ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದನು ಪಿತೃಹತ್ಯಾಪ್ರವೃತ್ತಿಯ (Parricide) ಸಂಕೇತವಾಗಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ಇದರ ತಾತ್ಪರ್ಯವಿಷ್ಟೆ: ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ತಂದೆ-ತಾಯಿಗಳು ಮಾಡಿದ ಎಷ್ಟೋ ಕೆಲಸಗಳು ಸರಿಬರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಮಾತ್ರವಲ್ಲ,

There lived a teacher by name Kṛpācārya[1] who taught archery to the kings of the Vṛṣṇi clan and other kṣatriya clans. The Kauravas and Pāṇḍavas were his disciples too. Bhīṣma was not content with this; he thought that his grandchildren should be trained under a