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Bhīṣma, Yudhiṣṭhira, and Kṛṣṇa have been portrayed as the noble characters in the Mahābhārata. Among these, Yudhiṣṭhira looks upon Kṛṣṇa as an elder brother and a guide to their family; and as for Bhīṣma, he looks at Kṛṣṇa as a devata. Therefore, in the poet’s vision, in the whole of

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Kālidāsa and Other Arts From his works, it is clear that Kālidāsa had extensive knowledge of dance, music and painting. His knowledge of dance can be estimated from his play Mālavikāgnimitram. At the very beginning, he makes his famous remark about the stage. नाट्यं भिन्नरुचेर्जनस्य बहुधाप्येकं समाराधनम् | The stage is a one-stop

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Adhyāyas 4-12. Pauloma-parva The adhyāyas from 4 to 12 form the Pauloma-parva. Just like the anukramaṇikā (prologue), this section starts with a prose passage. रोमहर्षणपुत्र उग्रश्रवाः सूतः पौराणिको नैमिषारण्ये शौनकस्य कुलपतेर्द्वादशवार्षिके सत्रे | (Sūta-paurāṇika Ugraśrava, the son of Romaharṣaṇa during the twelve year long satra conducted by Śaunaka in the Naimiṣāraṇya,

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In sanatana dharma, birthdays of great people are celebrated as jayantis and death anniversaries are remembered as aradhanas. Sri Rama Navami is the birthday of Rama, the unparalleled hero known as the embodiment of dharma, dignity, honor, compassion, and capability. It is often believed that Rama was the avatara of the great deity Vishnu.

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मारमणमुमारमणं फणधरतल्पं फणाधराकल्पम्। मुरमथनं पुरमथनं वन्दे बाणारिमसमबाणारिम् ॥ Appayya-dikshita, an advaitin, out of his love for traditional rituals, practiced the non-dualistic worship of Shiva. Works like 'Shikarini-maala', are testimonies to his devotion to Shiva. However, hymns like ‘Varadaraaja-stava’ indicate that he was not averse to the worship of Vishnu. He strictly adhered

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Khajuraho, Raneh Falls, Madkhera, Deogarh It was time to head to Khajuraho (from Bheda Ghat). It was a long journey of more than 6 hours. We sat back and relaxed. By evening we were driving through the small outstretched portion of the Panna N.P., en route to Khajuraho. We had heard that

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