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July 2024

Religion 101: Mahabharata Part 3 – The Brutal & Decisive Kurukshetra War

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The Kurukshetra War, central to the Hindu epic Mahabharata, was a colossal battle fought between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, two factions of a royal family vying for the throne of Hastinapura. The battle took place at Kurukshetra, Haryana, India, just over 100 km north of New Dehli, on the way to Chandigarh. This war also serves as the backdrop for the sacred Bhagavad Gita, where Lord Krishna imparts spiritual wisdom to the warrior Arjuna. Image source: Krishna Culture

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Religion 101: Mahabharata Part 2 – The Essential Protagonists

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In the 2013 television adaptation of the Mahabharata, titled ‘Mahabharat’, the epic’s narrative centers around the Pandavas, consisting of the five brothers Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva, along with their shared spouse, Draupadi. This retelling brings to life the ancient tale, weaving the complex relationships and moral dilemmas faced by these central characters. Image source: Pinterest

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Religion 101: Mahabharata Part 1 – The Beginning Of An Ancient History

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Lord Krishna is a pivotal figure in Hinduism, revered as the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu and also worshipped as a supreme deity in his own right. His life and teachings are celebrated in various Hindu texts, most notably the Mahabharata, where he serves as a charioteer and guide to the prince Arjuna, imparting the spiritual wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. Image source: Oleg Churakov on Unsplash

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