Entries by Venu Payyanur

The Mahabharata War: A Saga of Dharma, Duty, and Divine Intervention

Introduction: The Mahabharata, one of the greatest epics of ancient Indian literature, encompasses an immense narrative that covers the breadth of human emotion, the complexities of dharma (duty/righteousness), and the inevitable intervention of the divine in the mortal realm. Central to this epic is the Mahabharata War, fought on the plains of Kurukshetra, which serves […]

The Mahabharata War: A Saga of Dharma, Duty, and Divine Intervention

Introduction: The Mahabharata, one of the greatest epics of ancient Indian literature, encompasses an immense narrative that covers the breadth of human emotion, the complexities of dharma (duty/righteousness), and the inevitable intervention of the divine in the mortal realm. Central to this epic is the Mahabharata War, fought on the plains of Kurukshetra, which serves […]

Mahabharata – Core Theme

Mahabharata – Core Theme The Mahabharata, a sprawling epic poem, delves into a rich tapestry of themes that resonate with readers even today. Here’s a deeper exploration of some of its core themes: 1. Dharma: The Guiding Light: Dharma, often translated as “righteousness” or “duty,” forms the very foundation of the epic. It serves as […]

Enigmas of Dasavatara

Onam is a major annual event for Malayalees and celebrated as a cultural festival across all communities in and outside Kerala. Cultural programs including dance, drama and invited talks by eminent personalities of Kerala across the world. Many start their talks by narrating the story of Mahabali, Vamana and how Onam came to be celebrated […]

Is Leadership indispensable?

When Ram Rajya was established, everything was going right for the Gods and Brahma felt it is time for Lord Vishnu to return back to his abode. He informed Rama that his time has come to return to Vaikunta and approached Yama raja to bring him back. The truth is every human being has to […]