Knowing well that there would arise no situation when they would fight among themselves, they considered themselves as good as immortal; thus, they began terrorizing the earth. The cultural history of a nation, unlike the customary mainstream history, has a larger time-frame and encompasses the timeless ethos of a society undergirding the course of events and vicissitudes. It was in this Sabha that Krishna killed Shishupala and where Duryodhana got confused between water and the shiny reflective floor and felt humiliated, leading to the events that culminated in the Kurukshetra War. The two brothers were extremely close to each other and spent all their time together. King Drupada welcomed Vidura, honoured him, and extended his hospitality. ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಶೈವದರ್ಶನ ಮತ್ತು ಸೌಂದರ್ಯಮೀಮಾಂಸೆಗಳ ಪರಮಾಚಾರ್ಯನಾಗಿ  ಸಾವಿರ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಇವನು ಜ್ಞಾನಪ್ರಪಂಚವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತಲೇ ಇದ್ದಾನೆ. Therefore, Nārada tells the Pāṇḍavas to have some understanding with regard to Draupadī lest they reach a situation similar to the rākṣasa brothers. He is an artist and has visualized many scenes from the Mahābhārata which was exhibited in different conference venues. That's a flawed argument. [2] The Pāṇḍavas, Kṛṣṇa, Vidura, Kuntī, and Kṛṣṇā travelled together to Hastinagara and reached safely; Vikarṇa, Maheśvāsa, Citrasena, and other Kauravas as well as elders such as Droṇa and Kṛpa welcomed them at the entrance of the city and escorted them inside. Maya Sabha structure had a highly reflective floor that resembled water surface made of crystals from the Himalayan mines. Shahjahanabad the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk, nowadays known as Old Delhi. Mahabharata. The American US nation, despite its origins tracing back to only a few centuries, projects its founding fathers in great detail. It has also inspired other later date literary explorations and expressions. In fact, till the end of the nineteenth century, there was a village called Indarpat (which sounds very similar to ‘Indraprastha’) inside the fort. Mahabharat has been one of the most popular mythological stories of India. Silk drapes and curtains hung all over the place, the walls were lathered with … His Vacana-bhārata and Kathāmṛta are classics of Kannada literature while his Saṃskṛta-nāṭaka and Bankimacandra are of unrivalled scholarship. The Yādavas are both numerous and mighty; they will side with the group that Kṛṣṇa sides with; therefore, victory is certain where Kṛṣṇa is. The Mahabharata has it that King Dhritrashtra offered a piece of land called Khaandavprastha to the Pandavas to live on. All the citizens of the kingdom, from towns and villages, have heard about the escape of the Pāṇḍavas; having heard that they are alive, the people are curious to see them; fulfil their desires. You have not violated dharma; you don’t have to go to the forest.” Arjuna said, “Brother, you have yourself said that one should not take the support of lame excuses and clever workarounds to avoid adhering to dharma! Stories Behind Verses is a remarkable collection of over a hundred anecdotes, each of which captures a story behind the composition of a Sanskrit verse. The Pandavas successfully developed their land and built a great and lavish city, which was considered comparable to the heavens, and thus came to be known as Indraprastha. Why We Forgot Krishna Dharma and How Gandhi was Responsible for It, Historical Analysis of Traditional Indian Salwar Kurta: Ancient to Present, Comet Impact in Indian Ocean Submerged Krishna’s Dwaraka? The cultural history of a nation, unlike the customary mainstream history, has a larger time-frame and encompasses the timeless ethos of a society undergirding the course of events and vicissitudes. Yudhishtir obeyed his uncle's order and went to live in Khaandavprastha with the Pandava brothers. This is justified because Mahabharata with its Rajasuya narrative shows the position of this city founded by Krishna and Arjuna, as the capital of Bharatavarsha with Yudhisthira as the emperor. It had a fortress that touched the sky and a … On the orders of Krishna, Maya Danav built the Indraprastha. The proceedings and the paper submissions of this conference can be read at ISBN 13: 9789386223678 – Indraprastha Revisited, BR Publishing Corporation, 2017. As per the 'The Mahabharata' the Demon Maya, who was said to be the best architect of his time, built the city and the palace of Indraprastha for the Pandavas after their Uncle King Dhritarashtra partitioned the Kingdom of Hastinapur (which was rightfully Yudhishtir's) into two in order to stem the rivalry between the Pandava brothers (see picture below) and the Kauravas (their cousins). Mahabharata: Great and glorious is the land of Bharata. Having obtained five lion-like heroes as her husbands, Draupadī received much love and affection from all of them and she conducted herself in a manner agreeable to them. It tells the riveting... Shiva-Rama-Krishna is an English adaptation of Śatāvadhāni Dr. R Ganesh's popular lecture series on the three great... ಮಹಾಮಾಹೇಶ್ವರ ಅಭಿನವಗುಪ್ತ ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾವಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಮರೆಯಲಾಗದ ಹೆಸರು. The oldest reference to the Delhi region is in the Mahabharata where what is now Delhi to the west of Yamuna river is mentioned as a barren bush land called Kurujangala. Duryodhana tried to kill them in the Lakshagriha by setting it to fire at Varanavati (Barnava), but they escaped due to the intelligence of the wise Vidura. Indraprastha was the town founded by the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata fame as their capital. When he mentioned this fact to Krishna, Krishna commanded Vishwakarma, the architect of the Deva s to build a great city at this place. All buildings of Indraprastha were painted white. I had earlier posted an article on Indraprastha, based on the Adi Parva of Mahabharata with comparison to Roman cities. The palace, possessing an exceedingly beautiful form, like unto that of Agni or Surya , or Soma, shone in great splendour, and by its brilliance seemed to darken even the bright rays of the sun. ... Indraprastha. Jijith Nadumuri Ravi’s paintings of Mayasabha and Indraprastha exhibited in front of the National Museum Delhi. Undeveloped, uncultivated barren land with full of forest bushes was known as Khandavaprastha to its south. Additional segments from the epic and notes by the translators have been added in the footnotes after going through the Critical Text of the Mahābhārata. The Pāṇḍavas rejoiced listening to the affection-filled words the people were speaking about them. Dhṛtarāṣṭra, his children, his ministers, and his friends have, out of great affection, sent their best wishes; they repeatedly told me to enquire about your welfare. In the revenue records the site is mentioned as Indrapat and local tradition identifies it with Indraprastha of the Mahabharata times. Dhṛtarāṣṭra said, “Kaunteya, you and your brothers listen to my words carefully: If you stay here, there will be a fight among brothers; let that not happen. As a master of śāstra, a performing artiste (of the ancient art of Avadhānam), and a cultured rasika, he brings a unique, holistic perspective... इदं किञ्चिद्यामलं काव्यं द्वयोः खण्डकाव्ययोः सङ्कलनरूपम्। रामानुरागानलं हि सीतापरित्यागाल्लक्ष्मणवियोगाच्च श्रीरामेणानुभूतं हृदयसङ्क्षोभं वर्णयति । वात्सल्यगोपालकं तु कदाचिद्भानूपरागसमये घटितं यशोदाश्रीकृष्णयोर्मेलनं वर्णयति । इदम्प्रथमतया संस्कृतसाहित्ये सम्पूर्णं काव्यं... Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the third volume, some character sketches of great literary savants responsible for Kannada renaissance during the first half of the twentieth century. But at that time, Arjuna’s weapons had been kept in the house where Yudhiṣṭhira and Kṛṣṇā were by themselves. ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಶೈವದರ್ಶನ ಮತ್ತು ಸೌಂದರ್ಯಮೀಮಾಂಸೆಗಳ ಪರಮಾಚಾರ್ಯನಾಗಿ  ಸಾವಿರ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಇವನು ಜ್ಞಾನಪ್ರಪಂಚವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತಲೇ ಇದ್ದಾನೆ. The interior of Maya Sabha (picture 2) with the five Pandavas with Yudhisthira seated as the emperor of Bharatavarsha, the Yadavas with Krishna, Balarama and king Ugrasena, Vyasa and other sages and the invited kings from all Bharatavarsha kingdoms including Kuru, Panchala, Kashi, Kosala, Videha, Malla, Magadha, Anga, Vanga, Kalinga, Lohiti,  Dasarna, Chedi, Karusha, Dravida, Chola, Pandya, Kerala, Vidarbha, Hehaya, Avanti, Kunti, Anarta, Salva, Matsya, Trigarta, Madra, Kekaya, Gandhara, Sindhu, Sauvira, Shivi, Ambasta, Kamboja, Rshika, Loha and China all present there. During those times, Khāṇḍavaprastha was a dangerous forest; there, the Pāṇḍavas built a beautiful city called Indraprastha. He conveyed Dhṛtarāṣṭra’s wishes to all of them and gave out all the expensive gifts he had brought from the king [Dhṛtarāṣṭra] to the Pāṇḍavas, Kuntī, Draupadī, Drupada and his children. Just as Duryodhana and others are your children, the Pāṇḍavas are also your children. This man presented a wondrous appearance. This is an English translation of Prof. A R Krishna Shastri’s Kannada classic Vacanabhārata by Arjun Bharadwaj and Hari Ravikumar published in a serialized form. The artifacts found bear strong cultural resemblance to those found at sites such as Hastinapur, Indraprastha, Kurukshetra and Mathura, places that find mention in Mahabharata. . The following two tabs change content below. Harry Potter is fiction - but it doesn't mean London is fake. Maya built the famous Sabha for Indraprastha where Yudhisthira conducted his Rajasuya. Collected over several years from... Prekshaa (प्रेक्षा) is a Sanskrit word that means ‘seeing clearly.’ Other meanings include ‘intellect,’ ‘reflection,’ and ‘contemplation.’ The word प्रेक्षा (prekṣā) can be explained etymologically as प्रकृष्टतया ईक्षणम् (prakṛṣṭatayā īkṣaṇam) – ‘profound vision’ or ‘well seen.’. After a long time had passed thus, one day, a few thieves stole the cows that belonged to a brāhmaṇa. Combining this expertise with software technology he is engaged in creating Virtual Avataras of Itihāsa personalities in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. More importantly, is this citadel, said to be built during Sher Shah Suri’s rule, really the famed Indraprastha, the abode of Pandavas mentioned in the Mahabharata? Was ancient Indraprastha located here? He is well-versed in Sanskrit, Kannada, English, Greek, and German languages. [3] According to the scheme, Draupadī would spend a year with each husband; also, when she was spending time with one of her husbands, if any husband should cast a glance at her, he would be exiled for twelve years [vowing to be a celibate during that period]. The Purana Quila has many secrets hidden in it, among them the Talaqi Darwaza and the Kunti Devi temple. [3] Translators’ Note: The story of the asura brothers Sunda and Upasunda is narrated by the great seer Nārada during his visit to Indraprastha. The Kauravas had thought up a new plan to get rid of the Pandavas. It had a fortress that touched the sky and a moat as huge as the ocean. The Pāṇḍavas devised a reasonable scheme with regards to Draupadī so that there would not be any bitter feelings in anyone’s mind, unlike the ancient story of the brothers Sunda and Upasunda. Writing this to create this thought in our national consciousness: Delhi renamed as Indraprastha, Krishna and Arjuna as the founder of our capital city with the statues and monuments proclaiming it auspiciously!! Krishna and Arjuna cleared the Khandava forest to the south of Indraprastha which was inhabited by the Nagas like Takshaka who also worked as the spies of Duryodhana. He has (co-)written more than ten books, mostly related to Indian culture and philosophy. Indra was also the pitru-devata of Arjuna, the city builder in-charge. The latter is said to have been built by the mother of … Stories Behind Verses is a remarkable collection of over a hundred anecdotes, each of which captures a story behind the composition of a... Prof. A R Krishna Sastri was a journalist, scholar, polyglot, and a pioneer of the modern Kannada renaissance, who founded the literary journal Prabuddha Karnāṭaka. Hence this attention onto our national capital Delhi! The Pāṇḍavas ruled the kingdom in peace. Keep this in mind and send the Pāṇḍavas along with me. The Pandavas had established this city after destroying Khandav Van (Forest). In memory of Indra, the city was named Indraprastha. Maya built the famous Sabha for Indraprastha where Yudhisthira conducted his Rajasuya. This is a civilizational milestone we need to achieve, like the start of the reconstruction of the destroyed Ayodhya Ram Mandir. The huge doors of the fort were like the wings of Garuḍa; the multi-storeyed houses resembled the Mandāra mountain; wide roads; there were gardens with various flowering and fruit-bearing trees like Mango, Champak, Nutmeg, Ashoka, and Jamun; they had vines and pleasure-houses decked with vines; there, birds like parrots, cuckoos, and peacocks would frolic about; there were lakes filled with lotuses and blue lilies, dams, wells; in those, birds like swans, kāraṇḍaka, and cakravāka would reside. Krishna a Historical Character; Sea Underwater Proofs on Dwarka! Let's venture into some cities that are mentioned in the great epic Mahabharata … Pandu hadworked hard to increase the prosperity of Hastinapura by bringing much wealth from the kingdoms like Panchala, Dasarana, Kunti, Kashi, Magadha, Videha, Pundra and Suhma in his military campaign. Indra is the protecting deity of that forest. Question 3 Explanation: Krishna called Vishwakarma, the architect of the Devas to help the Pandavas construct Indraprastha. While Krishna was staying in Indraprastha, a Brahmana came to meet Arjuna. When the Pandavas thus returned to Hastinapura with prosperity, Dhrtarashtra send them to Kurujangala asking them to rule there, instead of handing over the throne of Hastinapura to Yudhisthira who was its rightful heir. This conference passed a resolution to rename Delhi as Indraprastha. If you behave with magnanimity towards them, you will be able to wash away the blemish that has arisen from the Purocana episode. It is also important that we create a grand statue for Krishna and Arjuna, like the Patel statue at Narmada, as the founders of Indraprastha – Delhi, at a key place in Delhi. When the brothers saw her, each one wanted to have her for himself, resulting in a huge fight that eventually led to the two brothers killing themselves. ‘It doesn’t matter even if I have to suffer for twelve years in the forest but I have to protect dharma’ – with this thought, he entered Dharmarāja’s house, explained the situation, and brought out his weapons. The Pandavas built their capital, Indraprastha, in this area. ಭರತಮುನಿಯ ನಾಟ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವನ್ನು ಅರ್ಥಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಇವನೊಬ್ಬನೇ ನಮಗಿರುವ ಆಲಂಬನ. During those times, Khāṇḍavaprastha was a dangerous forest; there, the Pāṇḍavas built a beautiful city called Indraprastha. Pandu died in the forest. It is the Purana Qila, The Old Fort of Humayun, The Fort was mentioned by Abdul Fazil in Ain-I-Akbari. Arjuna was in a dhārmic dilemma. Go at once and bring them along with their mother and the damsel of divine form, Kṛṣṇā. Being more than beautiful, it also had many deceptive things. The order was to build a city to rival Amravathi, the capital of Indra. Pandavas built their capital city Indraprastha after burning Khandava Forest or Khandavprastha. After exchanging pleasantries with the king, Vidura met the Pāṇḍavas and Vāsudeva; at once, he embraced them with great affection and asked them about their welfare. Bhīṣma and all other Kauravas have sent their best wishes to you; as for your dear friend Droṇa, he sends you an embrace and enquires about your welfare. is an English adaptation of Śatāvadhāni Dr. R Ganesh... is a collection of forty-eight essays by Prof. M. Hiriyanna that sheds... is an English adaptation of Śatāvadhāni Dr. R Ganesh's popular lecture series on the three great... is a collection of forty-eight essays by Prof. M. Hiriyanna that sheds new light on Sanskrit Literature, Indian... Mahābhārata – Episode 14 – Building Indraprastha, Mahābhārata – Episode 112 - Story of Yayāti. In this search I stumbled into an article which had indicated the exact spot where Indraprastha was built in Delhi. They spared the Danava architect Maya who was living there and he became an ally of the Pandavas. Yudhiṣṭhira said, “Your entering the place where both of us were together has not caused any ill feelings in my heart; there is no fault if younger people come to the place of older people; elders should not come to the place of youngsters; that’s it. They performed great austerities and obtained a boon from Brahmā that they cannot be conquered or killed by anyone except each other. All the contemporary kingdoms of Bhararavarsha and even the far away mountainous kingdoms like China brought tribute to Yudhisthira. Lakshagraha happens to be one of the chapters from the epic of Mahabharat. Vidura said, “Dear king! literally Sanctuary of the Faith, built by Humayun, and Shergarh, built by Sher Shah Suri, both in the area near the speculated site of the legendary Indraprastha (1538–1545). Due to premature ill health, Pandu had to retire early into the Satasringa forests in the Himalayan foothills (now in Uttarakhand) leaving the kingdom to his elder brother Dhrtarashtra. Hence its name was kept Indraprastha. It is several times older than the American culture. Arjun is a writer, translator, engineer, and enjoys composing poems. Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the third volume, some character sketches of great literary savants responsible for Kannada renaissance during the first... Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the second volume, episodes from the lives of remarkable exponents of classical music and dance, traditional... Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the first volume, episodes from the lives of great writers, poets, literary aficionados, exemplars of public life,... Evolution of Mahabharata and Other Writings on the Epic is the English translation of S R Ramaswamy's 1972 Kannada classic 'Mahabharatada Belavanige' along with seven of his... Shiva-Rama-Krishna is an English adaptation of Śatāvadhāni Dr. R Ganesh... ಮಹಾಮಾಹೇಶ್ವರ ಅಭಿನವಗುಪ್ತ ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾವಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಮರೆಯಲಾಗದ ಹೆಸರು. Krishna and Arjuna Founder of Indraprastha – Delhi; A Historical Analysis. On the other hand, the brāhmaṇa was continuously wailing. They had called the Kauravas' friend and had them make the most beautiful and a highly inflammable palace. Jijith Nadumuri is a former scientist of ISRO who worked as part of the Chandrayan 1 study phase currently engaged in the research of geographical data present in the Mahābhārata. What can be achieved through the path of reconciliation, who indeed would want to achieve that through the path of warfare, O king? Thus Indraprastha turned a cosmopolitan capital city at such ancient period, under the rule of the Pandavas! The people said to each other, “This great hero, knower of dharma, has returned; he will look after us just as he takes care of his own relatives; he will rule the kingdom in a righteous way; indeed, it feels like King Pāṇḍu, who had gone off to the forest, has come back himself; there is nothing more joyful to us than the return of the Pāṇḍavas. Indraprastha and Varnavat: situated at the south of the modern New Delhi, Pandavas had made this place their capital and built a grand palace here, after burning down the … Maya Danava built Indraprastha Durg Maya Danava built Indraprastha On the insistence of Lord Krishna, the Maya Danav built a beautiful town in the Khandavprastha, which was beautiful like Indra’s Alakpuri. It was then known as Brahmavarta, the domain of Brahmarshi sages, the Yajnavedi of Brahma, the playground of the Devatas, the Swarga, Swargadvara etc. In this capacity he has presented many papers in various international conferences. Visiting old places. According to Mahabharata, Indraprastha was the capital of the kingdom led by the Pandava.The Demon Maya, built the city and the palace of Indraprastha for the Pandavas.The area for the palace was created by clearing the forests of Khandava by Arjuna and Lord Krishna.Pandavas also built other cities like Swarnaprastha (modern-day Sonipat) and Panaprastha (Panipat) in their province. As a master of śāstra, a performing artiste (of the ancient art of Avadhānam), and a cultured... इदं किञ्चिद्यामलं काव्यं द्वयोः खण्डकाव्ययोः सङ्कलनरूपम्। रामानुरागानलं हि सीतापरित्यागाल्लक्ष्मणवियोगाच्च श्रीरामेणानुभूतं हृदयसङ्क्षोभं वर्णयति । वात्सल्यगोपालकं तु कदाचिद्भानूपरागसमये घटितं यशोदाश्रीकृष्णयोर्मेलनं वर्णयति ।... इदं खण्डकाव्यमान्तं मालिनीछन्दसोपनिबद्धं विलसति। मेनकाविश्वामित्रयोः समागमः, तत्फलतया शकुन्तलाया जननम्, मातापितृभ्यां त्यक्तस्य शिशोः कण्वमहर्षिणा परिपालनं चेति काव्यस्यास्येतिवृत्तसङ्क्षेपः।, इयं रचना दशसु रूपकेष्वन्यतमस्य भाणस्य निदर्शनतामुपैति। एकाङ्करूपकेऽस्मिन् शेखरकनामा चित्रोद्यमलेखकः केनापि हेतुना वियोगम् अनुभवतोश्चित्रलेखामिलिन्दकयोः समागमं सिसाधयिषुः कथामाकाशभाषणरूपेण निर्वहति।, अस्मिन् स्तोत्रकाव्ये भगवन्तं शिवं कविरभिष्टौति। वसन्ततिलकयोपनिबद्धस्य काव्यस्यास्य कविकृतम् उल्लाघनाभिधं व्याख्यानं च वर्तते।. If you will grant permission for them to depart, I will send the news to Dhṛtarāṣṭra and take them along with me; it is for this reason that I’ve come here.” Drupada said, “O Vidura! As they all sat down in chariots and went across the city in a leisurely manner as part of a grand procession, people from all over the city gathered there in large numbers, hungry for a glimpse of their heroes. Inside a forest called Khandava, the Pandava brothers built their capital and named it as Indraprastha. Indraprastha (इन्‍द्रप्रस्‍थ): Indraprastha (City of Indra) was a major northern city in ancient India that was the capital of the kingdom led by the Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic, located upon the banks of the river Yamuna, believed to be the site of present Purana Qila, in … However, Arjuna built a barrier of arrows in the sky, which made sure that not even a single drop of this water could reach … [1] Translators’ Note: Here, Vidura says, “But Karṇa, the son of Rādhā, feels that Droṇa’s words are harmful!” This is a reference to the exchange of words the two of them have before Vidura begins speaking. Indraprastha was built where there was a forest Khandavprastha. As soon as he came back, he paid his respects to Dharmarāja and sought permission to embark on his twelve-year exile. Hollywood works to glorify the American culture however small it is, but Bollywood cares little about the Sanatana Dharma Samskrti which is many thousand years old and many thousand times richer. Question 4. What you have said is true; I too am delighted by this alliance; indeed it is appropriate that these great heroes return home; but I must not take that decision for them; you can leave once they—Yudhiṣṭhira, Bhīma, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva, Balarāma, and Kṛṣṇa—give their consent.” Yudhiṣṭhira said, “O revered one! Places named after the Aditya devatas, like Indra, Varuna, Mitra, Aryaman, Bhaga, Pusan, Vivasvat, Vivasvat’s sons Yama & Manu, Manu’s daughter Ila are plenty in this region. If we have indeed undertaken any acts of dāna, dharma, japa, tapas, and so on, let the fruits of those actions be that the Pāṇḍavas live in this town for a hundred years!” Upon arriving at the palace, they offered their respects to Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Bhīṣma, and other elders before going to their designated lodgings and taking rest. Narada suggestion to Pandavas: Knowing that the Pandavas were given a waste land as their kingdom, Krishna thought about how he built Dwaraka in the abandoned island of Kusastali in the western ocean with the help of Vishvakarma. Samba at Indraprastha. Can even the devas conquer Bhīma, who is endowed with the strength of ten thousand elephants? Hari is a writer, translator, musician, and designer with a deep interest in Vedanta, education pedagogy design, and literature. The Pandavas in their childhood returned to Hastinapura. It has been quite a long time since they have left their home; therefore, they might be eager and curious to see their homeland again. [2] Translators’ Note: The fact that Yudhiṣṭhira and Drupada took Kṛṣṇa’s consent shows the respect they all had for him. Mythology, like any fictional construct, can easily be grounded in perfectly real geographic locations. 5. Several scholars of the Vedas and Vedāṅgas, multi-talented polyglots, traders, sculptors, and others would often visit and camp there. 14:14. Stories of Apsaras and Ghandharvas - … The palace that Maya built consisted of columns of gold, and occupied, an area of five thousand cubits. He thus began his twelve-year exile. His research interests lie in comparative aesthetics of classical Greek and Sanskrit literature. He came out at once and told the brāhmaṇa not to be afraid and that he would help him. Therefore I have decided that I will not transgress truth or dharma.” Saying so, he emphasized that he was firm in his decision. ... Assam- Kamakhya is a famous Shaktipeeth, located ten kilometers away from Guwahati in Assam. In fact, till the end of the 19th century, there was a village called Indarpat inside the fort walls. King Yajñasena! Duryodhana, Karṇa, and Śakuni are immature; they are malicious and evil-minded; don’t listen to their words; I’ve told you this earlier; all the citizens of your kingdom will be destroyed because of Duryodhana’s mistake.” Dhṛtarāṣṭra said, “What you say is true, Vidura! Thus ordered by Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Vidura went to meet the Pāṇḍavas and Drupada. A proud civilization should showcase its culture in the most magnificent way, highlighting the ancient founders of its cities by building statues and symbols showcasing its ancientness. Arjuna was in charge of all construction works. Picture 3 shows my paintings of Mayasabha and Indraprastha exhibited in front of the National Museum Delhi as part of the Indraprastha International Conference held in 2016 by Draupadi Dream Trust lead by Smt Neera Misra, where I also presented a research paper on the Yamuna Sarasvati Region. Vishwakarma also built the town of Indraprastha for the Pandavas. Participate in this quiz and check your knowledge. Since the Pāṇḍavas ruled their kingdom in adherence to dharma, the Kuru land made great progress; people abandoned sinful activities and became peaceful. Krishna joined the Pandavas in building a new city from scratch. A major key to the understanding of a society’s unique character is an appreciation of the far-reaching contributions by outstanding personalities of certain periods – especially in the realms of... Prekṣaṇīyam is an anthology of essays on Indian classical dance and theatre authored by multifaceted scholar and creative genius, Śatāvadhāni Dr. R Ganesh. How grand such a vision will be? These were built by Humayun/Sher Shah along the periphery of a 10-metre high mound. There is no doubt about this. Vishwakarma, also called Maya also built the royal palace. Delhi - Delhi - History: The earliest reference to a settlement in the Delhi area is found in the Mahabharata, an epic narrative about two groups of warring cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, both descendants of the prince Bharata. Our king is pleased with the newly established relation with you. Sātyaki and Balarāma are both on their side; Kṛṣṇa is their advisor; Drupada, their father-in-law; Dṛṣṭadyumna and other heroes are their brothers-in-law; therefore, know that the Pāṇḍavas cannot be defeated in battle and treat them with the courtesy and dharma appropriate to your relationship with them. Maya Sabha; Created by Jijith Nadumuri Ravi. Featured image courtesy: allindiaroundup. But they lived together in harmony, almost like two bodies with one soul. Both Bhīṣma and Droṇa have uttered words beneficial to me; just as the Kaunteyas are the sons of Pāṇḍu, they are also my sons; therefore, just as the kingdom should go to my sons, it should go to the Pāṇḍavas too. Take half the kingdom and go away to Khāṇḍavaprastha; live there in peace!” Having been thus ordered by the king, they took permission from all the elders to leave and set out to Khāṇḍavaprastha. Mahabharata Story 024 Indraprastha - Told by Sriram Raghavan - Duration: 14:14. www.Gurukula.com 27,765 views. The Five Pandavas with Krishna and Maya Danava looking at the white city Indraprastha and the newly built Maya Sabha to its south (bottom). In his passionate curiousity, Duryodhana hurt himself twice – once physically and second emotionally. Indraprastha; Created by Jijith Nadumuri Ravi. I have created the painting below (picture 1) based on these events. These remarkable... Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the second volume, episodes from the lives of remarkable exponents of classical music and dance, traditional storytellers, thespians, and connoisseurs; as well as his... 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