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Lesson: Maya

The Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita teach us to detach ourselves from the so-called illusion of subjectivity or ‘Maya’, as it is referred to in the epic. It guides us
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Video: Karna – The Tragic Anti-Hero

If Arjuna was the aspirational hero, Karna was his antithesis – a heroic character whose flaws resulted in his ultimate downfall. Tragedy followed Karna from an early age and his
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DID YOU KNOW?

In the Mahabharata, Kunti was unaware of Karna’s real identity as her son, as was Karna about Kunti being his mother. It was Sri Krishna, who informed both of them
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Draupadi – The Fiery Heroine

The Mahabharata is an amalgamation of some of Indian literature’s greatest characters. But what truly sets it apart from the rest is its progressive depiction of women. A prime example
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QUIZ: ARE YOU ARJUNA OR KARNA?

Two talented archers, two striking individuals, two half-brothers. Who are you more like? Karna or Arjuna? Take our quiz and find out!!
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Lesson: Learning

The Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, teaches us the quintessential lesson that has led to the rapid evolution of humankind. Learning is a never-ending process and that is one aspect that
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Video: Arjuna – The Relatable Hero

Arjuna, the celebrated hero of the Mahabharata has remained popular through the ages because he reflects an intrinsic aspect of human nature – that eternal struggle between who we really
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Quote: KRISHNA

During the Kurukshetra war, when a confused Arjuna turned to his charioteer, Lord Krishna for advice, Krishna stated, in the form of the Bhagavad Gita, some rational philosophical concepts which
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INFO: ART-MA VIDEOS

What unifies the sun, the moon, and our planet Earth? What gives you a perspective of the cosmos while still keeping you in the present? How does the heart chakra
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DID YOU KNOW?

The Mahabharata, as we know it today, is a compilation of several works by different authors over a very long period of time. The longest portion, named Jaya (Victory), was
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Lesson: Renounce the Ego

Taken from the battlefield of Kurukshetra, this lesson which comes from the Bhagavad Gita, is probably one of the most important lessons in the Mahabharata. When we truly surrender our
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Video: For Bhishma, it’s duty above all

The character of Bhishma in the Mahabharata is the embodiment of the word dharma (duty). His sense of duty and loyalty never wavered. While this made him a revered character
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Quote: Bhisma to Karna

Bhisma’s conversation with Karna focused on virtue – being loyal and righteous. He convinced Karna that this was more important than his relationship with his brothers. What the Mahabharata is
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Duryodhana – The definition of a worthy antagonist

Every epic tale must have a mighty antagonist. In the Mahabharata, Duryodhana fits this role perfectly. His toughness as an opponent is reflected in his name, which in Sanskrit means ‘difficult
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LESSON: COMPANY

Evaluate the people in your life and choose your friends wisely. The Mahabharata teaches us that good people make good things happen and bad company corrupts good character, thus it
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Video: The Pandavas were Cheated

There are unforgettable events that occur impacting the course of history. The Dice Game in the Mahabharata was one such, it had a crucial implications in deciding the fate of
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The Kauravas

The antagonists in the Mahabharata – the Kauravas, fought an eighteen-day war with their cousins – the Pandavas. Their loss in the war teaches us a valuable lesson – it’s
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QUOTE: VIDURA

Vidura was considered intelligent and wise. He is considered the embodiment of the inner consciousness of the Mahabharata. Through this quote he implies that being clever doesn’t necessarily lead to
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The Pandavas

The Pandavas, the family of protagonists of the epic poem Mahabharata, with learned lessons through their journey. They taught us to keep a stable head no matter what and to
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Lesson: Choices

The choices we make in life dictate the path we lead. The Mahabharata teaches us to think about decisions and their consequences.
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Video: Kunti – A matriarch like no other

 One of the most nuanced and inspiring characters in the Mahabharata would certainly be that of Kunti. Her story arc has several layers that all add up in the
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Mahabharata teaches us lessons for life

Family, war, tragedy, morality and heroism – the epic poem of Mahabharata covers all aspects of the human condition. It is a tale that Indians have grown up reading and
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Quote: Sharad Devarajan

Some epics tell a story of the world, the Mahabharata is one such. It doesn’t confine itself to one culture, it tells the story of humanity.
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From Italy to India – Giampaolo Tomassetti’s artistic journey transcends cultures

Artist Giampaolo Tomassetti may have been born and raised in Italy, but an early curiosity about spirituality led him to form a deep connection with Vedic culture. He found inspiration
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LESSON: Strategy

Lessons from the past can shape the present and the future. Let us take you on a journey.
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