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Draupadī was pained listening to the coward speech of Dharmarāja, to which he had given a dhārmic garb. She was also annoyed looking at Bhīma who seemed to have lost his vigour. Fortunately, however, Sahadeva’s words gave her some solace. With tears in her eyes, she pleaded with Kṛṣṇa, “Janārdana! If the Kauravas refuse giving us our share of the land and try to strike a compromise, please don’t accept it. They are not worthy of our compassion. A greedy kṣatriya should be vanquished by another. I again and again need to pose the same question to you.

কৃষ্ণের জীবনের প্রারম্ভে তেমন প্রাচুর্য না থাকার কারণেই সম্ভবত তিনি অনাড়ম্বর জীবনেই স্বাচ্ছন্দ্য বোধ করতেন। যদিও পরবর্তীকালের পণ্ডিতদের কল্পনায় কৃষ্ণের পরিহিত বহুমূল্য বস্ত্রাদির উল্লেখ পাওয়া যায়, কিন্তু প্রাচীন গ্রন্থগুলি থেকে তেমন কোনও ইঙ্গিত পাওয়া যায়না। তাঁর বস্ত্রের বর্ণ ছিল হলুদ (পীতাম্বর), খুব সম্ভবত তাঁর কৃষ্ণ গাত্রবর্ণের সঙ্গে মানানসই হত বলে। তাঁর ভূষণ ছিল যৎসামান্য। তিনি বনপুষ্পমাল্যে ও মৌরমুকুটে সুশোভিত হতেই পছন্দ করতেন।

Culinary skills

Venkatanaranappa was our chief by default in all our endeavours. He led our tours and cooked our meals. In those days, several places lacked electric supply. Everywhere we went, Venkatanaranappa cooked for us, and when he did so in places which were not electrified, Venkannayya was to hold a candle to aid his cooking. When I tried to extend my helping hand, he would snap – “Don’t come here! Amidst your chatter and laughter, the candle will melt down and the wax will fall over the vessels”.

Attack of Mahmud of Ghazni
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The mirage-like Rama Rajya of Mohandas Gandhi at a very fundamental level of ethics essentially must rest on untruths. This is not to imply that Gandhi deliberately spoke untruths but his claims such as Sarvadharmasamabhava (equal validity of all religions), “Ram and Rahim are the same,” and Ishwar Allah tere naam are demonstrably false and are therefore lethal in practice.

Bhīmasena said, “I suggest you speak to the Kauravas and try to ensure peace between us. Don’t scare them with the prospect of a war even as you start speaking! Let us try to bring things under control using the path of sāma, i.e. reconciliation through peaceful means. Don’t get agitated with them. Duryodhana is a greedy person and is full of malice. He is adamant and will not give up his stance even if he has to give up his life. It's difficult to strike a chord of harmony with such a person. He has no concern for dharma and doesn't care for his friends.

Most parts of the Vedas are allegorical and metaphorical in style. Knowledge of this symbolism is the only avenue through which the meaning of the hymns can be accessed. It was necessary for the ancient sages to employ symbolism because of the esoteric content and also because it predates the evolution of systematized language as we now know it. For the same reason everyday words were made to perform multiple tasks: allusions to natural phenomena were mythologized.

Establishment of the Pariṣad

The Sāhitya Pariṣad was established in the assembly hall located in the quadrangle of today’s Arts and Science College building, which is opposite to Central College, Bangalore.