This is an excerpt from my upcoming book: Calendars of India - Theory and Practice This video on YouTube gives a summary of this post. Envious of the wealth of the Pandavas and enraged at the insults from the Pandavas when he visits their palace in Indraprastha, Duryodhana, at the advice of his uncle Shakuni, … Continue reading A calendar conundrum – Was the identity of the Pandavas exposed before the end of the exile/ incognito period?
The story of Nala (naḷopākhyānam नळोपाख्यानम् ) is found in the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata. The story is told by the sage Brihadashva (br̥hadaśva बृहदश्व) to Yudhishthira (yudhiṣṭhira युधिष्ठिर). br̥hadaśva बृहदश्व uvāca उवाच The sage said Shloka 1 āsīdrājā naḷo nāma vīrasenasuto balī upapanno guṇairiṣṭai rūpavānaśvakovidaḥ आसीद्राजा नळो नाम वीरसेनसुतो बली उपपन्नो गुणैरिष्टै रूपवानश्वकोविदः … Continue reading naḷopākhyānam