Monday, November 6, 2017

Overview: Komarraju. Lesser Known Tales from The Mahabharata

Title: 51 Lesser Known Tales from The Mahabharata
Author: Sharath Komarraju
Year: 2015

Comments: If you like this book, there are other books here by the same author you can read: Sharath Komarraju.

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Length: two weeks. I've divided the reading into four parts: A-B (first week) and C-D (second week).

Part A
Note to the Reader
Sage and Scribe
Pandu’s Last Wish
Yudhisthir’s Chariot
The Final Journey
Parashurama Kills the Kshatriyas
Jaya and Vijaya
Krishna Fights Arjun
The Incarnation of Yama
The Other Wives of Arjun
How Abhimanyu’s Death Saved Arjun’s Life
The Death of Krishna, and His Rebirth as God

Part B
The Two Boons of Jayadratha
The Three Men in Amba’s Life
The Two Different Faces of Ganga
Bhrigu and His Relationship with Vishnu
Shukracharya and Agastya
The Syamantaka Jewel
The Birth of Garuda
Snakes and Their Forked Tongues
The Birth of Satyavati

Part C
The Unused Weapon: Pashupatastra
Demolition of Arjun’s Vanity: The Chariot
The Birth of Jamadagni
The Birth and Death of Jarasandha
The Blinding of Shukracharya
Anasuya, the Mother of the Trinity
The Three Myths of Ganesha
Kartikeya, the Forgotten Brother
The Ever-giving Myth

Part D
Kinnaras and Kimpurushas
Yakshas and Gandharvas
Divine Musician: Tumbura
The Yaksha Prashna
The Unlikely Hero: Yudhisthir
Ashwamedha and Rajasuya
Maya the Gifted Architect
The Seven Chiranjeevis
Nala Damayanti
Kali, the Arch Enemy of Vishnu
Rambha, Urvashi, Menaka, Tilottama

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