Who are people’s favourite characters in the Mahabharata? Why?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: When anyone mentions the Mahabharata, there are some key characters who are usually hero-worshiped by all fans of the work. Krishna The mastermind behind the whole sequence of events that unfolded. The apple of everyone’s eyes. And one of the few characters who was cordial with almost everyone on both…

What is the significance of the Mahabharata War to Hindus?

If Lord Krishna had raised weapon, the war could have ended in a moment. But then, why did he let the war happen? Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I have a little theory for all of the events that transpired and eventually led to the great war at Kurukshetra. Yes, it is true that Lord…

Did Karna have any friendship with Krishna?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I am not aware if it is explicitly mentioned if they shared any light moments together, but it is quite evident that Lord Krishna did indeed have a sense of deep respect for Karna. More so out of the fact that Krishna was aware of Karna’s actual parentage and also…

What is the real meaning of life as per the Bhagavad Gita?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. I have always maintained that the Bhagavad Gita contains some of the most important lessons for life, no matter what situation you’re in or what age you’re at. It’s amazing how relevant they are for anybody who reads it. The Bhagavad Gita is but a…