Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindi > हिंदू धर्म > महाभारत > Reflections on the Mahabharata War
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Reflections on the Mahabharata War
Reflections on the Mahabharata War
Description
About the Book

The Mahabharata war is specially characterized as a dharmayudda apparently because it was meant to be fought in accordance with certain rules agreed upon by the Kauravas and the Pandavas. An examination of these rules reveals that although some of the rules were observed, others were violated, and the violations were on both sides. Thus, the Mahabharata has really no claims to be called a dharmayudda.

In the context of Gita 18.78, the word Yogesvara can only mean ' the master of expedient means of war strategems'. An examination of Krsna's role as a Yogesvara in this sense reveals that he did not suggest any yoga for the fall of Bhisma, Jayadratha and Bhurisravas. He had no doubt contributed yogas for the fall of Drona, Karna, Duryodhana, and possibly Salya. Of these, no element of adharma was involved for the fall of Karna (and Salya), but it was certainly present in the yogas calculated for the fall of Drona and Duryodhana.

The Kauravas availed themselves of more than one Yogesvara although none of them was so called. This point is best treated in three contexts: (i) Before the war: In the game of dice-the first means employed by the Kauravas to deprive the Pandavas of their riches-Sakuni acted as the Yogesvara; (ii) In the war proper neither Bhisma, nor Karna, nor Salya acted as the Yogesvara; it was Drona who, during his term of leadership and Salya, when he acted as Karna's charioteer, suggested certain yogas; (iii) the last 'Yogesvara' of the Kauravas was an owl who showed Asvatthaman the way to eliminate his adversaries while they were asleep.

About the Author

M.A. Mehendale (b. 1918) has taught Sanskrit and Linguistics since 1944. he started his career as a lecturer in Ardhamagadhi, in Basaveshvar College Bagalkot, and taught at taught at Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune. He has been Editor of Epilogue to the Mahabharata, published by Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune since 1983.

Dr. Mehendale is author of a number of books and has also contributed research papers in national and international journals.

CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1The Mahabharata War - A dharmayudda? 1
CHAPTER 2What Does Yogesvara Krsna Mean in the Gita 18.78 (Mbh. 6.40.78)?25
CHAPTER 3The Yogesvaras of the Kauravas (With An Excursus on the Ramayana War)46

Click Here for More Books Published By Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Reflections on the Mahabharata War

Item Code:
IDH124
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1995
ISBN:
8185952248
Size:
8.4" X 5.4"
Pages:
65
Price:
$13.00   Shipping Free
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Reflections on the Mahabharata War
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 13263 times since 28th Feb, 2018
About the Book

The Mahabharata war is specially characterized as a dharmayudda apparently because it was meant to be fought in accordance with certain rules agreed upon by the Kauravas and the Pandavas. An examination of these rules reveals that although some of the rules were observed, others were violated, and the violations were on both sides. Thus, the Mahabharata has really no claims to be called a dharmayudda.

In the context of Gita 18.78, the word Yogesvara can only mean ' the master of expedient means of war strategems'. An examination of Krsna's role as a Yogesvara in this sense reveals that he did not suggest any yoga for the fall of Bhisma, Jayadratha and Bhurisravas. He had no doubt contributed yogas for the fall of Drona, Karna, Duryodhana, and possibly Salya. Of these, no element of adharma was involved for the fall of Karna (and Salya), but it was certainly present in the yogas calculated for the fall of Drona and Duryodhana.

The Kauravas availed themselves of more than one Yogesvara although none of them was so called. This point is best treated in three contexts: (i) Before the war: In the game of dice-the first means employed by the Kauravas to deprive the Pandavas of their riches-Sakuni acted as the Yogesvara; (ii) In the war proper neither Bhisma, nor Karna, nor Salya acted as the Yogesvara; it was Drona who, during his term of leadership and Salya, when he acted as Karna's charioteer, suggested certain yogas; (iii) the last 'Yogesvara' of the Kauravas was an owl who showed Asvatthaman the way to eliminate his adversaries while they were asleep.

About the Author

M.A. Mehendale (b. 1918) has taught Sanskrit and Linguistics since 1944. he started his career as a lecturer in Ardhamagadhi, in Basaveshvar College Bagalkot, and taught at taught at Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune. He has been Editor of Epilogue to the Mahabharata, published by Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune since 1983.

Dr. Mehendale is author of a number of books and has also contributed research papers in national and international journals.

CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1The Mahabharata War - A dharmayudda? 1
CHAPTER 2What Does Yogesvara Krsna Mean in the Gita 18.78 (Mbh. 6.40.78)?25
CHAPTER 3The Yogesvaras of the Kauravas (With An Excursus on the Ramayana War)46

Click Here for More Books Published By Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Reflections on the Mahabharata War (Hindi | Books)

The Mahabharata Code (Yet Another Retelling of the Mahabharata or is it ?)
by Karthik K. B. Rao
Paperback (Edition: 2016)
Notion Press
Item Code: NAH803
$23.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Rajadharma in Mahabharata with Special Reference to Santi-Parva
Deal 20% Off
by Priyanka Pandey
Hardcover (Edition: 2018)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAO070
$36.00$28.80
You save: $7.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Abridged Mahabharat (Set of 2 Volumes)
Item Code: NAO294
$57.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Until the Lions - Echoes from the Mahabharata
by Karthika Nair
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Harper Collins Publishers
Item Code: NAO615
$43.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mahabharata
by Kamala Subramaniam
Hardcover (Edition: 2019)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: IDL155
$43.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
శ్రీ  మహభారతము: The Mahabharata - Van Parva, Part 2 (Telugu)
Hardcover (Edition: 2018)
Gita Press, Gorakhpur
Item Code: NZL689
$47.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
I received the two books today from my order. The package was intact, and the books arrived in excellent condition. Thank you very much and hope you have a great day. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Smitha, USA
Over the years, I have purchased several statues, wooden, bronze and brass, from Exotic India. The artists have shown exquisite attention to details. These deities are truly awe-inspiring. I have been very pleased with the purchases.
Heramba, USA
The Green Tara that I ordered on 10/12 arrived today.  I am very pleased with it.
William USA
Excellent!!! Excellent!!!
Fotis, Greece
Amazing how fast your order arrived, beautifully packed, just as described.  Thank you very much !
Verena, UK
I just received my package. It was just on time. I truly appreciate all your work Exotic India. The packaging is excellent. I love all my 3 orders. Admire the craftsmanship in all 3 orders. Thanks so much.
Rajalakshmi, USA
Your books arrived in good order and I am very pleased.
Christine, the Netherlands
Thank you very much for the Shri Yantra with Navaratna which has arrived here safely. I noticed that you seem to have had some difficulty in posting it so thank you...Posting anything these days is difficult because the ordinary postal services are either closed or functioning weakly.   I wish the best to Exotic India which is an excellent company...
Mary, Australia
Love your website and the emails
John, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India