In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan has sent a pitcher of holy water of Katas Raj temple in Chakwal district of Punjab to BJP veteran LK Advani, who had in 2005 visited the temple for launch of restoration work.
Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "adamant and arrogant" about passing the land acquisition bill, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel today recalled an episode from the Mahabharata in which Duryodhana had refused to give five villages to the Pandavas.
After Union Minister Sushma Swaraj favoured declaring Gita as "national scripture", veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday urged people to read Mahabharata and Ramayana saying the epics are a great source of knowledge on politics and morality.
Holy Bhagavad Gita is the oldest scripture of the world and guides the lives of people through its incomparable teachings and lessons. Even after so many years, the relevance of this scripture is intact.
Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave on Saturday said that Indians should revert to their ancient traditions, and texts such as Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced to children at an early age.
At the core Mahabharata remains a common issue of sibling rivalry, property war, subjugation of women and casteism. Right from the ambitious Satyavati to the fire-born princess Draupadi, everyone had to pay the price of their (bad) deeds.
Actress Yuvika Choudhary admits she was offered to play the mythological character of Draupadi in upcoming TV series "Mahabharata", but she says her work calendar is full for the year courtesy multiple film projects in her kitty.