The Definition of Brevity – Scriptures in a Single Sloka

This is the beauty of Sanskrit literature. There are instances of a story written in 25000 slokas and there are instances were the same story was told in one sloka. Below three are a single sloka recitations of Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata. I am not sure who wrote them, but the case is that all… Read More The Definition of Brevity – Scriptures in a Single Sloka

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Satavahana Ruler List – Matsya Purana

If you know what to look and where to look, Indian scriptures give you tremendous information. Take for example, the list of Satavahana Emperors. Matsya Purana, in Chapter 273 gives a clear picture of the list of the rulers. And note, somewhere in the middle, there are these slokas which place them relatively – महापद्माभिषेकात्तु यावज्जन्मपरीक्षितः।… Read More Satavahana Ruler List – Matsya Purana

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Twenty Two types of Defeat in a Debate – Tarkasastra

Again from the same book, A History of Indian Logic: Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Schools by Satish Chandra Vidyabhusana. Tarka Sastra by Vasubandhu (it’s Chinese translation came in 550 AD making this book much older than that) lists out 22 different types of defeat in a discussion – Hurting the Proposition Pratijna Hani Shifting the Proposition… Read More Twenty Two types of Defeat in a Debate – Tarkasastra

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