Karna’s Parentage

A tale of Karna, son of the Indian sun-god, Surya, and his fate. Myths & Legends of India Karna’s Parentage  Karna, who is the Pandavas’ half-brother, but fights on the Kaurava side, is one of the most fascinating characters in the Mahabharata. In this extract, the main narrator of the epic, Vaisampayana, tells King Janamejaya … Continue reading Karna’s Parentage

Myths & Legends of India: The Lacquered Palace

Myth & Legends of India Duryodhana, Dhritarashtra’s eldest son by his wife Gandhari, and thus the leader of the Kauravas, has become consumed with hatred for the Pandavas, mainly because the people of Hastinapura are calling for Yudhishthira (eldest of the Pandavas) to be named as Dhritarashtra’s heir. Duryodhana persuades his father to send the … Continue reading Myths & Legends of India: The Lacquered Palace