May 21, 2018


The Varaha Purana mentions an interesting story about Raja Parikshit (परिक्षित्). Parikshit is popularly regarded as the posthumous son of Abhimanyu of the Kuru clan who inherited the throne of Hastinapur from Yudhisthira. At the end of the Mahabharata war, Aswathama, who was the son of Dronacharya and himself born from the blessings of Rudra, to avenge the killing of his relatives by the Pandava-s decided to wreck havoc on the next generation of the Pandava warriors. He entered into their camp at night slaughtering all the sleeping progeny of Pandavas and finally in anger fired his Brahmastra at the…
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