Devavrata’s vow | Mahabharata paintings

Devavrata's vow (c) The Illustrated Mahabharata

River Ganga returned Devavrata to Shantanu. He was skillful. He was better than his father in martial arts. He was a virtuous young chap. No wonder, everybody liked him. Everybody thought he is the future of Hastinapur. He was crowned as prince of Shantanu's throne as well. Destiny finds those who listen, and fate finds … Continue reading Devavrata’s vow | Mahabharata paintings

Shantanu – Ganga | Mahabharata Paintings

Ganga. Picture Credit : Quora

Puru’s descendant is Pratiba. Pratiba’s son was Shantanu. Shantanu’s story is version 2 of Pururavas.Pratiba gave up his throne renounce his worldly pleasures. He had two sons. Devapi and Shantanu. Devapi had skin disease. As a norm, persons with a physical defect should not be crowned as a King. So he made Shantanu as king … Continue reading Shantanu – Ganga | Mahabharata Paintings

Yayati-Devyani-Sharmistha | Mahabharata paintings

Devyani came to know about Yayati-Sharmistha relationship -

The list of Chandravamsha kings will not be complete without Yayati. I wrote about him earlier as well Jeyamohan’s Yayati and Fellow Indians’ Shah Jahan. Emperor Yayati When Yayati went to forest, he went deep into it. He heard a voice of a woman inside the forest. He followed the path towards that voice. … Continue reading Yayati-Devyani-Sharmistha | Mahabharata paintings

Pururavas and Urvashi | Mahabharata Paintings

Ganga Bhishma (c) Raja ravi varma heritage foundation

Chandravamsha or Lunar dynasty starts from King Pururavas. He is the son of Ila and Budh. Chandravamsha kings are driven by their love and unstable mind. It starts from him too. He saw an apsara - the celestial dancer - Urvashi on earth once. Immediately he fell in love with her. No need to explain, … Continue reading Pururavas and Urvashi | Mahabharata Paintings