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Story From Mahabharatha

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by jayasala42, May 23, 2019.

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    Dear Madam Novalis,

    Thank you very much for your detailed response.Actually you have enriched my snippet with many many valuable inputs.
    You are right.The modern generation people are after victory and good results. They are prepared to bend a little, ( not break) to achieve the desired results.
    I just wanted to show that our epics contained not only chivalry and attributing glory to the valourous but also intermittently they glorified petty creatures for the common sense and shrewdness. We have many Panchatantra stories of this type.In addition to the main story of the family feud and war arising therefrom, Mahabharatha contains many incidents showing the strength and weakness of human beings and they resulted in success/failure depending on many factors inclusive of common sense approaches.

    No wonder many mythological stories from our land have formed the basis of business techniques in Management Studies in many of the famous management schools abroad.Even a small grass may turn out to be a powerful instrument at times of crisis.
    Thanks again.
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    Thank you Spring B for your lovely response.
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    Dear Mam,
    Thanks for your share about this story.
    There are many substories in Mahabharatha. I came across a story long ago which is there as kind of folklore story but not in the original version of Mahabharatha as told here. I haven’t read the original version of Mahabharatha but I do know this story. There are a few different versions of this story but essentially the gist is of Sakuni’s revenge. Just shared as your thread made me remember this one.
    Shakuni - A Villian or a Victim of Circumstance?
    Regards.
     
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    Yes, I looked up the tale of Lomasha (cat) and Palita (rat) attributed to Mahabharata.

    Usually, such subplotted characters (story within a story) are distinctly identified in characternyms, which means the etymology of Lomasha must insinuate some cat-like feature, similar with Palita.

    I probed further after filtering out the Spanish interruptions that Lomasha means "hairy" and Palita means "guarded" in Sanskrit. There are other differing etymologies on the net, but I loved the sound of the characters; how often are talking cats and rats named Lomasha and Palita.

    Thank you for the venturesome post.
     
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    Dear Anaadhi madam,
    As you say there are many sub stories in Mahbharatha in the main version and in the folk lore.These stories give room for ennobling or demoralising certain important characters and also impart life lessons to readers.
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    It is nice that you have taken special efforts to do special search on this. My idea was about the moral of the story and the impact it has on human beings.
    Jayasala 42
     

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