Analysis Of The Ramayana And The Mahabharatra

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MYTHS AND MYTHICAL NARRATIVES BASED ON INDIAN EPICS THE RAMAYANA AND THE MAHABHARATA: A STUDY THROUGH THE REVISIONIST TEXTS Noopur Srivastava1, Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury2 1 (Research Scholar (Ph.D.), School of Arts & Humanities, REVA University, Bengaluru, India) 2 (Professor & Director, School of Arts & Humanities, REVA University, Bengaluru, India) ABSTRACT Bharat (INDIA) is an elite country with its valuable epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Our country is very prosperous and colorful with its various myths and mythical narratives. They are so scintillating that modern iconic writers are fascinated with the Indian myths and present their work with the usage of various hues of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. These…show more content…
In the era of political correctness, the erstwhile colonies demand equal status for the beliefs….In his incarnation as Rama, Vishnu embodies all that is virtuous in Hinduism: discipline, detachment, obedience, selflessness, faithfulness, fairness, poise, and dignity. His story is told in the epic Ramayana. When the epic is treated as a quasi-historical document, Rama loses his mythic power as the symbol of perfection and becomes a mere king. When the epic is seen as literature, Rama becomes a figment of poetic imagination and loses his spiritual splendor. The tension between Rama the historical personality and Rama the sacred symbol has come to the fore in recent times, as Rama has become part of the nationalist Hindu political rhetoric.” (Pattanaik…show more content…
It depends on the mood of the sage or God. Any God or superpower-holder Rishi (Sage) can do this miracle. As reflected in popular mythological tales, curses signify an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on some other person or some group. They are the most undesirable things or situations that one is bound to suffer mostly because of a mistake he or she made or a crime that he or she committed. Seen from this perspective, boon then is just the opposite of curse and it means something extremely useful, helpful, desirable or beneficial – that which is asked for or granted – a benefit, a favor, a gift, a benefaction, or a blessing. Life-changing boons are not simple things; they “…require enough power from the power house of one’s penance…Someone, mostly, sages or gods, become happy because of the penance or good deeds of their devotees and give the boons. When boons are given Gods don’t discriminate….” (Swaminathan 2010)The epic Mahabharataabounds with instances of curses and boons. Interestingly, sometimes, a boon is converted into a curse, and a curse becomes a boon or a blessing in

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