Revisiting Mahabharata 4 : Five Jewels

Hundred Plus Words on July 1, 2024 Revisiting Mahabharata 4 : Five Jewels ANUSMRITI Anusmriti is considered as one of the five jewels in the great epic of Mahabharata as mentioned in the following oft-quoted verse: गीता नामसहस्रं च स्तवराजोऽनुस्मृतिः। गजेन्द्रमोक्षणं चैव पञ्चरत्नानि भारते॥ The following are the five jewels in Mahabharata: Bhagavadgita, the Song Divine, a Universal philosophy of life and living enabling the individual soul transcend the pluralistic universe and experience its complete identity with the One Ultimate Reality. Vishnu Sahasranama, the thousand names of Vishnu. Bhishmastavaraajah, Hymn by Bhishma addressed to Lord Krishna while the former was awaiting Uttaraayana (when the Sun turns North from the tropic of Capricorn) to cast off his mortal body. Anusmruti, ways to remember the Lord while one is still in this world and in one's last moments, as expounded by Lord Vishnu to Narada Maharshi Gajendra Moksham, the story of the Gajendra's release by the Lord from the clutches of an alligator and Gajendra's hymn addressed to the Lord. There are several "Stutis" in Mahabharata appearing in different contexts. The five mentioned above are considered more important among them. Know More : M G Warrier


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