Maitra

- July 30, 2021


The word ‘Maitra’ has many references in the Puranic texts. Here are some of them.

  1. A muhurta, or auspicious time. In the Mahabharata, Krishna started his journey towards Hastinapura at Maitramuhurta
  2. Name of a tribe of demons. Sage Lomasha had once asked Yudhishthira to attack this tribe.
  3. Name of a constellation, or nakshatra. It was on the day of Maitra nakshatra that Kritavarma joined the Kaurava side of the army.

Comic of The Month

Krishna and Narakasura

Indra was at his wit’s end – the impertinent demon Narakasura had stolen his mother’s earrings! Lord Krishna, always helpful, agreed to confront the enemy. But seated on Garuda, his trusty eagle, and accompanied by the gentle Satyabhama, would Krishna be able to overcome Narakasura’s formidable defences? Would his gleaming discus ever find its mark? This is the story of why the first of four days of Diwali - the Festival of Lights is named after Naraka!

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