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Gandiva speaks

Brahma (Creator)
Shiva
Prajapati
Indra
Soma
Varuna
Arjuna Can you feel the full weight of our heritage? The callings of duty and action, carved by sacrifices. They call us back to the beginning.

An Artifice conceived by Brahma.
Handed over to Shiva
Passed down to Prajapati
Progressed to the realm of Indra
Harboured by Soma
Succeeded by Varuna
Wielded by the mortal Arjuna.

Gandiva Speaks
Rising from the perils of Rannbhoomi
that fluctuates on the essence of Rta
The mighty bearer of Gandiva
His duty paramounts the threefold nature
of worldly affairs. 1.1

The sleepwalking populace on Earth
draped in a veil of darkness
lays extinguished with the opulence of the rising sun
Such is the strength that endures
the bearer of Gandiva into action. 1.2

As the great storms churn
the colossus oceans
Such is the concurrence of the Gandiva Dhari
Leaving for once, the trampling gauches baffled,
only to live eternally as a
tale of champions. 1.3

Recognising the duty
and hallowing forward in the chariot of A…
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If the machine of the government is of such nature that it requires you to be an agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
- Henry David Thoreau

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