Tag: devayani

  • Keeping good company

    “… it is not proper to live with persons who have no sense of decency or decorum. The wise will not keep company with those who speak ill of their family.” Devayani speaks about the behaviour of Sarmishta the daughter of king Vrishaparva who by her rude actions had disrespected her father Sukracharya. (Mahabharata by…

  • Of anger

    “He conquers the world, who patiently puts up with the abuse of his neighbours. He who controls his anger, as a horseman breaks an unruly horse, is indeed a charioteer and not he who merely holds the reins, but lets the horse go whither it would. He who sheds his anger just as a snake…

  • Of happiness and misery

    Caressing her, he said: “It is by their own actions, good or bad, that men are happy or miserable. The virtues or vices of others will not affect us in the least.” Sukracharya tries to console his daughter Devayani after she is insulted and hurt by her companion – Sarmishta – the king’s daughter. (Mahabharata…

  • More so now than ever

    “You are enchanting – more so now than ever, flushed as you are with anger.” Kacha says this to Devayani while declining her proposal for marriage, for he believes that by bringing him back to life, Sukracharya is now his parent and it is against nature for a brother to wed his own sister. (Mahabharata…