Ithihasas and Puranas

Why is there then Puranic elements in Ithihasas too?

     We have been discussing the unique "Theme" that is the common theme of Vedic Culture. We operate at the body level and mind level most of the time and rarely we transcend to the Awareness state. This awareness is a reflection of the pure Consciousness.  This whole creation comes from this Single Consciousness. We also saw that how Rishi's intelligently understood that  the Human body's physical nature is similar to the physical characteristics of the Universe and the Mind of the human is  similar to the behavior of the events of the universe.

       The formation of the material universe is similar to the human mind, intellect and Awareness. These has been symbolized as human characters in Puranas. But there are real humans who had lived centuries ago in their highest awareness state. These Individuals are honored as divine beings because they had transcended their Ego and to the Awareness state and realized pure Consciousness. Hence they are called Avatars. Their life is historical and known as Itihasas. There are  two Ithihasas based on two great men, Rama and Krishna and their epics are Ramayana and Mahabharata.

      Since all creation come from the Awareness, which is the Energy source, the Puranic human characters are divine. Those creations that in direct contrast from Awareness are demonic. More information is see in the Purana section. Therefore the historical people who has exhibited such traits are often related to the Symbolic Puranic characters , because both have the highest Awareness-Consciousness.

     To understand this better, we have to see how creation has occurred. It is very interesting to see how our Ancient Rishi's have calculated amazing mathematical numbers on the age of universe.


For more details

1. "Journey to the Source" by Pradheep Chhalliyil .


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