Ithihasas and Puranas

Clockwise from top left: 1. Ramayana: Rama breaks SivaDhanush 2. Mahabharata: Krishna imparts bhagavad Gita to Arjuna 3. Periyapuranam: Kannappar pulls out his eye 4. Silapathigaram: Kannagi holding her anklet up in anger 5. VishnuPuranam: Narasimha kills Hiranyakashipu 6. SrimadBhagavatam: Gajendra calls to Vishnu for help 7. Ramayana: Mareecha appears as golden deer to abduct Sita

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
People wonder about their past lives, but it doesn't really matter who you were in your past lives. It is the cumulative creation of what you've done in the past which has manifested in what you are in this life that should concern you.
—Gurudeva