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MAHABHARATA


STORY OF MAHABHARATHA

The Mahabharata (composed between 300 BC and 300 AD) has the honor of being the longest epic in world literature, 100,000 2-line stanzas (although the most recent critical edition edits this down to about 88,000), making it eight times as long as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey together, and over 3 times as long as the Bible (Chaitanya vii). According to the Narasimhan version, only about 4000 lines relate to the main story; the rest contain additional myths and teachings. In other words, the Mahabharata resembles a long journey with many side roads and detours. It is said that "Whatever is here is found elsewhere. But whatever is not here is nowhere else."


Birth Of Pandavas and Kauravas
Birth Of Pandavas and Kauravas
He omniscient sage needed no briefing. Sathyavati asked Vyasa to procreate progeny by Ambika who was asked to receive the saint in her nuptial chamber....

Birth And Growing up Pandavas and Kauravas
Birth And Growing up Pandavas and Kauravas
Bhishma was not only a great warrior but also a shrewd veteran of the state craft. It was he who was the architect of the marriage alliance of Gandhari and Dhritarashtra..

Birth And Growing of Karna
karna
The omniscient sage needed no briefing. Sathyavati asked Vyasa to procreate progeny by Ambika who was asked to receive the saint in her nuptial chamber...

Son Of The Sun God
Son Of The Sun God
Vichitravirya the step brother of Bhisma was crowned the king of Hastinapura after the death of his brother Chitranganda in a battle. Since Vichitravirya ..

Draupadis Swayamvara
Draupadis Swayamvara
Draupada who was dreaming of getting Arjuna as his son- in- law was very much disappointed when he heard the news that Pandavas perished in the fire...

Prowess Of Kauravas Pandavas
Prowess Of Kauravas Pandavas
Drona announced a public examination to test the prowess of the princes in arms and archery. Spectacular arrangements were made. A special stadium was erected.....

The Game Of Dice Round
The Game Of Dice Round
Vidura went to Indraprastha with a very heavy heart to invite Yudhisthira. Meanwhile Dhritarashtra called Duryodhana to his side and said, I want you and Pandavas to be friendly...

The Game Of Dice Round2
The Game Of Dice Round2
It became evident that Rama wasYudhisthira bowed to Dhritarashtra and proceeded to Indraprasatha with his brothers, Draupadi and the retinue. After the departure...

Arjuna Pilgrimage
ArjunaPilgrimage
Pancha Pandavas jointly marrying Draupadi led to many speculations. The Kauravas fondly hoped that the five brothers would fall out one day on account of Draupadi....

Abduction Of Draupadi
Abduction Of Draupadi
One day the Pandavas asked Dhaumya and Draupadi to stay in the hermitage of Trinabindu and went for hunting. Jayadratha, the king of Sindhu and Sauvira and son...

Battle For The Cattle
Battle For The Cattle
The Kauravas saw a solitary chariot advancing towards them with amusement. There were heated discussions amongst them, as to the identity of the persons in the chariot. ....

Bhagiratha
Bhagiratha
The name Bhagiratha has come down in Indian literature and legend typing herculean efforts to be made for achieving great projects. Once upon a time in the..

Flattered Vanity
Flattered Vanity
Human nature is complex. Very often man is a curious compound of contradictory emotions and conflicting sentiments. Every human character in real life...

Ganga and Bhishma
Ganga and Bhishma
Bhartavarsha or the country of Bharat was ruled by many kings and Bharata was one among them. Notable among the rulers of Bharat was Hasti who founded the city of Hastinapura ...

Home Coming Of Pandavas
Home Coming Of Pandavas
The exciting news of the marriage of the Draupadi with Pandavas reached Hastinapura. Vidura was extremely happy and went to Dhritarashtra to break the news to him..

Kunti And Karna
Kunti And Karna
The historic city of Hastinapura, the capital of Kaurava kingdom was filled to the brim and overflowed with bizarre buzz of the bubbling battalions.....

Mystic Missiles
Mystic Missiles
Yudhisthira was always preoccupied with discussions with the Brahmins on ethics and philosophy and allied subjects. Occasionally Draupadi and Bhima...

Panchala Priest
Panchala Priest
Yudhisthira sent the Panchala priest to the Kaurava court as an emissary of peace. Draupada told his priest, "Best of Brahmins, you know how gentle the Pandavas are; ..

Fall In Karna
Fall In Karna
Karna in a fit of rage attacked Arjuna. Karna asked Salya, "Lord of Madra, suppose I am killed by Arjuna, what will be the consequences?" Salya replied, "The great war will be continued....

Arjuna Grief Vow
Arjuna Grif Vow
In the southern sector, the Samsaptakas gave the toughest fight to Arjuna and perished at his hands unflinchingly. After the conclusuion of the days battle....