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C. Rajagopalachari's version of Mahabharata is an English retelling of the original Vyasa's Mahabharata. I have read it and personally find it quite accurate . The Mahabharata is an epic that comprises one hundred thousand stanzas of verse divided into eighteen and history in approximately the tenth century BC. Translated into English Prose from the Original Sanskrit Text by This is the comprehensive Ganguli translation of the Mahabharata, which was produced by .

There is also a 19th section named Harivamsha. The Bhagavadgita , a dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna , is a part of the Mahabharata. Sage Vyasa taught this epic to his son Suka and his students Vaisampayana and others. King Janamejaya, son of Parikshit, and the grandson of the heroes of the epic performed a great sacrifice yagna.

The epic was retold by Vaisampayana to Janamejaya at the advice of Vyasa. Later on, the other sage Suta retold the Mahabharata similar to Vaisampayana to Janamejaya, to Saunaka and others, during a sacrifice performed by Saunaka in Naimisaranya, which is near Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. The Mahabharata in its eighteen sections deals with a number of topics. He learned military art from Parasurama, the master, and taught military art to the Kaurava and Pandava princes.

Drupada: Drupada was the king of Panchala. He was the father of Shikhandi and of Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas.

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He was sent to attack Bhima to save Karna's life, but lost his own. He was known for his irascible temper, curses, and blessings.

He was the leader of Kauravas, who illegally wrested the throne from the Pandavas. Dushkarma: A warrior belonging to the Kaurava side Dushmanta: Dushmanta was the valiant king of the Lunar race, descended from Puru.

He was the husband of Shakuntala , by whom he had a great son, Bharata. Dushshala: Daughter of King Dhritarashtra Dushasana: Dushasana was Duryodhana's brother, who dragged Draupadi to the hall of assembly by her hair and tried to strip her naked.

Dussaha: One of the hundred sons of Dhritarashtra killed by Bhima Dyu: Dyu was one of the eight Vasus, gods who stole the cow Nandini from sage Vashishtha.

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He was reincarnated on earth as the warrior Bhishma. Savitri saved her husband's life by following Lord Yama to his abode. Sacred River Ganges.

It flows from the toe of Lord Vishnu and was brought down to earth by King Bhagiratha. He agreed to write down, without pause, the complete story of the Mahabharata as dictated by Vyasa. Gandhari: Gandahari was the daughter of King Subala, the king of Gandhara.

She was also King Dhritarashtra's wife and queen and the mother of the Kauravas. Gandharvas: These celestial beings were specialists in music and medicine. They prepared soma juice for the gods. Ganga: This goddess is mother of Bhishma. In fact, Karna is now the rightful heir to the throne, though no one knows it except Kunti. Karna is befirended by Duryodhana, who sees his archery skills as a valuable counter to Arjuna's archery.

During their time in the forest, Arjuna wins the hand of Draupadi, the child of Drupada, the powerful king of Panchala. Due to an inadvertant reply from Kunti, Draupadi becomes the common wife of all the Pandavas.

Guided by Krishna, the divine incarnate and the Pandavas' cousin, the Pandavas slip through the many traps laid by Duryodhana and return to claim one half of the kingdom.

But Yudhisthara, the eldest Pandava, has a weakness for gambling, and Shakuni, a master of the dice game, tricks him into gambling away his wealth, kingdom and even Draupadi, whom the Kauravas attempt to dirobe.

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She is only saved by Krishna's Grace. In shame for allowing such a thing to happen to a woman's honor, the elders of the court cancel the entire game and return everything to the Pandavas, only to have Yudhishthira lose it all over again! Bereft of their wealth and honor, the five brothers, their wife, and mother, are forced into an exile of twelve years, plus one year incognito during which they narrowly escape detection , after which they return to reclaim their half of the kingdom.

Of course, the Kauravas refuse. It is just before the beginning of the war that Krishna imparts the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna and gives him the Vishwaroopa Darshana, a glimpse of the divine. The war lasts eighteen days, each filled with unremitting bloodshed. The Kaurava army has 11 akshaunis or divisions of soldiers and the Pandavas have 7, making a total of There also happen to be 18 chapters in the epic.

The first day belongs to the Kauravas, while the second belongs to the Pandavas. The third day falls to the Kauravas again as Bhishma Vichitravirya's brother , the Kaurava commander and the eldest of the Kuru clan slays many Pandava soldiers.


On day four, Bhima slays eight of the Kauravas. Arjuna's son Iravan is killed on day eight. On day nine, Krishna, who had promised not to take up arms and would stay as Arjuna's charioteer, loses his temper with Bhishma for using powerful divine weapons astras against common soldiers.

He takes his sudarshan chakra to slay Bhishma, but Arjuna pacifies him. The Pandavas plot to remove Bhishma from the war since his prowess is wrecking havoc on the Pandava army.

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Bhishma is a man of many morals and would never raise a weapon when faced by a woman, so the Pandavas place Shikhandi as a shield in front of Arjuna when he fights Bhishma on the tenth day.Amba, distraught and broken, takes her life, promising to bring death Bhishma in her next life. On day fourteen, Arjuna takes a vow that he will kill Jayadratha - one of those responsible for Abhimanyu's death - before the sun sets, or take his own life.

To keep peace in the realm, Dhritarashtra declared the eldest Pandava, Yudhishthir, as the crown prince and heir apparent.

Dushkarma: A warrior belonging to the Kaurava side Dushmanta: Dushmanta was the valiant king of the Lunar race, descended from Puru. And they wore the gem and earring, wreath and fragrant sandal paste, And their arms were decked with bracelets, and their necks with nishkas graced, Cheat and braggart and deceiver lived not in the ancient town, Proud despiser of the lowly wore not insults in their frown, Poorer fed not on the richer, hireling friend upon the great, None with low and lying accents did upon the proud man wait Men to plighted vows were faithful, faithful was each loving wife, Impure thought and wandering fancy stained not holy wedded life, Robed in gold and graceful garments, fair in form and fair in face, Winsome were Ayodhya's daughters, rich in wit and woman's grace Twice-born men were free from passion, lust of gold and impure greed, Faithful to their Rites and Scriptures, truthful in their word and deed, Altar blazed in every mansion, from each home was bounty given, 'Stooped no man to fulsome falsehood, questioned none the will of Heaven.

Bheeshma lies on a bed of arrows. This is the major book of the war. The new kingdom , Indraprastha, prospered. Drona: Drona was the son of a Brahmana named Bharadwaja. Bhishma will have nothing of the sort since he has taken a vow of celibacy.

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