First composed by the Maharishi Vyasa in verse, it has come down the centuries in the timeless oral tradition of guru and sishya, profoundly influencing the history, culture, and art of not only the Indian subcontinent but most of south-east Asia. At , couplets, it is seven times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined: far and away the greatest recorded epic known to man. The Mahabharata is the very Book of Life: in its variety, majesty and, also, in its violence and tragedy. It has been said that nothing exists that cannot be found within the pages of this awesome legend. The epic describes a great war of some years ago, and the events that led to it.
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Shelves: fantasy , folklore Unbelievable This shows the Pandava and Kaurava families building a tension to an unbelievable edge - and the incredible 18 day war where everything comes to a head. More importantly for me, this is not at all obvious: there are a bunch of twists in the plot that keep the surprises coming.
Karna the tragic archer is my favourite - and possibly one of the most torn characters in the book. If you get the Unbelievable This shows the Pandava and Kaurava families building a tension to an unbelievable edge - and the incredible 18 day war where everything comes to a head. If you get the chance, read this epic story - well worth it. A spasm of a joy twitched my eyes as the Nara Narayana surge toward the phalanx lead by the eighth Vasu, Bheeshma, to face the most contemptuous creature on the earth then, A bolt of lightning streaked through my heart as the unearthly steeds bolted forward when the rutilant Krishna flicked the reins of his chariot while the lion-tailed monkey, Hanuman, emblazoned alive on its banner and the lambent Arjuna standing like a colossus with his Gandiva gifted by the God of Fire clasped in his hand.
A spasm of a joy twitched my eyes as the Nara Narayana surge toward the phalanx lead by the eighth Vasu, Bheeshma, to face the most contemptuous creature on the earth then, Duryodhana; albeit, there are worse men than Duryodhana in this world of us today, in different shades? As I previously mentioned [Vol. Mahabharata is a portal to unborn generations in which Krishna spilled his words at the crossroads of the mythic universe. The sluice gates of my heart were flung open as the scintillating river of holy light flowed from Krishna through my aorta.
Not a night passed without reading this book ever since I picked it u; there came a situation where I suffered from abibliophobia as I indulgently read this magnum opus. Therefore, I tried to eke out the book until today!
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