Author: Swami SivanandaPublisher: Divine Life SocietyYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 271ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170520266
This epic is held in great reverence and esteem by the millions of Hindus and is generally known as the fifth Veda, for it contains the Gita, acknowledgment of a belief in which as the Scripture is the hallmark of every true Hindu. For thousands of years and even today, the Hindu prefaces his worship, his ceremonies and his celebrations with the announcement that he is a dweller in the land of Bharatavarsha and Bharatakhanda.The epic contains the life history of the Bharatas, for more than four generations beginning with Santanu onwards to Parikshit and Janamejaya and commonly known as Pandavas and Kauravas. It includes the biographies and episodes of various other important people connected with the Bharatas besides folk-tales, legends and moral stories innumerable.
PUBLISHERS’ NOTEINTRODUCTIONPART IWilderness of LifeThe Cat and the MouseThe Pious CatThe three FishThe Foolish CamelThe Jackal and the ApeThe Ocean and the RiversThe Salmali TreePART IIKing Sibi and the PigeonJajali and TuladharaSage Durvasa and the PandavasYudhishthira and the SerpentProud DambhodbhavaKing Ambarisha and CupidityGautami and the snakeUngrateful Gautama and The CranePrarabdha and PurusharthaSaga Alarka and the SensesA Brahmin and His Wise SonThe Power of AusteritiesNiceties of DharmaGuru BhaktiAshtavakra and VandiKing Janaka and OwnershipSage Janaka and RenunciationPART IIISavitri and SatyavanNala and DamayantiThe Supreme Virtue or WomenPART IVTeachings of BhishmaYudhishthira the RighteousYudhishthira and YakshaArjuna the Mighty Bow-manKarna the MunificentDraupadi-The Symbol of VirtuesAPPENDICESMoralsWho Is Who is Mahabharata